2004 FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX
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World Grand Prix 2004 - Matches Info

Week 2 / 12 July - 18 July

Manila, Philippines

Brazil beat Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-19) - duration 1:07
16-Jul, start time: 17:00, end time: 18:07 - Attendance: 2'025
City: Manila, Philippines; Hall : Philsport Arena
Brazil defeated Dominican Republic 25-16, 25-17, 25-19
Brazil dominated all scoring skills leading in the serving category. Dominican Republic supplied to much error leading to their loss. Match 19 ended with a 3-0 result in favor of Brazil.
Poland beat Korea 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-21) - duration 1:18
16-Jul, start time: 19:00, end time: 20:18 - Attendance: 1'878
City: Manila, Philippines; Hall : Philsport Arena
Poland downed Korea 25-21, 25-22, 25-21
Korea's defensive performance on the floor defined their brand of game. Yet, Poland managed to break Korea's defense with well orchestrated attacks. Game ended at 3-0, 25-21,25-22,25-21.
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Korea beat Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-14) - duration 1:07
17-Jul, start time: 14:30, end time: 15:37 - Attendance: 3'520
City: Manila, Philippines; Hall : Philsport Arena
Korea defeated Dominican Republic 25-19, 25-17, 25-14
Well orchestrated, multi-dimensional attacks overpowered the Dominican Republic squad. Match 21 ended at 3-0 with 25-19, 25-17, 25-14 score ratio.
Brazil beat Poland 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-20) - duration 1:10
17-Jul, start time: 17:00, end time: 18:10 - Attendance: 5'393
City: Manila, Philippines; Hall : Philsport Arena
Brazil defeated Poland, 25-14,25-22, 25-20
Poland was starting to get their offensive rythm on the 3rd set. But, Brazils aggressive blocking proved difficult to break. Venturini, Brazil's setting repertoire was consistent and unreadable from start to finish. Virna soared all over. Game ended at 3-0 with point ration of 25-14, 25-22,25-20, in favor of Brazil.
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Dominican Republic beat Poland 3-1 (25-13, 28-26, 18-25, 25-20) - duration 1:44
18-Jul, start time: 14:00, end time: 15:44 - Attendance: 5'267
City: Manila, Philippines; Hall : Philsport Arena
Dominican Republic defeated Poland, 25-13, 28-26, 18-25, 25-20
Team cohesion and well defined attacker-setter coordination supplied the win for team Dominican Republic, which was missing on their first two games. Meanwhile, Poland rallied on the 2nd set of this match, pushing team Dominican Republic to adjust their attack repertoire. Match #23 ended at 25-13, 28-26, 18-25, 25-20.
Brazil beat Korea 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-19) - duration 1:13
18-Jul, start time: 16:30, end time: 17:43 - Attendance: 6'527
City: Manila, Philippines; Hall : Philsport Arena
Brazil won its third straight match, beating Korea, 25-22, 25-14, 25-19, for the Manila leg title
The Brazilian squad's blockade proved their strongest arsenal to win the 24th Match of the 2004 Grand Prix Manila Leg. Korea's relentless attack was not enough to snatch even a single set against Brazil. Power and grace charactrized Brazil's brand of volleyball. Match ended with a 25-22, 25-15, 25-19 score.


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> Match description > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Hong Kong,China

U.S.A. beat Italy 3-2 (25-20, 17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 17-15) - duration 1:59
16-Jul, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:59 - Attendance: 1'150
City: Hong Kong, China; Hall : Hong Kong Coliseum
USA beat Italy 3-2
USA no. 15 Logan Tom, "The match was great. We are willing to come back next time with the entire team. I'm impressed by my team's performance that we were able to fight back."

USA Coach Toshiaki Yoshida, "The match was incredible. I'm happy with their performance. Our team's young players did very well but still there is room for improvement."

China beat Thailand 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-9) - duration 1:13
16-Jul, start time: 20:35, end time: 21:48 - Attendance: 2'230
City: Hong Kong, China; Hall : Hong Kong Coliseum
China edges out Thailand 3-0
Hao yang #3
"I am satisfied with my performance today. Due to the pain from my waist injury, my performance was affected in the Taipei round. Today, I am very impressed with the support of the audience that boosted my performance. I hope we will win in the coming matches."

Head coach, Chen Zhonghe
"The match today was fabulous! My team performed very well. The serving and attacking were better than in Taipei. I am satisfied with the performance of my team. The skills of Wang Yimei, the 16-year-old player, could still be continually polished. She is still very young and has much room for improvement. Finally, I hope the team will perform well tomorrow."



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Italy beat Thailand 3-1 (25-17, 27-25, 19-25, 25-22) - duration 1:40
17-Jul, start time: 13:00, end time: 14:40 - Attendance: 4'500
City: Hong Kong, China; Hall : Hong Kong Coliseum
Match 27 Italy vs Thailand, 3-1
Italy started off the game with a series of aggressive attacks. The Setter of Italy, Francesca Ferretti, was able to make full use of the width and depth of the court to provide platform for attacks from all directions. The two middle players of Italy, number 11, Darina Mifkova and number 8, Jenny Barazza demonstrated fabulous quick attacks which gained many points for the team in the match.
China beat U.S.A. 3-2 (20-25, 28-26, 16-25, 25-20, 15-9) - duration 2:06
17-Jul, start time: 15:30, end time: 17:36 - Attendance: 9'085
City: Hong Kong, China; Hall : Hong Kong Coliseum
China vs USA 3-2
China Head Coach Chen Zhonghe
"The performance of the Chinese team today was fabulous. USA was definitely a strong team, yet, as said by the Chinese proverb " The stronger the opponent you play against, the stronger you will be", I think that the Chinese played better and better throughout the game"

"The USA did give us pressure as they were powerful in blocking and defensing. We will try our very best in tomorrow's match."

China number 18, ZhangPing
"My overall performance was average. I was a bit nervous throughout the game. My blocking, serving and attacking could be more promising. I did feel the very strong support from the Hong Kong fans and thank you for their enthusiasm."

China number #15, Wang Lina
"The match today was very critical. After winning today's match against the USA, I gained much more confidence for tomorrow's game. There were lots of problems in the third set. Our defence and blocking could not cope with the quick US attacks. During the difficult times, the support and encou
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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U.S.A. beat Thailand 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-20) - duration 1:12
18-Jul, start time: 13:00, end time: 14:12 - Attendance: 6'950
City: Hong Kong, China; Hall : Hong Kong Coliseum
USA vs Thailand, 3-0
Both teams came out with superb form in the first set, refusing to give the other side chances to hit back. The game turned a hard-fought battle as Thailand did not allow the American team to leave them more than a one-point lead before the second technical timeout. However, with vigorous attacks, the USA team managed to clinch the set with 25-19.
China beat Italy 3-1 (17-25, 25-21, 25-23, 26-24) - duration 1:45
18-Jul, start time: 15:30, end time: 17:15 - Attendance: 10'200
City: Hong Kong, China; Hall : Hong Kong Coliseum
China Vs Italy 3-1
China Head coach, Chen Zhonghe
"China played a better match than last time in Taiwan. The China team did not perform to their best in the first set. Yet, they accommodated better psychologically in the second set onwards. Thanks to their co-operative teamwork, we managed to win finally."

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> Match description > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Jakarta, Indonesia

Japan beat Russia 3-1 (12-25, 25-20, 25-19, 27-25) - duration 1:42
16-Jul, start time: 15:11, end time: 16:53 - Attendance: 5'300
City: Jakarta, Indonesia; Hall : Istora
Japan beat Russia
Japan beat Russia in maximum spirit and high tension start, wining the match in 3-1 (12-25; 25-20; 25-19; 27-25)




Cuba beat Germany 3-1 (25-19, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20) - duration 1:34
16-Jul, start time: 17:35, end time: 19:09 - Attendance: 4'000
City: Jakarta, Indonesia; Hall : Istora
CUBa keep a spirited to go final match.

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Germany beat Japan 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19) - duration 1:49
17-Jul, start time: 15:05, end time: 16:54 - Attendance: 5'100
City: Jakarta, Indonesia; Hall : Istora
Germany keep a spirited from Japan attack
After defeated by Cuba in the first match, Germany is success to keep a spirited from Japan attack and always lead in getting the point, winning the match in 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-19, 25-13).
Cuba beat Russia 3-2 (22-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 15-10) - duration 1:47
17-Jul, start time: 17:30, end time: 19:17 - Attendance: 3'500
City: Jakarta, Indonesia; Hall : Istora
Cuba almost becomes unbeaten team at Jakarta
Cuba almost become unbeaten team at Jakarta

Once again Cuba book their winner at Jakarta, after defeated Russia on high-pressure and tight score match, finally Cuba win the match in 3-2 (22-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21,15-10).

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Cuba beat Japan 3-1 (24-26, 25-15, 25-13, 25-22) - duration 1:33
18-Jul, start time: 15:05, end time: 16:38 - Attendance: 5'500
City: Jakarta, Indonesia; Hall : Istora
Cuba makes hattrick, defeating Japan 3-1
Definitely, Cuba run to final match in Italy, after they defeat Japan. Although they loss on first set, with good performance and strong spirit, Cuba won the match in 3-1 (24-26; 25-15; 25-13; 25-22).
Russia beat Germany 3-0 (25-22, 29-27, 25-18) - duration 1:15
18-Jul, start time: 17:15, end time: 18:30 - Attendance: 5'100
City: Jakarta, Indonesia; Hall : Istora
Russia beat Germany 3-0
Russia finds their game again. After they loss two matches before, Russia still keep its spirited to stop Germany attack and get the all point by winning the match in 3-0 (25-22; 29-27; 25-18).
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> Match description > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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