F I V B  FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL
PRESS RELEASE 21.08.2003

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Russia sneak win over France

August 21, 2003 - France suffered their second defeat in two days after losing to Russia in a thrilling five set match on Wednesday night (17-25 18-25 25-18 25-20 15-13) at the four-nation tournament in Jablonec, Czech Republic.

Philippe Blain's men couldn't maintain their rhythm to register their first win of the competition after losing to the Czech Repugblic on Tuesday 3-2 (16-25 29-27 22-25 29-27 15-11).

French captain Dominique Daquin is still to make his debut in the tournament as he rests his injured ankle.

France's next match is against Serbia and Montenegro on Thursday.


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