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Men's World Championship 2002 - Press Info - Semifinals & Classification 5-8

Semifinals 1-4

Brazil beat Yugoslavia 3-1 (26-24, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23) - duration 1:49
10-Oct, start time: 21:10, end time: 22:59 - Attendance: 4,300
Brazil for second time in World Championship Final
Brazil is the first finalist of the 2002 Men's World Championship after defeating Olympic Champion Yugoslavia in the semifinal played in Cordoba, Argentina. The last time Brazil played the gold medal match was exactly twenty years ago, also in Argentina. The Yugoslavians, defeated for the first time this event, couldn't cope with the strong Brazilian block and service.
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Russia beat France 3-2 (25-19, 16-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-9) - duration 2:01
11-Oct, start time: 18:40, end time: 20:41 - Attendance: 3,470
Russia moves to final after five sets victory over France
Russia defeated France and is the second finalist of the 2002 Men's World Championship. It took the Russian Rockets five sets to get rid of the French team. On Sunday, Russia will face Brazil. On Saturday, France will play against Yugoslavia for the third place

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Classification 5-8

Italy beat Portugal 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-17) - duration 1:11
10-Oct, start time: 18:40, end time: 19:51 - Attendance: 2,050
Italy going for fifth place
Italy defeated Portugal in straight sets in the classificiation match for the fifth till eight position during the 2002 Men's World Championship. The young Portuguese team couldn't cope with the three times world champions. The Italians will play against the winner of the match Argentina-Greece on Sunday to determine which team will be fifth. Portugal will face the loser of Argentina versus Greece on Saturday in the match for the seventh spot.
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Argentina beat Greece 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-20) - duration 1:20
11-Oct, start time: 21:10, end time: 22:30 - Attendance: 10,250
Argentina takes victory again and wants to reach the fifth position
Argentina defeated Greece in the classification match for the fifth till eight spot of the 2002 Men's World Championship played at the Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires. The team coached by Carlos Getzelevich will face Italy in the clash for the fifth place on Sunday, while the Greeks will play against Portugal to decide which team will finish seventh on Saturday.
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