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Argentina finalise roster for South American Youth Boys’ Championship

Argentina have won the last two South American Youth Boys' Championship

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 29, 2012 – With South American qualifications for the 2013 Youth Boys’ World Championship set to start next week, the Argentinian national team coached by Julian Alvarez has completed its roster for the South American Championship to be held November 7 to 11 in Chile. The world championship will be held in Mexico.

Argentina prepared thoroughly during this 2012 season. They took part in a four-team friendly competition in the city of General Alvear, Mendoza, in another friendly tour in Buenos Aires province that had different cities playing against Italy, and also in the usual A2 upgrading Argentine League matches. They also competed in a traditional Cordoba tournament.

The countries lined up to participate in the South American championship are Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Venezuela, in addition to Argentina. These teams will look to earn one of the three berths reserved for South American teams in 2013. The competition will take place at the Olympic Training Centre in the city of Santiago de Chile.

Argentina has won the last two editions of the South American Youth's Boys Championship: in Poços de Caldas, Brazil in 2008 and in La Guaira, Venezuela in 2010.

South American Youth Boys' Championship - Chile 2012
Argentine Roster:
MIRANDA, Matías - 24/01/1995 - Regatas de Mendoza
SÁNCHEZ, Matías - 20/09/1996 - Obras de San Juan
LAZO, Nicolás - 16/04/1995 - Ciudad de Bs. As.
LIMA, Bruno - 04/02/1996 - Obras de San Juan
BARREDA, Lucas - 06/02/1995 - Club de Amigos
MELGAREJO, Brian - 28/03/1995 - Ciudad de Bs. As.
BENAVÍDEZ, Felipe - 31/01/1997 - Club de Amigos
JOHANSEN, Germán - 02/09/1995 - Club de Amigos
FERNÁNDEZ, Gastón - 04/08/1995 - Santa Teresita de Guatraché
VIEIRA, Edgar - 08/02/1995 - Vélez Sarsfield
GALLEGO, Joaquín - 21/11/1996 - Bolívar
VERASIO, Michele - 11/03/1995 - Sonder

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