Russia's history against Turkey's ambitions at Men's U23 final


Russia will be seeking their first title at Men's U23 category

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2015 – Talent factory Russia will battle it out against Turkey for their first gold medal at the Men's U23 World Championship in its second edition in Dubai Emirates when they meet face to face in the final at 15:00 GMT time at Al Nast Arena on Monday. 

The champions of the first edition Brazil will fight for the fifth position, meaning that the competition will deliver a new champions between the 2 finalists.

While as Russia wants to add to their trophy studded cupboard at all the age groups, Turkey will search for their first ever title at Men's level to set their first gold.

After they clinched historically 3 Boys' U19 and 8 Men's U21 title, the newly added age group U23 is the only missing for the Russians to add to their tally. At the Girls' U18 Russia had 2 titles under their built, with three more Women's U20.  

For Turkey, they had only one Girls U18 title in 2011 and need to add their first at the other gender. 

The two finalists met 4 times this year as they met in three friendly matches in Istanbul early this month, where the Turkish team upset the Russian in the first two matches 3-1 1nd 3-2, before Russia revenge in the third match 3-1. 

In this tournament they met for the 4th time in Pool B stage where Russia won narrowly in epic tiebreaker 3-2 (21-25, 25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 15-8) to make it 2-2 in their head to head face offs this year. 

Russia are the only unbeaten team in the competition, while Turkey had only one loss against their compatriots. 

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