Recently, the World Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has officially finalized the schedule of volleyball at the Olympic Tokyo 2020, after selecting enough 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams on continents to win the right to participate. projected. On July 25, the men’s content will start, while the women’s content will take place one day later (starting July 26).
In the men’s event, the defending Brazilian champions Group B were very tense, clashing with Argentina, Russia, the United States, Tunisia and France. Interestingly, the top 3 volleyball backgrounds in the world Brazil, USA and Russia have won the same gold medal in the Olympic arena 3 times in the past (Russia was formerly the Soviet Union, having won gold at the 1964 Olympic Games, 1968 and 1980).
Brazil was the nearest team to ascend to the throne in Rio de Janeiro 2016, while the US and Russia won gold in the 2012 and 2008 seasons. But surely, both the US and Russia want to improve their rankings at the Olympics now, do not want to continue to face each other in the third match as in 2016 (then, the US team won 3-2 to win bronze).
According to the schedule in Group B, Brazil will play the first match against Tunisia on July 25, while the US team will face France and Russia against Argentina. The match against the first team in this group took place on 27-7, when the US vs Russia.
In Group A, the Italian runner-up team is highly appreciated, standing out over the same group rivals as Poland, Japan, Venezuela, Canada and Iran. In particular, in an effort to make the dream of the first Olympic champions come true, the team from the country of boots will enlist “plan” fast group stage to focus on the next round. The opponents that are expected to get in the way of the first place in Group A are Poland, Canada and especially the “unknown” Japan, the host team of the Olympic Tokyo 2020 Games.
Italy will play its first match on July 25 against Canada, while Japan will play Venezuela and Poland will play Iran on the same day.
In the women’s content (starting from July 26), the special tone is expected in Group A, which brings together both the Brazilian candidate and the two volleyball backgrounds that have made a great deal in Olympic history, Japan. and Serbia. The hosts Japan twice won the 1964 and 1976 Olympics, including the first 1964 Olympics they played as the host.
Serbia has recently surprised, especially at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The representative of the European women’s volleyball village made it to the finals, and even after failing to beat the Chinese team (Serbia lost 1-3), the team also wrote a new page full of competition. for Serbian volleyball.
Protecting the HCB plate is not easy, but the current world champion that teachers and coaches Zoran Terzic holds (won in 2018), and the title of European Championship 2019, are the facilities For this team to continue to believe in a good journey of themselves. In this group A, in addition to the trio of Serbia, Brazil and Japan, there are Korean teams, Dominican Republic and Kenya.
In Group B, the war of the top rankings is even more fierce, when the current Chinese champion will face the heavy opponents: the US, Russia, Italy, while Argentina and Turkey all want Make a special impression.
Women’s content schedule.
Coach Karch Kiraly has an advantage when preparing the plan to summon the US team, that his students have been playing in the top volleyball tournaments in the world, in countries like Brazil, Japan, China, Italy, Turkey and Russia, so playing more football and experiencing with many subjects will help the US team feel more confident in the race to the peak of the Olympic Tokyo 2020 Games, the arena that they still dreamed but never won a gold medal in his entire history.
Three times in the past, the US team came close to winning, but ended up losing to China (at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles) and the last two times against Brazil (at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and London 2012).
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