10. 08. 2019

OQT M: Argentina get closer to progressing to Olympics, Canada beat China in tie-break

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Argentina national team defeated Finland by a 3-1 (25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 26-24) on Day 2 of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball International Qualifier to get closer to their goal of progressing to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

 

POOL F (Ningbo, China)

Argentina national team successfully passed their second test in the FIVB International Qualifier after defeating Finland by a 3-1 and got closer to participating in the Olympics.

With Bruno Lima as the top scorer (13 points), but without such an impressive attack success rate (45.5%; 10/22), the South American side achieved its second victory in Pool F in Ningbo, China, and will close the tournament against the host team. Argentina will seek any victory or, in the worst case, a 3-2 defeat in the last round to assure a spot in the Olympic Games next year. Samuli Kaislasalo scored 22 points for Finland, while Tommi Siirilä made 4 kill blocks.

 

Despite recording a thrilling win against China, Canada lost all chances of qualifying to the Tokyo Olympics.

The five-set victory was not something the North American side hoped for. Still, they made China’s way towards the Olympics more difficult as the Asians need a 3-0 or 3-1 win over Argentina in the last round. China dropped the lead of 13-11 the tie-break and 2 match points afterward.

Nicholas Hoag top-scored for Canada with 20 points. Liu Libin scored 20 as well, but for China, while Zhang Zhejia served 6 aces and Peng Shikun made 4 kill blocks.

FIVB Men’s Volleyball International Qualifier, Day 2:

POOL A (Varna, Bulgaria):

Brazil – Egypt 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-14)

Puerto Rico - Bulgaria 0-3 (20-25, 22-25, 12-25)

POOL B (Rotterdam, the Netherlands):

Belgium – Netherlands 0-3 (22-25, 21-25, 20-25)

USA - South Korea 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-16)

POOL  C (Bari, Italy):

Serbia - Cameroon 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-13)

Australia - Italy 2-3 (25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 17-25, 13-15)

POOL D (Gdańsk, Poland):

Poland – France 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-20)

Tunisia - Slovenia 0-3 (23-25, 16-25, 24-26)

POOL E (Saint Petersburg, Russia):

Iran – Mexico 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 27-25)

Russia - Cuba 3-0 (25-18, 26-25, 27-25)

POOL F (Ningbo, China):

Finland – Argentina 1-3 (17-25, 18-25, 25-21, 24-26)

China – Canada 2-3 (26-24, 21-25, 17-25, 25-23, 15-17)

Standings

 

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