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Intercontinental Round full of colour on and off the court
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 4, 2005 – The World League, as the premier men's annual Volleyball event, draws the best of the best. Not only from the 12 teams who participate but the fans, who this year turned out in brilliant support and numbers right around the world during the six weeks of high intensity Intercontinental Round action.

Volleyball venues right across Europe, Asia and Central and South America were packed full of colour and noise while thousands cued up for tickets, hoping to catch a glimpse of the heroes.

It all made for a wonderful Volleyball experience as the top men's Volleyball teams around the world rode on the back of the chants, music and applause of their fans.

From Brazil, where the home stadium is regularly decked out in yellow, to the red hot atmosphere of Bulgaria where visiting teams would dread to play, the Volleyball public had a ball, painting themselves up and not holding back to show precisely where their loyalties lie.

For the record, it’s no surprise that the teams with some of the best home performances have reached the final round. Defending champions Brazil had the best record by winning all six of their matches on home soil with an average turnout of over 12,000 fans!

Cuba also had unbelievable home support with a similar number of fans turning out on average at home games but on the court they weren’t quite as successful, winning four and losing two.

Poland were very impressive and really turned it on for their colourful fans who averaged 9,000 per home game, winning five matches and losing only once.

Final round hosts Serbia and Montenegro were also in ominous form during the Intercontinental Round, winning all but one of their six home games – their only defeat being at the hands of Poland.

Out of the teams not to have reached the final round, Portugal were by far and away the best having recorded at home a 5-1 win-loss ratio.

But now, with the World League down to four teams the heat really comes on. Not only for the players, but the fans. Who will turn out in greater numbers in Belgrade to support their team as they strive to become the 2005 World League champion?
  
            Bulgaria

            Portugal

 Serbia and Montenegro

            Japan

            Italy

            France
 
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