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WL 2016: Group 2 semifinals – Canada sweep Turkey, Portugal cause upset vs. Netherlands

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Canada and Final Four hosts advanced into the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League – Group 2 final.

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In the first ever encounter between Canada and Turkey in the World League, North American side prevailed in straight-sets to earn final clash with the hosts 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-23). John Gordon Perrin topped Canada’s scorers with 20 points. Baturalp Güngör scored a point less for Turkey National Team.

In the other semifinal, supported by the nearly 5,000 fans in Matosinhos, Portugal downed favorites The Netherlands 3-1 (25-22, 26-24, 17-25, 29-27). Hugo Gaspar became the hero of his national team, leading its scorers with 21 points. On the other side, Wouter Ter Maat had 17 points.

 

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