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WCH 2022: All results of August 28 @ Ljubljana – Slovenia

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Third Day of matches in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship.
In first two of the day, Cuba overcomes surprisingly tough resistance of Qatar, while Brazil books first Round of 16 ticket!

In details, Cuba, despite dropping a set to Qatar, took the first victory. For them there was no other option than to leave the hall in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana today with a victory given they lost to Brazil on Day 1. It was to win or say goodbye to the competition. And they did it, by winning the match in four sets (25:21, 25:21, 22:25, 25:19). Even though Qatar, the weakest rival (at least on paper) in Pool B, was on the other side of the net, the Caribbeans showed less confidence than expected, making 35 unforced errors, including 21 from the service line. Yes, almost a set!
The first and second sets passed without major problems, while Qatar won the third set but in the fourth, Cuba again showed why they came out as favorites. Jesús Herrera scored 22 points on the winning sidec while Robertlandy Simón made 4 blocks and 71.43% attack (11/14). Belal Nabel Abunabot was the most prolific player with 11 points on the losing side who’s at 0-2 and no points, while Ibrahim Ibrahim made 4 blocks.

Brazil swept Japan to win their second Pool B match and finish at the Top-2 of the current charts, thus securing the first slot in the Round of 16. Outside hitter Yoandy Leal with 17 points drove the South Americans to a clear 3-0 (25:21, 25:18, 25:16) win after the Asian team had a good start in the opening set in which it opened a four-point advantage, until the 16-12. But, when Brazil leveled at 18-18, they never looked back. Yuki Ishikawa scored 10 points for Japan, who are now at 1-1 and with 3 points in the standings.

Standings (updated on this day) of Pool B
Brazil 5
Cuba 4
Japan 3
Qatar 0

Germany celebrated first victory in the second game at the World Championships.
In Pool D they beat Cameroon in straight sets, dominating for a large part of the game (30:28, 25:14, 25:19)
Although the Africans aren’t a world-class team, they are surely a team with a great enthusiasm, which was put out in the first set in which Germany needed to take 30 points take it. After the opening defeat against France in which they failed to break a head-to-head negative record, it was important for the German team to win against Cameroon in order to stay alive for a progression to the Round of 16.
Moritz Reichert scored 15 points on the winning side, while Julian Zenger made 73.33% reception (11 successful digs and 4 attempts out of a total of 15).

In the last match of the day, France survived co-hosts Slovenia.
At the end of a match of incredible intensity in a heated atmosphere in Ljubljana, Andrea Giani’s guys beat Slovenia in the tie-break after saving three match points in an amazing fourth set (25:21, 22:25, 23:25, 34:32, 15:7). It was the second match for both sides in the event after which the reigning Olympic champions qualified for the Round of 16. Led by 11,000 spectators at the Arena Stožice, Slovenia was on the verge of a win: apart from having three match points in the fourth set, Slovenia had 20-17 before that. However France staged a great turnaround before claiming the tie-break without lot of difficult and reaching 2-0 and 5 points in the current charts. The hosts, on the other hand, are at 1-1 and 4 points. Earvin Ngapeth stood out for France with 29 points, while Nicolas Le Goff also contributed with 4 winning blocks, and Barthélémy Chinenyeze was amazing in the attack with an impressive 92.86% (13/14)! Klemen Čebulj scored 18 points on the losing side, while Jan Kozamernik made 5 blocks.

Standings (updated on this day) of Pool D
France 5
Slovenia 4
Germany 3
Cameroon 0

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🏐| 2022 FIVB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: POOL STAGE

August 28, 2022

👉🏼 Pool B | 11:00 (Local Time) | 📍 Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Cuba – Qatar 3-1 (25:21, 25:21, 22:25, 25:19)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

👉🏼 Pool B | 14:00 (Local Time) 📍 Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Brazil – Japan 3-0 (25:21, 25:18, 25:16)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

👉🏼 Pool D | 17:30 (Local Time) | 📍 Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Germany – Cameroon 3-0 (30:28, 25:14, 25:19)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

Pool C | 17:30 (Local Time) | 📍 Katowice, Poland
• United States – Bulgaria 3-0 (25:20, 25:23, 26:24)

👉🏼 Pool D | 20:30 (Local Time) | 📍 Ljubljana, Slovenia
• France – Slovenia 3-2 (25:21, 22:25, 23:25, 34:32, 15:7)
| PHOTOGALLERY OF THE MATCH

Pool C | 20:30 (Local Time) | 📍 Katowice, Poland
Poland – Mexico 3-0 (25:17, 25:14, 25:19)

🏐| NEXT MATCHES | August 29, 2022

Pool E | 11:00 (Local Time) | 📍 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Canada – China 3-0 (25:23, 25:21, 25:23) 📸
Pool F | 14:00 (Local Time) | 📍 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Argentina – Netherlands 2-3 (30:28, 25:20, 21:25, 25:27, 9:15) 📸
Pool F | 17:30 (Local Time) | 📍 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Iran – Egypt 3-1 (25:14, 25:19, 22:25, 24:26) 📸
Pool A | 17:30 (Local Time) | 📍 Katowice, Poland
Serbia – Puerto Rico 3-0 (26:24, 25:21, 25:16)
Pool A | 20:30 (Local Time) | 📍 Katowice, Poland
Ukraine – Tunisia 3-0 (25:21, 25:19, 25:15)
Pool E | 21:15 (Local Time) | 📍 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Italy – Türkiye 3-0 (25:18, 25:20, 25:22) 📸

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