Japan has to defeat Russia to keep their hopes alive for making the final six, as the Russian side looks to spoil Japan’s opportunity.
Korea looks to finish on top of the initial pool play round in a match with current number two, Poland.
China and Russia each will have a shot at its third U20 world championship on Sunday after winning in Saturday’s semifinals.
South Korea, Poland and Germany each registered sweeps to remain atop the group at 7-1. Outside of the semifinal race, Canada managed a four-set win over Peru, Bulgaria swept Croatia and Argentina controlled Puerto Rico in a 3-0 match.
Paola Egonu was held to just 9 points, but that was still enough for Italy to sweep the Dominican and clinch a spot in the Final 6.
Japan followed the lead of Yurie Nabeya as it rallied to score a five-set upset of Serbia, while Russia came through with a four-set win over China with help from a pair of 20-point efforts.
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Serbia will be in the final six after a sweep of Russia at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix.
Italy took down Turkey after a wild fourth set to increase their winning streak to five matches.
China and Japan meet up with both teams in the top six and looking to stay there.
China secured the top spot in Pool F, knocking off previously undefeated Japan in four sets.
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