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Teams in preparation mode for 2013 World Grand Prix season

 
Turkey is hoping to improve their third place finish at the 2012 World Grand Prix Finals held in Ningbo, China

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 6, 2013 - The 2013 edition of the international women's volleyball tournament, the Alassio Cup, is scheduled to be held at the Palalassio Ravizza in the Italian city of Alassio from from 7 to 9 June. This year’s competition will see the participation of Italy, Japan, Turkey and 2012 Olympic Champions, Brazil. The four teams are participating in the tournament in preparation for the FIVB World Grand Prix which takes place from August 2 to September 1.

In the lead up to the Alassio Cup, Brazil won a friendly match against Italy 3-1 (21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-25) in the Italian city of Loano.
 After losing the first two sets, the Italian side redeemed themselves in the third.  The Best Scorer of the match was Valentina Diouf who turned in a great performance, closing at 25 points.

Making their season debut with the Italian national team, players Chiara Di Lulio, Martina Guiggi and Enrica Merlo, also took part in another friendly match against Japan in the lead up to tomorrow’s start of the Alassio Cup. All tournament matches will be broadcast live on the internet and on Sportitalia by Sportube.

Alassio Cup Match Schedule

Friday, June 7

17.30

Brazil-Turkey

20:30

Italy-Japan

Saturday, June 8

17.30

Brazil-Japan

20:30

Italy-Turkey

Sunday, June 9

15:30

Japan-Turkey

18:30

Italy-Brazil






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