Volleyball World Cup: Argentina will seek to beat Egypt to try to qualify for the round of 16

The The Argentine men’s volleyball team will face Egypt this Wednesday in the third and final match of the group stage of the World Cup in Poland-Slovenia, and needs a victory to avoid being eliminated. The match will be played from 6, Argentine time, in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljanawith transmission of ESPN and Star+.

The Argentines, who accumulate two defeats by 3 to 2 against Iran and the Netherlands, they will look for a victory over the Egyptians that will allow them to qualify for the round of 16 as one of the best thirdalthough they will depend on other results.

The The team led by Marcelo Méndez has 2 points and is third in group F (The Netherlands and Iran, with two wins each, are already classified) so he needs to win and wait to see if he can squeeze in as one of the top four third-place finishers. 24 countries participate, divided into six groups of four. The best two from each zone plus the four best third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16.

In the match against the Dutch, Argentina started two sets up but then stayed and allowed the rival’s comeback thanks to Nimir, his star opposite, who scored 32 points. The partial results were 28-30, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25 and 15-9.

The selected albiceleste, bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, presents a mixed team in this World Cup with eight of the players who were in the historic conquest and six young debutants in the Senior World Cup.

In his 12 World Cup appearances, Argentina only managed to get on a podium in the 1982 World Cup, which was played in our country, and ranked 15th in the last World Cup in Italy-Bulgaria in 2018when the selected one was directed by Julio Velasco.

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In the results of this Tuesday’s matches, Brazil beat Qatar 3-0 (coached by Argentinean Camilo Soto); Japan beat Cuba 3-1; France beat Cameroon 3-0 and Mexico gave the blow by beating Bulgaria 3-2; while Poland beat USA 3-1 and Slovenia beat Germany 3-0.

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