FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAGUE 2012
FINAL REPORT
25
POOL
A
INTERCONTINENTAL ROUND HIGHLIGHTS
3-2
victory, won in part with a superb 19 points
from blocks (to Serbia’s seven). Russia and Serbia
both finished on 20 points, but Russia took
second thanks to a superior sets ratio. Neither
team made it to the Finals however, finishing
six points back of Brazil in the race for the sole
Finals berth for a second-place finisher. Japan,
meanwhile, were just trying to find a first win
in the tournament, but they were to find no
salvation in Novi Sad. They managed to earn a
point in a 3-2 loss to Russia, but were dominated
by hosts Serbia and could only manage to take a
set off Cuba.
Cuba’s León finished as the second-highest scorer
in the Intercontinental Round with 229 points.
RUS CUB SRB JPN
NOVI SAD,
SERBIA
June 28
JPN 2-3 RUS
25-20 26-24 19-25 17-25 11-15
June 28
SRB 2-3 CUB
26-24 16-25 25-21 24-26 13-15
June 29
RUS 3-1 CUB
26-28 26-24 25-17 25-23
June 29
JPN 0-3 SRB
22-25 19-25 19-25
June 30
CUB 3-1 JPN
25-17 25-15 21-25 25-19
June 30
SRB 2-3 RUS
18-25 25-22 25-23 22-25 11-15
POOL A
ROUND
4
RANKING
Matches
Total Points
Pts Won Lost Won Lost Ratio
1
CUB Cuba
28
10 2 1,138 1,039 1.095
2
RUS Russia
20
8 4 1,155 1,115 1.036
3
SRB Serbia
20
6 6 1,120 1,118 1.002
4
JPN Japan
4
0 12 960 1,101 0.872
Aleksander Atanasijevic finished the Intercontinental
Round with 95 points and one of the competition’s
top serving performances – five aces on May 20
Cuba’s Yoandry Diaz was
ranked ninth-best setter of the
Intercontinental Round
Sergey Grankin was Russia’s starting
setter in Novi Sad, one of four who
rotated through that role
Russia and Japan
traded 207 points in
Novi Sad – Shimizu
Kunihiro (Japan No. 13)
was the top scorer of
the match with 19