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This Saturday, the Panthers gave in to Croatia, who won 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16) in the first friendly match in the Ruca Che stadium in the preparation stage of both teams heading to the FIVB Grand Prix that will take place next weekend in this same scenary together with Canada and Poland. About 3,000 spectators enjoyed the first performance of Guillermo Orduna's team in Neuquen.

In the first set the European team took advantage of a very tight development. Argentina had difficulties in reception in this initial stretch and Croatia made the difference through its attack with Katarina Luketic and Ema Strunjak. Both coaches took the opportunity to make changes and give time in the court to all their players.

In the second part the Europeans took more distance thanks to a better work in block and attack by its outside hitters, with much effectiveness of Lucija Mlinar. On the closure Argentina pressed with its service but couldn't revert the scoreboard.

In the third chapter The Panthers reacted by improving its block and reception, which allowed them to be more effective in attack. With good contributions of Lucia Fresco, Argentina finished by imposing 25-22. Finally, in the fourth, Croatia regained control before a team that was overwhelmed by the European effectiveness in block.

The Panthers will have their last preparatory friendly match next Monday at 10am in the Ruca Che stadium, in a free match with exclusive income for students of educational establishments. Then, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Argentina will make its official presentation at the Grand Prix.

Source: LM Neuquen

-Neuquen Volleyball Federation (Independencia 832): Monday to Friday 10:00hs to 12:00hs and 18:00hs to 21:00hs.
-Ruca Che Stadium (Antártida Argentina 3901): Monday to Friday 10:00hs toa 12:00hs and 15:00hs to 18:00hs. NO SALE ON THE MATCH DAYS.
-Plottier: X3 Patagonia (Belgrano 172): Monday to Friday 09:00hs to 12:00hs.
-Cutral Co: Gimnasio Municipal (San Juan 105): Monday to Friday 09:00hs to 14:00hs; Tuesday and Thursday 18:00hs to 21:00hs.
-Roca: Juliana Deportiva (Tucuman 1190): Monday to Saturday 09:30hs to 12:30hs and 17:00hs to 21:00hs.

IMPORTANT: The only official sale points are the ones published here as well as the values of the entries.
Those who want to buy tickets and are not in Neuquen, can communicate with tesoreria@fnvoleibol in order to coordinate reservations and payments.

For those media or journalists who want to be accredited to cover the event, they should send an e-mail to prensa@feva.org in order to receive the instructions and complete the procedure on the official FIVB platform. The accreditation process closes on Monday, July 3.