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World Cup 2003 - Press Info

from the 13th to the  15th of November

Fourth Round / Site A

13 NOVEMBER    
Cuba beat Italy 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-22) - duration 1:16
13-Nov, start time: 12:31, end time: 13:47 - Attendance: 1,854

Cuba, fighting to stay in contention for a top three finish, pulled off an inspirational straight sets win over world champions Italy in the opening match of the fourth round of the 2003 Women's World Cup in the Namihaya Dome in Osaka, Japan.
China beat U.S.A. 3-2 (25-20, 20-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-11) - duration 2:03
13-Nov, start time: 15:00, end time: 17:03 - Attendance: 4,086

In a superb top of the table clash, unbeaten China clinched a scintillating come-from-behind victory as they continued their barnstorming run in the 2003 Women's World Cup with a five set win over USA in the second match of the fourth round in the Namihaya Dome in Osaka, Japan.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Brazil beat Japan 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-23) - duration 1:27
13-Nov, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:27 - Attendance: 9,600

Japan met their match on Thursday when they came out second best in the clash with Brazil, and despite flashes of brilliance, fell apart under the weight of the skilled South Americans who now, with an 8-1 win-loss ratio, assume second place on the tournament rankings


 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
 
     
14 NOVEMBER    
Brazil beat U.S.A. 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-20) - duration 1:14
14-Nov, start time: 12:30, end time: 13:44 - Attendance: 1,501

Brazil steamrollered they way to virtual Olympic qualification on Friday with a compact win over USA in a match that should bring them their Olympic ticket. Brazil now has a 9-1 win-loss ratio with one match to go.


China beat Italy 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-20) - duration 1:13
14-Nov, start time: 15:00, end time: 16:13 - Attendance: 3,831

Italy put on a brave showing, particularly in the third set, against so-far undefeated China but in the end conceded to superior height, muscle and skill to go down 3-0 and incur their third defeat in this 11-match round robin.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Japan beat Cuba 3-2 (15-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 15-13) - duration 2:03
14-Nov, start time: 18:00, end time: 20:03 - Attendance: 9,700

Japan ran off national heroes after coming back from one set down to get the measure of Cuba and although they were sometimes outclassed by the Caribbean Volley machine they won the match 3-2 on pure grit, determination and heart.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
 
     
15 NOVEMBER    
Brazil beat Italy 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 23-25, 25-19) - duration 1:30
15-Nov, start time: 15:00, end time: 16:30 - Attendance: 7,181

World Champions Italy's last ditch attempt for fast track qualification into the 2004 Olympic tournament ground to a halt Saturday when they were beaten by Brazil 3-1. The match settled the final Olympic berth, which went to USA as Italy needed a 3-0 win to assure their place.
U.S.A. beat Cuba 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-17) - duration 1:16
15-Nov, start time: 12:30, end time: 13:46 - Attendance: 2,127

USA triumphed 3-0 against Cuba in their last of this 11-match series to finish the tournament with 8-3 win loss ratio, but still had to wait for the outcome of other matches to see if they had snapped the third Olympic qualifying ticket.



> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
China beat Japan 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-13) - duration 1:16
15-Nov, start time: 18:01, end time: 19:17 - Attendance: 10,000

China, in a class on their own here at the World Cup of Women's Volleyball, scored their eleventh victory - this time 3-0 against Japan - in the final encounter. They leave the tournament with a "Straight A" report card from the first Olympic qualification tournament.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference