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26-08-2014

ARGENTINA PLAYED ITS FIRST FRIENDLY V RUSSIA ON THEIR WAY TO POLAND

Moscow, Russia, August 26, 2014 - As programmed the Argentine Seniors' after settling down in Moscow this Saturday, played on Monday afternoon the first friendly match v the host team of Russia on their last preparation period prior to the World Championship that starts for Argentina next Sunday v Venezuela in Wroclaw. The team coached by Julio Velasco adapting themselves to the change of hours (six more than in Argentina) and the long trip, played a good game adjusting last minute output in a match won by the local team in what was settled beforehand a match to 5 sets. The final result was 3-2 (25-21, 36-34, 23-25, 25-19, 17-25). The next match will take place this Tuesday evening.

Argentina starting line-up included: Uriarte-J.L. Gonzalez, Sole-Ramos, Quiroga-Filardi and Closter as libero and the match ended with De Cecco-Darraidou, Porporatto-Crer, Toro-Quiroga and Garrocq in the field.

“It was an outstanding training for us. The match v Argentina allowed us to identify some of our mistakes and work on them" emphasized the Russian Coach, Andrei Voronkov.

The last of the three friendly matches will take place on Wednesday, August 27th also at Dynamo Stadium and Argentina will travel to Poland on Friday.

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