Wroclaw, Poland, June 26, 2010 – To keep their hopes for playing in the Final Round alive, the Poles can't afford any losses in the remaining matches of the 2010 FIVB World League. They started this tough campaign against the team that occupies the last spot in the Pool D. Although playing without their first-row men, Argentina resulted very uncomfortable rival for the European Champions. Poland won in four sets but the win didn't come easy. Daniel Castellani's team is still far from its best, however it looks like everything is on its way. For the first time in this year's competition the Argentinean coach of the Polish side had Pawel Zagumny, Mariusz Wlazly and Daniel Plinski at disposal. All of them saw the action but with limited minutes.
"They are not ready to make a bigger impact on our play, yet", Castellani said.
Although Argentina lost, the coaching staff felt quite satisfied with the way the team played. The players stressed that it was probably their best performance so far this season, but they also knew there was a chance to get some points.
"Unfortunately we failed in the key moments", Argentinean captain Rodrigo Quiroga said. "We keep positive thinking and we hope to win at least one more set on Sunday", Lucas Chavez added, who went in during the second partial and gave the team spark.
The two sides will clash again on Sunday evening in Wroclaw, with the hosts looking for their fourth victory out of four matches against Argentina.