Tokyo 2020 Day 3 preview: Bosnia and Herzegovina and RPC clash for pool leadership, Italy seek win No. 2

Sunday’s programme will feature four men’s teams and four women’s teams play their second match in the preliminary round, where they are sure to deliver top-level plays in sitting volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall,

The first men’s match is an all-European medallists clash between European champions RPC and silver medallists Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the latter certainly looking to make up for their defeat in 2019 and gain valuable points to reach the top of the pool ranking.

Bosnian libero Jasmin Brkic was excited to be back on court with his team after a long break without training. He feels the team and the sport, in general, has suffered immensely from the pandemic, and that everybody is looking forward to play at a high level again after so many months.

Another game from the women’s tournament that promises to deliver some great sitting volleyball action is the match of between Italy and Canada. Following their opening day defeat, Canada are eager to show that they can do better and improve on their performance. Italy, on the other hand, are looking to capitalise on using their momentum from their first ever Paralympic victory.

The Egyptian men, reeling from their first day defeat against Bosnia and Herzegovina, will take on the Japanese hosts, who suffered a straight-set defeat on Day 1. Their encounter looks like it will be a battle between power and agility.

The host nation’s female competitors will close the matchups with an anticipated tough match against Brazil. The Japanese women need to score as many points as possible in order to stay in the race.