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FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAGUE
MEDIA GUIDE 2013
Javier Weber, in his fifth year as coach, continues to
bring growth to Argentina. Last year, they qualified for
the London Olympics and reached the quarterfinals.
Two years ago they finished a creditable fourth in the
FIVB World League – Argentina’s best World League
result – after losses to Brazil in the semifinals and
Poland in the bronze medal match. In last year’s World
League, they finished third in Pool D behind Bulgaria
and Germany.
Argentina had a good 2009, with a strong campaign in
theWorld League (where they placed fifth), qualification
for the World Championship and a runner-up finish
in the South American Championship. Argentina
hosted the 2010 World League Finals before Weber
reorganised the team at the World Championship that
year, emphasising the role of the younger players. They
finished ninth there and seventh in the 2011World Cup
where Facundo Conte shone, Rodrigo Quiroga easily
slotted into the captain’s role and Luciano De Cecco
surprised with wonderful setting.
Argentina won the bronze medal at the 1982 World
Championship in Buenos Aires and bronze at the Seoul
Olympics in 1988. At the Pan American Games, they
have earned gold and three bronze medals.
COACH
Javier Weber became coach of the
Argentina men’s national team in
2009.
With 613 caps as a setter
for the national team (1985-
2002),
Weber played in some of
their greatest triumphs, including
bronze at the 1988 Olympics, gold at the 1995 Pan Am
Games, and three Olympic and fiveWorld Championship
campaigns. Weber found coaching success in Brazil’s
Superliga before returning to Argentina in 2006 to lead
Bolivar to two national league titles. Under Weber’s
guidance, Argentina finished fourth in the 2011 World
League, second in the South American Championship
and reached the quarterfinals at the 2012 London
Olympics.
ARGENTINA
FIVB
WORLD
RANKING
9
LAST RESULT
10
th
2012
BEST RESULT
4
th
2011
POOL
A