Road to the World Championship. Japan 3-0 rematch with Finland.

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Japan took revenge against Finland in the second friendly match. The Asian team has imposed quite sharply 3-0 with following scores: 25-18 25-21 25-17. Sammuelvo after losing the first set has greatly revolved his formation, while Nakagaichi has deployed from beginning to end Yanagida, author of good match (13 points 57% in attack and 64% in reception) holding for the whole match on the bench Ishikawa. Still good also the young opposite Nishida, with 13 points.

Japan and Finland in World Championship:
Japan: POOL A, Italy, Rome and Florence. Argentina, Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, Japan, Dominican Republic.
Finland: POOL D, Bulgaria, Varna. Bulgaria, Poland, Iran, Finland, Cuba, Porto Rico.