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World League 2004 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Bulgaria beat France 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-18) - duration 1:12
18-Jun, start time: 19:07, end time: 20:19 - Attendance: 4'495
City: Nancy; Hall : Jean Weille
Bulgaria much stronger than France tonight
A difficult start for both teams with many failed services. Uncontrolled receptions and digs allowed Bulgaria to take the lead. The French did not manage to stick to the score even though French blocks succeed with D. Daquin at the end of the set.
The second set is as difficult for the French team. Bulgarians proved to be so efficient blockers and spikers that their opponents could not rivalize.
Even P. Blain's changes during the set (Pujol replaced De Kerget and Samica replaced Antiga) did not reverse the steam.
At the beginning of the third set, the Bulgarian show went on, being present on each block and keeping on digging the French.