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World League 2002 - Press Info

Week 2 / 5 July - 7 July

Pool A - Intercontinental Round

Brazil beat Portugal 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-22) - duration 1:20
06-Jul, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:20 - Attendance: 4,250
Straight Sets win to Brazil
Visitors Brazil scored a straight sets (3-0) victory on Saturday over Portugal, before a crowd of more than 4,000, even if flashes of good play by the Portuguese kept the Volleyball Giants on their toes.
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Argentina beat Poland 3-0 (25-22, 36-34, 25-19) - duration 1:33
06-Jul, start time: 20:15 - Attendance: 10,200
Argentina humbles Poland 3-0
Argentina humbled visiting Poland 3-0 in their first match of the World League Intercontinental Round 2, with big names Marcos Milinkovic and Giani Gaston in devastating form, both hammering home 20 points each.
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Argentina beat Poland 3-0 (25-23, 33-31, 25-21) - duration 1:32
07-Jul, start time: 18:10 - Attendance: 8,900
Argentina second in Group A after Intercontinental Round 2
Argentina moved a step forward to qualifying for the final round of the 13th Edition of the FIVB World League, with a 3 -0 victory over Poland in their second match in Intercontinental Round 2. Argentina is now second behind Brazil in Pool A, with Poland and Portugal trailing.
Brazil beat Portugal 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-17) - duration 1:10
07-Jul, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:10 - Attendance: 4,100
Brazil shines in tie with Portugal
Brazil on Sunday delivered a faultless display of Volleyball in their second match of Intercontinental Round 2 to defeat Portugal for the second time in two days. The titleholders gave hosts Portugal a 3-0 lesson on both days.
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Pool B - Intercontinental Round

Italy beat Venezuela 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 22-25, 25-21) - duration 1:41
05-Jul, start time: 20:05, end time: 21:46 - Attendance: 3,100
A 3-1 Victory for Italy over Venezuela
Third victory for Italy in World League 2002. The team of Anastasi won 3-1 against Venezuela, who, with Gomez shining, played good volleyball in 3rd and 4th set.
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Spain beat China 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-17) - duration 1:20
06-Jul, start time: 12:30, end time: 13:50 - Attendance: 3,100
Three victories for Spain in World League Intercontinental Round
Spain continued to look invincible on Saturday when they scored a 3-0 victory over China in the Spanish city of Dijon to notch up their third straight win in this season's World League.
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Spain beat China 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23) - duration 1:46
07-Jul, start time: 13:00, end time: 14:46 - Attendance: 1,700
Spain struggles overcome China in second match
Spain scored a second victory over China in Avilés on Sunday in this, the second week of the World League, but even though they finished 3-1 up, it was not all plain sailing. In contrast to the first match, a determined China presented a consolidated opposition and the Spaniards had to call on their experience to keep the visitors at bay, especially after red, the color of the Chinese jerseys, dominated in the opening set.
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Italy beat Venezuela 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-18) - duration 1:19
07-Jul, start time: 20:30, end time: 21:49 - Attendance: 3,400
Rhapsody in Blue for Italy against Venezuela
Italy wrapped up a good weekend in Intercontinental Round of the World League with a second victory over Venezuela to give the team a clean sweep of the four matches so far absolved. Their 3-0 victory on Sunday meant that the allowed the visiting Venezuelans to take only one set in the tie, in Saturday's match.
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Pool C - Intercontinental Round

Russia beat Germany 3-2 (25-27, 25-22, 25-21, 30-32, 17-15) - duration 2:21
05-Jul, start time: 18:00, end time: 20:21 - Attendance: 4,980
Russia def. Germany 3:2 in a spectacular match
Russia scored a 3-2 victory over Germany in the city of Kazan in their first match of Intercontinental Round Two of the FIVB World League.
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Netherlands beat Cuba 3-1 (25-15, 24-26, 25-17, 25-18) - duration 1:28
05-Jul, start time: 20:02, end time: 21:30 - Attendance: 3,170
Dutch form improving; solid 3-1 victory over Cuba
Playing at home for the first time in the 2002 World League, the Dutch team showed improved form, scoring a 3-1 victory over Cuba. The visitors made a lot of errors, especially in serving. Experienced Dutch players like Schuil, Gortzen and Nummerdor made the difference and took the Netherlands to a solid victory.
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Germany beat Russia 3-1 (25-18, 17-25, 25-23, 25-17) - duration 1:47
06-Jul, start time: 16:00, end time: 17:47 - Attendance: 4,880
Germany beat Russia 3:1 (25:18, 17:25, 25:23, 25:17)
Germany scored a 3-1 victory over Russia on Saturday in the second round of the World League Intercontinental Round, signaling that they are becoming a side the be reckoned with this season.
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Netherlands beat Cuba 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-20, 29-27) - duration 1:42
06-Jul, start time: 20:01, end time: 21:43 - Attendance: 4,100
Netherlands takes second win over Cuba
The Dutch scored third victory in the World League Intercontinental Round on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Cuba, with players of the calibre of Schuil and Nummerdor imposing their spiking and serving skills on the visitors.
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Pool D - Intercontinental Round

Yugoslavia beat Greece 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-19) - duration 1:19
05-Jul, start time: 20:15, end time: 21:34 - Attendance: 2,600
Hot action with Yugoslavia's 3-0 victory over Greece
The Yugoslav team scored a 3-0 victory over Greece on Friday in extremely hot temperatures and a passionate home crowd.
Both teams wracked up errors but when the chips were down, it was Yugoslavia that gathered its forces and made the necessary moves to snatch victory in all three sets.
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France beat Japan 3-0 (37-35, 25-20, 25-18) - duration 1:25
06-Jul, start time: 15:05, end time: 16:30 - Attendance: 5,590
France grabs third consecutive victory over Japan
France emerged victorious on Saturday, grabbing their third consecutive victory over Japan after deploying effective teamwork in Intercontinental Round Two of the FIVB World League. A variety of hard and soft spikes from the side, and formidable blocking at the net gave the visitors a straight set 3-0 victory away in Tokyo
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France beat Japan 3-1 (25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21) - duration 1:10
07-Jul, start time: 14:05, end time: 15:15 - Attendance: 5,073
France wins over Japan to keep top spot in Pool D
France on Sunday continued to power over Japan. deploying good all-round play in Intercontinental Round 2, to retain the lead in Pool D of the FIVB World League.
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Greece beat Yugoslavia 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 26-24, 20-25, 16-14) - duration 2:19
07-Jul, start time: 20:15, end time: 22:34 - Attendance: 4,500
Greece beats Yugoslavia to draw 1-1 in the tie
The Greek team reversed the fortunes of the Olympic Champions Yugoslavia on Sunday in the second of two meetings in Intercontinental round 2 of the World League to take victory 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 26-24, 20-25 and 16-14 in a marathon match lasting 2 hours 19 minutes..
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