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FIVB $15 million World League
Greece well positioned for Finals spot
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 22 In a match that had all the elements of one of their own classic dramas, Greece rose to glory on Sunday night to knock out the Czech Republic in a tiebreaker thriller to virtually secure their place among the elite eight national teams who will contest the final of the $15 million World League in Spain next month.
Greek coach Stelianos Prosalikas was understandably delighted after their 3-2 win saying "After our seventh place in the World Championships and our successful European Championships qualification in spring this year, this qualification among the best eight teams of World League is another big success of Greek volleyball." more Pic: Romelitis spikes against Czech Republic

Third Finalist confirmed
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 21, 2003 - World League debutants the Czech Republic sealed their World League Finals spot with their eighth successive victory in Pool D, a 3-1 (21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-13) come from behind victory over Greece in Ostrava on Saturday in Week 6 of the $15million World League Intercontinental Rounds. It is a remarkable result for a side, which had a short preparation period ahead of the premier international tournament in men's Volleyball, losing their first three opening games before starting a winning streak, which has seen them undefeated since May 25. More
Pic: The Czech Republic celebrate coming back from a set down to win

FIVB $15 million World League
Russia confirmed for Finals
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 21, 2003 - Defending World League champions Russia confirmed their spot in the World League Finals with a comprehensive 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-20) win over Poland in Pool A and in the process registering their ninth successive victory in ominous style after the opening night of Week 6 of the $15million Intercontinental Rounds on Friday. More
Pic: Semen Poltavsky leads the way for Russia against Polish double block

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FIVB $15 million World League
D Day for Pool D
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 19, 2003 - With the FIVB $15 million World League Intercontinental Rounds drawing to a close, all eyes will be on two decisive clashes this weekend. In Pool D, France is away to Japan in matches that could decide if the world championship bronze medallists advance to the final round in Madrid (July 8-13) and in Pool C with Bulgaria (5-3 win-loss) entertaining Serbia and Montenegro (6-2 win-loss) in what promises to be a gripping double header. More
Pic: France have to win both of their matches in Japan this weekend

20/06/2003 - Czech Republic take unchanged lineup in to key matches
20/06/2003 - Czech Republic expecting to seal Finals spot
20/06/2003 - Netherlands aiming for two wins despite Schuil absence
19/06/2003 - German coach says Portugal match a "must win" affair
18/06/2003 - Silva lining to latest Portuguese side
16/06/2003 - Blain names lineup for French trip to Japan