Abdelhedi’s 22 aids Tunisia in 3-1 triumph over Chile


Riffa, Bahrain, August 26, 2017 - Tunisia took a 3-1 victory against Chile (25-16, 21-25, 25-21, 25-11) in the 17th-20th classification match on Saturday at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship in Isa City Sports Hall.

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Yassine Abdelhedi emerged as top scorer for Tunisia, with a total of 22 points from 18 attacks, three blocks and a service ace. Two other players helped out with double-digit scores: Hamdi Ben Taleb (12 points) and Ghassen Zgarni (11 points) . Vicente Mardones led Chile in scoring, posting 15 points in the match.

Tunisia showed their advantage in attack, setting up their hitters from the flanks. They imposed pressure from the service line, giving their opponents difficulty in the first ball. Chile tried to set up their offence with more precision and got the benefit of well-timed blocks to improve their play in the second set. However, the African side continued to play with more cohesion in offence, as the South American side suffered from errors in crucial moments of the match.


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