Turkey's tandem Cam/Lagumdzija leave France with empty hands


Corrientes, Argentina, August, 23, 2015 – In a very close match played in Regatas’ Arena, Turkey defeated France after 5 sets of intense game play and uncountable lead changes (25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 25-22, 15-12) with a 49-points combined performance between Cam Abdullah and young  Adis Lagumdzija.

It wasn’t enough for France with Joachim Panou’s 19 conquests and the game volume constructed by Thibeault Thoral, Leo Meyer and Luc Parville. The Turkish took a favorable first set and won comfortably 25-16, and then fell to the French power in the two following by a double 25-21.

When Turkey needed him, 15-year-old Bosnian-born Adis Lagumdzija started to hurt the block/defense system of “Les Bleus”, well seconded by Cam Abdullah - finally the top scorer in the night with 25 points – to tie the score in 2 and force another tie break in Corrientes.

In the final set, despite a lot of lead changes and the ankle injury that Lagumdzija suffered near the end, Turkey could keep the win with an inspired Cam. This Sunday, Turkey will face Cuba in the match that will define who keeps the 9th place, while France will have a continental duel with Bulgaria to define the 11th and 12th position.


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