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History on Serbia's side against visitors Argentina

World League flashback: Serbia and Montenegro, right, duke it out with Argentina in 2005

Serbia and Argentina have played each other a dozen times at the biggest international competitions, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Grand Champions Cup, and World League.

Serbia (Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro) have a commanding lead in the head to heads, winning 10 times against two losses, with a set difference of 34-16.

In World League competition, Serbia and Argentina have met eight times, being drawn into the same Intercontinental Round pool twice (2000 and 2005). Serbia managed to win six of those eight matches, with a set difference of 22-12.

"I hope we play better than last week in Korea. The fact that we are playing at home, in front of our home crowd, is very important. Our adversaries played two fantastic matches in France, and they are coming here with great confidence. We don't know them that well, but I'm sure we will prepare for the matches and we will do our best not to disappoint our fans" Serbian player Sasa Starovic said.

"We host the team who, maybe, has been the top performer so far in our pool," asdded Serbia's assistant coach Zeljko Bulatovic. "It is obvious that they are very persistent and fight until the last point. The Argentinean team is a mixture of youth and experience and the players possess great quality, which is expected of a country with such a prestigious volleyball tradition.

"We will try to include some of the older players in our lineup, because it is high time we started completing our team roster and getting a clear picture of our possibilities before the Final Tournament."

PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

WORLD LEAGUE:

SERBIA (YUG, SCG) - ARGENTINA        8    6    2    22:12

 

OLYMPIC GAMES (SYDNEY 2000 AND ATHENS 2004):

SERBIA (YUG, SCG) - ARGENTINA        2    2    0    6:2

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - JAPAN 2006

SERBIA (YUG, SCG) - ARGENTINA        1    1    0    3:1

 

WORLD GRAND CHAMPIONS CUP - 2001

SERBIA (YUG, SCG) - ARGENTINA        1    1    0    3:1

 

SUMMARY

SERBIA (YUG, SCG) - ARGENTINA        12    10    2    34:16

  

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