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Men's World Championship 2002 - Press Info - 30 September

POOL A

 

POOL B

 

POOL C

Portugal beat Australia 3-1 (25-20, 25-27, 25-21, 29-27) - duration 2:01
30-Sep, start time: 18:40, end time: 20:41 - Attendance: 3,500
Portugal virtually qualifies for second round
Despite injury of its star player Hugo Gaspar, Portugal posted a hard-fought victory over Australia, leaving the European side in an ideal situation in the Group A standings.
Portugal's exceptional striking combined with poor reception by Australia, left the Down Under team still winless after two matches.

Poland beat Italy 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 15-10) - duration 1:56
30-Sep, start time: 18:10, end time: 20:06 - Attendance: 1,900
Poland surprised Italy
Poland continues its way to the second round of the Volleyball World Championship Argentina 2002. It beat the national team of Italy in five sets, and in this way, it becomes the absolute leader of pool B which is played in Santa Fe.
France beat Russia 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 13-25, 25-12) - duration 1:39
30-Sep, start time: 18:10, end time: 19:49 - Attendance: 1,935
Fantastic France flies over Russia
France, the team coached by Philippe Blain defeated Russia in its second match of the Pool C of the 2002 Men's World Championship. Russia seems not to find the way to win and after the second straight defeat it is very complicated for the 2002 World League winner to classify for the second round. France will play against Bulgaria on Tuesday and the Russian team is going to face Tunisia. /ajm

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Argentina beat China 3-1 (32-30, 25-19, 24-26, 25-21) - duration 1:55
30-Sep, start time: 21:10, end time: 23:05 - Attendance: 8,850
Argentina delight home crowd with key win
Led by the powerful attacks of Marcos Milinkovic, Argentina defeated China in front of a wild 8,500-strong crowd to collect its second victory in as many matches and top the Group A standings with rival Portugal on four points.


Canada beat Croatia 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23) - duration 1:40
30-Sep, start time: 20:40, end time: 22:20 - Attendance: 2,100
Transcendental victory of Canada.
The national team of Canada pulled off a relevant victory over Croatia in four sets and keeps intact its hopes of qualification for the second round of the Volleyball World Championship Argentina 2002. On the other hand, the Croatian team has not won a match yet and is on the verge of being disqualified.
Bulgaria beat Tunisia 3-1 (21-25, 33-31, 25-12, 25-15) - duration 1:40
30-Sep, start time: 20:40, end time: 22:20 - Attendance: 1,405
Bulgaria takes step to second round
Bulgaria defeated Tunisia on the second match day of the 2002 Men's World Championship and is co-leader of Pool C together with France. On Tuesday Bulgaria will play against France, while Tunisia, with not have so much chance to be classified for the second round, faces Russia.
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POOL D

 

POOL E

 

POOL F

Spain beat Japan 3-2 (25-18, 23-25, 22-25, 29-27, 15-13) - duration 2:11
30-Sep, start time: 11:10, end time: 13:21 - Attendance: 3,400
Hard victory for Spain
On the second day for pool D, Spain beat Japan 3-2 in 119 minutes. Now they will wait until tomorrow, when they will play a key game against Kasajistan to be classified.
U.S.A. beat Brazil 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 25-27, 33-31, 15-12) - duration 2:15
30-Sep, start time: 15:10, end time: 17:25 - Attendance: 6,900
Surprising American victory over Brazil
Almost seven thousand persons watched the unexpected American five sets victory against Brazil in the most important match from group E. Both teams demonstrated high potential displaying a vibrant and emotive show.

Greece beat Cuba 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-19) - duration 1:10
30-Sep, start time: 13:10, end time: 14:20 - Attendance: 4,200
Greece takes triumph against Cuba
After Greece lost the match against Netherlands on Sunday, the Greek team bounced back and won the clash against the young team of Cuba in the Delmi Stadium of Salta. Greece improved its performance. Especially the diagonal attacks and kill blocks gave the Greek team the triumph.
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Yugoslavia beat Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-15) - duration 1:05
30-Sep, start time: 14:10, end time: 15:15 - Attendance: 4,200
Yugoslavia knockout Kasajistan
The first team classified for pool D has appeared: Yugoslavia, the Olympic Champion, who beat Kasajistan 3-0. Now, they easily wait for tomorrow's game in which they will face Japan.
Venezuela beat Egypt 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-19) - duration 1:15
30-Sep, start time: 18:05, end time: 19:20 - Attendance: 2,200
Overwhelming Venezuelan victory over Egypt.
The South American team got its first victory in straight sets, with a tidy and ordered presentation. The Egyptian team was not motivated and got its second consecutive defeat.

Netherlands beat Czech. Republic 3-2 (15-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-27, 15-11) - duration 2:00
30-Sep, start time: 15:40, end time: 17:40 - Attendance: 6,500
Netherlands in second round after tight win against Czech Republic
Netherlands are well on the way to the second round after they defeated the Czech Republic on Monday in their Pool F match in the Delmi Stadium of Salta in a match decided in the tiebreaker.
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