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World League 2002 - Press Info

Week 5 / 26 July - 28 July

Pool A - Intercontinental Round

Poland beat Brazil 3-2 (25-23, 20-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-13) - duration 2:04
26-Jul, start time: 19:15 - Attendance: 11,500
Title holders beaten in Katowice
Upstart Poland scored an impressive 3-2 win against World league titleholders Brazil in their opening match of Intercontinental Round Five at home in Katowice, where last year Brazil triumphed in the 2001 final.But the match was long and hard and it took the Poles just over two hours to turn it in their favor, even when cheered on by 11,500 enthusiastic fans.
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Poland beat Brazil 3-2 (25-22, 23-25, 27-25, 21-25, 15-12) - duration 2:16
27-Jul, start time: 15:10, end time: 17:26 - Attendance: 11,500
Poland still on a winning streak.
Poland beat World League Champions again and snatched its fourth consecutive victory. the Brazilians were leading 7-2 in teh tiebreaker before letting the match slip from their grasp, after Poland came from behind, thanks to Murek's services and an effective blocking.
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Argentina beat Portugal 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-18) - duration 1:25
27-Jul, start time: 18:07, end time: 19:32 - Attendance: 9,400
Argentina stops its bad luck
After 4 consecutive lost matches, Argentina defeated Portugal at the Luna Park Stadium.
With this result, Argentinean players keep their faith to reach the finals that will be played in Brazil, from August 12th to August 18th.

Argentina beat Portugal 3-2 (25-19, 26-24, 21-25, 18-25, 15-12) - duration 2:12
28-Jul, start time: 17:12, end time: 19:24 - Attendance: 8,550
Argentina keeps dreaming with the finals
As yesterday match, Argentina defeated Portugal in the second game (pool A) of the 5th round of the World league tournament, held at the Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires. The best scorer was Milinkovic with 19 points.
Argentina keeps dreaming with the finals that will be played in Brazil from August 12th to August 18th

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Pool B - Intercontinental Round

Italy beat Spain 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-15) - duration 1:10
27-Jul, start time: 12:00, end time: 13:10 - Attendance: 3,500
Italy crushes Spain 3-0
Italy delivered a 3-0 lesson to Spain, the team that had been until now undefeated in the 2002 World League Intercontinental Rounds, going into the match focussed on victory and wary of their rival's usual explosive starts to their matches. The Italian pressure right from the first whistle provided few options for Spain's usually effective attacking style, when the teams met for the first time this weekend in the Raimundo Saporta sports hall in Madrid.
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China beat Venezuela 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-18) - duration 1:04
27-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 20:34 - Attendance: 3,870
China levels Venezuela 3- 0
WChina leveled Venezuela 3-0 on Saturday to extend the woes of the South American team, who have yet to win a match in the Intercontinental Round of this, the 13th edition of the FIVB World League.
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Italy beat Spain 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21) - duration 1:50
28-Jul, start time: 12:00, end time: 13:50 - Attendance: 3,950
Italy struggles to beat Spain 1:3
Italy defeated Spain 1:3 in the second game of week 5 and proved to be the main candidate to end this first round of World League 2002 in the first position of pool B. Italians end the visit to Spain with two victories, six sets won, one set lost.
China beat Venezuela 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18) - duration 1:38
28-Jul, start time: 19:30, end time: 21:08 - Attendance: 3,395
Chna beat Venezuela by 3: 1 (22:25,25:22,25:21,25:18)
With patience, determination, and confidence, China won the second home match with Venezuela with 3: 1 (22:25,25:22,25:21,25:18)
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Pool C - Intercontinental Round

Netherlands beat Cuba 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 24-26, 25-23) - duration 1:46
26-Jul, start time: 20:40, end time: 22:26 - Attendance: 5,500
The Netherlands Qualified, Cuba Eliminated.
The Netherlands Team ensured its qualification by defeating Cuba in a match where Guido Gortzen lashed out at the Caribbean Team. The young Cuban side fought back with some dramatic resistance and played their best in the third set.
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Russia beat Germany 3-1 (25-13, 28-26, 18-25, 35-33) - duration 2:00
27-Jul, start time: 14:00, end time: 16:00 - Attendance: 3,100
Germany fails to fend off powerful Russians
Germany failed to stop the Russian charge on Saturday when thery went down 1-3 at home to the lofty Russian side in a match that culminated in Russia needing seven amtchballs to seal the final set at 35-33.
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Netherlands beat Cuba 3-2 (25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-11) - duration 1:59
27-Jul, start time: 20:40, end time: 22:39 - Attendance: 3,900
The Netherlands Won Again But Faced A Greater Resistance
The Netherlands Team swept away with Cuba in their series after winning the second match in 5 sets. However, they faced a greater resistance by the renewed Caribbean Squad.
Russia beat Germany 3-2 (25-18, 24-26, 25-22, 13-25, 17-15) - duration 2:17
28-Jul, start time: 11:00, end time: 13:17 - Attendance: 2,300
Russia even today too strong for the German team
Playing better as yesterday Germany was not strong enough to win against Russia. The spectators at the Rhein Halle saw a fascinating match here in Dusseldorf.
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Pool D - Intercontinental Round

Greece beat France 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 26-24) - duration 1:46
26-Jul, start time: 20:04, end time: 21:50 - Attendance: 2,100
Greeks snatch victory in France
Greece swooped to victory against France on Friday night with a surprise 3-1 win over the Pool D table leaders to keep their qualification hopes alive for the final round in Brazil. It was their fifth win in the series of nine matches so far played and three to go to complete the Intercontinental Round playoffs.
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Yugoslavia beat Japan 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-27, 15-10) - duration 2:01
27-Jul, start time: 15:05, end time: 17:06 - Attendance: 5,200
Yugoslavia beat Japan 3-2 in two hour match.
Olympic champions Yugoslavia struggled to recover their rhythm after their long flight to Japan but still went ahead and managed to defeat the host team 3-2 in a match that lasted just over two hours.
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France beat Greece 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-23) - duration 1:20
27-Jul, start time: 20:00, end time: 21:20 - Attendance: 1,950
France Qualification
Saturday in Castelnau Le Lez, the French team took revenge on the Greek team. Beaten the day before (1 - 3), the French just signed the success in three sets to zero (25-21, 25-21, 25-23) which makes them win their qualification for the world league finals.


Yugoslavia beat Japan 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 30-28) - duration 1:18
28-Jul, start time: 14:05, end time: 15:23 - Attendance: 5,040
Yugoslavia won the second victory in their opponent home.
Yugoslavia won the second match in Japan by 3-0,keeping the hope of advancing to the final tournament in Brazil.
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