Home » OQT M: Party in Bari – Italy wreck Serbia to punch last Tokyo ticket from International Qualifier

OQT M: Party in Bari – Italy wreck Serbia to punch last Tokyo ticket from International Qualifier

by WoV
source: volleyball.ioqt.2019.fivb.com; Photo: volleyball.ioqt.2019.fivb.com

Italy earned their 12th consecutive participation in the Olympic Games and completed the line up in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from the FIVB International Qualifier.



POOL C (Bari, Italy)

Pool C hosts Italy wrecked Serbia in the key match of the FIVB International Qualifier to advance to the Men’s Volleyball Tournament of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which they did not miss since 1976: 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-19).


Italy took revenge on Serbia for having the major role in the elimination from the last year’s FIVB World Championship (Serbia won by a 3-0 in the Top 6). How the Eastern European side was helpless in front of the packed stands at the PalaFlorio in Bari (nearly 5,500 spectators) shows the fact that it did not make a single block in the first set, while its main weapon Aleksandar Atanasijević finished the match with only 2 points! He was replaced in the second set but was returned in the third.

Ivan Zaytsev top-scored for the “Azzurri” with 13 points. He was the most deserving for all aces of his team (3). Marko Ivović scored 7 points for Serbia.

Italy joined Argentina, Poland, USA, Russia and Brazil who have qualified earlier today. Japan secured an automatic berth as Olympic hosts.

FIVB Men’s Volleyball International Qualifier, Day 3:

POOL A (Varna, Bulgaria):

Egypt – Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-17, 31-29, 25-17)

Bulgaria – Brazil 2-3 (25-23, 25-19, 30-32, 16-25, 11-15)

POOL B (Rotterdam, the Netherlands):

Netherlands – USA 1-3 (18-25, 20-25, 25-17, 21-25)

South Korea – Belgium 0-3 (25-27, 21-25, 24-26)

POOL C (Bari, Italy):

Cameroon – Australia 0-3 (17-25, 16-25, 18-25)

Serbia – Italy 0-3 (16-25, 19-25, 19-25)

POOL D (Gdańsk, Poland):

France – Tunisia 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22)

Poland – Slovenia 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21)

POOL E (Saint Petersburg, Russia):

Cuba – Mexico 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-22)

Russia – Iran 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-23)

POOL F (Ningbo, China):

Canada – Finland 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-20)

China – Argentina 2-3 (25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 25-18, 9-15)




Since you are here…

…we have a small favor to ask. WorldofVolley is one of the most popular volleyball websites in the world that provides many volleyball news daily. We are covering many worldwide competitions, trying to inform all of our fans by publishing the breaking news.

Since we want to keep our future much secure, consider this donate button as a way to support our work and to help us grow.


Related Articles

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.