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USA in bid to extend unbeaten run in match with Bulgaria

Osaka, Japan, 5 October 2018 - Defending champions USA look to remain undefeated in the 2018 FIVB World Championship whne they go head-to-head with Bulgaria on Sunday. The American side completed Round 1 of the competition with a 5-0 run. Including the 2014 World Championship, USA can extend their run to 9-0. It is the fourth time USA and Bulgaria clash in a World Championship, with the Balkan side leading the series 2-1 (though they haven't beaten the Americans in 20 years).

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Osaka - Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium

Osaka is Japan's third largest and second most important city and has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai region for many centuries.

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Referees

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Epaminondas Gerothodoros

Nationality
Greece
Birth Date
12/17/1966
Birth Place
Athens
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2002

Goran Gradinski

Nationality
Serbia
Birth Date
6/2/1966
Birth Place
Beograd, Serbia
Volleyball International Referee Nominated
2004
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