- Argentina men's national volleyball team
Infobox national volleyball team
federation=Federación del Voleibol Argentino
website= [http://www.feva.org.ar www.feva.org.ar] es icon
The Argentina national volleyball team is the national
volleyballteam from Argentina, controlled by the " Federación de Voleibol Argentino" (FEVA), and represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches.
Volleyball was introduced in Argentina by the
YMCA– Youth Christian Association in 1912. The Argentine Volleyball Federation was created in 1932 sharing the same management as basketball.
The Men's National team's first participation in an official event was at the
1951 Men's South American Championshipheld in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the squad finished in fourth place. The team first took part in the World Championship in 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, finishing 15th.
The team's best achievements were the 1982 bronze medal, and the bronze medal at the
1988 Summer Olympics, and throughout the 1990s it was usually ranked among the first ten, and as of August 29, 2006, it was at the 7th position [http://www.fivb.org/EN/Volleyball/Rankings/Rank_men_2006_08.asp] .
As for the
Volleyball World League, Argentina first jointed it in 1996 in Mar del Plata. As host country in 1999, it took place in the final matches with the best six teams of the world. On the American level, Argentina took part in eight editions of the Pan American Games, obtaining three times the bronze medal and became champion in 1995 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
In recent years, though without achieveng any medal, the team finished 4th in the 2000 and 5th in the 2004 Olympic Games, but did not participate of the 2003
Volleyball World Cupfor internal problems with their association.
At continental level, overshadowed by volleyball power Brazil, Argentina won the 1964
South America Volleyball Championshipgold medal, twelve silver and seven bronze.
*1990 to 1995 — did not compete
*1996 — 7th place
*1997 — 8th place
*1998 — 9th place
*1999 — 6th place
*2000 — 8th place
*2001 — 13th place
*2002 — 9th place
*2003 — did not compete
*2004 — did not compete
*2005 — 10th place
*2006 — 7th place
*2007 — 13th place
*2008 — did not compete
*1993 — did not compete
*1997 — did not compete
*2001 — 6th place
*2005 — did not compete
*1998 World Championship — 11th place:*
Fernando Borrero, Juan Cuminetti, Jorge Elgueta, Sebastian Firpo, Marcos Milinkovic, Pablo Pereira, Juan Pablo Porello, Guillermo Quaini, Marcelo Roman, Alejandro Spajic, Oscar Vizzari, and Javier Weber. Head Coach: Daniel Castellani.
*2007 America's Cup — 4th place:*
Leandro Concina, Lucas Chavez, Luciano De Cecco, Gaston Giani, Franco Giachetta, Martin Hernandes, Tomas Layus, Santiago Orduna, Rodrigo Quiroga, Facundo Santucci, Gustavo Scholtis, and Diego Stepanenko. Head Coach: Jon Uriarte.
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