FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAGUE 2012
FINAL REPORT
33
POOL
B
INTERCONTINENTAL ROUND HIGHLIGHTS
great match, but the whole Polish team played
well. Poland deserved to win.”
It’s difficult to say what made the difference
today,” said Poland coach Andrea Anastasi. “If
we played another match, it could be different,
but at some moments we played well. Kurek can
be one of the best in the world one day if he
trains hard.”
Canada beat Finland 3-1 in the final pool game
to finish on 10 points, three ahead of Finland,
although both teams finished with 3:9 records.
Canada’s Gavin Schmitt was the fourth-highest
scorer in the Intercontinental Round with 193
points, three behind Brazil’s Wallace de Souza.
BRA POL
FIN CAN
TAMPERE,
FINLAND
June 15
BRA 3-2 CAN
22-25 25-19 25-14 19-25 15-9
June 15
FIN 0-3 POL
16-25 24-26 19-25
June 16
CAN 0-3 POL
24-26 22-25 23-25
June 16
FIN 0-3 BRA
22-25 18-25 23-25
June 17
POL 3-1 BRA
25-22 25-23 21-25 25-22
June 17
FIN 1-3 CAN
25-21 20-25 18-25 20-25
POOL B
ROUND
4
RANKING
Matches
Total Points
Pts Won Lost Won Lost Ratio
1
POL Poland
29
10 2 1,085 987 1.099
2
BRA Brazil
26
8 4 1,121 988 1.135
3
CAN Canada
10
3 9 955 1,055 0.905
4
FIN Finland
7
3 9 899 1,030 0.873
Ciaran McGovern stepped in to the
setter role for Canada in Tampere
and picked up a team-leading three
blocks against Finland
John Gordon Perrin recorded 28 receptions
for Canada against Finland
Poland’s Bartosz Kurek scored
a respectable 10 points
against Finland and 11 against
Canada, before stepping up
another level against Brazil
Jukka Lehtonen
scored 17 points in
front of the home
crowd, eight of them
against Canada