Italy defeats Poland to win men’s volleyball men's championship

Italian volleyball players celebrating the victory, Photo:

 KATOWICE – Italy won the 20th edition of FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship 2022, defeating two-time defending champions Poland 3-1, sport officials reported on Sunday.

 After 24 years, Italy regain the world title. It marks the fourth world championship for Italy in the history of Italian volleyball.

 The final match was held in Spodek Arena in Katowice in Poland. After losing the first set, De Giorgi’s team dominated the match, which resulted in 3-1 score for Italy (22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-2).

 “This is an incredible group. We just play hard. It doesn’t matter what’s on the scoreboard and what the other team is doing, we just stay in the game and play hard,” said in the interview setter and Italian team captain Simone Giannelli.

 “We love playing this game and enjoy so much doing it together. I hope it’s the start of something special,” he added.

 On Tuesday upon returning to Italy, the national team was received by the President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.

 The bronze medal goes to Brazil, which defeated Slovenia in the match for the third place, winning 3-1 (25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 25-18).