Volleyball World Cup 2022, Italy-Slovenia 3-0, Azzurri in the final against Poland-

from Pierfrancesco Catucci

De Giorgi’s youth dominated the Slovenians in final yr’s European final and returned to struggle for world gold 24 years after the final.

Raise your hand for those who thought, after the League final in Bologna, and solely two weeks in the past, that, even the European champion’s chevrons on the shoulders are simply, Italy went all the method to the final in the world. Instead, they beat Slovenia 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-21) in the semifinals and on Sunday night (on the twenty first, dwell on Rai 1 and Sky Sport). against Poland, I’ll attempt to get again the gold that has been lacking for twenty-four yearswhen coach Fef De Giorgi put it on his neck for the third time in a row.

A easy and untrained group, it was stated: the blues dominated with out leaving even a crumb on the highway. Cuba very proudly, they stated: Italy didn’t management it, and their overwhelming bodily power didn’t undergo. And he received, which is the solely essential factor. With France that was an insurmountable mountain, it was stated: Roman (the first in the nationwide group however has not but arrived, for a number of weeks, in the golf equipment) and his teammates met them patiently, they knew the right way to collect their thrilling class whereas it was unchanged. and he drowned in enthusiasm each probability he acquired. Then Slovenia, tonight, in the final European final a yr in the past. In entrance of 9 thousand folks in the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland, Italy wears the most lovely outfit and takes house the semifinal with the air of a fantastic group.

The Polish gamers modified the recreation in order that it didn’t take lengthy and rested for a couple of hours. The Azzurri do not permit themselves to be distracted by the schedule (the recreation begins 20 minutes late as a result of Poland-Brazil, first, spent the break and the lengthy first leg), they do what they must don’t simply win, they simply win. dominating Slovenia for the Italians (12 out of 14 are taking part in or have performed with us). And they need to have the alternative to interrupt the Polish rule on the floor, a group that desires to win in entrance of its passionate followers (there’s not even a ticket to pay for gold) the third World Cup in a row. Like Italy between 1990 and 1998, like Brazil between 2002 and 2010.

After years of underachievement, a group you do not anticipate – made up of fellows who struggled to make it in golf equipment – to achieve the world final after 24 years. At the time, coach De Giorgi was 37 years previous. Of the 14 Azzurri gamers immediately, solely 8 had been born and, maybe, solely Anzani, Giannelli and Balaso discovered to stroll. It was one other recreation time. Freedom was an idea that made its look in that World Cup. There was no drawback of the “internet” in the service as in tennis and the units had been at 15 and it’s a change in soccer: the recreation lasted endlessly and from the following yr they determined to vary the recreation with the starting. of a present tv program. But above all, that was the Generation of Phenomena produced by Velasco and carried on the final lap by Bebeto. earlier than beginning the register he led the work of the consultants in different areas. Like De Giorgi, who is aware of the right way to do it and desires of dwelling the night time like those that are there.

Against Slovenia, Italy begin with a flat foot on the accelerator. A stable wall (as traditional in this World Cup) and a great job. The Azzurri usually use the brief to take away solutions from the Slovenian formation and the system works. De Giorgi’s group flies to 7-1, comes again to the opponent with the flip of Mozic at bat and regains management, to steer him to the port. And the similar perspective additionally in the second set, though Slovenia exhibits nice group on the defensive wall. Italy instantly takes a break after which leads slightly. Lavia tribute to the Slovenians and the Azzurri will maintain the match firmly in hand. In the third, De Giorgi’s group slows down the engine a bit, however doesn’t depart Slovenia the probability to reopen the recreation. And in the event that they take it house.

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