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Australia will contest a sixth consecutive men’s volleyball World Championships after beating Chinese Taipei 3-0 at the AIS in Canberra in the final game of the Asian qualifiers.
The final four to contest this weekend’s FIVB World League Group Two finals on the Gold Coast have been announced, with the current Asian Champions, European silver medallists and a former Olympic gold medallist taking on the Volleyroos.
The Australian men’s volleyball team has kept its slim chance of Olympic qualification alive with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 29-27) win over host nation Japan in Tokyo on Thursday night.
The Australian men’s volleyball team has bounced back from the disappointment of losing its opening match with an impressive 3-1 over Venezuela at the Olympic qualifiers in Tokyo.
Australian men’s volleyball coach, Roberto Santilli, said his team could not have made a worse start to its Olympic qualifying campaign after losing 3-0 to Asian rivals Iran in Tokyo on Saturday.
The Australian men’s indoor volleyball team will begin its Olympic qualification program on Saturday against Asian rivals Iran, aware that a first-up win would go a long way to securing one of the four tickets available for Rio.
VOLLEYBALL: Australia has had a disappointing finish to its 2014 Volleyball World Championships campaign, beaten by Italy in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon in their second round group.
VOLLEYBALL: With almost half of their team playing club indoor volleyball in Italy, the rookie Olympic Australian men’s team can call on ‘local knowledge’ when they face off against the world No.6 ranked Italians in their second last preliminary match at Earls Court on Day 9 (Saturday).
With a stunning last ditch qualification bid granting them passage to the London Games, the Australian men’s volleyball team will be looking to crash the parties of the world’s best teams when competition commences.
An emerging Volleyball Team Australia Men’s team will go into battle against world ranked number seven Serbia in a tough pool of eight teams from Europe, South America and Asia when the Aussies go hunting a place in this year’s London Olympics in Japan next month.