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World League 2004 - Matches Info

Week 4 / 25 June - 27 June

Intercontinental Round 25 June

Serbia & Montenegro beat Italy 3-2 (21-25, 32-30, 17-25, 26-24, 15-8) - duration 2:04
25-Jun, start time: 20:38, end time: 22:42 - Attendance: 4'500
City: Verona; Hall : Palaolimpia
Serbia & Montenegro wins the first match with Italy in Verona: 3-2
Over 5000 people in Verona cheering for the first match between Italy and Serbia & Montenegro. Montali's team is not stronger than the new Travica's 12s and looses 2-3, after a really hot and long game.

France beat Poland 3-2 (25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 22-25, 17-15) - duration 2:13
25-Jun, start time: 20:22, end time: 22:35 - Attendance: 4'385
City: Nantes; Hall : BEAULIEU
Photo finish !
At the end of a very tight match the French team wins 3-2, Opposed by a valliant Polish team, they very nearly victory slip away. But in front of a multitude of fans , the players of French coach Philippe Blain , who had won the first two sets, were able to seize an important victory against the group leader.


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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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China beat Cuba 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23) - duration 1:45
25-Jun, start time: 19:52, end time: 21:37 - Attendance: 3'825
City: Shanghai; Hall : Shanghai University Gym
China Surprises Cuba
China beat Cuba 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23) - duration 1:36
25-Jun, start time: 19:52, end time: 21:37 - Attendance: 3'825
City: Shanghai; Hall: Shanghai University's Gym

Shanghai- China achieved a surprising victory over Cuba in a heart-breaking match 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-21,25-23), after less than two hours of a hard-fought battle Friday night in Shanghai University's Gymnasium.
 
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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Intercontinental Round 26 June

Bulgaria beat Japan 3-1 (29-27, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23) - duration 1:47
26-Jun, start time: 15:07, end time: 16:54 - Attendance: 5'172
City: Tokorozawa; Hall : Tokorozawa City Gym.
Bulgaria's height prevail over Japan
Bulgaria's physical advantage prevailed on their first away match in Japan of the Group B in winning 3-1 (29-27, 25-21, 23-25, 25- 23).


Spain beat Portugal 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-11) - duration 1:40
26-Jun, start time: 17:07, end time: 18:47 - Attendance: 800
City: Porto; Hall : Rosa Mota Hall
New beginning for Spain
In the first match of the 2004 World League season in Portugal, Spain tried to show that still continues in the pursuit for the second place of the Pool. Despite the good start of the Portuguese team that won the first set Rafa and their teammates achieved their second victory in the Pool A.
> Match descriptive  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
China beat Cuba 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-21) - duration 1:44
26-Jun, start time: 19:52, end time: 21:36 - Attendance: 3'225
City: Shanghai; Hall : Shanghai Unviersity Gym
China beat Cuba 3-1
Shanghai- China wins its second match over Cuba after beating them 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-20, and 25-21) in less than two hours Saturday night in Shanghai University Gymnasium.
Poland beat France 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 15-8) - duration 2:06
26-Jun, start time: 20:22, end time: 22:28 - Attendance: 4'850
City: Nantes; Hall : BEAULIEU
Poland takes the lead.
The city of Nantes is entitled to another tie-break match tonight. This time it's Poland's turn to win after another hotly-fought match : 25-20,23-25,25,23,18,25,15-8 . In front of another full sports hall , the French paid cash their technical approximation in the game at the beginning of the 5th set , enabling the Polish pull ahead at the scoreboard. Poland is back as the leader of group B.

> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
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> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
 
Brazil beat Greece 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21) - duration 1:16
26-Jun, start time: 10:00, end time: 11:16 - Attendance: 17'352
City: Belo Horizonte; Hall : Ginásio F. Drumond-Mineirinho
BRAZIL BEAT GREECE BY 3-0
Although Brazilian beat Greece by 3-0 this Saturday in World League, the Brazilian players had to work hard to achieve this victory. The World champions kept the calm and keep on being the first ones in Pool A.
   
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Intercontinental Round 27 June

Brazil beat Greece 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-22) - duration 1:19
27-Jun, start time: 10:07, end time: 11:26 - Attendance: 17'961
City: Belo Horizonte; Hall : Ginásio F. Drumond-Mineirinho
BRAZIL BEAT GREECE BY 3-0 FOR THE SECOND TIME
With Giba and André Nascimento on the court, Brazil won its second victory against Greece this Sunday in Belo Horizonte. Once again, almost 18 thousand fans watched Brazilian players beat the opponents by 3-0.
Bulgaria beat Japan 3-2 (25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 15-10) - duration 1:57
27-Jun, start time: 14:07, end time: 16:04 - Attendance: 5'280
City: Tokorozawa; Hall : Tokorozawa City Gym.
Bulgaria mark second victory over Japan
Bulgaria pocketed their second victory over Japan in winning 3-2 (25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 15-10) to stay in contention of the Group B by utilizing their height and power on Sunday at the Tokorozawa Municipal Sport Hall.

> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
Serbia & Montenegro beat Italy 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-19) - duration 1:38
27-Jun, start time: 18:07, end time: 19:45 - Attendance: 4'400
City: Modena; Hall : Palapanini
Serbia & Montenegro flies at the top of Pool C: 3-1 to Italy
For the second time, Serbia & Montenegro wins against Italy. In Modena, in front of 4.400 cheering people, Travica's team beat Azzurris wit a great lesson of pure volleyball (3-1).

Spain beat Portugal 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-17) - duration 1:18
27-Jun, start time: 17:07, end time: 18:25 - Attendance: 800
City: Porto; Hall : Rosa Mota Hall
Spain keeps fighting
Spain confirmed the battle for the second place in Pool A, by winning the two matches against Portugal in the Rosa Mota Hall. Portugal with their young and renewed team will have to work hard to achieve their goal.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference