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FIVB $15 million World League - Week 7
Germany goes out with two wins against Italy
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 29, 2003 – Germany wound up their 2003 World League action this weekend with two wins against giants Italy to leave without a ticket to the finals but with a big dose of confidence to head, as hosts, to the 2003 European Championship in September.
Germany finished their 12 matches with four wins and eight losses, but their two 3-1 victories against Italy would have made up for earlier disappointments. more Pic: Italy's Hristo Zlatanov goes up against Germany's Liefke and Bergmann




Poland, Portugal and Netherlands exit in style
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 28, 2003 – The matches in the final week of the FIVB $15 Million World League, the premier annual competition in men’s Volleyball, draw to a close this weekend, with Poland, Germany and Netherlands all going out in style.Poland scored a revenge 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 31-29) victory over Russia in just 1 hour 28 minutes to deliver to the mighty Russians and title holders only their second defeat of the 12-match series.
Pic: The fearsome triple block of the Blues


Serbia and Montenegro settle ticket for finals
Russia spoiled Poland’s chances of a last dash to Madrid, Germany launched their last weekend with a 3-1 victory over giants Italy, Brazil allowed Portugal a single set and Serbia and Montenegro mowed down the Netherlands in their opening matches of the final week of the FIVB $15 million World League Intercontinental Rounds to settle their berth for the finals. Russia, the dominant Pool A team has lost only one match in the Intercontinental Rounds and a second win against Poland this weekend will certainly set them up as the favorites to defend their World League title. more  Spanish Pic: Germany celebrates solid victory over Italy
June 27, 2003 -Serbia and Montenegro settle ticket  Sp
June 26, 2003- Russia make only two changes
June 25, 2003-Five teams chase three Finals tickets Sp Ge
June 25, 2003- Rest time for Russia  Spanish
June 25, 2003-
Germany face last opponent of season Ger Sp
June 25, 2003-Victory imperative for Serbia & Montenegro Sp
June 24, 2003-
Big task for Portugal to avoid fourth place  Sp
June 22, 2003-
Greece well positioned for Finals spot Sp / G
June 21, 2003-
Third Finalist confirmed Spanish
June 21, 2003-
Russia confirmed for Finals Spanish

PREVIEW
FIVB $15 million World League - Week 7
Five teams chase three Finals tickets
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25, 2003 – Tension is guaranteed as the FIVB $15 million World League enters its seventh and final weekend of the Intercontinental Rounds with five teams still vying for three remaining berths to the World League Finals next month. The weekend is the culmination of matches for the world’s elite 16 teams who contest pairs of home and away matches in four pools. The winners from each pool plus the four second-placed team advance to the finals to be held in Madrid, Spain from July 8-13. However with Spain, host and automatic qualifier, currently placed in third spot in Pool A, the lowest second-ranked team will be dropped if Spain does not finish second in their pool.  more  Spanish GermanPic: Poland must beat Russia twice to stay second in their Pool


26/06/2003 - Russia make only two changes
25/06/2003 - Rest time for Russia   Spanish
25/06/2003 - Germany face last opponent of the season Spanish
25/06/2003 - Victory imperative for Serbia and Montenegro   Spanish
24/06/2003 - Big task for Portugal to avoid fourth place finish