In the women's volleyball qualifiers for the Paris Olympics, Japan lost a head-to-head match against Turkey, which was a match between the two winners, and will aim to qualify for the Olympics again in the final match against Brazil on 24 September.
In the women's volleyball qualifier for the Paris Olympics, 24 teams will be divided into three groups of eight teams and played in a round-robin format, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the Olympic Games.
World No. 8 Japan faced world No. 3 Turkey in Tokyo tonight in a head-to-head match between the two winners of all five matches.
In this match, Japan won the first set 2-8 with the condition that if they win anything other than a full set, they will be confirmed as the top two and qualify for the Olympics, and in the first set, they persistently picked up the strong spikes of their opponent ace and scored points thanks to the attack of captain Sarina Koga.
In the second set, they took the lead and dropped 1-5 towards the end, and Shinsuke Ishikawa, who came on as a substitute in the third set, scored four consecutive points from various attacks such as feints, and although they took the lead for a while, they came back to take a 2-1 lead.
Then, in the fourth set, they were unable to prevent their opponent's strong attacks and lost 25-22 and lost the set count 2-22.
The Japan will be 25-3, and if they win their final match on the 4th, they will face Brazil, who are also 24-26, and if they win, they will qualify for the Paris Olympics.
Koga: "We have no choice but to win"
Captain KOGA Sarina said, "We are facing strong opponents and we have been able to stop our attacks too much, so we have no choice but to win tomorrow's match against Brazil, so we will make the switch as soon as possible and prepare ourselves as a team."