San Luis, Argentina, August 29, 2009 – On a balmy, plus 30-degree day signaling the end of winter in Argentina, Colombia and Argentina continued their scorching-hot performances in South American Pool A of qualifying for the 2010 World Championship in Italy.
Colombia won its second match in as many days with an 0-3 (18-25, 16-25, 23-25) cakewalk over winless Bolivia, while favorites Argentina hardly broke a sweat against Chile, romping to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-18) victory.
The wins set up a crunch match on Sunday, the last day of the competition, between the two undefeated teams, with the winner picking up the final ticket for Italy 2010. That team will join Venezuela and Brazil, who received a bye to the Final Round as defending champions, as South American representatives.
Jimenez Meruvia (Bolivian player): “I am very happy to be able to play in San Luis against great players. We lost due to our bad rhythm.”
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