Argentina opened the VNL on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over reigning world champions Italy, 25-22, 25-23 and 25-18, with Bruno Lima as the partial and top-scorer (17).
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The Volleyball National League will be played over three weekends. The best 16 teams will fight for a place in the finals of the tournament to be held in Poland from 19 to 23 July.
After this Thursday’s game, Argentina’s agenda includes commitments against Canada (Friday, 9:00 p.m. ET) and the Netherlands (Sunday, 12:00 p.m. ET).
The first day also saw China’s 3–2 victory over Bulgaria, Japan’s 3–0 victory over Iran and Canada’s 3–2 victory over Cuba.
This Thursday’s matches are: Slovenia-Serbia; Poland-France; United States-Netherlands; and Brazil-Argentina.
A cordovan in the argentina team
The Albiseleste delegation traveling to Canada includes the shipowners Luciano de Cecco, Matías Sánchez and Matías Giraudo of Córdoba; opposite Bruno Lima and Pablo Kukurtsev; central defenders Agustín Loesar, Nicolás Zerba, Martín Ramos and Joaquín Gallego; receiving ends Luciano Visentin, Luciano Paloneschi, Jan Martínez, Manuel Armoa Morel and Mauro Zelayeta, as well as libero Santiago Danani.