The hosts Japan will be in action on the opening day of Men's Volleyball World Cup 2019 and they will be squaring off against Italy at Fukuoka, Japan.
Italy are definitely one of the heavyweights in this World Cup. They are the world number three ranked side and won the World Cup way back in 1995. This would be their 8th appearance in the mega event and would be looking to go one step further from the last year where they finished as the runners-up.
Being the host nation, this is a record 14th appearance for Japan in the World Cups. Their best performance came in 1969 and 1977 editions where they finished as the runners-up.
Nagano, Japan, 1st October at 03:50 AM IST
Total played: 09
Italy Won: 08
Japan Won: 01
The wing-spiker has 355 spikes to his name along with 330 blocks.
The middle blocker for Japan has 351 spikes to his name along with n338 blocks.
He has 350 spikes to his name along with 330 blocks.
The 33-year-old wing spiker has 370 spikes to his name along with 340 blocks.
He plays as a setter and has 350 spikes along with 330 blocks to his name from 68 matches.
The experienced wing-spiker has 370 spikes to his name along with 355 blocks.
Libero: T Yamamato
Setter: N Fuji
Blocker: S Anzani
Attacker: D Kooy, T Fukuzawa (vc)
Universal: G Nelli (c)
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