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A great fight to be expected on Saturday in Poland.

Will Bartosz Kurek, the star of Poland's team beat Hector Soto, the leader of Puerto Rico again?
Plock, Poland, June 25, 2011 – After the third match between these two teams Poland has a record of 3-0 against Puerto Rico in this year's edition of the FIVB Volleyball World League. On Saturday at 5pm the teams will face each other again in another thrilling fight.

Friday's game was a tight one. Puerto Rico was close to gaining its first point in World League. Both teams fought for every ball, so the players and the fans expect nothing else from the second match in Plock.

"We realize that tomorrow's game will be at a similar, high level,” Poland captain Michal Bakiewicz said on Friday after the victory.

This year's World League debutantes, Puerto Rico gave Poland a lot of trouble on Friday and if it wasn't for Polish serves, the hosts wouldn't have been so happy.

Puerto Rico captain, Hector Soto said: "Poland's service was very good, it was a big trouble for us. We did a good job with defense and block, but it wasn't enough. That's why they won."

The biggest, most commonly asked question before Saturday's match is whether Poland and this year's tournament's most experienced player, Piotr Gruszka will play. Poland's head coach Andrea Anastasi gave the journalists only a mysterious “Maybe”. The fans are eager to see their star again on the court, but nobody knows – except for the coach – what will happen.

However, one thing is certain – this match will once again bring thousands of Polish fans to Orlen Arena in Plock and it will be watched by a full house.

  

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