2003 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX

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World Grand Prix 2003 - Press Info

25 July

Pool A - Preliminary Round

Netherlands beat Cuba 3-2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-16, 15-13) - duration 2.00
25-Jul, start time: 15.07, end time: 17.07 - Attendance: 250
Netherlands wins at the tie brieks
The first match of this day of the World Grand Prix 2003 ends with the win of the national team of Frigoni.In this match the Cuba national team played in a more positive way.
U.S.A. beat Germany 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 33-31) - duration 1.53
25-Jul, start time: 18.07, end time: 20.00 - Attendance: 470
Usa stays unbeatible
The Usa national team wins Germany 3-1, at the end of a match that has excited the spectators of Gioia del Colle, who were divided in the support of the two teams.
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> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Japan beat Italy 3-2 (23-25, 16-25, 25-21, 26-24, 15-10) - duration 2.08
25-Jul, start time: 21.07, end time: 23.15 - Attendance: 2.750
First Japanese win in the World Grand Prix 2003
Japan wins against Italy 3-2. The Italian team can't find the right equilibrium inside the team.
 
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Pool B - Preliminary Round

Russia beat Canada 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-14) - duration 1.08
25-Jul, start time: 15.07, end time: 16.15 - Attendance: 150
Russia ease past Canada
Defending Grand Prix champions Russia beat newcomers Canada in three straight sets here in Matera on Friday to improve to 3-1 at the 2003 women’s volleyball World Grand Prix.
Korea beat Thailand 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-10) - duration 1.07
25-Jul, start time: 18.07, end time: 19.14 - Attendance: 180
Korea very lively, easily overcomes Thailand.
1st set balanced between Korea and Thailand. In the final phase Korea prevails. More determined Korea in the 2nd set, the play has a only sense: Korea goes on to win the 2nd set with wide advantage. 3rd set Korea leads the competition. Thailand is in clearly decrease. Korea closes without efforts set and match.

> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference
Brazil beat China 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 26-24, 25-18) - duration 1.42
25-Jul, start time: 21.07, end time: 22.49 - Attendance: 560
Brazil ends China’s winning streak
Brazil beat China in four sets here in the Palasassi Hall, Matera on Friday to end the Asian champions winning streak in the preliminary pool B of the 2003 women’s volleyball World Grand Prix. /rb
 
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press Conference