It was the first Finland’s participation at the WCH since 1982. They were eliminated in the first round. But, it seems that they won’t back home after the first round.
Osmany Santiago’s domination from the service line, gave Cuba 1-0 lead. Finland couldn’t find a way to break the sequence of 19-year-old Osmany’s serve.
The second set didn’t bring anything new, Cuba continued with a good play. Captain Cepede scored a point for the lead at the first TTO 8-3. They had advantage of six points at the second TTO and it was enough to clinch the set by 25-20.
But, in the third part we have seen an answer from Finland. Cuba managed to save two set points before captain Sitala scored a point for taking the set 27-25.
Finland took control over the game and in the fourth set they were better again 25-23 and in tie break they completely turnaround the score and took the WIN!
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