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15 August

United States beat Russia 3-2 (25-20, 25-16, 19-25, 20-25, 18-16) - duration 1:58
15-Aug, start time: 10:00, end time: 11:58 - Attendance: 360
USA Overpowered Russia to Reach The Top Four
The US team needed five sets to overcome Russia in the first quarter final of 2003 FIVB Girls' U'18 World Championship. The Americans started impressively, taking the first two sets without major problems. Russia struck back strongly in the following parts to make the score tied. In a fascinating tie-breaker the Russians seemed to be closer to the final victory as they had three matchballs. But USA save them all, regained the advantage and used their first matchball to finish this exciting volleyball show.

Italy beat Croatia 3-2 (19-25, 28-26, 23-25, 25-19, 15-13) - duration 2:02
15-Aug, start time: 12:30, end time: 14:32 - Attendance: 350
Italy Goes Into Semis
The Italian team overcame Croatia, taking revenge for a defeat in the European Championships' final. The Croatians took the lead twice, after the first and third sets, but the Italians struck back every time and finally made their dreams come true after a thrilling tie-breaker. They will meet USA in one of the Saturday's semi finals.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
Brazil beat Thailand 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 28-26) - duration 1:50
15-Aug, start time: 15:09, end time: 16:59 - Attendance: 550
Brazil's Strenuous Victory
Brazil was forced to play on its peak to beat an ambitious Asian side. One of the tournament's favourites faced many problems on the court, especially in the second set in which Thailand reached for a superb victory. The Asians had their chance also in the fourth part, but Brazil finished off its third matchball.
China beat Poland 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-10) - duration 1:05
15-Aug, start time: 17:35, end time: 18:40 - Attendance: 1700
China Easily Sailed Into Semis
The Chinese side effortlessly beat the home team of 2003 FIVB Girls' Under 18 World Championship and completed the list of the semifinalists. The Asian champions faced an unexpectedly weak resistance of the Poles, especially in the third set.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference