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12-07-2015

FRIENDLIES ARGENTINA-BRAZIL TOWARDS THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES 2-1

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Rio de Janeiro, July 12, 2015 - The Argentine Seniors' Men Team coached by Martin Lopez that will travel to participate of the Pan-American Games in Toronto, Canada played a series of friendlies that ended at O. Ronaldão Gym with Argentina winning the whole series 2-1 v the host team. The last match took place this last Saturday finishing 0-3 (15-25, 20-25, 19-25) for the light blue - white team. Now both rivals will travel to Canada.

With about 3,500 local fans cheering for the home team Ezequiel Palacios topped the score with 13 points while for the host team Doublas Souza scored 9. Argentina and Brazil will participate at Pool A with Colombia and Cuba at the Pan-American Games starting next Friday for indoor volleyball.

Argentina never lost the lead on the three sets and now travels with confidence expecting good results after this international friendly tour. The team coached by Julio Velasco meanwhile just finished also yesterday their participation at the FIVB World League 2015 winning the Bronze Medal in Bulgaria. They lost the chance of participating of the final match facing in one of the semi-finals France, that finished winning the Gold Medal, the participation at the Final Six in Rio and the upgrading to next year's FIVB Wolrd League winning all 14 matches played during the competition in an historical performance.

Brazil-Argentina friendlies:

04/07 (Saturday) Brazil - Argentina 2-3 (21/25, 26/24, 25/18, 23/25, 15/13)

06/07 (Monday) Brazil - Argentina 3-1 (25/22, 25/14, 17/25, 25/18)

11/07 (Saturday) Brazil - Argentina 0-3 (15/25, 20/25, 19/25)

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