Japan spikers hold off Kazakhstan

first_imgIn the day’s opening Pool H match, Iran overcame South Korea 19-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-17, 15-12.The top two teams from the round-robin competition here qualify for the world championship. China and Australia have already taken the other two Asian berths after advancing from Group G in Chengdu, China, earlier this month. KOMAKI, Aichi Pref. (Kyodo) Japan defeated Kazakhstan in four sets on Friday in an Asian qualifier for next year’s FIVB Men’s World Volleyball Championship in Italy.Tatsuya Fukuzawa had a match-high 19 points as the Japanese got off on the right foot in their bid to win one of the final two Asian berths up for grabs, prevailing 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 25-16 at Komaki Municipal Sports Gymnasium. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

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