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World League 2002 - Press Info

Week 4 / 19 July - 21 July

Pool A - Intercontinental Round

Brazil beat Portugal 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-17) - duration 1:13
19-Jul, start time: 15:35, end time: 16:48 - Attendance: 8,000
Brazil beat Portugal
Brazil overcame a strong Portuguese start to go on to a 3-0 victory over Portugal at home in their first match of Intercontinental Round 4.
The Portuguese charged into the match with a flurry of service aces that made them look dangerous even in front of 8,000 Brazilian fans.
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Poland beat Argentina 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-18) - duration 1:53
19-Jul, start time: 19:07, end time: 21:00 - Attendance: 8,750
Poland snatches victory from Argentina
The Polish team had reason to celebrate their 3-1 victory against Argentina on Friday night. It was the first time since 1985 that they had scored against the South American team and occasion much enjoyed by the almost 9,000 Polish fans in the city of Lodz.
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Brazil beat Portugal 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-17) - duration 1:13
20-Jul, start time: 10:05, end time: 11:18 - Attendance: 8,000
Brazil twice victorious over Portugal
Brazil made a clean sweep of its Intercontinental Round Four tie against Portugal this weekend with a second victory over the Portuguese. They scored a comfortable 3-0 victory in just one hour 13 minutes before a crowd of 8,000 and rarely looked challenged against the visitors.
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Poland beat Argentina 3-0 (25-13, 27-25, 25-20) - duration 1:21
20-Jul, start time: 15:07, end time: 16:28 - Attendance: 8,100
Poland closer to final berth after second victory over Argentina.
Poland, with a ticket to the finals in Brazil in their sights and their confidence boosted by Friday's win against their South American rival, charged into Saturday's match determined to snatch the double victory. It took them just one hour and 17 minutes to achieve their goal and they now move into contention for the final round.
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Pool B - Intercontinental Round

Italy beat Venezuela 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 27-25, 25-20) - duration 1:40
19-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 21:10 - Attendance: 5,200
Italy had to struggle to achieve its sixth victory.
The Italians had to face a determined Venezuela in the first match of Intercontinental Round Four in front of 5,200 fans at the Barquisimeto Dome with the home side coming back from a shaky start to level 1-1 and squeeze the mighty Azzurri into a corner.
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Spain beat China 3-2 (29-27, 17-25, 18-25, 25-23, 18-16) - duration 2:12
20-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 21:42 - Attendance: 5,000
Spain holds China to a 3-2 victory in 2-hour marathon
The young Chinese team went out confident in their match against Spain after winning against a strong Italian team in the last tie, driving the Spaniards to a marathon 3-2 victory after claiming the second and third set.
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Spain beat China 3-2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-21, 27-25, 19-17) - duration 2:07
21-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 21:37 - Attendance: 3,100


Italy beat Venezuela 3-0 (33-31, 25-18, 25-22) - duration 1:27
21-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 20:57 - Attendance: 7,500
Italy without problems
The European fortress could overcome the public pressure to complete its mission of sweeping in Venezuela and start focusing on the final round in Bello Horizonte. After an exciting and disputed first set where any team could win it, the superiority of the Italian squad appeared and marked the difference.



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Pool C - Intercontinental Round

Netherlands beat Germany 3-2 (27-25, 25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 15-12) - duration 2:02
19-Jul, start time: 20:03, end time: 22:05 - Attendance: 1,400
Netherlands wins over Germany in thrilling marathon
Netherlands pushed Germany to a five-set marathon that lasted just over two hours in their first encounter in Intercontinental round 4 that finally ended in their favour in the tiebreaker.
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Russia beat Cuba 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18) - duration 1:45
19-Jul, start time: 20:40, end time: 22:25 - Attendance: 13,200
Sixth Victory for the Russian Team
The Russian Team on Friday collected its sixth victory in the 2002 World League this season when they went 3-1-up over a young Cuban side, lashing out in an aggressive first set that thrilled the 13,200 enthusiasts at the Sports City Coliseum in Havana City.
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Netherlands beat Germany 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21) - duration 1:39
20-Jul, start time: 20:00, end time: 21:39 - Attendance: 1,800
Second victory over Germany brings Dutch close to Finals in Brazil
The Netherlands came back from one set down to score a 3-1 victory over Germany on Saturday to move a step closer to the World League Finals in Brazil.
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Russia beat Cuba 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-19) - duration 1:15
20-Jul, start time: 20:40, end time: 21:55 - Attendance: 7,800
Russia walks away with 3-0 victory against young Cuban team
Russia's 3-1 victory over a young Cuban side on Saturday set the scene for their entry to the final round of the 2002 World League. It was their seventh victory I the Intercontinental Rounds, with the loss of only one match.
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Pool D - Intercontinental Round

France beat Japan 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 26-28, 25-14, 15-7) - duration 2:05
19-Jul, start time: 20:00, end time: 22:05 - Attendance: 1,805
Friday in Saint-Brieuc France have won their 6th match at the end of a strongly fought match against Japan

France beat Japan 3-1 (25-14, 27-29, 25-18, 25-23) - duration 1:44
20-Jul, start time: 20:01, end time: 21:45 - Attendance: 1,944
Fourth success in a row for France over Japan
Saturday in Saint-Brieuc, France signed their fourth victory in a row at the expense of Japan, and their seventh in the 2002 World League to underline their role as table leaders in Pool D.
The return of Daquin strengthened the attacking power of the French and allowed them to squeeze the fighting spirit of the Japanese.
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Yugoslavia beat Greece 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 29-27) - duration 1:22
21-Jul, start time: 21:00, end time: 22:22 - Attendance: 3,850
Yugoslavia achieves a straight-set victory against Greece
Yugoslavia comes closer to its qualification by achieving a straight-set victory against Greece in their first game at Xanthi.
Yugoslavia beat Greece 3-2 (19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14) - duration 2:03
22-Jul, start time: 21:00, end time: 23:03 - Attendance: 3,700
Second in the row victory for Yugoslavia over Greece after a thrilling five-set match.
Yugoslavia manages to achieve a 2nd in the row victory over Greece in the tie-break after a heart-breaking match which lasted over 2 hours.
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