Argentina's Johansen eyes Men's U23 trophy


Argentina's opposite attacker German Johansen

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017- German Johansen is a name that delights in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo. He was a key player as Argentina progressed to the semifinals, and as they hope to claim a first ever world championship title. 

The opposite played a great role in Argentina's steady performance in the tournament, making the South Americans one of the big contenders to lift the cup.  

At 22 years of age, Johansen is playing his fourth World Championship in four years after the 2013 Boys' U19s, 2015 Men's U21s and Men's U23s in the same year. He led Argentina to the silver medal in the Men's U21 World Championship in Mexico, but this time his eye is on the title. 

Early this year, Johansen joined the senior team in Group 1 of the FIVB Volleyball World League playing a great role in their pool matches. 

"Our aim is to win the Men's U23 title. We won all matches except against Russia where we performed well although finally we lost the match," Johansen said after his team made their way to the final four. 

"We prepared very well for the competition and now I'm looking forward to our game against Cuba in the semifinals." 

Argentina concluded the first round on top of Pool B after a 4-1 win- loss ratio to meet Cuba in the semis on Thursday. 

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