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World League 2004 - Matches Info

Week 7 / 16 July - 18 July

Finals 18 July

Bronze Medal Gold Medal
Serbia & Montenegro beat Bulgaria 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-20) - duration 1:13
18-Jul, start time: 16:07, end time: 17:20 - Attendance: 7'800
City: Roma; Hall : Palalottomatica
Bronze for Serbia and Montenegro in Balkan battle
Olympic champions Serbia and Montenegro started slowly but warmed up to a hard fought straight sets win over their Balkan neighbours Bulgaria to claim the bronze medal in the 2004 World League.
Brazil beat Italy 3-1 (27-25, 25-19, 25-27, 25-17) - duration 1:40
18-Jul, start time: 18:37, end time: 20:17 - Attendance: 10'800
City: Roma; Hall : Palalottomatica
Golden performance from Brazil claims third title in four years
Brazil defended their World League title with an amazing display of vintage Volleyball to storm to a four-set victory in a wonderful final over courageous Italy.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference

Semi-Finals 17 July

Brazil beat Serbia & Montenegro 3-0 (25-23, 32-30, 25-20) - duration 1:28
17-Jul, start time: 21:07, end time: 22:35 - Attendance: 4'100
City: Roma; Hall : Palalottomatica
Brilliant Brazil too clinical in superb semifinal clash with Serbia and Montenegro
In a repeat of last year's final, defending champions Brazil beat Serbia and Montenegro in three breathtaking sets of Volleyball-at-its-finest to set up a showdown with Italy in the final of the 2004 World League in Rome on Sunday.

Italy beat Bulgaria 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-21) - duration 1:10
17-Jul, start time: 18:37, end time: 19:47 - Attendance: 5'650
City: Roma; Hall : Palalottomatica
Italy book spot in final with ruthless display
A well executed offensive game led hosts Italy to their second victory in two days as they charged to a straight sets semifinal win over Bulgaria in the Palalottomatica in Rome to seal the first spot in the 2004 World League final.
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference

First Final Round 16 July

Italy beat Serbia & Montenegro 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-23) - duration 1:13
16-Jul, start time: 18:37, end time: 19:50 - Attendance: 5'200
City: Roma; Hall : Palalottomatica
In the opening game Italy surprised Serbia Montenegro
In the opening game Italy overcome Serbia Montenegro with some important plays by Sartoretti and Papi, in front of the big audience of the Palalottomatica Hall. With this positive result, the men of head coach Montali could prepare the next match with a different shape, instead of Serbia who, however, remain one of the favourite teams to reach the tournament.
Brazil beat Bulgaria 3-1 (25-17, 32-30, 18-25, 25-21) - duration 1:43
16-Jul, start time: 21:07, end time: 22:50 - Attendance: 3'400
City: Roma; Hall : Palalottomatica
After an incredible and long game, Brazil jolt Bulgaria in successful debut.
Big waiting for the second match of the day, which presented Brazil against a beautiful Bulgaria.
If someone thoughs that the world champions could have a source of "easy match", he didn't expected the game played this evening, claimed as the most interesting until now. Brazil wins, but only at the end of a fantastic challenge with a Bulgaria full of talents.

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