Argentina club Villa Dora will participate in the South American Women's Club Championship in Brazil
Osasco, Brazil, February 2, 2015 - The build-up to the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship continues with the South American Women's Club Championship to begin in Brazil on Wednesday.
Argentine Club Atlético de Villa Dora have traveled to the venue in the city of Osasco, where they will take on Preliminary Round rivals San Francisco Xavier from Bolivia, Rio de Janeiro Vôlei Clube from Brazil and Aragua Volleyball Club from Venezuela.
A total of eight teams will participate in the competition, which will take place from February 4-8. Two four-team pools will play the round-robin phase, with the best two teams from each pool qualifying for the semifinals. The winner will qualify for the Women's Club World Championship, which is scheduled to take place in Zürich, Switzerland from May 5-10.
Villa Dora will make their debut at an international competition when they take on Pool B opponents San Francisco Xavier at 15.30 (Argentina time) on Wednesday. On Thursday, they will play Aragua Voleibol Club at 12.00 noon and on Friday, they take on Rio de Janeiro Vôlei Clube from Brazil at 20.30. All matches will be broadcast live on voleysur.org, the website of the South American Volleyball Confederation.
For the members of the team from Argentina, it will be a huge step and an opportunity to pick up valuable international experience ahead of the South American country's Women's A1 League 2015. The team in Osasco includes Camila Hiruela, who replaces Julia Benet.
Pool A includes San Martín de Porres (Peru), Club Boston College (Chile), Club Atlético Bohemios (Uruguay) and competition organisers Osasco Voleibol Clube (Brazil), who were FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship winners in 2012.