2003 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX

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World Grand Prix 2003 - Press Info

21 July

Pool A - Preliminary Round

Netherlands beat Japan 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-19) - duration 1.13
21-Jul, start time: 15.07, end time: 16.20 - Attendance: 500
EASY VICTORY FOR NETHERLANDS
The Netherlands of Angelo Frigoni beated Japan 3-0 in the first match of the World Grand Prix played in the Palazzetto dello Sport in Gioia del Colle

Italy beat Germany 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22) - duration 1.53
21-Jul, start time: 18.07, end time: 20.00 - Attendance: 1.800
The Italian team of Marco Bonita starts very well the World Grand Prix.
Primal win in the World Grand Prix 2003 for the Italian national team from Bonitta which won to the German national team 3-1.
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> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
U.S.A. beat Cuba 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-14) - duration 1.13
21-Jul, start time: 21.07, end time: 22.20 - Attendance: 800
The USA team won the all American match
United States of America won against Cuba 3-0 in the first day of the World Grand Prix 2003 in Gioia del Colle.
 
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
 
 

Pool B - Preliminary Round

Brazil beat Thailand 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-11) - duration 1.09
21-Jul, start time: 15.07, end time: 16.16 - Attendance: 220
Easy success of the Brazil team against Thailand in the starting match of the World Grand Prix in Matera.
The Brazilians showed a good understanding in comparison to a team ,Thailand, that on the ground has done a little to defeat the opponents.

China beat Canada 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-15) - duration 1.11
21-Jul, start time: 18.07, end time: 19.18 - Attendance: 270
The Chinese team confirms its role of protagonist .
The Asians were ordered in the field with an intelligent game, while the Canadians,however, have the first set has been particulary fought, while in the second set the Chinese have pressed on the accellerator, speeeding up the maneuver and organizing a block that has often been revealed unsurmountable.


> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Korea beat Russia 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-18, 31-29) - duration 1.54
21-Jul, start time: 21.07, end time: 23.01 - Attendance: 470
Match really balanced between Korea and Russia
Russia, one the great favourite, has had to fight against a team athletically in grat shine, losing the first set.
 
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference