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France power through to Volleyball knockout stages

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Trevor Clevenot of France spikes the ball as Selcuk Keskin and Ahmet Tocoglu of Turkey attempt to block at the Crystal Hall. Robert Prezioso/Getty Images
French men reach quarter-finals after beating Turkey

France secured a place in the knockout stages of the men's Volleyball competition after beating Turkey 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-16) in the first match of the day at Crystal Hall on Saturday.

Despite playing pool matches every other day, and with one still to come, coach Marc Francastel revealed he wants to avoid Germany and Russia and as such, he will not be rotating his team against Serbia on Monday. 

"Yes of course I'm happy," Francastel said. "Now it's important to finish higher because in the other pool there are two very good teams in Germany and Russia, so if we can play another team in the quarter-final it's better for us.

"Russia are a young team of a high level. We try to win every match, we won't be resting players."

France were grateful to Trevor Clevenot for scoring three successive points to win the first set after Turkey had led 23-22.

After successive defeats in Pool B, Slovakia defeated Belgium 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 25-19) to move above the Red Dragons in the table.

Despite losing the second set, Slovakia rallied to come back and dominated at the net in the final two sets to secure the win.

In terms of qualification for the quarter-finals from Pool B, Italy will be eliminated if they fail to beat Germany at 22:00, while Belgium have to win their final game, also against Germany, if they are to progress.


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