Volleyball: Serbia queen of the world, Italy took the bronze

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The volley ball women team of Serbia celebrated back-to-back world volleyball championships in the Netherlands after securing a comfortable straight-sets win over Brazil.

Serbia went through the 2022 Women’s Volleyball World Championship in Apeldoorn unbeaten to become the sixth country to win the crown twice in a row.

With captain Tijana Boskovic named the tournament’s most valuable player, Serbia won 26-24, 25-22, 25-17. Boskovic was also the top scorer in the final with 24 points. This is Serbia’s fourth victory in 22 international encounters against Brazil.

Winning the title for the second time in its history, Serbia became the sixth team to win consecutive world championships after the former USSR, which won three times in 1952, 1956 and 1960, Japan (1982 and 1987), China (1982 and 1986), Cuba (1994 and 1998) and Russia (2006 and 2010).

In the bronze medal match, the European champion Italy secured third place by beating Olympic winners USA in straight sets 25-20, 25-15, 27- 15.