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WCH U19 M: Great match, turnarounds, tears – Argentina will fight for gold!

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The young boys from Argentina have written the new page of their history after beating the Russia in the semifinals. They'll play in the first ever final!



In front of 4,000 fans in a fully packed Alejo Gronda Hall, Argentina defeated Russia 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11).

The Russian team led by amazing Dmitry Yakovlev (31 points) were much closer to win after 2-1 lead in sets, but brave boys from Argentina managed to make turnaround in the last two sets!

Jan Martinez Franchi was the top scorer in Argentina with 16 points, while Felipe Benavidez and Manuel Balague had 14 each.

Argentina will play for the gold against Poland!


Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
Semifinal 1 22. 08. 2015 16:30 Iran Youth vs Poland Youth 1:3 25-18, 21-25, 20-25, 22-25     
Semifinal 2 22. 08. 2015 21:00 Argentina Youth vs Russia Youth 3:2 25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11    

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