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World League 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Russia beat Netherlands 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-17) - duration 1:14
13-Aug, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:14 - Attendance: 1,500
Russia defeated Netherlands in three sets
Russia and Netherlands had already had four encounters in the Intercontinental Rounds of this year's World League, and the Dutch players faced their opponents knowing they had been defeated four times. Tuesday was to be no different with the Russians delivering a strong game in the attack, block and serve and leaving no doubt that they are favorites, together with Brazil, to advance to the semifinals in this group. The Dutch team tried hard to get back into the match and did shine a number of times in the first and second set, making points with their strong serve. They did however fall down in the attack and were unable to deliver an effective middle block. They seemed to accept the loss, knowing that they had faced a formidable opponent. Russia's Roman Iakovlev was the most important player.
Dutch coach Bert Goedkoop said that he is preparing the team for the future. His team is young and most of the players are just 20 years old. He said they were here primarily to get experience. The captain, Reinder Nummerdor, said that the Dutch know that Brazil is favorite to win Wednesady's match but they have to play much better as a team than they played in the match against Russia.
Russian coach Guennadi Chipouline said that his team played well, and that they will study the video of the Brazilian match to decide on tactics for their next match, which will be one of their most challenging of the tournament. Rousian Ohlikver from the Russian team said he knows Brazilian Volleyball because he played in the country for four years.. He said he respects the Brazilain team a lot, but he wants Russia to win the title.
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