FIVB Hero Facundo Conte was the best scorer against Venezuela with 14 points and said after the 3:0 victory: “Going to London is a dream came true. We’ve been working for three years for this moment.”
His father Hugo Conte, considered to be the best Argentinean player ever, and his family were among the crowd that didn’t once stop cheering throughout each and every match.
Javier Weber, the Argentine coach, summed up the team’s feeling: “It was a dream and a very hard challenge. We could control our nerves and manage our limits. We worked four years and all it takes is three days for a team to go to the Olympic Games or stay at home.”
Argentina (ranked position 8!) competing for the sixth time after an absence in Beijing will join Great Britain, Russia, Poland, Brazil, Tunisia, USA and Italy who have already booked their place at London 2012.
Before London the Argentineans will participate in the World League Tournament in which they reached an historic fourth place in 2011.
Big challenges are coming for FIVB Hero Facundo Conte and his teammates and if the past few days are anything to go by, they will meet them head on!