Overview

Team profile

Argentina

Under coach Julio Velasco, Argentina finished 11th in 2015. In 2014, they came second behind France in Pool D to finish joint-fifth in Group 2 and 13th overall. They were 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 settled for joint-11th place at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship in Poland. 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 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 Olympics. They qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament winners.


Coach

Velasco, Julio

Velasco, Julio

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.

Staff

  • Team Manager Celia, Osvaldo
  • Assistant coach Julian Alvarez
  • Second Assistant Coach Hernan Ferraro
  • Doctor Aldo Bustos
  • Physiotherapist Nicolas Zarate

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
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Argentina
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belgium
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serbia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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