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VNL M: Serbia Suffers Painful Defeat on Road to Paris Olympics

by WoV

The Serbian national team experienced a heartbreaking loss in their quest for a spot in the Paris Olympics. In a dramatic five-set match in Ottawa, the Argentinian team triumphed over Serbia, winning 28-26, 25-18, 18-25, 22-25, and 15-13.

Serbia vs Argentina – Photo: Volleyball World

This defeat marks Serbia’s second loss in the Ottawa tournament, following a win against the Netherlands and a loss to the USA. Including previous matches in Brazil, Serbia has now lost five of their last six games in the Nations League, complicating their path to Olympic qualification.

Serbia’s Olympic hopes are now tenuous, with Cuba and the Netherlands as their main competitors for the remaining qualification spot. Cuba currently leads with 250.64 points, while Serbia has 243.57 points after the loss to Argentina cost them 1.77 points. Serbia faces a critical upcoming tournament, with a decisive match against Cuba likely determining their fate.

In another match of the Pool 4 in Ottawa, Turkey and Germany played the second-longest set in Nations League history, with Turkey winning 44-42 after nearly 50 minutes of play. Despite this intense set, Germany ultimately secured a hard-fought 3-2 victory (25-22, 42-44, 25-23, 19-25, 15-12).

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