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Brazil roll over Russia as chasing pack all win


Dani Lins of Brazil dives for the ball against Russia

 Lausanne, Switzerland, August 9, 2014 – Defending champions Brazil rolled over Russia 3-0 on Saturday to pick up their fifth straight win in Group 1 of the FIVB World Grand Prix. Behind them, Italy, Turkey, China, USA and Germany also collected wins on Saturday.

Italy overcame Thailand 3-0 in Hong Kong, while China breezed past Japan by a similar score. Turkey had to fight to edge Serbia 3-2 on home soil, while Germany were also taken to five sets in Ankara as they beat the Dominican Republic. USA dominated Korea in a 3-0 victory in Sao Paulo.

In Group 2, the Netherlands maintained the top spot after a 3-0 win over Belgium, who are third. Puerto Rico recorded their seventh win, beating Poland 3-1, and are second in the group. Poland, who will host the Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Belgium in the Group 2 Final Four, are in fourth place. Also in Group 2, Peru outlasted Cuba 3-2, while hosts Argentina beat Canada 3-1. 


Key points:

Brazil held Russia to just 29 attack points.

In the China-Japan match, neither side scored a service point.

China haven’t been beaten in World Grand Prix matches in Hong Kong since 2010.

Japan, who have lost nine straight World Grand Prix matches, are the only winless team in Group 1.

Italy’s win on Saturday was their seventh straight over Thailand in the World Grand Prix.

Only five Korean players scored in the USA-Korea match.

Poland became the first European side to lose more than once to Puerto Rico in the World Grand Prix.

Three of the four matches in Ankara this weekend have been five-setters, with Turkey and the Dominican Republic involved in two each.

Serbia committed 43 errors in Saturday’s loss to Turkey.

Peru beat Cuba 3-2 in the highest-scoring match (233 points) of the tournament so far. 


LIVE SCORING

Match
No
PoolDateLocal
Time
GMT
Time
TeamsLive Score
Result
CityDescriptionPress
Conf.
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G1-31F08/0818:3010:30JPN-ITA2-3Hong KongViewViewViewView
G1-32F08/0821:1512:30CHN-THA3-1Hong KongViewViewViewView
G1-25E08/0816:0013:00SRB-GER0-3Ankara, TurkeyViewViewViewView
G1-19D08/0811:0014:00RUS-USA1-3Sao Paulo, BrazilViewViewViewView
G2-31O08/0816:1014:00BEL-POL3-0Doetinchem, NetherlandsViewViewViewView
G1-26E08/0819:0016:00TUR-DOM2-3Ankara, TurkeyViewViewViewView
G2-32O08/0819:0017:00NED-PUR2-3Doetinchem, NetherlandsViewViewViewView
G1-20D08/0814:4617:45BRA-KOR3-0Sao Paulo, BrazilViewViewViewView
G2-25N08/0817:3021:40CAN-CUB0-3Buenos Aires, ArgentinaViewViewViewView
G2-26N08/0820:4300:10*ARG-PER3-0Buenos Aires, ArgentinaViewViewViewView
G1-33F09/0813:1505:15ITA-THA3-0Hong KongViewViewViewView
G1-34F09/0815:4507:45CHN-JPN3-0Hong KongViewViewViewView
G1-21D09/0810:0013:00BRA-RUS3-0Sao Paulo, BrazilViewViewViewView
G1-27E09/0816:0013:00GER-DOM3-2Ankara, TurkeyViewViewViewView
G2-33O09/0815:0013:00PUR-POL3-1Doetinchem, NetherlandsViewViewViewView
G1-22D09/0812:3015:30USA-KOR3-0Sao Paulo, BrazilViewViewViewView
G1-28E09/0819:0516:00TUR-SRB3-2Ankara, TurkeyViewViewViewView
G2-34O09/0818:0016:00NED-BEL3-0Doetinchem, NetherlandsViewViewViewView
G2-27N09/0817:3021:10CUB-PER2-3Buenos Aires, ArgentinaViewViewViewView
G2-28N09/0820:2323:40ARG-CAN3-1Buenos Aires, ArgentinaViewViewViewView
G1-35F10/0813:1505:15JPN-THAViewHong KongView
G1-36F10/0815:4507:45CHN-ITAViewHong KongView
G1-23D10/0810:0013:00BRA-USAViewSao Paulo, BrazilView
G1-29E10/0816:0013:00DOM-SRBViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G2-35O10/0815:0013:00PUR-BELViewDoetinchem, NetherlandsView
G1-24D10/0812:3015:30RUS-KORViewSao Paulo, BrazilView
G1-30E10/0819:0016:00TUR-GERViewAnkara, TurkeyView
G2-36O10/0818:0016:00POL-NEDViewDoetinchem, NetherlandsView
G2-29N10/0818:1021:10PER-CANViewBuenos Aires, ArgentinaView
G2-30N10/0820:4023:40ARG-CUBViewBuenos Aires, ArgentinaView


Legend :  * + 1 day


Standings

Group 1 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1BRABrazil1555 41    15115.0003992881.385
2ITAItaly105412 2  11271.7144093921.043
3TURTurkey105411 31  1491.5565024961.012
4CHNChina1053221 11 1271.7144283981.075
5USAUSA953211111 1291.3334774391.087
6GERGermany85322 1 111081.2504094021.017
7SRBSerbia852311 2 110101.0004454291.037
8RUSRussia7523 2 1119110.8184384361.005
9KORKorea6523 2  127110.6363654180.873
10DOMDominican Republic3514  11 35140.3573854360.883
11THAThailand2514  1 225140.3573984480.888
12JPNJapan25 5   2125150.3334004730.846

Group 2 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1NEDNetherlands208715 21  2373.2866965851.190
2PURPuerto Rico19871322  12192.3336926171.122
3BELBelgium168535  1111892.0006365651.126
4POLPoland14853131 2117141.2146796771.003
5ARGArgentina1083512 1 411170.6476156270.981
6PERPeru983511111312180.6676506820.953
7CUBCuba58171  2148210.3815786920.835
8CANCanada3817  11338230.3486267270.861

Group 3 - Standings

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CZECzech Republic1866 42    1829.0005023731.346
2BULBulgaria1666 132   1872.5715974941.209
3CROCroatia1264222  2 1481.7505294811.100
4KAZKazakhstan96333   211191.2224554261.068
5KENKenya963311111112121.0005035160.975
6MEXMexico662411  228130.6154524950.913
7AUSAustralia16 6   1143180.1673825000.764
8ALGAlgeria16 6   1143180.1673755100.735


Performance Leaders
Top Scoring Performances
29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (August 1)
28 – Katarzyna Zarolinska of Poland v Peru (August 3)
28 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v Netherlands (August 2)
27 – Katarzyna Zaroslinkska of Poland v Peru (July 27)
26 – Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v Dominican Republic (August 8)
26 – Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v Russia (August 3)
26 – Gozde Sonsirma of Turkey v USA (August 2)
25 – Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Peru (August 9)
25 – Nadia Centoni of Italy v Japan (August 8)
25 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Cuba (August 3)
25 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Germany (August 2)
25 – Ann Buijs of Netherlands v Belgium (August 2)
25 – Rachel Rourke of Australia v Croatia (August 2)
24 – Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico v Netherlands (August 8)
24 – Chunlei Zeng of China v Thailand (August 8)
24 – Zhu Ting of China v Brazil (August 1)
24 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v USA (August 1)
24 – Aneta Havlickova of Czech Republic v Croatia (July 25)
24 – Lise Van Hecke of Belgium v Poland (July 25)

Top Blocking Performances
9 – Veronika Trnkova of Czech Republic v Australia (July 26)
8 – Thaisa Menezes of Brazil v Korea (August 8)
8 – Kataraina Osadchuk of Australia v Kenya (August 3)
7 – Andrea Urrutia of Peru v Cuba (August 9)
6 – Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Peru (August 9)
6 – Daymara Lescay of Cuba v Peru (August 9)
6 – Zhu Ting of China v Japan (August 9)
6 – Thaisa Menezes of Brazil v Russia (August 9)
6 – Valentina Arrighetti of Italy v Japan (August 8)
6 – Katarzyna Zarolinska of Poland v Peru (August 3)
6 – Cristina Chirichella of Italy v China (August 3)
6 – Irina Fetisova of Russia v Turkey (August 3)
6 – Kelsey Robinson of USA v Japan (August 3)
6 – Milena Rasic of Serbia v Thailand (August 2)
6 – Lyudmila Anarbayeva of Kazakhstan v Australia (July 25)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
21 – Serbia v Thailand (August 2)
20 – Cuba v Peru (August 9)
20 – China v Thailand (August 8)
19 – USA v Japan (August 3)
19 – Russia v Japan (August 2)
19 – Czech Republic v Kazakhstan (July 27)
18 – Italy v China (August 3)
18 – Russia v Turkey (August 3)
18 – Turkey v USA (August 2)
18 – Croatia v Kazakhstan (July 26)

Top Serving Performances
6 – Claudia Lizbeth Resendiz Lopez (Mexico) v Algeria (August 3)
5 – Kim Yeon-Koung (Korea) v Germany (August 2)
5 – Kim Yeon-Koung (Korea) v Thailand (August 1)
5 – Joanna Wolosz (Poland) v Canada (July 26)
4 – Alexandra Munoz (Peru) v Cuba (August 9)
4 – Mareen Apitz (Gerany) v Serbia (August 8)
4 – Rachel Rourke (Australia) v Croatia (August 2)
4 – Judith Pietersen (Netherlands) v Argentina (August 1)
4 – Kelly Murphy (USA) v Russia (August 1)
4 – Teresa Vanzurova (Czech Republic) v Croatia (July 25)
4 – Andrea Urrutia (Peru) v Canada (July 25)

Top Serving Performances by Team
12 – Peru v Canada (July 25)
11 – Kenya v Australia (August 2)
10 – Puerto Rico v Poland (August 9)
10 – Germany v Dominican Republic (August 9)

Highest Scorer by Round
Week 1: 27 – Katarzyna Zaroslinkska of Poland v Peru (July 27)
Week 2: 29 – Kim Yeon-Koung of Korea v Thailand (August 1)
Week 3: 26 – Neriman Ozsoy of Turkey v Dominican Republic (August 8)

Highest Set Score
Week 1: Croatia v Czech Republic, 30-32 (July 25)
Week 2: Turkey v Japan, 29-27 (August 1); Belgium v Netherlands, 29-27 (August 2); USA v Turkey, 29-27 (August 2); Mexico v Algeria, 29-27 (August 3)
Week 3: Germany v Serbia, 30-28 (August 8); Cuba v Peru, 30-28 (August 9)

Highest Scoring Matches
Week 1: Bulgaria v Kenya (July 26) (25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 24-26, 15-12) – 220 points
Week 2: Turkey v USA (August 2) (25-21, 27-29, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12) – 220 points; Canada v Argentina (August 2) (23-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22, 15-13) – 220 points
Week 3: Peru v Cuba (August 9) (27-25, 28-30, 25-23, 22-25, 15-13) – 233 points


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