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Russia face US in semi-final tie

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Russia will face the US in the volleyball semi-finals

Russia's men's volleyball team booked a semi-final showdown against the United States after a 3-1 win over Bulgaria.

The United States fought back from a set down to beat Serbia 3-2 and remain unbeaten in this competition.

Meanwhile, Italy defeated Poland 3-2, 25-19 25-22 18-25 26-28 17-15, to set up a semi-final against defending Olympic champions Brazil.

Brazil, who beat Italy in the Athens final four years ago, cruised past China in three sets.




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Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forBrazil 1 1 0 2
Men 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 0 2
Men 1 0 0
Women 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forChina 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 1
4 also show each event results forRussia 0 0 1 1
Men 0 0 1

see also
BBC Olympics blog
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics


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