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World League 2003 - Matches Info

Week 7 / 27 June - 29 June

Pool A - Intercontinental Round

Russia beat Poland 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-14) - duration 1:08
27-Jun, start time: 18:07, end time: 19:15 - Attendance: 3,100
Russia beat Poland 3-0 (25:15, 25:20, 25:14)
Russia in this match unexpectedly has not met resistance on the part of the visitors. Already in the first set the home-team have suppressed the Polish team by power of attacks and submissions, as the Russian block usually superb worked. Because of this defeat the Poles have lost last chance to get to the finals of tournament. In this match was the debut for Sergey Tetiukhin and Alexandr Guerassimov in 2003 World League.
Venezuela beat Spain 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 26-24) - duration 1:57
28-Jun, start time: 17:37, end time: 19:34 - Attendance: 3,600


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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Poland beat Russia 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 31-29) - duration 1:28
28-Jun, start time: 18:07, end time: 19:35 - Attendance: 3,000
Poland defeats Russia 3:0 to close account in Intercontinental Rounds
Poland closed out its account in the World League Intercontinental round with a solid 3-0 victory against Russia, leveling ther only second defeat in 12 matches.
Poland's victory was sweet, following their straight sets defeat by Russia on Ffriday. Poland played aggressively and consistent and the match wound up with a dramatic third set that stretched each side to the final 31-29 score for Poland.
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Spain beat Venezuela 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-13) - duration 2:19
29-Jun, start time: 11:37, end time: 13:56 - Attendance: 3,000


> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
 

Pool B - Intercontinental Round

Brazil beat Portugal 3-1 (21-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-19) - duration 1:41
27-Jun, start time: 15:37, end time: 17:18 - Attendance: 8,000
Brazil beat Portugal by 3-1
After sacrificing the first set through many mistakes, Brazil recovered and defeated Portugal by 3-1 on Friday in Betim. Brazil now need one more victory in their final Intercontinental Round match on Saturday to guarantee first place in Pool B.
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Germany beat Italy 3-1 (25-23, 26-28, 25-22, 25-22) - duration 1:56
27-Jun, start time: 20:07, end time: 22:03 - Attendance: 3,320
Italy allows Germany victory in second last match
Already qualified for the final four of Madrid, Italy was humbled 3-1 by a very aggressive Germany who defended well and were well supported by Liefke who hammered home 22 points as the best attacker.
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Brazil beat Portugal 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18) - duration 1:43
28-Jun, start time: 10:07, end time: 11:50 - Attendance: 8,000
Brazil defeats Portugal to secure first place on Pool B Table
Brazil scored their second victory against the Portuguese side in Betim, evewn thought he world champions sacrificed one set to the visitors. The result elevates them to first palce in the Pool B Table and completes the six weeks of Intercontinental Rounds in this, the 14th Edition.
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Germany beat Italy 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22) - duration 1:45
29-Jun, start time: 15:37, end time: 17:22 - Attendance: 4,276
Wins again Germany
Wins again Germany, again by 3-1, and the surprise is bigger. Italy, qualified for the final , will play in Madrid with the second place in the group and some thecnic problems.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Pool C - Intercontinental Round

Yugoslavia beat Netherlands 3-0 (27-25, 25-17, 25-23) - duration 1:14
27-Jun, start time: 20:07, end time: 21:21 - Attendance: 5,515
Serbia and Montenegro score a determined victory on their way to Madrid
Serbia and Montenegro scored a welcome 3-0 victory over the Netherlands in just one hour and seventeen minutes to secure their ticket to the finals in Madrid, even though their big attacker, Ivan "the Terrible" Miljkovic was injured.
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Bulgaria beat Cuba 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-19, 25-13) - duration 1:40
27-Jun, start time: 20:47, end time: 22:27 - Attendance: 6,724
Bulgaria beats Cuba 3-1 in Havana
Bulgaria beats Cuba 3-1 in Havana

Havana.- Bulgaria defeated Cuba 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-19, 25-13) on a rainy night that substantially decreased the number of spectator in Havana's Ciudad Deportiva Hall.
Vladimir Nikolov and Plamen Konstantinov's strong attacks led the Balkan team, who also showed their usual efficient block to achieve their eighth WL win and secure the first place in pool C.
The game stayed even until the third set, but the local squad faded in the fourth period to help the Europeans obtain a comfortable victory.

> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Yugoslavia beat Netherlands 3-1 (34-32, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18) - duration 1:40
28-Jun, start time: 20:07, end time: 21:47 - Attendance: 7,050
Final Victory for the Team of Serbia and Montenegro.
Serbia and Montenegro celebrated their final victory 3-1 against Netherlands in the company of enthusiastic fans in the city off Novi Sad. But the match, following the 3-0 decisive result in their favorite on Friday, was not as easy as they expected.
The home side sacrificed the second set, but still walked away satisfied, having secured their place in the finals in Madrid, and tried out several news players.
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Cuba beat Bulgaria 3-1 (25-20, 17-25, 25-23, 25-22) - duration 1:45
28-Jun, start time: 20:47, end time: 22:32 - Attendance: 6,537
Cuba wins 3-1 over Bulgaria in last WL game
Cuba wins 3-1 over Bulgaria in last WL game

Havana.- Cuba won its last WL match 3-1 (25-20, 17-25, 25-23, 25-22) over Bulgaria in front of an enthusiastic crowd in Havana's Ciudad Deportiva Hall, thus improving their performance from last year.
Cubans showed a much solid game and were able to nautralize Bulgaria's efficient block to end the WL league victorious as they started in Varna on May 23.
Tomas Aldazabal was once again the Island's best scorer, followed by Yosleider Cala and Osmany Juantorena. Despite the loss, Bulgaria avanced to the final round as the first place in Pool C.
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference