F I V B  FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL
PRESS RELEASE 12.11.2003

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China first team to qualify; defeat USA in tiebreaker

Osaka, Japan, Nov. 13, 2003 - The match between super powers China and the USA (match stats)went down to the wire at the 2003 World Cup of Women’s Volleyball as the teams levelled at 2-2 and forced the tiebreaker. But once China gained the edge they hung onto with tenacity to preserve their so-far unblemished record. They now look set to finish the tournament on top of the table. In other second match action at the Site B, Poland (match stats) scored a predictable straight sets win against underdogs Argentina. Although Poland cannot take one of the Olympic tickets offered to the top three, they are fighting hard for world ranking points which will influence their chances of being able to compete in further qualification tournaments.


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