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Men's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Russia beat Portugal 3-0 (26-24, 25-15, 25-20) - duration 1:12
06-Oct, start time: 17:10, end time: 18:22 - Attendance: 3,000
Russia takes Pool H victory
Russia took an overwhelming over Portugal in the second round of the 2002 Men's World Championship. The Russians dominated all of the game's aspects. Russia finishes was winner of this group, while the defeat had not effect on Portugal. The Portuguese team was already qualified for the last eight. The match between the two European teams was only important to determine the first and second place.
In the first set, Portugal was able to follow the Russian Rockets closely.. Although the Portuguese team offered resistance through good blocking, it was not enough to overcome power of the experienced Russian team. Although Portugal was leading 23-21, Russia kept their concentration and definition effectiveness to win the first set.
The Portuguese team lacked concentration at the beginning of the second set and made several unforced errors. The Russians controlled the set with their strong serve and Pavel Abramov and Serguei Tetioukhine scored some points in attacking. Portugal did not manage to put things in order, while Russia steyed concentrated and won the second set.
During the third set the Portuguese coach Juan Diaz tried with some substitutions to turn the tide, but he didn't succeed. Portugal kept fighting and came closer to Russia, but it was not enough to win the set. Russia took the straight sets victory and is now back as favorite for the title after a misserable first round.
Serguei Tetioukhine was the best scorer with 16 points.
/ajm