Overview

Team profile

Argentina

FIVB World Ranking 9

Best Result1982 3

Last Result2010 9

Medals
0 0 1

Runners-up to a powerful Brazil side at the 2013 South American Championship, Argentina will fancy their chances of finally recapturing a place on the podium at a World Championship, for the first time since they won bronze while hosting the tournament in 1982. They need to improve sharply though, after finishing 2nd in Pool D of Group 2 and 13th place overall at the 2014 World League.

The South Americans have gone close since 1982, with sixth-place finishes in 1990 and 2002, seventh in 1986 and ninth last time out. Poland 2014 will be their 10th successive appearance in the competition, and their 11th overall after a debut across the border in Brazil in 1960.

That second place to Brazil in August last year was the fifth successive time – and 12th overall – they had taken the silver medal in South American championships, and they pushed the Brazilians all the way to five sets before succumbing.

In their other matches at the tournament Argentina, who finished third at the Pan American Cup in August, dominated, winning every match 3-0, to show that they have added consistency to their undoubted ability!!

Coach

Velasco Julio

Velasco Julio

As coach of the Italian men’s team, Julio Velasco won the World Championship in 1990 and 1994, and took a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. He also led the team to victory in the World League four times and claimed European Championship titles in 1989, 1993 and 1995 along with a World Cup gold in 1995. He won the men’s Asian Championship with Iran in 2011 and 2013, and steered the Iranians to qualification for the 2013 World League. His other passion is football and during his time in Italy he worked in administrative roles with Lazio and Inter Milan!!

Staff

  • Team Manager Celia Osvaldo
  • Assistant coach Alvarez Julian
  • Second Assistant Coach Lopez Martin
  • Doctor Locaso Fernando
  • Physiotherapist Crupnik Javier

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Poland
3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 MAX 225 176 1.278
2
France
3 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 7 8 5 1.600 285 272 1.047
3
Serbia
3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 6 5 1.200 247 246 1.004
4
Iran
3 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5 7 6 1.166 291 284 1.024
5
USA
3 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 4 6 7 0.857 283 278 1.017
6
Argentina
3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 6 0.666 222 225 0.986
7
Italy
3 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 5 8 0.625 269 294 0.914
8
Australia
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 9 0.111 200 247 0.809

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