ISTANBUL 

In a nail-biting match, Turkey’s VakifBank on Saturday were eliminated in the 2019 Women’s FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship semifinals after a 3-2 loss to Italian side Imoco Volley.

Imoco won the first set 25-23 to take the 1-0 lead in Shaoxing, China.

But VakifBank equalized the game after winning the second set, 25-20.

The Italians were victorious in the third set, 25-23, to make it 2-1 but VakifBank clung to the game in the fourth set, winning it 25-21 to take the match to a tie-breaking set.

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