Poland had no trouble and defeated Australia 3:0 (25:18, 25:20, 25:9) in a match of the FIVB World Cup taking place in Japan.
Polish national volleyball team defeated Egypt 3:0 (25:19, 25:18, 25:16) in a match of the FIVB World Cup taking place in Japan.see more
Before the clash with Poland, Australia had won only one match in the World Cup. They defeated Russia 3:2, having lost all other games. Poles, on the other hand, won six out their seven matches.
In the first part of the game Poland, thanks to the good performance of the team’s leaders Michał Kubiak and Bartosz Kurek, as well as Marcin Komenda, the setter, quickly started to assert control over the events on the court. Although the Australian team tried to concentrate on defence, they were unable to stand up to the Poles who won the first set 25:18.
In the second part, the Poles again started to quickly gain an advantage. Then, Mark Lebedew, the coach of Australia, sent to the pitch Lincoln Alexander Williams, one of the leaders of the team, and the Australians managed to catch up. At that stage of the match, both teams started to make mistakes, but the Poles were able to retake the lead and eventually won 25:20.
The third and last set proved that Poland is one of the teams vying for the final victory in FIVB World Cup. In the middle of this part of the game, the Poles lead by all of 10 points, but it was still not enough for them. Finally, they demolished their rivals 25:9. This was the first case of a set during this edition of World Cup in which a team did not exceed ten points.
Poland’s next match will be on Sunday. The red-and-white will face the leader of the World Cup table, Brazil, which is yet to lose a single game. On Friday, they won against Tunisia, the last team in the tournament’s ranking.