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29-06-2015

ARGENTINA TRAVELS TO BULGARIA WITH ALL HOPES ON THE WORLD LEAGUE

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 29, 2015 - The Argentine Seniors' Men Team, coached by Julio Velasco will travel this Wednesday to Bulgaria to participate of the sixth and last weekend of the Intercontinental Round of the FIVB World League with chances of qualifying for the Final Four Group 2, that will also take place in Bulgaria after overcoming in both matches Canada in La Matanza, nearby Buenos Aires city.

The light blue - white team will travel via Paris to Sofia, where they will play next Saturday and Sunday at 17.55 local time. Argentina will try to qualify for the Final Four. Canada stands on top with 23 points an a record of win-loss 6-6 and two more matches played finishing their intercontinental round matches, while Argentina on second place stands with 18 points an a recond of win-loss 6-4 and two matches - six points at stake. The winner of the Final Four will qualify then for the Final 6 of the FIVB World League in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina nearly made it in the year 2014 season and now will try to obtain one more victory that would put them with 7 victories.

Bulgaria as a host team automatically qualified for the Final Four.

Julio Velasco summon the following players for this next weekend and the chance of participating at the Final Four:

Setters: Nicolas Uriarte, Luciano De Cecco

Opposite players: Martin Ramos, Jose Luis Gonzalez

Wing spikers: Rodrigo Quiroga, Facundo Conte, Javier Filardi, Luciano Zornetta

Middle spikers: Sebastian Sole, Pablo Crer, Maximiliano Gauna

Libero: Sebastián Closter

All these 12 players were at the fifth weekend v Canada winning both matches.

Of a total of 25 players on the official FIVB World League roster, 22 participated giving rest and training to the whole team, winning at least one match every weekend with different players. Los 12 elegidos estuvieron presentes en La Matanza, en el último weekend de local.

The outstanding come back of the last match with Canada having two match balls on the fourth set was leaving Argentina with no chances for the next phase while the final result 3-2 left Argentina depending on itself result on the next two matches to qualify for a new competition.

The coaching team includes not only Julio Velasco, but also Julian Alvarez, Hernán Ferraro, Aldo Bustos (Doctor), Nicolas Zarate (Therapist), Federico Fernandez Mentaberry (Statistics) and Osvaldo Celia as Manager.

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