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This Sunday the Argentine National Team won a huge qualification to the World Championship 2018 after beating Peru 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 25-16) in the last game of the World Championship Qualifier in Arequipa which also meant the title for the Argentines. Guillermo Orduna's team reaches the second available place for South America to Japan 2018 and qualifies for the second consecutive time to the World Championship after its participation in Italy 2014.

The game had a nervous beginning, but Argentina was able to support the pressure of a full Coliseum of Arequipa and with its outside hitters scored 8-6. The Argentines damaged with Nizetich and Fresco to take the lead by 16-10 against a Peruvian team that suffered its own mistakes. later, Orduna's team worked well in block and defense to hurt with its counterattack, but the local reaction was succesfull with Uceda and Leyva to reduce the advantage to 20-21. At that time, Nizetich was important to break a difficult situation and Rodriguez closed the first partial with a great shot, 25-22.

Already with the ticket to Japan on its hands, Argentina played more calmly and after the 6-8 of Peru in the first technical timeout, the visitors got recovered with Rodriguez in attack and a block from Sosa to make 10-9. The development was point to point, but Orduna's girls with a block and an ace by Nizetich advanced 16-15 and then, unstoppable in the net, scored the 20-18. The Argentine intelligence in attack allowed them to wide the gap in the definition zone to define the set 25-20.

Argentina, determined to close the story, quickly took the lead with a wall in the net for the 8-5 in the first technical timeout of the third set. However, Rueda and Leyva contributed to the Peruvian comeback and was Yllescas who established the 16-15 in the second technical timeout. Argentina had some inaccuracies in the continuity that were well capitalized by the Peruvian team (20-17) that got strengthened in the closure and discounted cheered by its people, 25-18.

Argentina had a precise start in the fourth set and playing well from it extremes scored 8-5. Orduna's team continued to grow in its game and took advantage of its rival's mistakes to stretch the advantage to 13-6 and then to 16-8 with Nizetich unbeatable from the service line. Bosio contributed in attack and joined the great work of Rodriguez and Nizetich, who completed a great collective task of Argentina to define the game and celebrate the championship after the 25-16.

Argentina: Clarisa Sagardia, Lucia Fresco; Emilce Sosa, Julieta Lazcano; Yamila Nizetich, Elina Rodriguez. Tatiana Rizzo (L). Coach: Guillermo Orduna. Substitutions: Morena Martinez, Helena Vidal, Priscila Bosio y Josefina Fernandez.

Peru: Alexandra Muñoz, Carla Rueda; Mirtha Uribe, Clarivett Yllescas; Jessenia Uceda, Angela Leyva. Janice Torres (L). Coach: Luizomar de Moura. Substitutions: Miriam Patiño (L), Xiomara Almeida, Raffaella Camet, Katherinne Olemar, Andrea Urrutia y Maguilaura Frias.