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Japan vs Serbia FIVB World Grand Prix live stream: Japanese target another win in Sendai

  • Japan vs Serbia is at 06:10 BST on Saturday, July 15
Japanese players celebrate a point (credit:FIVB)

Japan will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins in Sendai when they take on Serbia in the FIVB World Grand Prix on Saturday.
 
Watch & bet on live streaming volleyball at bet365 > sports > live streaming volleyballJapan vs Serbia is at 06:10 BST on Saturday, July 15.

Japan is again out to impress its fans at the Kamei Arena Sendai on Saturday when it battles Serbia in Pool D1 of the FIVB World Grand Prix Intercontinental Round.

The Asian giants opened Week 2 with a 25-19, 17-25, 25-18, 25-19 victory over Thailand on Friday. Risa Shinnabe fired 20 points while Sarina Koga added 18 to lead the Japanese to their second win over their continental rivals this season. Mai Okumura added 12 points while Haruyo Shimamura chipped in nine.

Japan improved to 3-1 in the team standings with seven points.

Sebia, meanwhile, is determined to bounce back after being swept by defending champion Brazil 24-26, 17-25, 22-25 on Friday. Ana Bjelica paced the Balkan powerhouse with 15 points while Brankica Mihajlovic added 11.

The Serbians, who swept the Brazilians in Week 1, suffered their first defeat and lost the top spot in the overall standings. They remain with nine points. 

"There is a big difference between Japan and Serbia, their respective styles of volleyball, especially if we speak of attackers, we definitely have stronger attackers because of our height and our blocking," Serbia head coach Zoran Terzic told fivb.org. "Japan plays better defense and cover, and they never give up. We definitely need to learn from Japan in how they play in those elements." 

Japan and Serbia split their two meetings in the Grand Prix last year.


Japan vs Serbia Match Notes

  • Japan opened Week 2 with a four-set win over Thailand
  • Serbia is coming off a three-set defeat to Brazil
  • Japan and Serbia split their two meetings in the Grand Prix last year





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