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RIO 2016 M: Did this affect the outcome of finals? Controversial call by referee (VIDEO)

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During the third set of the 2016 Rio Olympics Men’s Volleyball final (at 2-0 and 17-15 for Italy), a controversial referee’s call has occured and, maybe, influenced on the outcome of the match.


A video posted by Voleyvideo (@voleyvideo) onAug 22, 2016 at 8:35am PDT

The Best Opposite Hitter of the tournament, Wallace Souza from Brazil, spiked the ball and it went out of bounds. First referee, the Russian Andrey Zenovich, awarded the point to Italy who had 18-15 lead.

But, because the net has shaken, Brazil’s head coach Bernardo Rezende requested video challenge. It showed that Italian Osmany Juantorena touched the net, but he did it because Wallace hit him in the hand. Nevertheless, Zenovich changed his call and awarded a point to Brazil. So, instead of 18-15 it was only 17-16 for Italy.

What do you think on this call?


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