On the debut
season under Coach Marcelo Mendez orders, the Argentina men´s national team
will play its second VNL as core nation. It will be an important year for the
South Americans, that will seek the qualification to Tokio 2020, but will also
compete at the FIVB World Cup in Japan and the Pan American Games in Lima,
In 2016, the
Argentines showed its quality, finishing fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
They also won bronze at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, their highest placing in
seven appearances at the Games.
first World Championship appearance came in 1960 when the team finished 11th in
Rio, and last year was the nation’s 12th appearance at the event. Argentina’s
highest-ranked finish in the competition was in 1982 when, as hosts they won a
bronze medal following a 3-0 win over Japan.
Argentina’s highest finish in the FIVB World League, when they lost to hosts
Poland in the 2011 bronze medal match. They have also ranked fifth on two
occasions, in 2009 and 2010.
ranked 14th in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League in 2018, with stand
out victories over Italy, Australia and Brazil. In this 2019 the team will try
to improve its performance and will once again host a weekend of the
preliminary round, this time in Mendoza, after the successful experience in San