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Decider in Belgrade

Igor Kolakovic and Andrea Anastasi, Head Coaches of Serbia and Italy with smile waiting for decisive matches for their teams

The matches of the last weekend in the Pool B of the 2010 World League between Serbia and Italy will decide who is going to the Final Tournament in Cordoba, Argentina. Serbia was ahead before the fifth weekend, but now the teams are entering the final stage with equal points.

The Press Conference held today was organized in the Belgrade’s Best Western Hotel “M” in the presence of Mr. Andrea Anastasi, Head Coach of the Italian team, Mr. Igor Kolakovic, Head Coach of Serbia, Mr. Valerio Vermiglio, Team Captain of Italy, and Mr. Bojan Janic, Team Captain of Serbia.

"We have a very difficult task ahead of us. The Italians are in a good moment right now, and they play very well, so it would be almost a miracle for us to win both matches. However, we play at home in front of our wonderful crowd, and we hope for the best, Mr. Kolakovic, head coach of Serbia, said.

- This is a great opportunity for both teams to arrive to the final stage, so I am sure these two matches will be very interesting. This is an incredible moment for us, but also for the Serbian team, therefore the final outcome is hard to predict. From our standpoint, we will surely do our best to win and qualify to the Final Tournament in Cordoba. – Mr. Anastasi, Head Coach of Italy, said.

 

- We have to be cautious right now, and I think the matches with France served as a warning not to take anything for granted. We have to be 100% motivated, because we cannot live in the past. If we don’t perform well, everything we did before wouldn’t count. Of course, the Italians are one of the best teams in the world, especially now with Fei back. We have to push hard right from the start, we need support from our fans, and we need to focus on our objective. We are aware of the chance we have, and I hope that in the end we will be the ones taking the plane to Argentina. – Mr. Janic, Team Captain of Serbia, said.

 

- We are happy to be here in this position where everything depends on us. The last two matches with Serbia were decided in five sets, so no one can promise that it would be an easy task to win here. I hope for the best, and I am sure that both teams will perform well. At the end, we’ll see who the lucky one is. – Mr. Vermiglio, Team Captain of Italy, said.

The second match of the sixth weekend in the Pool B between Serbia and Italy, scheduled to be played on July 8, from 20:15h, in the “Pionir” Hall of Sports in Belgrade, is the “Match of the Week” of the sixth weekend in the 2010 World League.

 

SERBIA AGAINST ITALY UNTIL 2010

 

The National Volleyball Team of Serbia played 44 times against Italy at the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, World League and the European Championships.

The „Blue Boys“ won 24 matches and lost 20, with set difference 93:79.

In the World League, Serbia (Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro) and Italy played 18 matches. Serbia won 10 times and lost 8 matches with set difference 41:34.

On three  occations (in 1997, 2000, and 2004 World League editions), these two countries found themselves in the same Pool of the Intercontinental Round.

First match in the World League, Yugoslavia and Italy played in 1997 World League Pool B, over the first weekend in Rome (May 17), when the Italians won 3:1.

Last mach in this competition was played at the 2004 Final Tournament of the World League in Rome (July 16), when Italy won 3:0.

 

WORLD LEAGUE

 

INTERCONTINENTAL ROUND:

SERBIA (YUG, SCG) – ITALY                  12       8    4      29:21

AT THE FINAL TOURNAMENT:

SERBIA (YUG, SCG) – ITALY                    6      2    4      12:13

SUMMARY:

SERBIA (YUG, SCG) – ITALY                  18     10     8      41:34

 

1997

ITA – YUG                  3:1 (13:15, 15:8, 16:14, 15:6)

ITA – YUG                  3:0 (15:7, 15:6, 15:8)

YUG – ITA                  2:3 (15:10, 15:2, 12:15, 13:15, 10:15)

YUG – ITA                  3:2 (15:13, 15:10, 9:15, 10:15, 15:12)

 

2000

ITA – YUG                  1:3 (25:20, 19:25, 14:25, 21:25)

ITA – YUG                  3:2 (20:25, 25:27, 25:23, 25:17, 15:9)

YUG – ITA                  3:1 (25:23, 25:20, 25:27, 25:18)

YUG – ITA                  3:1 (23:25, 25:18, 25:20, 25:12)

FINAL TOURNAMENT – ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS:

YUG – ITA                  2:3 (25:16, 15:25, 25:17, 23:25, 12:15)

 

2001

FINAL TOURNAMENT – KATOWICE, POLAND – SEMIFINAL MATCH:

YUG – ITA                  2:3 (25:22, 25:19, 22:25, 22:25, 12:15)

 

2002

FINAL TOURNAMENT – BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL:

YUG – ITA                  2:3 (25:22, 23:25, 25:18, 22:25, 15:17)

BRONZE MEDAL MATCH:

YUG – ITA                  3:1 (28:26, 29:27, 23:25, 25:21)

 

2003

FINAL TOURNAMENT – MADRID, SPAIN – SEMIFINAL MATCH:

SCG – ITA                  3:0 (26:24, 25:22, 25:16)

 

2004

ITA – SCG                  2:3 (25:21, 30:32, 25:17, 24:26, 8:15)

ITA – SCG                  1:3 (25:22, 20:25, 17:25, 19:25)

SCG – ITA                  3:1 (26:24, 25:17, 23:25, 25:20)

SCG – ITA                  3:0 (25:20, 25:16, 25:18)

FINALN TOURNAMENT – ROME, ITALY:

SCG – ITA                  0:3 (18:25, 22:25, 23:25)

 

 

OLYMPIC GAMES:

 

SRB (YUG/SCG) – ITA          4      1      3        6:9

 

26th OLYMPIC GAMES, 1996 – ATLANTA, USA (JULY 19th – AUGUST 4th):

ATLANTA – JULY 29:

YUG – ITA                  0:3 (12:15, 8:15, 12:15)

ATLANTA – AUGUST 2 – SEMIFINALS:

YUG – ITA                  1:3 (12:15, 15:8, 6:15, 7:15)

 

27th OLYMPIC GAMES, 2000 – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (SEPTEMBER 15th – OCTOBER 1st):

SIDNEJ – SEPTEMBER 19:

YUG – ITA                  2:3 (19:25, 25:19, 22:25, 33:31, 20:22)

SIDNEJ – SEPTEMBER 29 – SEMIFINAL:

YUG – ITA                  3:0 (27:25, 34:32, 25:14)

 

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:

 

SRB (YUG/SCG) – ITA                  4      3      1      9:5

 

VI WCH 1966 – PRAGUE, TCHECKOSLOVAKIA (AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 11)

PRAGUE – SEPTEMBER 1 :

YUG – ITA                  3:0 (15:8, 15:5, 15:4)

 

VII WCH 1970 – SOFIA, BULGARIA (SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 2)

SOFIA – SEPTEMBER 21:

YUG – ITA                  3:2 (8:15, 8:15, 15:7, 15:13, 15:5)

 

XIV WCH 1998 – TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 13 – 29)

HAMAMATSU – NOVEMBER 25:

YUG – ITA                  3:0 (15:12, 15:13, 15:13)

TOKYO – NOVEMBER 29 – FINAL:

YUG – ITA                  0:3 (12:15, 5:15, 10:15)

 

 

WORLD CUP

 

WORLD CHALLENGE CUP – 1996 TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 19 – 24)

OSAKA – CHUO GYMNASIUM – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

YUG – ITA  1:3 (9:15, 17:15, 13:15, 8:15)

 

X WORLD CUP 2003, TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 16 – 30)

TOKIO (YOYOGI) – NOVEMBER 30:

SCG – ITA       3:1 (25:18, 21:25, 30:28, 25:22)

 

 

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS:

 

SRB (YUG, SCG) – ITA          16     9      7      33:27

 

1967

IZMIR – OCTOBER 26:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 3:0 (15:12, 15:7, 15:11)

1971

BOLOGNA – SEPTEMBER 29:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 1:3 (8:15, 9:15, 15:3, 6:15)

1975

SKOPLJE – OCTOBER 18:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 3:1 (12:15, 15:3, 15:10, 15:12)

1977

HELSINKI – SEPTEMBER 29:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 0:3 (8:15, 4:15, 6:15)

OULU – OCTOBER 2:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 3:0 (15:11, 15:13, 15:10)

1979

PARIS – OCTOBER 11:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 3:2 (15:13, 7:15, 14:16, 15:9, 15:3)

1981.

PAZARJIK – SEPTEMBER 24:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 0:3 (6:15, 9:15, 5:15)

1987

OUDERGEM – SEPTEMBER 30:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 3:2 (7:15, 15:12, 17:15, 14:16, 15:13)

1991

HAMBURG – SEPTEMBER 11:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 1:3 (17:15, 6:15, 15:17, 10:15)

1995

ATHENS – SEPTEMBER 15 – SEMIFINAL:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 1:3 (11:15, 15:10, 6:15, 9:15)

1997

DEN BOSCH – SEPTEMBER 7:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 3:0 (15:13, 15:9, 15:5)

1999

VIENNA – SEPTEMBER 11 – SEMIFINAL:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 1:3 (17:25, 22:25, 26:24, 22:25)

2001

OSTRAVA:

SEPTEMBER 12:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 3:0 (25:21, 25:23, 27:25)

SEPTEMBER 16 – FINAL:

YUG (YUG) – ITA (ITA) 3:0 (25:21, 25:18, 25:20)

2005

ROME – SEPTEMBER 10 – SEMIFINAL:

SCG (SCG) – ITA (ITA) 2:3 (15:25, 25:19, 19:25, 25:23, 8:15)

2009

ISTANBUL – SEPTEMBER 6:

SRB (SRB) – ITA (ITA)         3:1 (25:23, 19:25, 25:12, 25:21)

 

WORLD LEAGUE                                      18     10       8     41:34

OLYMPIC GAMES                             4       1       3       6:  9

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS             4       3       1       9:  5

WORLD CUP                                     2       1       1       4:  4

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS     16       9       7     33:27

 

SUMMARY:                                      44     24     20     93:79

 

  

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