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World League 2002 - Press Info

Week 3 / 12 July - 14 July

Pool A - Intercontinental Round

Poland beat Brazil 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 27-25) - duration 1:26
12-Jul, start time: 15:37, end time: 17:03 - Attendance: 9,800
Brazil goes down to Poland; first loss in 2002 World League Intercontinentals
Poland pulled off a major upset against the mighty titleholders Brazil on Friday in Goiana, Brazil when they defeated the home favorites 3-0 in a match lasting 1 hour 20 minutes in front of a crowd of almost 10,000 fans.
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Brazil beat Poland 3-2 (30-28, 22-25, 21-25, 25-10, 15-9) - duration 2:11
13-Jul, start time: 10:03, end time: 12:14 - Attendance: 10,600
Brazil recovered from the yestarday's match and beat Poland in Goiânia
In a very equilibrated match, Brazil did not make so many mistakes and achieved its fifth victory in the World League.
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Portugal beat Argentina 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23) - duration 1:51
13-Jul, start time: 17:55, end time: 19:46 - Attendance: 1,330
Portugal execelent in this match
Portugal made the best exibition so far in this World League. Facing the experimented Argentina, the Portuguse Team played an exemplar Volleyball. Roberto Reis was the best in a magnificent Team.
Portugal beat Argentina 3-2 (25-21, 14-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-11) - duration 2:07
14-Jul, start time: 17:55, end time: 20:02 - Attendance: 1,280
Portugal notches up second victory over Argentina
Portugal on Sunday scored a 3-2 victory over Argentina to go 2-up in the tie in the third Intercontinental round of the FIVB World League. The young and enthusiastic Portuguese side triumphed 3-2 after starting strongly in the first set with a series of fast attacks and solid play.
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Pool B - Intercontinental Round

Italy beat China 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21) - duration 1:41
12-Jul, start time: 19:04, end time: 20:45 - Attendance: 3,300
Italy regroups to defeat China and maintain inbroken record
Despite a shaky start, Italy regrouped to dispatch China 3-1 at home on Friday to retain their unbroken run of 5 victories in the 2002 World league Intercontinental Rounds.
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Spain beat Venezuela 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-16) - duration 1:27
12-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 20:57 - Attendance: 4,835
Spain so far invincible in World League
Spain continued its unbroken run of victory in the 2002 World League with a 3-0 victory over Venezuela in the first of its two-match tie this weekend in the Barquisimeto Dome..
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Spain beat Venezuela 3-1 (26-24, 25-19, 23-25, 25-22) - duration 1:54
14-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 21:24 - Attendance: 8,000
Spain sweeps Venezuela and keeps unbeatable
In the middle of an exciting atmosphere due to the public support in the Cabimas Dome, the Spanish volleyball squad, beat Venezuela 3 sets to 1 and avail at maximum the Italian lost earlier against China. Venezuela made improvements in the reception and blocking, causing a match more equilibrated than Friday's, but the experience of the European team in the decisive points were the difference to maintain leader and invincible in the pool B.



China beat Italy 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 27-25) - duration 1:22
14-Jul, start time: 20:30, end time: 21:52 - Attendance: 2,100
China beat Italy in the second match.
China gets the first victory in the Intercontinental Phase of the World League. The team trained by Di beats Italy in the last of the scheduled matches as a confirmation of his already noted improvings.

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Pool C - Intercontinental Round

Russia beat Netherlands 3-1 (25-12, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17) - duration 1:36
12-Jul, start time: 20:00, end time: 21:36 - Attendance: 1,950
Russia too much for disappointed Dutch
Russia overpowered a disappointed Dutch side on Friday in their struggle for first place in Pool C of the World League, emerging with 3-1 victory that saw the only threat from Dutch in the second set.
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Cuba beat Germany 3-1 (17-25, 25-21, 28-26, 25-21) - duration 13:49
12-Jul, start time: 20:40, end time: 10:29 - Attendance: 5,809
Young Cuban Team Scores First Victory
The Young Cuban Team obtained their first victory in the World League beating Germany in four sets after a better endeavour in their block and reception in relation to their four previous games.
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Russia beat Netherlands 3-0 (25-19, 29-27, 25-18) - duration 1:22
13-Jul, start time: 20:00, end time: 21:22 - Attendance: 2,600
Dutch go down to Russia
The Dutch recovery in the second match of their tie with Russia in the third week of the World League Intercontinental playoffs proved ineffective against the Russian team, even though power was more equally distributed and Dutch attackers like Schuil and Nummerdor proved more successful.
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Cuba beat Germany 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 26-24) - duration 1:29
13-Jul, start time: 20:40, end time: 22:09 - Attendance: 6,032
Cuba sweeps Germany away 3-0
The young Cuban Team turned up the heat in their second match with Germany in the 2002 World league third week Intercontinental round deploying fighting spirit and effective attacking for a 3-0 victory in the Havana Coliseum. The Germans appeared to be off the pace in Saturday's match after victories against Russia and The Netherlands in early rounds.
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Pool D - Intercontinental Round

France beat Greece 3-2 (29-27, 22-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-13) - duration 2:20
12-Jul, start time: 21:00, end time: 23:20 - Attendance: 3,300
France outlasts Greece to retain perfect record in WL 2002
Greece came back from 1-2 and 5-9 to force a tie-break, but France held out to win the match in five and retain a perfect record of five victories in Pool D of the 2002 World League.
Yugoslavia beat Japan 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-20) - duration 1:10
13-Jul, start time: 20:15, end time: 21:25 - Attendance: 3,475
Restorative victory of Olympic Champions Yugoslavia
The Olympic champions Yugoslavia charged into their match with Japan with dogged determination, determined to regain ground in this all-important Intercontinental Round 3 of the 2002 World League
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Yugoslavia beat Japan 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-20) - duration 1:12
14-Jul, start time: 20:15, end time: 21:27 - Attendance: 5,500
Another Easy Victory for the Yugoslav Team
With the result of 3:0, Yugoslav Team ended the third week-end relatively easy with the maximum result. As expected, the rising form of the Yugoslav Team proved that the Yugoslav Team still plays when their concentration is maximum. In spite of many mistakes they succeeded in keeping it to achieve the maximum they can to be qualified for Brasil.
Greece beat France 3-0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-23) - duration 1:20
14-Jul, start time: 21:00, end time: 22:20 - Attendance: 3,900
Greece hands France its first WL 2002 defeat
Greece shut out previously undefeated France with an impressive straight-set victory to hand the visitors at Larissa their first defeat in six matches so far in the 2002 World League. At the same time, Greece stayed alive in its quest for a berth in the final eight of the competition, next month in Brazil.
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