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World League 2003 - Press Info

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Russia beat Venezuela 3-1 (16-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-15) - duration 1:59
24-May, start time: 17:30, end time: 19:29 - Attendance: 7,200
RUSSIA IN ITS NEW PATH TO THE FINALS
RUSSIA IN ITS NEW PATH TO THE FINALS

THE NATIONAL TEAM FROM RUSSIA STRONGLY DEPENDS ON ITS WELL STRUCTURED BLOCKING SYSTEM AND UNPARALLEL ATTACK. THEY DEFEAT VENEZUELAN TEAM 3 SETS 1 BY THIS WAY, IN THE FIRST MATCH COMPRISING THE SECOND WEEK IN VENEZUELA

MOST OF THE ATTACKS WERE SET ON POSITION 02 AND 04 WHERE THE OPPONENNT SHOW WEAKNESSES TO NEUTRALIZE THIS POWERFUL ATTACK. BUT IT WAS NO EASY, CONSIDERING A FIRST SET TO VENEZUELA, 25-16. SECOND ONE MEETS RUSSIA WINNING 25-21, AND THIS SHOWED THE VENEZUELAN FIRST WEAKNESS: LACK OF EXPERIENCE.

THIRD SET SHOWED THE OTHER WEAKNESS: RECEPTION. RUSSIAN WINS AN EASY SET 25-13, AND THE LAST ONE WAS A RUSSIAN DEMONSTRATION OF POWER ON SERVE, AND THE RESULT WAS 25-15. TOMORROW THIS TWO TEAMS WILL PLAY AGAIN IN CABIMAS SUNDAY MORNING.