In the first quarterfinal of men’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Canada will take on Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). While Canada finished at the fourth place in Pool A, ROC topped the standings in Pool B.
Canada vs ROC Match Preview
Canada is coming into this quarterfinal on the back of 2 wins and 3 losses with a total of 7 points from 5 games. However, the last pool game that they played, they looked listless against Poland who won the match 3-0. Canada would have to iron out their flaws if they have to challenge a top team in the form of ROC.
On the other hand, ROC had been ruthless to say the least in their group matches. Barring their loss to France 1-3, they haven’t conceded more than a single set in any of the other matches. ROC topped the Pool B by accumulating 12 points from 5 matches.
Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Volleyball Canada vs ROC: Match Venue and Timings
The first of the four quarterfinals will be played on 3rd August, 2021 and will be played in the Ariake Arena, Tokyo.
- Japan (JST): 9:00 am
- India (IST): 5:30 am
- United Kingdom (BST): 1:00 am
- Australia (AEST): 10:00 am
- United States (EDT): 8:00 pm on 2nd August, 2021
Canada vs ROC Match Prediction
On the paper, ROC is definitely the firm favourite to make it the semifinals. Canada are more than capable of challenging their Russian counterparts, but to clinch the match will be a daunting task for them. So the prediction of this match is that the ROC will secure a comfortable 3-1 win.
Where to watch?
The match will be broadcasted on TV and live streamed worldwide.
Here’s where you can watch it live on TV:
Australia: Seven Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: Grupo Globo
Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Estonia: Eesti Meedia
Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
France: France Télévisions Canal+
Germany: ARD ZDF
Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
Japan: Japan Consortium
Latin America: América Móvil
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: Sky Television
North Korea: SBS
Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
Portugal: RTPRomania: TVR
South Africa: SABC SuperSport
South Korea: SBS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
Sweden: Kanal 5
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Ukraine UA: PBC
United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
United States: NBCUniversal
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