Polish volleyballers beat Italy hands down
The world champions Poland had no problem with sealing their fourth victory at the men’s volleyball World Cup in Japan, defeating Italy 3:0 (25:18, 25:18) on Sunday.
Polish volleyball team at 2019 FIVB World Cup in Japanphoto: FIVB
Poland controlled the game from the outset to the last ball as the Italians could not find a way to stop Cuban-born Wilfredo Leon, who joined the Polish team in July, and Aleksander Śliwka who both finished the match with 15 points. The game was mainly one-sided with the Squadra Azzurra being the worthy opponent only in the final set.
Having scored their 4th win and lost only one game in the tournament – against the US on Friday, Poland is ranked third with 12 points after Brazil and the USA.
Poland will play its next game on Wednesday, against Russia.
Poland is one of the world’s strongest teams, it is the reigning World Champion since 2014 and is ranked fourth in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) ranking.
Source: PAP, IARPolska-IE