With the victories, the four teams also booked the tickets to the FIVB World Youth Boys’ Volleyball Championship in Mexico in 2013.
Korea relied on strong blocking to earn a hard-fought 3-2 (25-21,25-15,18-25,22-25,21-19) victory over strong Indian Team in more than two hours and became the first team to enter semi-finals.
Korean boys easily took the first two sets but India rallied back with strong attacking to level the set at 2-2, forcing the match into the tiebreaker, in which Korea and India exchange lead until 20-19 when Capitan of Korea Jeong Dong-Geun blew a sharp spike to win a crucial point. Jeong Dnog–Geun and Suraj G. Naik both claimed 25.
Head coach of India Abhimanyu Singh commented “Both played well, in tiebreak we were in edge of win three times, but we were not lucky.”
Korean head coach Kim Young-Il remarked “Our Capitan was ace player in our team. I am satisfied with all my players and we are very happy to be qualified for the World Youth boys Championship of 2013.”
The semifinal fixture:
9th to 10th: Australia vs. Kazakhstan
5th to 8th: Thailand vs. Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka vs. India
1st to 4th: Iran vs. Japan, China vs. Korea
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