Why Italy's U20 team has a bright future
Italy is a home for champions when it comes to soccer. The latest win by the Italian football team in the Euro 2020 was a huge feat, and the country’s volleyball team has the U20s to be proud of. The U20s team just closed out the World Championship and won gold medals.
Italy sure has a knack for winning titles in the best way they can. The U20s team went on fire to beat Serbia in the final. They proved that they can step up and make sure that they get the best of their games as well.
The women’s U20 is one of the most underrated teams in Italy. While the country has a lot of teams that have won big titles over the years, the feat by the U20s team is a huge one as it is built with players no older than 20 years of age.
Italy did not drop a single game along the way. The team won the title and earned the gold medals of the FIVB U20 Women’s World Championship. That is a huge feat for a team that has been longing for big titles in the past few years.
The squad were all over the court for the first two sets in the game. Italy did not hold back on those runs as they won the first two at 25-18 and 25-20. Serbia clawed their way back into the game as they made it close in the final one, saving two match points for an intense game.
Italy then closed out the match with a 25-23 win in the final to complete the sweep. It was a huge win by the team and they sure did a great job to push it all the way to the final.
Setter Gaia Guiducci was named as the MVP for the huge contest and was even named to the Dream Team of the contest as the best setter. Three more Italian players were named to the ideal seven of the team. This just shows how much talent is aboard the team that helped them win it.
‘I don’t have any words to describe the emotion. Becoming champions of the world is something that we have been dreaming of for such a long time’, said the MVP. ‘Throughout the whole competition, we have been able to keep our faith alive. Since we started preparation for this championship, we have known that we can achieve this goal. It is a dream come true! This group of players deserves this title’.
Italy has what it takes to prove its worth as a leading squad in the long run. This just means that they can get a bright future out of those players who led the way.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores