27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Volleyball. Preview of competition day

The men’s quarterfinals and women’s semifinals in volleyball will be held on July 14 at the Zilant, Bustan and Olympiets Sports Complexes as well as the Saint Petersburg Volleyball Centre as part of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan.

The men’s teams will also compete for ranks 9 through 23. The first semifinal of the day will feature two neighbours, Poland and Ukraine. The Poles had a tough time in the quarterfinal but managed to win over South Korea in the end with a score of 3:2, while the Ukrainians easily dealt with their opponent, Canada, to a score of 3:0.

The other semifinal matches of the day will be Russia vs. Brazil and Japan vs. Czech Republic. The first match for ranks 5 through 8 will be between Korea and Canada, followed by Brazil and Czech Republic. The Belorusians and Latvians will compete to be in the top 10.

The women will be holding final matches for various places in the rankings. The Canadian and Japanese teams will be competing for ranks 5 and 6. A match between Chinese Taipei and North Korea will determine rankings 7 and 8, while Czech Republic and Slovakia will fight for ranks 9 and 10.

Yesterday’s matches included the men’s quarterfinals between Poland and Korea – 3:2, Ukraine and Canada – 3:0, Czech Republic and Japan – 1:3, Russia and Brazil – 3:0.

In the women’s semifinals, Poland met with Brazil – 1:3, while Russia played Thailand – 3:0. Thus the women’s final match will be between Russia and Brazil.

At the first game for ranks 5 through 8, Japan defeated North Korea 3:0.

The volleyball tournament at the Summer Universiade 2013 will be held from July 6 to the 16 at the Bustan, Zilant and Olympiets Sports Complexes as well as the Saint Petersburg Volleyball Centre.

There are 2 medal events up for grabs in the volleyball team competition. 428 athletes from 28 countries applied to participate in the volleyball tournament at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate