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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 August, 2004, 22:04 GMT 23:04 UK
USA into last eight
Top seeds America finally found their form to move into the quarter-finals of the women's volleyball competition with victory over Olympic champions Cuba.

The Americans ignored the anti-US chants to win in straight sets. Cuba had already qualified.

The US now face Brazil, who continued their unbeaten with a 3-0 victory over South Korea to take top spot in Pool A.

China secured top spot in Pool B with a 3-0 win over Russia and will now face Japan in the last eight.

Unhappy bronze medallists in Sydney, the Brazilians have been the class of the field in Athens cruising into the final eight having dropped just two sets in their five matches.

World champions Italy, who closed out preliminary round play by showing the Greeks the door 3-0 (25-19 25-19 25-22), will play Cuba for a place in the semi-finals while Russia will take on South Korea.

All women's quarter-finals will be played on Tuesday.





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