Mexicali, Mexico, June 29, 2013 - Argentina became the third South American team that won on Saturday along with Brazil and Chile." /> Argentina beat Japan 3-0 in tough Pool B | FIVB - Press release
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Argentina beat Japan 3-0 in tough Pool B

Gaston Fernandez celebrates with his teammates.
 Mexicali, Mexico, June 29, 2013 – Argentina beat Japan in straight sets (25-21, 25-17, 25-19) and became the third team from South America that won on Saturday at the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship.

Japan kept some pressure on first set with some crossed plays combined with a good attack.

Yuki Ishikawa was the best weapon for the Japanese team, and top scorer of the match with 20 tallies, but those were not enough for the Japanese unit that now has a 1-2 record.

Good setting and blocking were part of the strategy commanded by coach Julian Alvarez for Argentina whose best weapons were Nicolas Lazo and German Johansen.

Lazo finished with 16 points and Johansen with 14. Both of them combined with Matias Sanchez, with 27 successful plays as setter. Next match for Argentina will be against Chile on Sunday. 

Both teams are undefeated in Pool B.  Japan (1-2) will match Cuba (0-2).


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