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TEAM COMPOSITION


 ARG / Argentina

 
Team manager Osvaldo CELIA
Coach Julio VELASCO
Assistant coach Julián ALVAREZ
Doctor Aldo BUSTOS
Physiotherapist Nicolás ZÁRATE
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Nicolas Bruno Bruno 24.02.1989 187 85 338 318 Noliko Maaseik
  C 2   Javier Filardi Filardi 07.02.1980 190 89 340 318 UPCN San Juan Volley
  3 Maximiliano Chirivino Chirivino 11.12.1989 178 84 305 288 Personal Bolívar
  4   Sebastian Garrocq Garrocq 27.11.1979 170 63 310 302 UPCN San Juan Volley
  5 Nicolás Uriarte Uriarte 21.03.1990 192 87 342 322 PGE Skra Belchatow
  6   Cristian Poglajen Poglajen 14.07.1989 195 94 342 322 Ravenna
  7 Facundo Conte Conte 25.08.1989 197 88 354 334 Shangai Golden Age
  8   Demián González Gonzalez D 21.02.1983 192 82 326 310 Brazil Kirin Club
  9 Rodrigo Quiroga Quiroga R 23.03.1987 191 83 336 316 Vôlei Canoas
  10   José Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez J 27.12.1984 206 985 350 333 Ajaccio
  11 Sebastian Solé Sole 12.06.1991 200 94 362 342 Taubate
  12   Federico Martina Martina 02.11.1992 202 92 350 320 Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  13 Federico Franetovich Franetovich 13.10.1991 200 90 342 318 Personal Bolívar
  14   Pablo Crer Crer 12.06.1989 202 85 357 337 Personal Bolivar
  15 Luciano De Cecco De Cecco 02.06.1988 191 98 332 315 Sir Safety Perugia
  16   Martin Ramos Ramos 26.08.1991 197 94 348 328 UPCN San Juan Volley
  17 Franco López Lopez 04.02.1989 187 79 326 304 Personal Bolívar
  18   Ezequiel Palacios Palacios 02.10.1992 198 95 345 325 Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  19 Maximiliano Gauna Gauna 20.04.1989 197 93 338 320 Personal Bolívar
  20   Pablo Guzman Guzman 06.04.1988 193 94 350 335 UPCN San Juan Voley Club
  L 21 Sebastián Closter Closter 13.05.1989 172 68 298 278 Gigantes del Sur
  22   Luciano Zornetta Zornetta 06.03.1993 182 70 342 312 Boca Rio Uruguay Seg.
  23 Gonzalo Quiroga Quiroga G 25.02.1993 193 85 342 316 GKS KATOWICE
  24   Facundo Santucci Santucci 06.03.1987 185 87 322 302 Toulouse Club
  25 Rodrigo Villalba Villalba 08.04.1985 190 88 350 335 Gigantes del Sur
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Under the guidance of head coach Julio Velasco, Argentina came second behind France in Pool D of last year's World League to finish joint-fifth in Group 2. They had been sixth overall a year earlier and, although they finished a disappointing 10th in 2012, were in the top five in the three editions before that. They had to settle for joint-11th place in last year's World Championship in Poland after finishing sixth in their second round pool. With his team now ranked No.6 in the world by the FIVB, Velasco is targeting new highs to add to his resume after a glittering coaching career largely spent overseas.

The Argentina team made their international debut at the South American Championship in Rio de Janeiro in 1951, claiming fourth place. They competed in their first World Championship in 1960 in the same city, where they finished 11th. Since then they have competed in 10 World Championships, with a bronze medal-winning campaign on home territory in 1982 being their best effort to date. Argentina also took the bronze medal at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, their highest finish in six appearances at the Olympic Games. Their medal haul from the men's tournament at the Pan American Games is five - one gold and four bronzes.

Coach profile

Julio Velasco coached Italy's men's team from 1989 to 1996. They won silver at the 1996 Olympic Games, two world championships, three European championships, a world cup and five World League titles. He then guided Italy's women's team from 1997 to 1998. Velasco returned to the men's game with the Czech Republic from 2001 to 2003, Spain from 2009 to 2010 and Iran from 2011 to 2014, whom he helped to qualify for their first World League in 2013. Velasco took over Argentina's men's team in 2014. He was an assistant coach of the squad from 1981 to 1983. Velasco is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame. He has discussed coaching with football mastermind Pep Guardiola multiple times.