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WC M: Japan is tough, but Italy knows how to deal with these teams

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

When you play against home team you can never count on easy win. Italian national team knew that and didn’t lose its head even when Japan was close on a scoreboard during first two sets 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-15). Now, Italy has four wins in five rounds at the 2015 FIVB World Cup.



Despite having a confident start 7-3, Italy couldn’t break the opponent completely 19-17. Only thanks to superb Ivan Zaytsev, Italy secured Set 1 (25-21).

Second set brought even more uncertainty as it was 15-all. But, as the set was approaching to its end, Japanese pressure loosened (25-20).

When Zaytsev needed some rest, Italy had Osmany Juantorena who pushed his team forward with a few aces at start of Set 3 for 8-2. There was no coming back for Japan especially when Zaytsev sent several bombs from the service line to finish the match (25-15).

Zaytsev scored game-high 16 points. On the ither side, Masahiro Yanagida noted 15.

World Cup 2015 DAY 5 / Male / Seniors

Date/Time Teams Set Result per set
13. 09. 2015 12:10 Egypt vs USA 20:25; 13:25; 21:25
13. 09. 2015 12:10 Venezuela vs Poland 27:25; 23:25; 16:25; 23:25
13. 09. 2015 15:10 Canada vs Australia 32:34; 25:15; 25:21; 27:29; 20:18
13. 09. 2015 15:10 Argentina vs Tunisia 25:20; 25:19; 25:20
13. 09. 2015 18:40 Iran vs Russia 24:26; 18:25; 20:25 
13. 09. 2015 19:20 Italy vs Japan 25:21; 25:20; 25:15

See standings.


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