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Statistical preview: Italy take on returning Japan

Rome, Italy, September 7, 2018 - Co-hosts Italy will take on Japan in one of two matches opening the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship on Sunday. Japan are making their first appearance at the Men's World Championship since 2010, when the competition was also hosted by Italy.

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Rome - Foro Italico

Rome, the Eternal City, Capital of the Republic of Italy, was the Capital of the Roman Empire. Heart of Catholic Christianity, is the only city in the world hosting within it a foreign State, the enclave of the Vatican City: this is why it is often defined as the capital of two states.

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Referees

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Paulo Turci

Nationality
Brazil
Birth Date
7/25/1964
Birth Place
LONDRINA
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2008

Nasr Shaaban

Nationality
Egypt
Birth Date
11/9/1964
Birth Place
Alexandria
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2000
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