Japan defending-machine beat Chile to take 15th place


Corrientes, Argentina, August, 23, 2015 – Japanese players finished the World Championship with a smile in their faces after a great victory over Chile (25-22, 25-23, 25-19). Kenyu Nakamoto and Yuki Suzuki contributed both 14 points to the Asian triumph against the South Americans, for whom Sebastian Diaz also scored 14.

Chile’s display started as high as Sebastian Diaz’s performance. The opposite led his team to a 16-19 advantage in the first set, but Japan put out an outstanding defense performance to wear away Chile and keep the set tightly 25-22. From that moment onwards, everything was downhill to Japan and exactly the opposite for Chile.

Suzuki and Nakamoto played amazingly in attack, capitalizing the great amount of counter attack chances that Japan made possible thanks to a tireless defense display. Chilean energy decreased with the growth of its opponent, and there was little to do for the South Americans in the last moments.

Finally, Japan took the 15th position in the final rankings, leaving Chile with the 16th place.


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