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Argentina qualify for Final Round as Serbia await fate

Argentina celebrate their triumph in Belgrade as they clinch top spot in Pool C
Belgrade, Serbia, June 30, 2011 – Serbia’s poor reception and attack was put on show on Thursday night as they went down 3-0 (23-25, 25-27, 21-25) to Argentina as the visitors booked their place in the Final Round in Belgrade.

Serbia will now have to wait on the results of several other teams before finding out whether they have earned a ticket to Gdansk-Sopot as they lie second in Pool C.
From the very start of the first set Argentina, with Facundo Conte playing positively, put on a solid display. Serbia fought back to draw level at 19-all but Sebastian Sole’s precise service and Federico Pereyra’s impossible-to-defend kill helped the visitors take the opening set.
Both teams started the second set very determined and Serbia reached the first TTO ahead 8-6 thanks to an excellent Milos Nikic smash. Serbia played a tight game, holding onto its lead before the guests piled the pressure on, coming to within just one point and then tying the score. In a thrilling finish Argentina came out on top to further extend their lead.
Argentina carried their momentum through to the third and had another good start, but Serbia managed to tie the score winning four consecutive points. Serbia continued to try and pull back but Argentina managed to always stay one step ahead of the hosts before two furious serves from Federico Pereyra and two vicious spikes from Rodrigo Quiroga brought the match to a close.

The two sides now end this stage of the tournament first and second in Pool C but Serbia’s fate remains in the hands of a number of other teams.


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