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Thailand claim second victory, Vietnam win first at Asian World Champs Qualification

Wang-ting Chen spikes against double block from Thai players

Komaki, Japan, September 6, 2013 – Thailand brought home the second successive victory, while and Vietnam enjoyed their first win, on the third day of Pool A’s Asian Men’s Final Qualification Tournament for FIVB World Championships 2014 on Friday.

At the end of the three-day competition, both Thailand and Japan kept perfect record with two wins while Chinese Taipei and Vietnam have a record of one win and one loss. Australia is winless.

The top two teams in the event will qualify for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship to be held in Poland. 

Thailand beat Chinese Taipei 3-0 for their second victory

Thailand defeated Chinese Taipei with a three-set sweep (25-8, 25-14, 19-25) for their second victory. Both Thailand and Chinese Taipei performed well in digging, but Thailand won the long rallies that gave them the game. Thailand’s top scorer, Onuma Sittirak encouraged his teammates by scoring 15 points. Wang-Ting Chen, top scorer from Chinese Taipei also got 15 points to lead his team, but Chinese Taipei was not able to get any set.

Thailand’s head coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai expressed his pleasure.

“It was very difficult for us to get every point and to win this game,” he said. “It was very hard game for us. Once again, I would like to congratulate my players and my team staff to do a good job. We hope we will do better for next game (against Vietnam).”

Vietnam get first victory with 3-1 over Australia

Vietnam gained their first win 3-1 (25-8, 25-14, 23-25, 25-16) victory against Australia. In the first and second sets, Vietnam took the initiative in the game. Vietnam played well in offense and defense, so Australia had difficulty in getting points. In the third set, Australia recovered their performance and got points with powerful spikes by Rachel Rourke; the best scorer of the match with a total of 24 points. In the beginning of the fourth set, Vietnam clinched eight points in a row. Vietnam played well in digging and didn’t allow Australia to get a set any more.

“We played better than yesterday’s match (against Japan),” said Vietnam’s head coach. “We learned many things from Japan’s performance. We have two more matches in this competition and I hope we will play better than yesterday and today.”


Standing as of September 6












    2             2           0




    2             2           0




    2             1           1  




    3             1           2




    3             0           3


Competition Schedule and results

September 4, 2013

Thailand vs. Australia 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-17)

Japan vs. Chinese Taipei 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-10), 

September 5, 2013

Chinese Taipei vsAustralia 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-22) 
Japan vs
. Vietnam 3-0 (25-9, 25-16, 25-20)

September 6, 2013

Thailand vs. Chinese Taipei 3-0(25-8, 25-14, 19-25 )

Australia vs. Vietnam 1-3 (8-25, 14-25, 25-23, 16-25)

September 7, 2013

16:30 - Vietnam vs. Thailand
19:20 - Japan vs
. Australia

September 8, 2013

11:00 - Chinese Taipei vs. Vietnam
14:00 - Japan vs
. Thailand

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