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Japan's numbers add up against Venezuela

Beijing, China, August 11, 2008 - The numbers 12, 17, 12 in 19, 22, 19 were the perfect description for such a one-way match.

That’s the number of points scored in the minutes played by Venezuela in losing their second match of the Olympic Games against Japan.

When a game ends up with such a big difference any tactical or technical analysis is totally useless.

For instance, in the first set the Venezuela players scored only seven points; the other five were Japanese errors.

The Venezuelans, the youngest Women’s Volleyball team in Beijing 2008, were completely wrapped up because of the efficient service of Japan, which made complex any attacking solution.

In the second and third set Tomas Fernandez’s girls failed to perform better against their opponents’ steadiness and better skills.