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Men's World Championship 2002 - Press Info - 4 October

POOL G

 

POOL H

Italy beat Bulgaria 3-2 (31-33, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 15-13) - duration 2:00
04-Oct, start time: 18:40, end time: 20:40 - Attendance: 3,930
Italy escapes against Bulgaria
Italy started the second round of the Men's World Championship with a victory over Bulgaria at the Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires. It was a hard job for the three time World Champion to clinch the victory, because Bulgaria took two sets. In the fifth set tiebreaker, Italy had a better start and won the European clash.
/ajm
Portugal beat Spain 3-2 (19-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13) - duration 2:02
04-Oct, start time: 17:20, end time: 19:22 - Attendance: 1,500
Portugal fends off Spain for a good start to second round
Portugal came back from two sets down to pull off a victory against neighbor and traditional rival Spain on Friday to launch their second round Pool H bid at the World Championship, and put them in the running for quarterfinals qualification. Both sides fought a battle of attrition in a match electric with emotions that was fought right down to the last point.
/mh


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Argentina beat Japan 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 25-27, 25-21, 16-14) - duration 2:17
04-Oct, start time: 21:10, end time: 23:27 - Attendance: 10,250
Argentina remains unbeaten after thriller against Japan
Host Argentina defeated Japan and took its fourth consecutive win during the 2002 Men's World Championship. Together with Italy, Argentina is the leader of second round Pool G. Their next rival will be Bulgaria, while Japan will face Italy next Saturday.
/ajm
Russia beat Poland 3-2 (22-25, 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 15-11) - duration 1:53
04-Oct, start time: 20:10, end time: 22:03 - Attendance: 1,850
Russia's outstanding performance.
On the second match of the day Russia got the two points. The Russian team improved their level when they met a strong Poland. It was a highly disputed match in which both teams showed all their skills until the end.

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POOL J

 

POOL K

Brazil beat Czech. Republic 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-22) - duration 1:12
04-Oct, start time: 16:10, end time: 17:22 - Attendance: 2,300
Carnival in Santa Fe
Brazil booked a solid victory in straight sets over the Czech Republic on Friday to open the second round action of the Volleyball World Championship with a flourish. The mighty Greens overcame
first set nerves and a lapse of concentration in the opening of the third to wrap up the match in just over one hour
/mh
Yugoslavia beat Greece 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-21) - duration 1:08
04-Oct, start time: 17:40, end time: 18:48 - Attendance: 6,700
Can anyone stop Yugoslavia?
The Yugoslavian team opened their second round bid for a place in the quarterfinals with a en efficient 3-0 victory over neighbors Greece in Pool K at the Delmi Stadium in Salta. The Yugoslavs, unbeaten in the first round, dominated the match and must be listed among the title favorites, particularly if they are able to maintain their present form.
/mh
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France beat Netherlands 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-16) - duration 1:12
04-Oct, start time: 18:40, end time: 19:52 - Attendance: 2,800
France still surprises with easy victory over Netherlands
France pulled of a straight sets victory over Netherlands in second round Pool J of the 2002 Men's World Championship. It was the fourth victory in a row for the French team, one of the surprises of the event. The Dutch formation was not able to show the same level as in the first round, when the Flying Dutchmen won three times in a row.
/ajm
U.S.A. beat China 3-0 (25-23, 30-28, 25-19) - duration 1:15
04-Oct, start time: 20:10, end time: 21:25 - Attendance: 3,500
Fourth victory for USA
USA took the fourth straight victory during the 2002 Men's World Championship after defeating China in straight sets in second round pool K. The US team took the win without any problems, but the Americans were a little bit nervous in the beginning of the match. China fought hard, but was never capable of defending the American power.
/ajm
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