Turkey disqualified for 3rd round in women’s volleyball

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey on Monday was defeated by USA in the group competition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Japan, failing to qualify for the third round.

Japan is hosting the world’s best 24 teams in six different cities in the tournament between Sept. 29-Oct. 20.

In the second round, Turkey competed in Group F with USA, Russia, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Italy, China and Bulgaria.

USA beat Turkey 3-0 in Group F match on Monday.

After the match, USA Head Coach Karch Kiraly said "We had three spectacular battles with Turkey during Nations League and each of those three went to five sets, so we expected another very fierce battle today."

"We respect that team a lot and coach Giovanni Guidetti does a great job with them. Our game plan went well today and so we are happy with the result," Kiraly added.

On July 1, USA won the inaugural Volleyball Nations League in 2018 after beating Turkey 3-2 in the final.

Being ruled out from the third round, Turkey will play their last two matches against Azerbaijan and Thailand in Group F.