SAITAMA LIFTS JAPAN TO 2nd ROUND
Thanks for Saitama crowd, home Japan deserved a win 25-16, 22-25, 27-25 and 27-25 from seventh-ranked Argentina with much mistake in a Poll A match of FIVB men's world championship. The 10th-ranked host has three victories of four playing in the poll match to advance the second round remaining Wednesday's match against Poland at same Saitama Super Arena.
The game was thriller but there were a plenty of mistakes for especially South American. Some of theirs were fatal enough when the visitor greeted match point earlier at the third and fourth set. Jon Uriarte's men missed couple set-points to spike out their almost gasping sets to Japan.
I wonder that men's Japan team is a good team. Watching more couple games of Tatsuya Ueta's men, I'll understand the team and the players, and PLEASURE of VOLLEYBALL.
FIVB World Championships Japan 2006
Pool A at Saitama (21 Nov)
Japan 3-1 Argentina
*Japan Going Ahead Second Round at Sendai