Overview

Team profile

Argentina

Under Head Coach Julio Velasco in 2016, the Argentina men's national team showed its quality, finishing fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They also won bronze at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, their highest placing in seven appearances at the Games.
Argentina’s first World Championship appearance came in 1960 when the team finished 11th in Rio, and this year marks the nation’s 12th appearance at the event. Argentina’s highest-ranked finish in the competition was in 1982 when, as hosts they won a bronze medal following a 3-0 win over Japan in the third-place playoff.
Fourth remains Argentina’s highest finish in the FIVB World League, when they lost to hosts Poland in the 2011 bronze medal match. They have also ranked fifth on two occasions, in 2009 and 2010. 
Argentina ranked 14th in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League this year, with stand out victories over Italy, Australia and Brazil, and the team will be hoping to build on these performances at the 2018 FIVB World Championship this September.

Coach

Velasco, Julio

Velasco, Julio

Sixty-six-year-old Julio Velasco took charge of the men's National Team of his native Argentina in 2014, after a long and brilliant career abroad. His most successful stint was with Italy's men's National Team from 1989 to 1996, during which period they won silver at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, 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.

Staff

  • Team Manager Celia, Osvaldo
  • Assistant coach Alvarez, Julian
  • Second Assistant Coach Ferraro, Hernan
  • Physiotherapist Trolla, Carlos

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Poland
8 6 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 19 21 9 2.333 702 593 1.183
2
Serbia
8 6 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 17 20 12 1.666 707 677 1.044
3
France
8 5 3 2 3 0 3 0 0 18 21 12 1.750 765 688 1.111
4
Argentina
8 3 5 1 0 2 1 3 1 8 14 19 0.736 725 751 0.965

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