France started the match more aggressively and succeeded to have the start fever through their concentrated attacks and the proper services. France led 7-3 in stuff blocking, and 4-0 in serve aces.
After a great start, France was ahead 25-17 in the first set, before Venezuela played their best in attacks during the second set using Martinez to penetrate the solid French block as they led many times but France succeeded to win the crucial points to win narrowly 26-24.
Again, France regained their dominance in the third set to win widely 25-18 with Winkelmuller doing a great role.
France super attacking power Julien Winkelmuller led his team scorers with 17 points, while Trevor Clevenot scored 8. Jose Martinez contributed with 10 points for Venezuela as his team’s best scorer, followed with Willner Rivas (11).
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