Out in the quarters in men’s volleyball and basketball. We leave Japan with the certainty that our two most important leagues, after football, must urgently find the right balance in the use between foreign and Italian players.
This morning, the double Italy-Serbia of women’s volleyball and men’s water polo is the last train of our national teams to access the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. The simultaneous knockouts of volleyball and men’s basketball hurt yesterday. Getting to the big games, from the medal zone, should be the usual goal for movements that have history, tradition, practice and popularity. Instead it did not happen.