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Serbia and Montenegro and Argentina break tie breaker record

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20, 2005 – Serbia and Montenegro and Argentina were definitely hard to separate in their two matches in Round Four of the Intercontinental Round last weekend with last year’s bronze medallists winning both matches at home 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-21) and 3-2 (25-21, 32-30, 27-29, 17-25, 34-32).

But the second match in Novi Sad, which lasted two hours and 25 minutes, was unbelievably tight with Serbia and Montenegro and Argentina playing the longest tie-break in the history of the World League.
Pic: Serbia and Montenegro and Argentina played for 34 minutes in the tie break

Not only was the second set amazing having gone to 32-30 in favour of the home side but the fifth set was the record breaker in a match where Serbia and Montenegro's Ivan Miljkovic and Argentina's Santiago Darraidou scored 37 and 32 points respectively.

Until Sunday, the longest tie-break was in the 2003 World League final between Brazil and Serbia and Montenegro where an epic 31-29 tie breaker was played out to give Brazil the honours in Madrid.

While Sunday’s match broke the longest World League tie breaker record, the longest set in World League history was played on May 29th, 1999, (10th edition), in the first match of the first weekend of Group B: Canada – Brasil 42:44.
 
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