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Italy, Belgium eye second World Championship victory

Florence, Italy, September 13, 2018 - Co-hosts Italy meet Belgium Thursday night, as both sides look for their second wins in the 2018 FIVB World Championship. Italy beat Japan 3-0 in the openign game on Sunday and Belgium downed Argentina 3-1 on Wednesday. Belgium last beat Italy at a World Championship 48 years ago in Sofia, following a previous win in 1966 in Pardubice. These were Belgium's only two World Championship wins over Italy in seven matches.

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Luis Gerardo Macias

Nationality
Mexico
Birth Date
3/2/1971
Birth Place
Palau Coahuila
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2005

Ibrahim Mohd Ahmed Al Naama

Nationality
Qatar
Birth Date
1/1/1967
Birth Place
Doha
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
1996
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