Turkey to face giant Brazil in Volleyball World Cup
Bulgaria defeated Turkey 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-27, 15-12) after a tight match on Sept. 25. AA PhotoTurkey’s national women’s volleyball team will meet heavyweight Brazil in the 2014 FIVB Women’s World Championship on Sept. 27, following a defeat to Bulgaria.
Turkey will face the unbeaten Brazil, who has come to Italy as the winner of last month’s World Grand Prix, in a bid to be named in the top four of the pool.
On Sept. 25, Bulgaria defeated Turkey 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-27, 15-12) after a tight match, lasting 2:08 hours.
“We lost a chance in the second set to make a comeback. However, we learned another good lesson,” said coach Massimo Barbolini. “Bulgaria deserved to win and they won.”
Brazil and Serbia are unbeaten and guaranteed a place in the next round, while Turkey, Bulgaria and Canada are vying for the next two spots. Cameroon, winless after three successive defeats, is sitting at the bottom.
On Sept. 28, Turkey will meet Cameroon, while Bulgaria will take on Canada in crucial games. Brazil will face Serbia in the possible decider of the winning team of the group.