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20-12-2017

A2 LEAGUE: COMPETITION FORMULA AND GROUPS FOR THE 2018 EDITION

The A2 League is close and has already defined the groups with the 21 participating teams that will start playing on January, 12th. The competition will have a regular phase, two rounds of four-team groups, semifinals and finals.

The draw for the letter of each group will be held in San Juan, this December, 21th. In one of the pools they will play La Matanza, Belgrano de Don Torcuato, San Martin de Formosa, Policial de Formosa, Echagüe, Paracao and the Argentine National Team. In another, Jujuy Voley, Central Norte de Salta, La Calera, Rivadavia, UVT, Banco Hispano and Tunuyan de Mendoza. Finally, San Lorenzo, Estudiantes de La Plata, Club Rosario, Villa Dora, Tucuman de Gimnasia, Ateneo and Mar Chiquita will play in the remaining pool.

They will play all against all, in a round robin system in each group. The best four teams of each zone will qualify to the quadrangular phase. These 12 teams will be already qualified for the 2019 edition. It was established another quadrangular to define the permanence that will qualify the three remaining teams that will be composed by the three fifths teams and the best sixth.

According to the stipulated and informed in the Bulletin N°21 of Sports Organization on August, 9th the Argentine A2 League 2019 will be played with a maximum of 18 teams (12 teams of the first phase of four-team groups, 3 teams of the permanence four-team pool and 3 teams from the B1 Serie). In case the qualified teams play the A1 League, the corresponding ones of the B1 will go up. The Argentine National Team occupies a permanent place.

In the quadrangular phase, they will qualify the first two of each group and the two best thirds, and there will be two new pools of four teams. They will face against each other and the best two of each group will reach the semifinals. That instance and the final will be played to the best of three matches.

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