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A warmup for the Final Six yes, but Serbia also gunning for victory

A full house is expected in Sports Hall Cair in Nis

Serbia and Korea found themselves in the same Intercontinental Round Pool at the World League for the first time this year. In the first two matches in Jeonju, Korea, the teams walked away with one victory each. In the sixth and final weekend of Pool B action, Serbia hosts Korea in Nis on Friday and in Belgrade on Saturday.

For Serbia coach Igor Kolakovic it will be his last chance to test his team before the Final Round in Belgrade Arena from July 22-26. Serbia received a bye to the Final Six as host.

"Korea is a respectable team," Kolakovic said. "They performed well this year and achieved some good results.

"Last week they lost to France in both matches, and that was the only setback for them in this years' competition. They play fast and aggressive. This will be a good opportunity for us to prepare our team for the upcoming final tournament.

"It will be very difficult to win both matches, even though our opponents are currently at the bottom of the standings. But, for sure, it would be very nice if we could get two victories and secure the first spot."




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