2017 South American Qualifier
- August 31-September 2
- Jujuy and Salta, Argentina
The qualification rounds for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships that will take place in Italy and Bulgaria are in full swing, with three South American men’s squads vying for a spot. Argentina, Chile and Venezuela are all fighting for their spot in the World Championships that will take place next year. The winner of this three-way qualification round will enter as the final South American spot for the tournament, joining Brazil who won the 2017 South American Championships.
Argentina started off their two match bout with a four-set victory over Chile 3-1, (21-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-13).
The first set for the Argentinians was a struggle, allowing Chile to swoop in for a 1-0 lead in the match. This woke Argentina up, with the squad rolling out through the next three sets, improving each round to take the four set victory.
Comming off the bench for Argentina was Bruno Lima, who tallied a team-best 15 points in the win. In addition, Santiago Darraidou added another 13 for the victors.
From the losing squad, Tomas Parraguirre posted 13 points while Dusan Bonacic and Nicolas Bruno put down 12 and 11 points, respectively.
September 1 – Chile vs. Venezuela
September 2 – Argentina vs. Venezuela