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WCH U21 M: Russia, Italy and Poland secured places in the semifinals of the U21 World Championship, one place remains open

by WoV
source: en.volleyballworld.com

After a 3-0 victory over Brazil (27-25, 25-21, 31-29), Russia became the first team to secure a place in the semifinals of the U21 World Championship. From Pool F, the other semifinalist will be Poland after beating Bulgaria 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-12) in a dramatic match. Bulgaria led 2-0, but Poland managed to turn around and win. In today’s match, Poland will play against Russia and determine the final standings in pool F.

Brazil v Russia – Photo: en.volleyballworld.com

In Pool E, Italy defeated Czech Republic 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-15) and Argentina beat Belgium 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21). Italy is mathematically first, while the last semifinalist and second-placed team will be known after a direct clash between Argentina and the Czech Republic.

1st to 8th place 

Pool E (Cagliari – Italy)

Belgium – Argentina 1-3 (21-25, 25-23, 19-25, 21-25)

Italy – Czech Republic 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-15)

Argentina – Czech Republic

Italy – Belgium

Pool F (Sofia – Bulgaria)

Russia – Brazil 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 31-29)

Poland – Bulgaria 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22,15-12)

Poland – Russia

Brazil – Bulgaria

STANDINGS

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