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World League 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

France beat Yugoslavia 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-18) - duration 1:22
28-Jun, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:22 - Attendance: 2,385
Friday in Paris, France has won against the Yougoslavia team in three sets (25-21, 25-22, 25-18).

The French team entered the world league 2002 the best way they could beating the olympic champion Yougoslavia friday evening in Paris. The Yougoslavian team played the best they could but still lost three sets to zero (25-21, 25-22, 25-18). "It's not a shame to loose against a team who plays without committing many mistakes", said Zoran Gajic yougoslavian coach after the match. The French superiority clearly appeared during the first set 15-13 after seven ties in a row. Efficient in blocking (16 to 6 all over the match), France was particularly strong in the second set after Yougoslavia was brought ahead by Milkovic serving from 15-18 to 18-18.
Incisive in spiking with Capet, Antiga and Grandvorka the French team confirmed their performance winning the second set (25-22) and dominating easily the last set (13-9, 25-18).
"The French team showed an almost perfect game" finished the Yougoslavian setter. "They are far ahead in their physical preparation compared to us".
Yougoslavia played with a similar team to last year, only Vladimir Grbic was still missing.
On the other hand, the French team played with a new setter, De Kergret. Kieffer was on the starting line. Montmeat also played his first match in the world league. Each team must evoluate said Philippe Blain the French coach.
We changed the team in order to reach a higher level in playing.