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Korea finish first World League weekend top of Pool C


Japan's Yu Koshikawa tries to spike past the Korean block of Park Sang Ha and Kim Jeong Hwan

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2, 2013 – World No. 24 Korea completed the opening weekend of the 2013 FIVB Volleyball World League with their second win from as many matches and only third victory in 20 World League matches after beating Japan 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 11-25, 25-22) in Hwasung, Korea on Sunday, 24 hours after beating the same opponents, ranked 19th in the world, in their opening match of the tournament. It was the first World League encounter between the two Asian rivals in 18 years.

The two victories are the first time Korea, who finished 14th last year having recorded only one win against Italy, has recorded back-to-back World League wins since June, 2011 when they beat France at home and puts Park Ki-Won’s men on top of Pool C with six points, two ahead of Finland with four points, the Netherlands and Canada on three (all three teams with one win and a defeat). Portugal, who registered their first win in 21 World League matches by beating Finland on Saturday, are in fifth on two points while Japan are sixth. 

Pool C will be back in action next weekend while Pools A and B will start officially with Russia hosting World League debutants Iran in the opening game of the second weekend in a Pool B clash on Friday at 15:00 GMT followed by the key match of the weekend - defending champions Poland against nine-time winners Brazil in a Pool A game in Warsaw at 15.45 GMT - and France hosting Bulgaria in Montbéliard and Germany travelling to Modena to take on Italy, both games at 18:30 GMT. 

The top two teams from Pool A and Pool B along with the winner of Pool C will join hosts Argentina at the World League Finals in Mar del Plata from July 17 to 21.

Top Scoring Performances
28 – Wytze Kooistra of Netherlands v Canada (May 31)
26 – Valdir Sequeira of Portugal v Finland (June 1)
26 – Mikko Oivanen of Finland v Portugal (June 1)

Top Blocking Performances
6 – Park Sang-Ha of Korea v Japan (June 1)
4 – Mikko Oivanen of Finland v Portugal (June 1)
4 – Adam Simac of Canada v Netherlands (June 1)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
14 – Korea v Japan (June 1)
13 – Canada v Netherlands (June 1)
11 – Finland v Portugal (June 1)

Top Serving Performances
7 – Alexandre Ferreira of Portugal v Finland (June 1)
3 – Matti Oivanen of Finland v Portugal (May 31)
3 – Tatsuya Fukuzawa of Japan v Korea (June 2)

Top Serving Performances by Team
9 – Portugal v Finland (June 1)
7 – Japan v Korea (June 2)

Highest Scorer by Round
Round 1: Wytze Kooistra of Netherlands, 28 (v Canada)

Highest Set Score
Round 1: Finland v Portugal, 29-27

Highest Scoring Matches
Round 1: Portugal v Finland, 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12) – 219 points


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LIVE SCOREBOX

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

1

C

31/05

18:40

15:30

FIN-POR

3-0

Helsinki

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2

C

31/05

19:10

23:00

CAN-NED

3-1

Québec

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View

View

3

C

01/06

14:10

05:00

KOR-JPN

3-1

Hwasung

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View

View

View

4

C

01/06

18:40

15:30

FIN-POR

2-3

Helsinki

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View

View

View

5

C

01/06

16:10

20:00

CAN-NED

1-3

Québec

View

View

View

View

6

C

02/06

14:10

05:00

KOR-JPN

3-1

Hwasung

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Pool C

Standings

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

KOR

Korea

6

2

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

6

2

3.000

182

177

1.028

2

FIN

Finland

4

2

1

1

1

 

 

1

 

 

5

3

1.667

187

169

1.107

3

NED

Netherlands

3

2

1

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

4

4

1.000

192

188

1.021

4

CAN

Canada

3

2

1

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

4

4

1.000

188

192

0.979

5

POR

Portugal

2

2

1

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

3

5

0.600

169

187

0.904

6

JPN

Japan

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

6

0.333

177

182

0.973



 

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