A spirited Dominican Republic will challenge the mighty USA in the second quarterfinal of the women’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. While Dominican Republic just made it through by finishing at the fourth place in Pool A, the Americans topped the Pool B with some outstanding performances.
Dominican Republic vs USA Match Preview
Dominican Republic have definitely performed way above their expectations. Even though their wins against Kenya (3-0) and Japan (3-1) were no fluke and were expected to make it to the last-eight, their performances against Brazil (2-3) and Republic of Korea (2-3) were praiseworthy. Only Serbia out-and-out dominated them (3-0). As a result, Dominican Republic accumulated 8 points from 5 games and deservingly made it to the knockout round.
On the other hand, though USA finished at the top of Pool B, they were taken to the limits by quite a few teams. While they managed to easily defeat Argentina and China (3-0), they had to hold their nerves in their victories over Turkey and Italy (3-2). In the process, the Americans also tasted an embarassing 0-3 loss at the hands of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). USA need to iron out the chinks in their armour as any sort of mistakes in the knockout games can prove to be a major roadblock in their quest for gold in Tokyo.
Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Volleyball Dominican Republic vs USA: Match Venue and Timings
The second women’s volleyball quarterfinal will be contested on 4th August, 2021 in Tokyo’s Ariake Arena.
- Japan (JST): 1:00 pm
- India (IST): 9:30 am
- United Kingdom (BST): 5:00 am
- Australia (AEST): 2:00 pm
- United States (EDT): 12:00 am
Dominican Republic vs USA Match Prediction
It is expected to be a one-sided affair, although Dominican Republic have shown some great fighting spirit during the group stage. But these are the knockout rounds and one can’t rule out USA’s experience in such situations. On the contrary, Dominican Republic are playing just their third Olympics and are relatively new to the high-pressure games. So USA is winning this hands down with the margin of 3-0, though all the three sets will be tightly contested.
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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