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Published: 10:10, August 09, 2022
China takes opening victory in AVC Cup
By Xinhua
Published:10:10, August 09, 2022 By Xinhua

Players of China celebrate during a 2022 AVC (Asian Volleyball Confederation) Cup match between China and Chinese Taipei in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, on Aug 8, 2022. (RACHEN SAGEAMSAK / XINHUA)

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand - China beat Chinese Taipei 3-1 in its opening match of the 2022 AVC (Asian Volleyball Confederation) Cup for Men in Nakhon Pathom on Monday.

China established a comfortable lead since 9-9 and took the opening set 25-19. The second set saw China come from behind to win 25-23.

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Yu Yaochen (second, right) and Li Yongzhen (first, right) of China block the ball during a 2022 AVC (Asian Volleyball Confederation) Cup match between China and Chinese Taipei in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, on Aug 8, 2022. (RACHEN SAGEAMSAK / XINHUA)

A number of turnovers cost China the third set 21-25, but the team regained focus in the fourth set and sealed the win 25-19.

China will face Bahrain in its second match on Tuesday.

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Yu Yuantai (right) of China competes during a 2022 AVC (Asian Volleyball Confederation) Cup match between China and Chinese Taipei in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, on Aug 8, 2022. (RACHEN SAGEAMSAK / XINHUA)


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