Overview

Team profile

Argentina

Under Head Coach Julio Velasco, Argentina's men’s national team received a huge boost in 2016 with a fifth place finish at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The Argentine team made their international debut at the South American Championship in Rio in 1951, claiming fourth place. They competed in their first World Championship in 1960 in the same city, where they finished eleventh. Since then they have competed in the World Championship 10 times, with a bronze medal-winning campaign on home territory in 1982 being the highlight to date. 
Argentina also won bronze at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, their highest finish in six appearances at the Games.
Their best ever finish in the FIVB World League remains fourth place in 2011, when they lost to hosts Poland in straight sets in the bronze medal match. Argentina have also ranked in fifth place on two occasions, in 2009 and 2010. Last year, they finished with three wins and six defeats in pool play to rank ninth overall in Group 1.
With his team ranked as world number seven in by the FIVB, Velasco is targeting new highs to add to his resume after a glittering coaching career largely spent overseas.

Coach

Velasco, Julio

Velasco, Julio

Sixty-six-year-old Julio Velasco took charge of Argentina’s men's National Team in 2014, after a long and brilliant career abroad. His most successful stint was with Italy's men's National Team from 1989 to 1996, during which period they won silver at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, two World Championships, three European Championships, a World Cup and five World League titles. He then took charge of Italy's women's team from 1997 to 1998. Velasco returned to the men's game with the Czech Republic from 2001 to 2003 and went on to have stints with Spain from 2009 to 2010 and Iran from 2011 to 2014. He helped the latter qualify for their first World League in 2013.

Staff

  • Team Manager Carotti, Sebastian
  • Assistant coach Alvarez, Julian
  • Second Assistant Coach Ferraro, Hernan
  • Doctor Albero, Arnoldo

Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
France
15 12 3 7 3 2 1 0 2 35 38 16 2.375 1295 1140 1.135
2
Russia
15 11 4 9 2 0 1 1 2 34 36 14 2.571 1191 1096 1.086
3
USA
15 11 4 6 3 2 2 0 2 33 37 19 1.947 1294 1183 1.093
4
Serbia
15 11 4 3 4 4 0 0 4 29 33 24 1.375 1289 1255 1.027
5
Brazil
15 10 5 6 2 2 2 0 3 30 34 21 1.619 1280 1213 1.055
6
Poland
15 10 5 7 2 1 0 2 3 29 32 19 1.684 1221 1124 1.086
7
Canada
15 8 7 5 3 0 1 3 3 25 29 24 1.208 1219 1227 0.993
8
Italy
15 8 7 3 3 2 2 2 3 24 30 28 1.071 1315 1296 1.014
9
Germany
15 7 8 2 4 1 3 2 3 23 29 30 0.966 1299 1307 0.993
10
Iran
15 7 8 3 2 2 2 4 2 21 29 30 0.966 1355 1344 1.008
11
Bulgaria
15 6 9 2 1 3 2 4 3 17 26 34 0.764 1288 1351 0.953
12
Japan
15 6 9 0 2 4 1 3 5 15 23 37 0.621 1301 1374 0.946
13
Australia
15 5 10 1 3 1 1 4 5 15 21 35 0.600 1236 1340 0.922
14
Argentina
15 4 11 3 1 0 3 5 3 15 23 34 0.676 1270 1326 0.957
15
China
15 3 12 1 1 1 1 4 7 9 15 39 0.384 1173 1291 0.908
16
Korea
15 1 14 1 0 0 3 2 9 6 11 42 0.261 1108 1267 0.874

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