F I V B  FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL
PRESS RELEASE 30.05.2004

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Australia claim second Olympic ticket

Tokyo, Japan, May 30, 2004 - Despite suffering a 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-23) defeat at the hands of Iran on Sunday, Australia claimed the second Olympic ticket on offer at the World Olympic Qualification tournament in Tokyo to join France, who were declared winners of the tournament on Saturday.

Australia finished with the same points as China but their set ratio difference was too great.

China needed a comprehensive win over Canada and although they won 3-0, for their fifth win against two losses, the 25-22 25-19 25-17 scoreline was big enough for China to peg back the point ratio difference and beat Australia for the second Olympic ticket as the top Asian side.


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