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ROAD TO RIO M: Poland turn into beast mode to down Canada in tie-break

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Poland have survived! After a stunning match at the World Olympic tournament in Japan, Stephane Antiga's side has written down two points. They barely beat Canada in five sets 3-2 (25-18, 17-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-9).



The World champions easily found solution for the rival in the first set. Afterwards, the Canadian national team started playing much better and took over the control of the match. They tied in sets after 25:17 in the second part of the game and Hoag’s side had big lead in the third set 19:15!

Antiga’s side somehow managed to make comeback and to turnaround the score with 10-2 scoring run! Poland got the lead again.

But, Canada simply didn’t want to surrender. In the fourth set we saw another answer of Hoag’s side to tie the score in sets 2:2!

In the tie-break Poland responded very well with a good reception and good passing. They turned into beast mode, especially Bartosz Kurek. After a few minutes on the scoreboard result was 11:3 for the World Champions. Canada had to surrender…

Four players had double digits in Poland: Kurek 21, Mika 18, Kubiak 12, Bieniek 12. On the other side, four players had double digits as well: Gordon Perrin 18, Schmitt 17, Vandoorn 11, Hoag 10.


Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 28. 05. 2016 10:00 Iran vs Australia 3:0 25:19; 25:17; 25:18    
2nd game 28. 05. 2016 12:45 China vs France 1:3 13:25; 25:22; 23:25; 21:25    
3rd game 28. 05. 2016 15:30 Poland vs Canada 3:2 25:18; 17:25; 25:21; 18:25; 15:9    
4th game 28. 05. 2016 19:10 Japan vs Venezuela 0:0      

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