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World League 2004 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Brazil beat Portugal 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-16) - duration 1:06
19-Jun, start time: 9:03, end time: 10:09 - Attendance: 8'000
City: Campo Grande; Hall : Avelino dos Reis-Guanandizao
BRAZIL BEAT PORTUGAL AND WIN ITS FIFTH MATCH
Brazil had no problems to defeat the Portuguese National team by 3-0 (25/16, 25/19 and 25/16) this Saturday for the third round in the World League. The Campo Grande city received this event for the first time and 8.000 made a beautiful and noise party. The result confirmed the Brazilian team as the only undefeated team in the competition.
The Brazilian players showed a high level since the beginning of the match. Mr. Bernardo Rezende, the Brazilian head coach, changed the team from last round: Maurício Lima (setter) and Henrique (middle-blocker) came in Ricardinho's and Gustavo's place. Once again Brazil proved that has more than six players keeping the high level.
On the other hand, Portugal had some problems in the reception. More than that, the Portuguese players did not fight on the court what made things easier for Brazil to win its fifth victory in the competition.