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VN lose to Japan at Asian volleyball event

Update: June, 13/2018 - 15:00
Japan vs Việt Nam in the third match of Group A of the 2018 Asian LienVietPostBank Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship on June 12. — Photo vietnamnet.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Japan crushed Việt Nam 3-0 in the third match of Group A of the 2018 Asian LienVietPostBank Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship.

The match was held in the northern province of Bắc Ninh on June 12.

Vietnamese head coach Phạm Minh Dũng used his best players for the match against arch rivals Japan, who had defeated China and Thailand 3-0 in their two previous matches.

Japan played with high speed in the first few minutes of the game. Their diversified attack helped them take a lead of 25-12 in the first set.

In the next set, coach Dũng changed his tactics and players, which helped Việt Nam score many points, boosted by the brilliant performance of Nguyễn Thị Bích Tuyền. However, the visitors fought back strongly and won 25-12 again.

Việt Nam performed their best in the last set in both attack and defence. The two sides tied 10-10. However, with better skills and physical strength, Japan beat the hosts 25-21.

Earlier, Việt Nam had lost 1-3 each to Thailand and China.

Việt Nam have been eliminated from the event’s quarter-finals.

At the previous championship in 2016 in Thailand, China finished first, followed by Japan, Thailand and Việt Nam. — VNS

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