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Volleyball World Cup: Argentina qualified for the semifinals

The Argentine men’s Under 21 volleyball team beat the Czech Republic 3-2 on Wednesday (22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 22-25 and 15-13) and qualified for the semifinals of the World Cup. category, jointly based in Italy and Bulgaria.

In the last match of group E, decisive to get among the four best in the world, the team led by Martín López rose 7-10 in the tie break and closed the fifth set against the Czechs with a block. Manuel Armoa Morel was the top scorer of the match with 27 points, while Valentino Vidoni contributed another 18.

Argentina will play in the semifinals against Russia next Saturday, at a time to be confirmed. The other crossing for a place in the final will be Italy-Poland, both in the Italian city of Cagliari.

The Argentines came from losing with Italy 3-0 and beating Belgium 3-1 in the second round of the World Cup. In the first round, the national team qualified for the second phase as second to the Belgians, precisely.

This generation will once again seek a podium after winning the bronze medal at the 2019 U19 World Cup in Tunisia.

The men’s senior team won this year, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, his second Olympic bronze medal in history after winning the first in Seoul 88.


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