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Defending champs to face the Netherlands

Niels Klapwijk and Wytze Kooistra block during the Netherland's shock victory over Brazil two weeks ago
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, June 23, 2010 – The Netherlands will be looking to add to their shock defeat over Brazil as they host the South American side in the fourth 2010 FIVB World League Intercontinental Round this weekend in Rotterdam.

After three World League weekends, six of the 12 pool matches have been played. The Netherlands can look back with some satisfaction following two straight-set victories in Korea, and an impressive straight sets win in Brasilia, shocking the defending champions. However two losses against Bulgaria last weekend saw the Dutch drop to third in Pool A.

The Netherlands will be looking for another victory over the world No.1 and Peter Blangé’s team will feel at home in Rotterdam. His side’s disappointment after the two losses against Bulgaria last weekend has been replaced by determination.

“We want to give our fans a wonderful present”, opposite player Niels Klapwijk stated. “We know we are capable of beating Brazil. So why wouldn’t that happen again? We will do everything we possibly can to make this happen in Rotterdam.”

The matches will take place at 5pm local time on Saturday and 3pm local time on Sunday.


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