Tokyo 2020 Day 6 preview: USA in tight race with RPC

Day 6 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sitting volleyball at Makukari Messe Hall A guarantees to showcase high-level plays from the eight women’s teams to make their last ditch efforts and secure the available semifinal spots, as the preliminary round draws to a close on Tuesday.

Italy are in a must-win situation in Pool A when they face Rio 2016 bronze medallists Brazil in the opening match at 10.00 local time. The Brazilians have already secured their place in the semifinals, following their victories against Japan and Canada.

In the other Pool A encounter at 20.30, Canada are seeking to claim a win against hosts Japan to gain more points and increase their chances of moving to the next round, should the Italians prevail over the Brazilians in the opening match.

In Pool B, Rwanda will face silver medallists China at 14.00. Rwanda are hoping to finish on positive note, while China are looking to close their preliminary round run with an unbeaten record.

The third match of the day is a rematch of the 2018 World Championship final between RPC and the United States scheduled at 18.30. Both USA and RPC have a 1-1 record, both losses handed to them by former Paralympic champions China. USA need to win to be able to defend their title, while RPC are seeking for another upset to gain the chance to win their first ever Paralympic medal.

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