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WL: Germany overpower Japan in opening fixture

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Germany defeated Japan in straight sets (28-26, 25-19, 25-16) in the opening Pool D match of the FIVB World League on Friday evening.

Japanes triple block of Tatsuya Fukuzawa, Akihiro Yamauchi and Kunihiro Shimizu


The two teams are historically matched, with four wins each in previous FIVB meetings, but in front of a crowd of 1,500, a German side missing star player Georg Grozer did the job in just 88 minutes.

Christian Fromm from Germany and Tatsuya Fukuzawa from Japan scored 15 points each. Stats


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