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Serbia back to winning ways against China


Serbian players were taller against China and thus they controlled the net and here triple block in their play off match in Izmir

 Izmir, Turkey, August 30, 2013 – Unmotivated Serbia flew past China 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-16) in the play off for classification 9 to 16 positions of FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Friday.

 Playing with most of the squad list, the Serbians who were big contenders for the title before the competition entered the match without spirit specially their main stars, forcing the coach to make a lot of substitutions where they proved consistent to win the match without any suffering.

 Serbia's attacker Drazen Luburic led his team scorers with 19 points including 4 ace services. On the other hand China's Zhenghui Liang contributed 9 points for his team as best scorer.

 The Serbian coach Sinisa Reljic started the match with most of the standing players, but after he dominated the first set, he started to substitute the main players gradually till he played by the second team by the end of the match.

 The big height difference was the key factor for Serbia to control the match, while the Chinese players tried to enter the match in the second set but they failed against the sharp services sent from the Serbian team. Even though the substitutes were more enthusiastic in the third set to perform well so they could easily win the third set.

 

 

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