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Italy topped world volleyball champions for first time in 24 years

Italians win fourth world volleyball championship title.

Italy gained the FIVB Volleyball Males’s World Championship, for the primary time in 24 years, beating defending champions Poland 3-1 within the finals in Katowice on Sunday evening.

Guided by head coach and three-time world champion Fefè De Giorgi, Italy claimed its fourth world volleyball title after victories in 1990, 1994 and 1998.

Final evening’s win at Spodek Enviornment, (22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-2), got here a yr after each the Italian women and men’s groups gained European titles.

Italy’s world title victory was welcomed by prime minister Mario Draghi whose workplace at Palazzo Chigi tweeted: “Champions of Europe and World Champions! Completely happy and pleased with our Azzurri and Nationwide males’s volleyball staff. You might be extraordinary!”

“It doesn’t really feel actual” – staff captain Simone Giannelli stated – “I’m so pleased with my staff, proud to be Italian and proud to be a world champion.”

Photograph Il Mattino



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