FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

Press release

France maintain momentum with thriller five-setter win over resistant Canada

France's Antoine Brizard trying to make a point against Canada in second round match of the Men's U21 World Championship

 Izmir, Turkey, August 28, 2013 – France recovered in the right time to cruise past Canada in epic five setter 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-15, 23-25, 15-10) in the second round (Round of 16) of the FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Wednesday.

 With two hours of fighting between the two opponents, the match was going here and their till the French players came with all goods in the tiebreak to win the tough match and qualify for the quarterfinals in Ankara, while Canada will stay in Izmir to play for classification matches 9 to 16.

French captain Clevenot Trevor finished as match scorer with 20 points including 4 stuff blocks followed by teammate outside hitter Thibault Rossard 18 points. Jimenez Demyanenko contributed 14 points for Canadian team as best scorer of his side.

Canada took the match seriously since the beginning of the first set as they were arranged in reception and defence and use the service properly to stop the French attackers. Left- handed opposite spiker Bradley Gunter did well from positions 2 and allowed Canada to come ahead, while middle blocker Jimenez Demyanenko made also good action offensively and defensively and thus Canada won the set 25-22.

 France showed they real team work starting from the second set they were more coordinated in attacks through the outside Trevor Clevenot and Thibault Rossard. French coach also substituted main middle blocker Gael Tranchot and fielded Kevin Rodriguez to improve the blocking and succeeded to lead throughout the second set till they won 25-21.

 Again France was motivated to continue the same rhythm where they dominated the match through the service which put Canada team under pressure till they won widely 25-15 in the third set.

 Canada team tried save the match as they came back strongly in the fourth set and started to use the quick attacks through the middle of the net to penetrate the French blockers. Canada coach also make some substitutions to refresh the team where he succeeded to come back and advance till they won the set 25-23 to extend the match to tiebreak.

 France team played their best in the tiebreak using the spike service of Thibault to lead 4-1 before they turned court at 8-4. It was easy for the French team to continue the same rhythm although some resistance from Canadian team and win 15-10.  


2013 Men’s U21 World Championship page 
2013 Men’s U21 World Championship Live Scorebox 
2013 Men’s U21 World Championship Schedule 
FIVB World Rankings 

Twitter - @FIVB Volleyball@FIVBMensU21 
Facebook: FIVB - International Volleyball Federation 
YouTube: FIVB Video


Download highresolution


| More

More press releases

17.09.2013 15:05:20
Anti-doping education outreach programme gains momentum at U21 Championship
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 13, 2013 – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) in collaboration with the FIVB Heroes project and the World... More...
06.09.2013 14:56:26
Men's U21 MVP looking to hard work for success
Kazan, Russia, September 4, 2013 –Russia has a new “golden boy” in volleyball. In only six months, 18-year-old Viktor Poletaev has won gold in all the... More...
03.09.2013 09:27:10
Russian “player factory” dominates the volleyball world
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 3, 2013 - The world of men’s volleyball is currently dominated by Russia and that could remain the case for quite a w... More...
02.09.2013 12:26:37
Mohamed Lazreug whistles his last FIVB match to give way to young Algerian referees
Ankara, Turkey, September 1, 2013 – The Algerian referee Mohamed Lazreug had a tear in his eye as he started whistling the fifth place classification ... More...
02.09.2013 10:00:07
Men's Under 21 World Championship FIVB Web TV highlights
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 2, 2013 - If you missed any of the action from the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Under 21 Championship last week, make sure y... More...
01.09.2013 21:29:58
Russia defend world title in fantastic display of volleyball
Ankara, Turkey, September 1, 2013 – Russia claimed the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship title with a fantastic performance in the gold med... More...
01.09.2013 20:02:39
If we had not been favourites, it would have been easier - coach Nikolaev
Ankara, Turkey, September 1, 2013 – It was only natural that after such an impressive 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-20) victory for Russia over Brazil in the ... More...
01.09.2013 19:43:40
Russian machine too powerful for Brazil
Ankara, Turkey, September 1, 2013 – Russia claimed the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship title with a fantastic performance in the gold med... More...
01.09.2013 17:52:28
I want to thank all my players for the incredible results - coach Bonitta
Ankara, Turkey, September 1, 2013 – Italy’s coach Marco Bonitta is happy to have won bronze from the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship afte... More...
01.09.2013 17:33:31
Italy win U21 World Championship bronze
Ankara, Turkey, September 1, 2013 – Italy triumphed with the bronze medals from the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship in Turkey. The Europe... More...