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World Cup 2003 - Press Info

from the 16th to the  18th of November

First Round / Site B

16 NOVEMBER    
Italy beat Tunisia 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-23) - duration 1:03
16-Nov, start time: 12:35, end time: 13:38 - Attendance: 5,250
Comfortable World Cup Start for Italy
European champions Italy, one of the favorites coming into the 2003 men's World Cup of Volleyball, enjoyed a winning start to their Olympic qualifying campaign in Japan when they downed Tunisia 3-0 in their opening match at Site B in Nagano.

France beat Venezuela 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-21) - duration 1:21
16-Nov, start time: 15:05, end time: 16:26 - Attendance: 7,400
France Make Winning Start against Venezuela
France survived a potentially tricky opening match at the men's World Cup of Volleyball when they downed Pan American Games gold medalists Venezuela 3-0 at Site B in Nagano.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Brazil beat Korea 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-17) - duration 1:12
16-Nov, start time: 18:05, end time: 19:17 - Attendance: 6,480
Brazil in Dominant Mood with Opening Victory
Pre-tournament favorites Brazil made a strong start to their World Cup campaign at Site B in Nagano as they powered their way to a 3-0 victory over Korea.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
 
     
17 NOVEMBER    
Korea beat Tunisia 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 28-26) - duration 1:13
17-Nov, start time: 12:35, end time: 13:48 - Attendance: 2,030
Korea Secure First Win
Asian champions Korea secured their first victory of the 2003 men's World Cup of Volleyball when they downed their African counterparts Tunisia 3-0 in their second match at Site B in Nagano.
Italy beat Venezuela 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-15) - duration 1:06
17-Nov, start time: 18:05, end time: 19:11 - Attendance: 2,660
Inspired Sartoretti Leads Italy to Victory over Venezuela
European champions Italy made it two wins from two at the men's World Cup of Volleyball when, led by the serving of Andrea Sartoretti, they comfortably fended off the aggressive challenge of Venezuela to triumph 3-0 at Site B in Nagano.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Brazil beat France 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22) - duration 1:42
17-Nov, start time: 15:05, end time: 16:47 - Attendance: 2,150
Brazil Fight Back to Down France
Brazil sent out a clear message of intent as they fought back from a set down to defeat France 3-1 in their World Cup tie at Site B in Nagano. The South American and World League champions won 24-26, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22 for their second victory in two games.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
 
     
18 NOVEMBER    
Brazil beat Venezuela 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-20) - duration 1:09
18-Nov, start time: 12:35, end time: 13:44 - Attendance: 2,120
Brazilians March On
Brazil won the all-South American battle at the men's World Cup of Volleyball as they defeated Venezuela 3-0 to maintain their unbeaten record at Site B in Nagano.
France beat Tunisia 3-2 (23-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 18-16) - duration 1:53
18-Nov, start time: 15:05, end time: 16:58 - Attendance: 2,140
France Struggle to Overcome Gutsy Tunisians
France avoided the first major upset of the men's World Cup when they fought back from two sets down to defeat Tunisia 3-2 on their fifth match point in a thrilling encounter at Site B in Nagano.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Italy beat Korea 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21) - duration 1:28
18-Nov, start time: 18:05, end time: 19:33 - Attendance: 2,750
Italy Power through Brave Korea
European champions Italy continued their winning form at Site B of the men's World Cup but were made to fight hard for a 3-1 victory over Korea in their final match in Nagano.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference