Men’s Volleyball World Cup Final 2022
Poland and Italy will face off in the Men’s Volleyball World Cup Championship final. It is the sixth time the hosts have reached the final, after victories in the 1974, 2006, 2014, and 2018 championships. The game was a rematch of Poland’s previous two gold-medal matches, which it also won 3-1 and 3-0. With a 25-23 victory in the first set, the Brazilians briefly humbled the partisan spectators.
Ricardo Lucarelli was the bright spot, leading Brazil with six points.
Despite the outside hitter’s offensive ability on the Men’s Volleyball World Cup, which saw him lead Brazil with 18 points, the Poles recovered to win the following two sets 25-18, 25-20. Brazil rallied 25-21 in the fourth session, but the home team won the final 15-12, sending the arena into ecstasy.
“There could not have been a more emotional game,” stated Aleksander Sliwka.
“It was amazing!
“We are overjoyed.
“It’s difficult to believe we’ve reached the Men’s Volleyball World Cup championship game.
“We are celebrating this victory with the supporters today, but we have one more game tomorrow and will give it our all at the Men’s Volleyball World Cup.
“The World Championship has brought the greatest teams in the world to the highest level conceivable.
“We are really thankful to our fans.
“I’m at a loss for words to express it.
“They are outstanding!
“They are incredible, and we will rely on them again tomorrow.”
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Italy, who won three consecutive championships from 1990 to 1998, defeated Slovenia 3-0 in the second semi-final to set up a match with Poland in Katowice tomorrow. The result may have been harsh to the Slovenians, who fought hard in all three sets but lacked the killing instinct shown by the Italians, who triumphed 25-21, 25-22, 25-21. Daniele Lavia, the outside hitter, was in good form, leading the scoring with 15 points and a 13.51 efficiency %. Brazil and Slovenia will compete for the bronze medal at 6 p.m. local time, followed by the final three hours later for the Men’s Volleyball World Cup.