Holland, coached by Guidetti, proved too strong an opponent for Italy when the two teams met in Tokyo. In the Olympic qualification tournament in Japan the Italians were beaten once again, in fact, by the runners up of the women’s European Championship, who won with an emphatic 0-3 victory (21-25, 21-25, 14-25). So Italy, that finished joint top of the qualifying table along with Korea, were joined by the girls from Holland, sporting the Erreà Sport label!