Italy and Russia to play for U19 World Title
TUNIS, Tunisia, August 30, 2019 – Russia and Italy will
clash for the gold medal of the FIVB U19 Boys’ Volleyball
World Championship while Argentina and Egypt will battle for
the bronze medal on Friday.
In the semifinals of Thursday, Russia defeated Argentina 3-0
(25-21, 25-18, 27-25) while Italy cruised past Egypt 3-0
(25-18, 25-16, 25-17).
Cuba will play Korea for the 11th position while United
States will meet Chinese Taipei for the 15th place following
losses to Brazil and Germany, respectively.
Cuba was blanked by Brazil 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-20) in the
round for the 9-12 positions, while Germany defeated United
States 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 25-14) in the round for
Mexico and Dominican Republic finished in the 18th and 19th
positions after the conclusion of the round-robin between
the teams that finished in the bottom of the preliminary
In Thursday’s matches, Mexico defeated Tunisia v 3-2 (21-25,
20-25, 25-14, 25-23, 15-10) while Dominican Republic
defeated Colombia 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 11-25, 29-27).
Tunisia, Mexico and Dominican Republic all finished with 2-1
records but were ranked in that mentioned order as Tunisia
got 7 points against 5 each by Mexico and Dominican Republic
with Mexico computing a better set-ratio.