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World League 2003 - Matches Info
FINAL ROUNDS

Pool E - Intercontinental Round

Yugoslavia beat Czech Republic 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 26-24) - duration 1:14
08-Jul, start time: 10:38, end time: 11:52 - Attendance: 350
Serbia and Montenegro achieve first victory of the Finals
The first game of the World League Finals taking place at the Palacio Vistalegre de Madrid saw Serbia and Montenegro beat the Czech Republic 3-0.
It was a special opening occasion for the Czech Republic,  World League debutants, playing against the Olympic and European Champions.
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Spain beat Greece 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23) - duration 1:52
08-Jul, start time: 20:08, end time: 22:00 - Attendance: 8,500
Spain defeated Greece in a game about confidence aand support
Spain defeated Greece 3-1 in the last game of day 1 of World League Finals held in Madrid. Locals achieved a valuable victory after an intense comeback.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Czech Republic beat Greece 3-1 (18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-15) - duration 1:36
09-Jul, start time: 13:07, end time: 14:43 - Attendance: 470
Czech blocks beat Greece
Czech Republic beat Greece in the second game of day 2 of World League Finals 2003. The powerful defensive playing was decisive for Czechs to achieve their first victory in the Finals held in Madrid.
Yugoslavia beat Spain 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18) - duration 1:38
09-Jul, start time: 20:08, end time: 21:46 - Attendance: 9,900
Serbia&Montenegro beats Spain and becomes the first semifinalist
Serbia&Montenegro upset Spain 1-3 in the last game of second day of World League Finals, securing a spot in semifinals. In a sports hall almost packed, visiting team could stay away from the pressure to beat Spanish team that will have to fight against Czech Republic for a place among the semifinalists.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
 
Yugoslavia beat Greece 3-1 (26-24, 25-15, 15-25, 25-21) - duration 1:29
10-Jul, start time: 13:07, end time: 14:36 - Attendance: 400
Serbia&Montenegro upset Greece
Serbia&Montenegro beat Greece in the second game of day 3 of World League Finals in Madrid. The team trained by Veselin Vukovic controlled the game from beginning to end and gave a warning to their perspective rivals in the semifinals.
Czech Republic beat Spain 3-1 (25-15, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23) - duration 1:45
10-Jul, start time: 20:07, end time: 21:52 - Attendance: 11,500
Czech Republic beat Spain in home field and becomes the last semifinalists
Czech Republic beat Spain in the last game of the first round of World League Finals. Czechs were able to fight local team and a full sports hall to clinch the last spot in the semifinals.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
 

Pool F - Intercontinental Round

Brazil beat Bulgaria 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-11) - duration 1:31
08-Jul, start time: 13:08, end time: 14:39 - Attendance: 550
Brazil beat Bulgaria after weak start
 World champions Brazil opened their World League Finals account with a superb come-from-behind 3-1 victory in the second match of the World League Finals.
Russia beat Italy 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 15-13) - duration 1:48
08-Jul, start time: 17:37, end time: 19:25 - Attendance: 2,200
Russia beats Italy in a spectacular tie-breaker
Russia beat Italy in a very disputed and spectacular game of the preliminary round of World League Finals in Madrid. Both teams knew the importance of a victory in this so-called 'group of death'; with this upset, Russians pose themselves as favorites to repeat World League 2002 final victory.
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
Italy beat Bulgaria 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-23) - duration 1:40
09-Jul, start time: 10:36, end time: 12:16 - Attendance: 650
Italy beat Bulgaria after great comeback
Italy achieved the first victory in World League Finals 2003 after defeating Bulgaria 1-3, in a match that started with Bulgarian victory in the first set.
Brazil beat Russia 3-1 (25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 25-15) - duration 1:40
09-Jul, start time: 17:37, end time: 19:17 - Attendance: 2,600
Brazil beats Russia in a clash of titans
Brazil proved to be one of the favourites for the big Final after beating defending champions Russia 3-1 in a spectacular clash of titans.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
 
Bulgaria beat Russia 3-1 (18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22) - duration 1:34
10-Jul, start time: 10:37, end time: 12:11 - Attendance: 480
Bulgaria sends home defending champions Russia
Bulgaria beat Russia in the first game of third day of competition of World League Finals 2003. With this result, the defending champions Russia lost every options of being in the semifinals, meaning the first fall of a giant in the Finals 2003.
Brazil beat Italy 3-1 (31-29, 25-21, 17-25, 25-23) - duration 1:42
10-Jul, start time: 17:37, end time: 19:19 - Attendance: 4,500
Brazil upset Italy in a battle of giants of volleyball
Brazil beat Italy in a clash of giants that had the first position of the group as main trophy. South-Americans proved the world that are the main favourites for the Final victory.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference