2018 Men's World Championship: extraordinary and unforgettable show in Rome! Italy beats Japan 3-0!

Sep 10, 2018

The 2018 Men's Volleyball World Championship has begun with a great victory of the Italian National Team.

Italy’s captain Ivan Zaytsev was top scorer and player with 13 points, overwhelming Japan in one of two matches opening the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2018 on Sunday, Sept 9.

The inaugural match, set in the scenic Foro Italico in Rome, took off with a symbolic gesture when Azzurri captain Zaytsev handed a limited edition volleyball to the opposing team’s captain Masahiro Yanagida prior to commencing play.

The entire stadium stood up at match point, and the crowd roared when the Azzurri closed the third set 25-23 for a perfect start to their World Championship race on home soil.

Good Luck Italy!

On Sunday, Bulgaria swept Finland in the other opening match.