In what can be termed as an inconsequential match, Serbia will take on South Korea in the last round of preliminary Pool A encounter in women’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. With both teams having already booked the quarterfinal berth, they would look for a win to end the group stage on a high.
Serbia vs Republic of Korea Match Preview
Barring the loss in their latest match by table-toppers Brazil 1-3, Serbia have looked dominant to say the least and have breezed past other teams in their group with a straight set win. They have already sealed emphatic wins over Japan, Dominican Republic and Kenya, which have given Serbia 9 points out of 4 matches and are currently placed second in Pool A.
On the other hand, though Korea has already qualified, some of their wins haven’t been that convincing and have had to fight their way out. After losing out to Brazil 0-3 in their opening fixture, Korea returned in style and blanked Kenya 3-0 in the very next match. However, what followed was two scrappy wins against Dominican Republic and Japan by identical scoreline of 3-2, and will find themselves lucky to emerge on the winning side on both occasions.
Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Volleyball Serbia vs Republic of Korea: Match Venue and Timings
This Pool A fixture between Serbia and Korea will be played on 2nd 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 1st August, 2021
Serbia vs Republic of Korea Match Prediction
Though the match holds little value in terms of qualification for next round, both teams will look to end the Pool A as high as possible on standings so as to avoid strong teams from Pool B in the quarterfinals. Serbia has steamrolled against all teams except Brazil and expect them to do the same to Korea. A 3-0 win is on the cards for the Serbs.
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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