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Serbia and Montenegro hoping to upset Polish record

Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, June 7, 2005 – Final round hosts Serbia and Montenegro are quietly confident of improving upon their record of one victory so far in Pool C of the 2005 World League when they host undefeated Poland in round three of the Intercontinental Round this weekend.

Last year’s bronze medallists have started with two defeats against Greece and a win and a loss in Argentina while coach Ljubomir Travica bloods new talent and this weekend they face a red-hot Polish side, who have done the double over Argentina and Greece, in Novi Sad on Saturday and Belgrade on Sunday.

"For a young and inexperienced team one victory and one defeat in five sets in Buenos Aires is a great experience," Travica said. "I hope that we will play better in front of our own crowd in Novi Sad and Belgrade, and be victorious in the upcoming matches with Poland."

As hosts of the final round in Belgrade from July 8-10, which will involve the winners of each of the three pools plus Serbia and Montenegro, Travica is in the process of grooming his young side to peak in time for the business end of the competition and he hopes some more of the exciting potential in his side continues to shine through this weekend in front of the home fans.

Ominously for the opposition, the Blue Team stars Nikola Grbić, Andrija Gerić and Ivan Miljković, a three time MVP of the World League Final Tournaments, have all been training since last week following a break due to their hard and demanding league season and are on the verge of making a return.
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