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AWARDS CEREMONY
Poland on
top for first
time
Poland got off to a super start in the FIVB World
League – beating world No. 1 Brazil in their first
match – but then crashed to Finland in their
second match. Andrea Anastasi’s men recovered
superbly and went on to beat Brazil two more
times to win Pool B. The final may have been
their first, but it wasn’t a great surprise that such
a strong team would take the gold. It may have
been a disappointment for USA to end up with
silver, but Cuba were happy to be back on the
podium of a major tournament again.