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Russian men advance to volleyball semifinals at Tokyo Olympics

The match concluded with the score of 3-0

TOKYO, August 3. /TASS/. The Russian Olympic Committee’s men’s volleyball team has defeated the Canadian national team in the Olympic quarterfinals.

The match concluded with the score of 3-0 (25:21, 30:28, 25:22).

In the semifinals, Team ROC will play the winner of the quarterfinal game between Brazil and Japan which will be held later on Tuesday and will begin at 07:00 am Moscow time.

The Russian volleyball players are in the first place after the group stage. The team won the games with Argentina (3-1), the US (3-1), Brazil (3-0), Tunisia (3:0) and lost to France (1-3). The Canadians are in the fourth place in the group with two wins and three losses.

The Russian volleyball players proceed to the Olympic semifinals for the seventh time in a row. In 2012, the Russian team won the gold. The Russians took the silver once (2000) and won the bronze twice (2004, 2008). At the 2016 Olympics, the Russians lost to the US in a third place match.

The final game of the Olympic men’s volleyball tournament in Tokyo will be held on August 7.