The Argentine men’s volleyball team could not do this morning against its counterpart from Canada, who defeated it 3-1, in the match corresponding to the second date of group C of the Pre-Olympic in the discipline, which will take place in the city of Xi’an, China.
Within the framework of the contest that provides places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the albiceleste team fell with a partial score of 25-27, 22-25, 25-23 and 15-25
The team led by coach Marcelo Méndez successfully completed their debut in the tournament, with a resounding 3-0 victory against Mexico, on Friday night in the territory of Argentina, with parts of 25-20, 25-17 and 25-19.
San Juan opposite Bruno Lima has contributed 14 goals and is the main offensive weapon of the Argentine team. Luciano Vicentín, from Parana, for his part, contributed 13 units.
Arthur Szwarc and Stephen Maar stood out for the Canadian team, both with 16 points, while Eric Loeppky signed a scoresheet with 15.
Argentina will continue their progress in the tournament by facing the Bulgarian team this Monday at 11:00 pm in Buenos Aires.
The results recorded on the first day of the tournament are as follows: Poland 3-Belgium 2 (23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 21-25 and 17-15); Bulgaria 3-China 0 (25-18, 25-19 and 25-14); Canada 3-Netherlands 2 (25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 18-25 and 15-12).
In zone A, in Rio de Janeiro, these scores were given: Brazil 3-Qatar 0; Italy 3-Czech Republic 1; Iran 1-Germany 3 and Cuba 3-Ukraine 0.
Group B (in Tokyo): Serbia 1-Turkey 3; Japan 3-Finland 2; United States 3-Egypt 0 and Slovenia 3-Tunisia 0