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Baracetti, Aveiro, Hiruela, Verasio, Aulisi and Bernardi in Portugal

Porto, Portugal, July 29, 2014 - Very exciting days will face the Argentine age-group beach volleyball team with Camila Hiruela-Irene Verasio and Santiago Aulisi-Leandro Aveiro starting this Wednesday, July 30th the U 19 World Championship in Portugal in a competition that will be very important as it is the last international training prior to the Youth's Olympic Games 2014 in Nanjing, China for the four beach volleyball Argentine players.

The light blue - white delegation is already in Europe together with their coaches Pablo Bernardi and Mariano Baracetti, who belong to the Argentine beach volleyball staff that works all year around with the age-group players without any stop. As part of the strong work of this delegation, boosted by the Argentine Volleyball Federation, beach volleyball was chosen by the Argentine Olympic Committee as part of the delegation that will represent the country in Nanjing.

Hiruela-Verasio and Aulisi-Aveiro will start directly at the Main Draw of the U 19 World Championship not having to participate this Tuesday of the Qualy that qualified pairs from Poland, Brazil, Austria, Germany, Russia and Belorussia as part of the Main Draw.

The Main Draw with 36 pairs per gender will compete in six pools each, playing all against all, round robin. Therefore the Argentine team will face five very intensive international matches no matter what the result is securing great experience and more development.

Twenty four teams will go on with the best eight teams qualifying directly for Round 2 and the rest facing each other in direct elimination in Round 1.

This will be the first historicla participation of Argentina at the World Championship for Women grass-root pairs in beach volleyball while for the men's, Aulisi and Averio will follow the path started by Lisandro Rouzic-Mateo Iwanowski and Samuel De Elorza-Facundo Funes at different international competitions.

(Portugal U 19 World Champíonship - Official Website)