Overview

Team profile

Argentina

Argentina were knocked out of the 2015 World League by eventual champions France in Group 2’s Final Four in Bulgaria. At the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, Argentina won the gold medal when they defeated Brazil 3-2 in the final. They finished seventh in the 2011 World Cup after winning five of 11 matches, matching the positions they achieved in 2007 and 1995 when 12 teams also competed. Their previous best finish was fifth in 1985, although only eight teams took part. Now they will try to improve in what is their sixth appearance at the tournament. They had to settle for joint-11th place in last year's World Championship after finishing sixth in their second round pool.  

The Argentina team made their international debut at the South American Championship in Rio de Janeiro in 1951, achieving 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. Argentina won the bronze medal at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, their best performance in six appearances at the Olympic Games. Their medal haul from the men's tournament at the Pan American Games is now six – two gold and four bronzes.

Coach

Julio Velasco

Julio Velasco

Julio Velasco took over Argentina's men's team in 2014, guiding them to third in Group 2 of the 2015 World League. He was assistant coach of the squad from 1981 to 1983. He 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 and Spain from 2009 to 2010. He also led Iran’s men’s team from 2011 to 2014 and helped them to qualify for their first World League in 2013. Velasco is in the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Staff

  • Team Manager Osvaldo Celia
  • Assistant coach Julián Alvarez
  • Second Assistant Coach Hernan Ferraro
  • Doctor Fernando Locaso
  • Physiotherapist Gustavo De Renzis

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
USA
11 10 1 7 3 0 0 1 0 30 31 6 5.166 899 746 1.205
2
Italy
11 10 1 6 3 1 0 0 1 29 30 8 3.750 918 780 1.176
3
Poland
11 10 1 3 6 1 0 1 0 29 31 11 2.818 1011 884 1.143
4
Russia
11 8 3 6 1 1 0 1 2 23 25 12 2.083 885 794 1.114
5
Argentina
11 7 4 4 2 1 1 3 0 21 26 16 1.625 985 922 1.068
6
Japan
11 5 6 3 1 1 2 2 2 16 21 21 1.000 928 934 0.993
7
Canada
11 5 6 3 0 2 0 3 3 13 18 22 0.818 886 940 0.942
8
Iran
11 4 7 2 1 1 1 2 4 12 16 24 0.666 905 893 1.013
9
Australia
11 4 7 2 1 1 1 1 5 12 15 24 0.625 831 925 0.898
10
Egypt
11 2 9 0 1 1 3 1 5 8 13 30 0.433 889 976 0.910
11
Venezuela
11 1 10 0 0 1 1 3 6 3 8 32 0.250 815 981 0.830
12
Tunisia
11 0 11 0 0 0 2 1 8 2 5 33 0.151 747 924 0.808

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