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Italians hope for winds of change against USA on Sunday

U.S. players are pleased with their progress at the World League

A typhoon in the vicinity of Fontanarossa Airport delayed the arrival of the Italian and U.S. Men's National Teams in Catania, Italy for the second match of their 2009 FIVB World League series slated for Sunday.

Italian coach Andrea Anastasi cancelled a training session scheduled for late Saturday afternoon, giving the team a break following two consecutive losses at the tournament (to China on June 13 And to the USA on Friday).

The Italian manager said he a little concerned with his players, who he felt did not display the right attitude during the crucial moments of the opening game against the U.S. in Florence.

The team must respond in Catania or risk slipping to a 1-3 record.

The U.S. players were particularly happy with their second success in a row following a confident performance in receiving.

The PalaCatania announced that Sunday's match is sold out, which should give the Azzurri a much-needed boost in the crucial first round match.


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