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.
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
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
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.
head coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai expressed his pleasure.
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
first victory with 3-1 over Australia
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.
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
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 vs. Australia 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