The Dominican Republic Women’s Volleyball Team is desperately seeking its first victory at the Olympic Games, after being defeated by Serbia and Brazil in their previous matches.
Dominican Republic has had trouble starting the women’s volleyball competition. A hard defeat on the part of Serbia, three sets against zero and a close match that ended up winning Brazil, three sets by two, they have the Caribbean country on the ropes and forced to seek a victory in the commitment of the day on Wednesday (Thursday in Japan) against South Korea.
South Korea lost his first match in Tokyo 2020 against Brazil, being swept three sets to zero, but easily dominated Kenya, sweeping the country in three consecutive sets.
Both teams arrive with the pressure to win the game in order to continue advancing, but the hopes of Dominican Republic They hang by a thread, so they are forced to win.
According to the ranking of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the Dominicans would have the advantage in the match according to their world ranking (number seven), while South Korea they are in fourteenth place, this being the lowest ranked rival they have faced in their three games.
Both teams met during the 2019 World Cup, with the Dominican Republic emerging victorious on that occasion, but the Koreans have also surprised in the past, as when they defeated the “Queens of the caribbean”Coming from behind in 2018, during the Nations league.
The Dominicans have had to overcome the lack of play for much of 2020 and 2021 as a result of the pandemic of COVID-19, which has been reflected in the consistency of their performance in the first dates, so the Koreans will not be a simple rival to defeat in the face of the Olympic commitment.