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

Week 4/ 28 July - 01 August
ITALY, Reggio Calabria

01 August, Finals

Bronze Medal Gold Medal
U.S.A. beat Cuba 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-16) - duration 1:14
01-Aug, start time: 17:05, end time: 18:19 - Attendance: 1'500
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
USA beat Cuba for bronze
Two-time champions USA repeated their 2003 performance of a World Grand Prix bronze medal with an efficient straight sets victory over Cuba in the playoff for third and fourth on Sunday.


Brazil beat Italy 3-1 (25-19, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19) - duration 1:43
01-Aug, start time: 20:05, end time: 21:48 - Attendance: 9'100
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Brazilian class wraps up fourth Grand Prix crown
Skill and precision were the order of the day as Brazil outclassed Italy in a thrilling 2004 World Grand Prix final to claim their fourth title on Sunday.

> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference

31 July, Semi-finals

Brazil beat U.S.A. 3-2 (25-18, 19-25, 25-23, 21-25, 19-17) - duration 2:11
31-Jul, start time: 18:30, end time: 20:41 - Attendance: 1'000
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Brazil book final spot with stunning win over USA
The brilliance of Brazil proved too much for a courageous United States team as the South Americans booked their spot in the 2004 World Grand Prix final with an exhausting five-set victory in the first semifinal on Saturday.




Italy beat Cuba 3-1 (25-21, 26-28, 25-22, 27-25) - duration 1:55
31-Jul, start time: 21:25, end time: 23:20 - Attendance: 5'800
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Italy clinch dream final spot
A passionate home crowd gave Italy the lift they needed to beat Cuba in a riveting four-set semifinal and book a place in Sunday's World Grand Prix final.

> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference

31 July, 5th /6th Places

China beat Germany 3-2 (25-15, 23-25, 30-32, 25-14, 16-14) - duration 2:14
31-Jul, start time: 15:35, end time: 17:49 - Attendance: 550
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Defending champs finish Final Round in fifth
Defending champions China, ranked number one in the world, overcame a marathon struggle with world number 11 Germany to claim fifth spot in the 2004 World Grand Prix after a come-from-behind win which lasted more than two hours.

 
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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28-30 July, Pool A&B final Round

Cuba beat Brazil 3-2 (20-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-19, 15-12) - duration 1:57
28-Jul, start time: 17:05, end time: 19:02 - Attendance: 1'300
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Cuba charge to victory in Final Round opening match
Cuba reversed their earlier defeat to previously unbeaten Brazil in the Preliminary Round with a sensational come-from-behind victory in the opening match of the World Grand Prix Final Round.
China beat Italy 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 24-26, 25-20) - duration 1:47
28-Jul, start time: 20:10, end time: 21:57 - Attendance: 2'800
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Clinical China make a great start to Final Round
China took revenge for a defeat at the hands of Italy during the Preliminary Round one week ago to complete a clinical four set win over the hosts of the World Grand Prix Final Round in front of a passionate Italian crowd.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
U.S.A. beat China 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-20) - duration 1:21
29-Jul, start time: 17:05, end time: 18:26 - Attendance: 820
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Perfect start for USA with straight sets win over defending champs
USA made a superb start to the World Grand Prix Final Round with a straight sets victory over the defending champions China in the much awaited duel between the two top teams in the world rankings, to jump to the top of Pool A ahead of China and Italy.
Cuba beat Germany 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) - duration 1:19
29-Jul, start time: 20:05, end time: 21:24 - Attendance: 800
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Cuba charge into semifinals claiming their second successive victory
After beating Brazil on the opening day of the World Grand Prix Final Round, Cuba made it two wins from two games after beating Germany in straight sets to claim the first semifinal spot in the six-team tournament.

> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
Brazil beat Germany 3-1 (25-15, 20-25, 25-16, 25-9) - duration 1:32
30-Jul, start time: 17:05, end time: 18:37 - Attendance: 700
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Brazil claim second semifinal spot in Pool B
World number three Brazil fought hard to overcome Germany in the final Pool B match, sealing their spot with USA and Cuba in Saturday's semifinals of the World Grand Prix Final Round.

Italy beat U.S.A. 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19) - duration 1:52
30-Jul, start time: 20:07, end time: 21:59 - Attendance: 3'800
City: Reggio Calabria; Hall : Palapentimele hall
Italy beat USA to progress through to final phase ahead of China
Needing a victory to reach the semifinals, Italy stormed to a four-set win over world number two USA to pip defending champions China for the fourth semifinal spot.


> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference