Dunkerque, France, September 16, 2010 – The Argentine Men Team coached by Javier Weber landed in Paris and then travelled to Dunkerque training immediately to get ready for the “Tornoi De France“.
“Tornoi De France” is a four-team demanding competition prior to the World Championship, that starts September 25th with Argentina facing Venezuela in the first round. Argentina will play vs. the host team on Friday at 10:30 am, on Saturday at 12:00 noon vs. Bulgaria and on Sunday vs. Spain, at 11:00 am of our country. The tournament will take place in Dunkerque and Calais. For the four teams it will be the last training towards the Men World Championship in Italy.
“We arrived all right, tired but without any problems. We had lunch, went to know the stadium and started training. We will make good use of this competition to prepare, rotate players and trying different combinations. We are very excited and we will see all the work done during a long time” assured the Argentine Head Coach, Javier Weber.
Friday, Sept. 17th (Stades de Flandres, Dunkerque)
FRANCE vs. ARGENTINA / SPAIN vs. BULGARIA
Saturday, Sept. 18th (Complexe Calipso, Calais)
ARGENTINA vs. BULGARIA / FRANCE vs. SPAIN
Sunday, Sept. 19th (Stades de Flandres, Dunkerque)
ARGENTINA vs. SPAIN / FRANCE vs. BULGARIA
The Argentine team travelled with 15 players and only 48 hours prior to the World Championship the coaching team will give the final 14 players’ roster. Setters: Luciano De Cecco, Nicolás Uriarte, Demián González. Opposite players: Gustavo Scholtis, Federico Pereyra. Middle players: Martín Blanco Costa, Sebastián Solé, Pablo Crer. Wing spikers: Rodrigo Quiroga ©, Facundo Conte (Subcapitán), Lucas Ocampo, Cristian Poglajen, Mariano Giustiniano. Liberos: Alexis González, Franco López.
Coaching team: Head coach: Javier Weber, Assistant coach: Flavio Leoni, Assistant coach: Juan Manuel Barrial, Assistant coach: Alejandro Grossi, Therapist / Trainer: Ronaldo Finotti, Doctor: Gabriel Solari, Therapist: Carlos Trolla, Stadistics: Genaro López, Fabián Muraco, Juan Manel Cichello; Manager: Facundo Rizzone.