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USA Men to play against Argentina

USA celebrate at last year's FIVB World League

Anaheim, California, April 15, 2008 – USA Volleyball, in conjunction with NBC and the U.S. Olympic Committee, will host an Olympic Exhibition Volleyball match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Argentina on May 27 in Irvine, California.

The U.S. Men’s National Team is ranked third in the world and qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games by winning the NORCECA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in January in Puerto Rico. Argentina is ranked sixth in the world and will be vying for an Olympic berth at the Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament through May 31 to June 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

"We are really looking forward to playing Argentina in front of our home crowd in Orange County," said U.S. Men's Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon. "This will be a great way for our team to warm up for World League and help us to make some decisions about our Olympic roster."

The 2008 Olympic Games begin with the Opening Ceremonies on August 8 and the Volleyball competition will begin the next day with men's and women's teams alternating their competition days.

Since 1981, the U.S. Men have a 38-8 record against Argentina. The teams played three times in 2007, with Team USA winning all three matches in three sets.

  
 

 

  
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