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Russia and Serbia face-off in Kaliningrad once again

Serbia and Russia will have to work hard to earn more points in Pool B

Kaliningrad, Russia, June 14, 2013 – In just a few hours Russia will play its third Pool B home match of the 2013 FIVB World League season against Serbia. The city of Kaliningrad also played host to a match between Russia and Serbia during the 2012 World League where the hosts first beat the visitors 3-2 and then lost the second match 3-1.

Serbia arrived in Kaliningrad from Havana on Wednesday after beating Cuba in both their week 2 matches in Pool B.

Aleksandar Atanasijevic and Nikola Kovacevic, the team’s best scorers, will not have a chance to relax, as Nikolay Pavlov and Dmitriy Ilinykh from the Russian side showed the extent to which they can match Serbia in attack last weekend.

Both teams have earned six points from their two victories so far and now top the Pool B Standing. 

Russia will be hoping to improve on their team cooperation after having lost one set 17-25 to Iran last weekend. Likewise, Serbia will also be looking to avoid the mistakes it has made in its previous matches and are sure to put forward a more dynamic performance. 

The match between Russia and Serbia will take place at the SK Yantarny Hall on Friday at 15:00 (GMT),18:00 local time.

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