27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Japan men's volleyball team to play against Russia in Universiade semifinal

The Japanese volleyball team will compete aginst Russia in the fin al of the Universiade tournament.

The Japanese team beat the Czech Republic and advanced to the semifinal of the Universiade volleyball torunament. 


Universiade. Day 8. Volleyball © RIA Novosti/Evgeny Biyatov

The quarterfinal match on Saturday ended with a score of 3-1 (25:21, 25:22, 23:25, 26:24) in favour of the Japanese. The top scorer in the winning team was Takasi Dekita, who contributed 20 points. The Czech volleyballers  - Fort Dominic and Jan Kuliha - scored 22 points each for their team. Team Russia will be Japan's rival in the semifinal. Another semifinal pair will be Ukraine and Poland. The semis will be held on July 14. The Czech Republic will compete for 5th-8th places with Brazil. 

R-Sport, July 13