In a battle of equals, Republic of Korea will go up against Turkey in the first quarterfinal of the women’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Both teams had finished their respective groups at the third place, which makes the match to watch out for.
Republic of Korea vs Turkey Match Preview
Republic of Korea or as we call them South Korea haven’t been a clinical side at all during the group stages. They lost convincingly to the higher ranked teams in their group, i.e., Brazil and Serbia, with the scoreline reading 0-3. Two out of the other three matches that South Korea won went into the decider and barring the victory against Kenya, they have really toiled hard. As a result, they could muster only a total of 7 points from 5 matches but did just enough to make it to the last-eight stage.
On the other hand, Turkey have looked a far more competitive side and due to this, they gained 9 points from 5 matches, with 3 wins and 2 losses. Turkey demolished China and Argentina 3-0, edged out the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) 3-2, gave a tough fight to the table-toppers USA before going down 2-3 and managed to eke out a set before losing 1-3 against Italy. These scores in all the games clearly show that Turkey had a better outing in the group stage as compared to South Korea.
Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Volleyball Republic of Korea vs Turkey: Match Venue and Timings
The first quarterfinal of women’s volleyball between South Korea and Turkey will be played on 4th August, 2021 in 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 3rd August, 2021
Republic of Korea vs Turkey Match Prediction
Though the knockout matches are different ball-game altogether, still there is a major impact of the previous form that a team is carrying, and based on this factor, Turkey look the favourites to become the first team to make it to the semifinals. South Korea have the ability to challenge Turkey, but their performance in the preliminary stage was not encouraging. So, the prediction for the match is a 3-1 scoreline in the favour of Turkey.
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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