Australia coach Shannon Winzer talks to her players
Canberra, Australia, July 20, 2017 - 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 3 Finals hosts Australia will welcome Hungary, France and Venezuela to Canberra from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 23.
Speaking ahead of the finals, Australia coach Shannon Winzer said: “This group of players and staff are resilient, relentless and determined, and there is no better combination going into finals at home."Quick links - Volleyball:
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Australia claimed just one win in the Preliminary Round, however. That was a three-set victory against Trinidad and Tobago, but also went to five sets against France.
“A five-set loss to France was disappointing, as was giving up several leads over the weekend, but we are no longer the underdogs in this competition and we are no longer the easy win for our opponents,” Winzer said.
The semifinals in Canberra will see Hungary take on France at 16.10 local time on Saturday. That match will be followed by Australia v Venezuela at 19.10 local time. The final for third and fourth place will follow on Sunday at 13.10 local time before the grand finale at 16.10.