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Cuba complete series whitewash of Greece

Athens, Greece, May 23, 2005 – Cuba completed a sensational build up to the 2005 World League by winning their sixth friendly match out of seven with a 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 25-11, 24-26, 15-8) victory over Greece in their third and final match in the Peace and Friendship stadium on Monday.

Cuba had earlier beaten Greece 3-0 on Friday and 3-2 on Saturday after coming off a 3-1 series win over Argentina.
Pic: Greece will be hoping for a better result when they play Serbia and Montenegro in the opening weekend of the 2005 World League starting on Friday

Greece: Chatziantoniou 5, Tsakiropoulos 4, Roumeliotis 8, Lappas 14, Baev 7, Dimitrakopoulos (l), Kyriazis 6, Ntonas 9, Smaragdis 5, Pantaleon 2.
Cuba: Poey 6, Portuondo 13, Juantorena 11, Gonzales 1, Dominico 8, Simón 11, Mendez (l), Garcia 1, Pjmienta 4, Diaz 1.

There was some good news for Greece with captain Marjos Gkiourdas’ injury improving significantly enough for him to entertain the thought of playing in the World League. Vasileios Kournetas looks likely to captain the side for Greece’s opening World League encounter against Serbia and Montenegro in Athens.

"We didn’t play well enough again,” Greece coach Konstas Charitonidis said. “However I was satisfied with the players that gained some valuable experience.”
 
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