China draws Russia, USA draws Italy in Women's Volleyball

China beat Venezuela 3-0

Defending Olympic champion China will play Russia in the quarterfinals of the Women's Volleyball tournament, while the United States will face off against Italy. The matchups were determined by a drawing of lots, conducting by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) at the conclusion of the preliminary round.

The two other quarterfinal matches were determined by the pool standings. Pool B winner Brazil will play pool A fourth-place finisher Japan, and pool A winner Cuba will play pool B fourth-place finisher Serbia.

Women's Volleyball Quarterfinals:

Tuesday, August 19 (all times UTC/GMT +8)

10:00 a.m. Cuba (A1) - Serbia (B4)

12:00 p.m. Japan (A4) - Brazil (B1)

8:00 p.m. China (A3) - Russia (B3)

10:00 p.m. The United States (A2) - Italy (B2)

The winners of China vs Russia and Japan vs Brazil will meet in one semifinal; the winners of Cuba vs Serbia and the United States vs Italy will meet in the other semifinal.

Source: Olympic 08

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