Olympics-Volleyball-Brazil Overpower Hosts Japan To Face Roc in …

Olympics: Brazil Steamrolls Japan to Move into Volleyball Semis

On Tuesday, Japan’s men’s volleyball team lost 3-0 to Brazil in the quarterfinals. Brazil is regarded as one of the best teams in the world. Japan, which had advanced to the semifinals thanks to a last-match victory over Iran in the group stage.

Olympics-Volleyball-Brazil Overpower Hosts Japan To Face Roc in …

Olympics: Brazil Steamrolls Japan to Move into Volleyball Semis

Itas swept at Ariake Arena by the current Olympic, World Cup, and Nations League champions by scores of 25-20, 25-22, and 25-20. Strong tournament performers Yuki Ishikawa and Yuji Nishida added 17 and 13 points, respectively, but received little support from their teammates.

Ishikawa admitted that the outcome was disappointing because “we got this far with good performances.” We still have room for improvement in terms of how well we execute each play.

Yoandy Leal Hidalgo, Wallace De Souza, and Ricardo Lucarelli Souza, a bruising Brazilian frontline trio, scored a whopping 41 points between them. Although De Souza was a formidable blocking presence, Leal Hidalgo was the team’s most lethal spiker.

Volleyball-Brazil set up Semi-Final Clash with ROC, Poland Out

South American rivals Argentina stunned Italy and will next face France. While defending champions Brazil beat hosts Japan in straight sets on Tuesday to set up a semi-final clash with the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). With 21 points, France’s Jean Patry was the team’s top scorer, and the 16 points they earned from blocks were a big help.

“That was incredible. We continued playing nonstop the whole time. The joy I feel is immense “Patry stated. France will play Argentina, a team they lost to in the pool stage in five sets, on Thursday in an attempt to exact some measure of revenge for that defeat.

Earlier, Argentina prevailed over Italy in a hard-fought five-set match, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 14-25, 15-12, thanks in large part to an ace from the match’s leading scorer, Facundo Conte. They had not reached the semi-finals since Sydney 2000, so they formed a circle, started singing, and jumped around in ecstasy.


Japan’s best chance was in the second set, when they were up 17-14; however, Brazil came back to win the set, and then went on to win the match in the deciding third set. The Russian Olympic Committee, who advanced past Canada in three sets (25-21, 30-28, 25-22), will be their opponents on Thursday’s semifinal.

In the last Olympics, Brazil eliminated the Russians in the semi-finals. Argentines, who beat Italy 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 14-25, 15-12, will face France, who advanced by beating Poland 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21, 15-9.


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