The Head Coach Thomas Bongiorno defined the campus of Argentine team of seven who will travel this Saturday to the principality of Monaco to play the playoffs that grants two places for the JTokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
With negative results of PCR tests in their entirety, these will be the 12 players who will fly to Europe for the Monaco 7s, to be held on June 19 and 20.
The campus It will be composed of:
Mayra Stefania Aguilar (Aguará Guazú RC), Agostina Campos Ruiz (Cardinals), Renata Giraudo (University of Cordoba), Sofía Mariel González (SITAS), Gimena Mattus –capitana- (Catamarca RC), Andrea Moreno (Alberdi), María Florencia Moreno (Aguará Guazú), Yamila Alejandra Otero (Naval Center), Josefina Padellero (Naval Center), Ariana Pérez (National University of Córdoba), María Antonella reding (Echagüe) and María Luján Taladrid (La Plata RC).
The girls will share the area with Russia, Samoa Y Mexico, will play the matches at the Louis II stadium. Gimena Mattus, captain of the team, stated that “we made a lot of efforts, preparing a lot and we have high expectations for Monaco. We are very anxious, eager, the team is very united, preparing for what is to come because we know that it is going to be a very difficult tournament and we want to leave Argentina well represented ”.
Tomás Bongiorno, Head Coach of the Women’s National Team, said that “we already adjusted a lot what we wanted to propose, they were intense training sessions, so this preparation is the one that we believe is most appropriate to face this repechage. No team is easy because this sport demands you at all times. The key is that our proposal comes out as best as possible, with the necessary concentration in every minute ”.
The albicelestes will face Mexico (5.30 Argentine time) and Samoa (11.16 hours) on the first day. The next day they will have to face Russia (6.03 am) and the 2 remaining places for the Olympic Games will be defined
Twelve women’s teams and 10 men’s teams will compete in Monaco on June 19 and 20, there are 2 women’s and 1 men’s places left for the Olympics. from Tokyo.
The 12 female teams selected for the draw were divided into three groups of four teams. The two best teams in each group, as well as the two best third-parties according to the total number of points, will qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament. With two qualifying spots to win, the two winners from the last few matches will have their tickets bound for Tokyo.