Argentina Sweeps Venezuela For Ticket To 2018 World Championships

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 04th, 2017 | International Volleyball, News, South American Volleyball


  • August 31-September 2
  • Jujuy and Salta, Argentina

The second and final South American spot at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships that will be held in Italy and Bulgaria has been awarded to Argentina.

The hosts of the CSV qualification tournament finished off the qualifier with a three-set sweep of Venezuela 3-0, (25-19, 25-16, 25-12) to secure their spot at the World Championships. The win makes this the 11th consecutive time that Argentina will compete at the Championships and 12th overall. In 1982, Argentina made their best finish at the World Championships with a bronze medal when they hosted the finals.

The tournament was a three-way tournament with the best overall team earning the qualification. Argentina, Chile and Venezuela all competed in matches against each other, with Argentina coming out on top with two victories.

Argentina had two strong scorers in the match – Cristian Poglajen and Santiago Darraidou who each put down 13 points, being the only players in the match to reach double-digits. For Venezuela, Jhonlen Barreto put down nine points in the loss.

The World Championships are scheduled to take place from September 10 through 30 in 2018.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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