Wroclaw, Poland, July 4, 2009 - The fourth and final
meeting between Poland and Venezuela in the 2009 FIVB World League is scheduled
The Poles showed no mercy by humiliating their rivals in
straight sets on Friday. The home team started the match sharply, easily
winning the first set, and never looked back.
Head coach of the Polish team, Daniel Castellani, showed
no fear by replacing his most experienced players Krzysztof Ignaczak and
Wojciech Grzyb with teenagers Pawel Zatorski and Karol Klos. Libero Zatorski
debuted last week, playing one set against Brazil.
It was the first game in the Polish senior squad for
Klos. Both teens passed the exam in convincing style. Poland still believes it
has a shot at obtaining a wild card berth in the Final Round in Belgrade, but
to make that possible they have to finish runners-up in Pool D to runaway
To do that, they must get another win over Venezuela on
Saturday and then battle with Finland for second over the last two weeks of the
intercontinental phase of the World League.
Jose A. Gutierrez and his men will surely do everything
they can to make it difficult to the Poles, although they already look quite
tired. Poland will be the clear favorite on Saturday and will do their best to
satisfy more than 5,500 fans by sweeping Venezuela at this year's competition.