To begin, Argentina has a very tremendous history in this sport and is regarded as one of the worlds best four, alongside Spain, Portugal and Italy. It was played as an exhibition game in the Barcelona ' 92 Olympics and I'm proud to say that we won gold back then. We've also been World Champions on four different occasions (1978, 1984, 1995, 1999) and also runners-up on five occasions as well (1976, 1980, 1997, 2001, 2005). The city of San Juan is regarded as the spiritual ground for Albicelestes roller hockey.
Argentina will start as favourites in Group B alongside Angola, Netherlands and Chile. The following are the names of the players and the coach that make up this team and also their group fixtures.
Jorge “Fredi” LUZ
17th of June - Argentina vs. Angola
18th of June - Argentina vs. Netherlands
19th of June - Argentina vs. Chile.
Sorry to say that at present, I don't really have much information pertaining to the background of the team, players detail or any other relevant information, as there seems to be not much coverage available on the Internet and the worse is, most of the contents on the Official website is written in French!!! But in case you would like to more than the following links could be helpful.
Now it has been only a day since MANU and FABRICIO gave us something to shout about, lets hope The Roller Boys will give us another great time just before we kick off the Copa America.
In the meantime, good luck boys