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WC M: Argentina silences Tokyo crowd, beating hosts in three sets

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Japan is always difficult opponent when it’s a host, but Argentina scared it away with a confident play, establishing dominance from the first to last point and not letting home crowd in Tokyo to have too many things to be joyful about 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-21).




Argentinians opened the match with 3-0 which determined the rest of the Set 1. With a good serving, the South Americans prevented recognizable fast attacks of Japanese players 16-10. At 19-15 for Argentina, Japan approached to 19-18 and even managed to level at 24-24. Still, with Yanagida’s long serve and Japanese poor reception in the next point, it was 26-24 for Argentina.

It seemed that Ishikawa emptied the ammunition in the first set, but Conte has just started to use his in Set 2 and Argentina took three key points in a row at 13-all. Solé’s block and De Cecco’s ace sealed Japanese destiny in this set 25-22.

At 5-all in Set 3, Conte stepped on a service line at 4-5 and didn’t move in the next four points giving his team a decisive 3-point lead. Then, Ishikawa woke up and with Shimizu’s support, led Japan to 13-all. Argentina scored three in a row at that result and maintained the gap to the end mostly thanks to Palacios and Solé 25-21.

Top scorers: Facundo Conte in Argentina – 13 points, Yuki Ishikawa in Japan – 19 points. Argentinawas dominant in blocking 11-3

See World Cup standing!

World Cup 2015 / Male / Seniors, Today’s schedule

Date/Time Teams Set Result per set
21. 09. 2015 10:10 Italy vs Russia

25:15; 26:24; 25:18

21. 09. 2015 10:30 Egypt  vs Tunisia 23:25; 25:21; 23:25; 25:17; 15:11
21. 09. 2015 14:10 Australia vs Iran 27:25; 27:25; 25:22
21. 09. 2015 14:10 Canada vs Venezuela 25:18; 25:22; 25:23
21. 09. 2015 14:15 Japan vs Argentina 24:26; 22:25; 21:25
21. 09. 2015 17:10 USA vs Poland 25:17; 19:25; 23:25; 15:25


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