TIANJIN, China, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Japan beat hosts China 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 in the semifinal of men's volleyball at the 6th East Asia Games (EAG) on Saturday.
Despite five years younger than the opponents, the Chinese team got a flying. But Zhang Zhejia got hurt when the score was 4-4.
Zhang, 209cm in height, was a key player for this match in the arrangement of Ju Genyin, head coach of the Chinese men's team.
"Not as usual, I changed the positions as well as missions of different players this time to build up a different line-up," Ju said.
The semifinal is the second time that China met with Japan at this EAG. Japan won the first encounter 3-1.