Italians win fourth world volleyball championship title.
Italy won the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, for the first time in 24 years, beating defending champions Poland 3-1 in the finals in Katowice on Sunday night.
Guided by head coach and three-time world champion Fefè De Giorgi, Italy claimed its fourth world volleyball title after victories in 1990, 1994 and 1998.
Siamo noi, siamo noi #ItaliaTeam | #MWCH2022 | @Federvolley pic.twitter.com/WUhGzcNNwM— ItaliaTeam (@ItaliaTeam_it) September 11, 2022
Last night's win at Spodek Arena, (22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-2), came a year after both the Italian men and women's teams won European titles.
Italy's world title victory was welcomed by prime minister Mario Draghi whose office at Palazzo Chigi tweeted: "Champions of Europe and World Champions! Happy and proud of our Azzurri and National men's volleyball team. You are extraordinary!"
“It doesn’t feel real" - team captain Simone Giannelli said - “I’m so proud of my team, proud to be Italian and proud to be a world champion.”
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