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In the city of Cordoba, where the public awaits an exciting World League weekend, this Friday, June 16 at 17hs will be held the press conference launching the qualifier to the 2018 Men's World Championship organized by Italy and Bulgaria.

The tournament, which will give a place for the champion, will also be organized jointly by the provinces of Salta and Jujuy and will run from August, Tuesday 29 to September, Sunday 3.

The conference of the World Championship qualifier will take place on Friday at 17:00 (local time) at Holiday Inn Hotel in the city of Cordoba and will be attended by the governors of Salta and Jujuy, Juan Manuel Urtubey and Gerardo Morales respectively, and the president of The Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA), Juan Antonio Gutiérrez. In addition, will be part of the launch Luciano De Cecco, representing the Argentine squad. Also, the president of the Salta Volleyball Asociation, Leandro Etchezar, will be in the presentation.

It is worth remembering that Argentina played friendly matches in the provinces of Salta and Jujuy during their preparation for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. Later, in the Olympic event won it first phase group for the first time in history and showed a very good performance in the quarter-finals against Brazil, the team that would get the gold medal at home. In fact, the Argentines was the last to win a set to the Brazilians during the Olympics.

The South American Qualifier for the 2018 World Championship appears as the highest goal of the 2017 season, following the collective and individual growth shown in Rio de Janeiro and the positive participation in Group 1 of the World League this season that ends its Intercontinental Round at the Orfeo Superdomo in the province of Cordoba this weekend.

In Salta and Jujuy, Argentina will seek to qualify for its 11th consecutive World Championship, since it got perfect presence since the 1978 edition, disputed in Italy. In that time it played two world championships at home: the one of 1982, in which it occupied the third place of the podium, and the one of 2002, in which it obtained the sixth position.

The launch of the World Championship qualifier will take place shortly before the first game of the World League weekend in the Orfeo Superdomo, so a significant presence of media and sports authorities of Cordoba and the country awaits.

Event: Launch of the South American Qualifier for the 2018 World Championship.
Day: June, Friday 16th.
Time: 5:00 p.m. (local time)
Place: Holiday Inn Hotel (Fray Luis Beltan and Manuel Cardeñosa, city of Córdoba).