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14-08-2014

ARGENTINA STARTS PLAYING FRIENDLIES IN BRAZIL TOWARDS WORLD CHAMP

WORLD FIXTURE

Saquarema, Brazil, August 14, 2014 - On its way preparing towards the Polish Men World Championship that starts for Argentina, August 31st, Argentina started the second series of friendlies, this time against the host team of Brazil at Saquarema High Standard facilities finishing the match 1-4 (23-25, 13-25, 25-20, 14-25, 22-25) with the victory of Brazil. Facundo Conte topped the score with 13 points for the visiting team.

After a series of friendlies played in Mar del Plata, Argentina v Canada, the team coached by Julio Velasco travelled to Brazil for the first series of friendly matches and strong training in Brazil, returning to Argentina prior to travelling to Russia also for a friendly tour and then to Poland for the most important competition of the 2014 season, the World Championship.

The Brazilian team won the blocking score 15-11 with 4 scored by Sole while Argentina showed better spiking record 140-138. Argentina receiving effectiveness was 61 per cent while Brazil's 45 per cent.

This Thursday they will play the second training match - closed to the audience and media at 17.00.

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