Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 30, 2009 - Argentina is
ready to play its first home matches of the 2009 FIVB World League, and first
since 2007 after missing the 2008 edition.
Argentina will play Korea during the fourth round of
intercontinental play at the legendary Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires.
Argentina returned home on Tuesday morning from Serbia,
the team’s last stop during the first half of play in Pool B. Argentina
fulfilled its goal of winning at least one match against each rival on the
road, splitting games against Korea, France and Serbia for a total of 8 points.
Against Korea, Argentina won the first match and lost the
second in Suwon during the first weekend. Both matches were decided in
Argentina will play its final six matches of the first
round on home soil. Saturday and Sunday they welcome Korea, before hosting
Serbia on July 10-11 in Formosa, and France in San Juan on July 16-17.
Coach Javier Weber gave his players the day off Tuesday but
they will gather again on Wednesday at 3:00 pm for weight training at the Club
Ciudad de Buenos Aires and at Cenard facilities for training. Argentina will have
double training sessions on Thursday and Friday prior to the matches against
Only opposite player Lucas Chávez is injured, although
his knee will be evaluated and he is still being considered for inclusion this
Press conferences for the teams will be held on Thursday,
with a second presser scheduled for Korea on Friday at the request of the
Korean community in Argentina.