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Finals set for some World League teams, Serbia officially out


Finland's Olli Kunnari flew across the air when he attacked from three metres against the Netherlands.

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 06, 2013 – Brazil, Canada, Finland are still in running for FIVB World League finals, Portugal’s decision will wait until Sunday, and Serbia’s chances came to an end after its loss against Italy.

Canada defeated Japan 3-1 (25-11, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20) on the first day of their FIVB World League two-match series at Osaka Municipal Gymnasium on Saturday. Canada entered Saturday's match still having a chance at advancing to the finals in Mar del Plata, Argentina, later this month. The Canadians (7-2) are currently second in Group C with 21 points, one behind leader the Netherlands. Canada has won five straight matches, including sweeps of Korea and Finland the past two weeks. 

Brazil came back from a set behind for the second day in a row to beat Bulgaria 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-19) in their FIVB World League fixture on Saturday. Brazil remains at the top of Pool A with 19 points, and are close to qualifying for the final stages in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Bulgaria remains second in Pool A, with 14 points.

Some sensational blocks by Finland helped the team get a win after five consecutive losses Saturday. Finland beat the Netherlands 3-1 (25-19, 26-24, 20-25, 25-20) and fended off the threat to have to qualify to retain its place in the World League next year. For the Dutch, the loss was a heavy blow. Canada can now lose 2-3 against Japan on Sunday and still overtake the Dutch to secure a spot in the World League finals in Argentina.

Serbia lost to Italy on Saturday 2-3 (25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 22-25, 17-19), diminishing all chances to qualify for the FIVB World League finals. Ivan Zaytsev of Italy topped the scorers’ chart with 29 points, while Aleksandar Atanasijevic of Serbia scored 25 for the losing team.

Germany came back from a loss Friday to beat Russia 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 18-25, 23-25, 18-16). With the win, Germany’s team (14 points) racked up the line to Italy (19 points), and has the chance to catch the Italian team with another win next week.

Portugal only needed two points today to secure third place in Pool C and a spot in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League, but Korea blocked those hopes, winning 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21) delaying all the decisions until tomorrow’s match. Korea took the lead with the first point of the first set, and continued with a long rally, that Korea won. The moment confirmed Portugal’s suspicions about the difficulties they would experience by playing with a spirited team, with the players motivating each other, combined with fast attack plays. 

 

LIVE SCOREBOX | WEEK 6

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

67

A

05/07

10:00

13:00

BRA-BUL

3-1

Brasilia

View

View

View

View

68

C

05/07

18:40

15:30

FIN-NED

1-3

Tampere

View

View

View

View

70

B

05/07

20:00

18:00

GER-RUS

2-3

Frankfurt

View

View

View

View

69

A

05/07

20:25

18:15

POL-USA

3-2

Katowice

View

View

View

View

72

B

05/07

20:50

00:40

CUB-IRI

2-3

La Habana

View

View

View

73

C

06/07

14:10

05:00

JPN-CAN

1-3

Osaka

View

View

View

View

74

A

06/07

10:10

13:10

BRA-BUL

3-1

Brasilia

View

View

View

View

75

C

06/07

18:40

15:30

FIN-NED

3-1

Tampere

View

View

View

View

76

B

06/07

20:10

18:00

SRB-ITA

2-3

Novi Sad

View

View

View

View

77

B

06/07

20:10

18:00

GER-RUS

3-2

Frankfurt

View

View

View

View

83

C

06/07

19:10

18:00

POR-KOR

1-3

Guimarães

View

View

View

View

71

A

06/07

20:00

23:00

ARG-FRA

View

Salta

View

78

B

06/07

20:40

00:40

CUB-IRI

View

La Habana

View

79

C

07/07

14:00

05:00

JPN-CAN

View

Osaka

View

80

B

07/07

20:00

18:00

SRB-ITA

View

Novi Sad

View

84

C

07/07

19:00

18:00

POR-KOR

View

Guimarães

View

81

A

07/07

20:15

18:15

POL-USA

View

Wroclaw

View

82

A

07/07

20:00

23:00

ARG-FRA

View

Salta

View

 


Standings

Pool A

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

BRA

Brazil

19

8

7

1

2

3

2

 

1

 

22

10

2.200

754

676

1.115

2

BUL

Bulgaria

14

8

5

3

2

2

1

 

2

1

17

13

1.308

678

683

0.993

3

USA

USA

12

7

4

3

2

1

1

1

2

 

16

12

1.333

662

611

1.083

4

POL

Poland

10

7

3

4

 

1

2

3

1

 

16

17

0.941

702

727

0.966

5

FRA

France

10

8

3

5

 

1

2

3

 

2

15

20

0.750

765

787

0.972

6

ARG

Argentina

4

8

1

7

 

1

 

1

3

3

8

22

0.364

633

710

0.892

 

Pool B

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

ITA

Italy

19

9

7

2

3

1

3

1

1

 

24

13

1.846

860

801

1.074

2

RUS

Russia

19

10

7

3

3

1

3

1

2

 

25

16

1.563

939

889

1.056

3

GER

Germany

14

8

4

4

1

2

1

3

 

1

18

16

1.125

733

737

0.995

4

SRB

Serbia

13

9

4

5

 

2

2

3

1

1

19

21

0.905

863

899

0.960

5

IRI

Iran

9

7

3

4

 

1

2

2

1

1

14

17

0.824

691

681

1.015

6

CUB

Cuba

4

9

1

8

 

1

 

1

3

4

8

25

0.320

709

788

0.900

 

Pool C

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

NED

Netherlands

22

9

7

2

2

5

 

1

1

 

24

11

2.182

847

785

1.079

2

CAN

Canada

21

9

7

2

4

3

 

 

2

 

23

9

2.556

768

671

1.145

3

POR

Portugal

11

9

4

5

 

2

2

1

1

3

15

21

0.714

802

841

0.954

4

KOR

Korea

10

9

3

6

 

3

 

1

2

3

13

21

0.619

732

787

0.930

5

FIN

Finland

9

9

3

6

2

 

1

1

4

1

15

20

0.750

768

808

0.950

6

JPN

Japan

8

9

3

6

 

2

1

 

5

1

14

22

0.636

795

820

0.970


Top Scoring Performances
30 – Aleksandar Atanasijevic of Serbia v Germany (June 29)

29 – Nikolay Pavlov of Russia v Germany (July 5)
28 – Ivan Zaytsev of Italy v Russia (June 21)
28 – Wytze Kooistra of Netherlands v Canada (May 31)
27 – Bartosz Kurek of Poland v Argentina (June 28)
27 – Ivan Zaytsev of Italy v Germany (June 9)
26 – Ngapeth Earvin of France v Brazil (June 29)

26 – Ngapeth Earvin of France v Poland (June 23)
26 – Leandro of Brazil v Poland (June 9)
26 – Valdir Sequeira of Portugal v Finland (June 1)
26 – Mikko Oivanen of Finland v Portugal (June 1)

Top Blocking Performances
6 – Nikolay Apalikov of Russia v Cuba (June 28)
6 – Dragan Stankovic of Serbia v Iran (June 21)
6 – Holt Maxwell of USA v France (June 14)
6 – Andrey Aschchev of Russia v Serbia (June 14)
6 – Frederic Winters of Canada v Korea (June 14)
6 – Emanuele Birarelli of Italy v Germany (June 9)
6 – Park Sang-Ha of Korea v Japan (June 1)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
20 – Iran v Serbia (June 23)
17 – USA v Poland (July 5)

16 – Bulgaria v Argentina (June 22)
16 – Italy v Russia (June 21)
16 – Italy v Germany (June 9)

15 – Russia v Germany (July 5)
15 – Portugal v Japan (June 29)
15 – USA v Bulgaria (June 28)
15 – Iran v Serbia (June 21)
15 – Canada v Korea (June 14)
15 – Poland v Brazil (June 9)
 

Top Serving Performances
7 – Alexandre Ferreira of Portugal v Finland (June 1)
6 – Ivan Zaytsev of Italy v Cuba (June 14)

Top Serving Performances by Team
11 - Russia v Serbia (June 14)
10 – USA v Argentina (June 8)
9 – France v Bulgaria (June 7)
9 – Portugal v Finland (June 1)

Highest Scorer by Round
Week 1: Wytze Kooistra of Netherlands, 28 (v Canada)
Week 2: Ivan Zaytsev of Italy, 27 (v Germany) 
Week 3: Tatsuya Fukuzawa of Japan, 24 (v Finland)
Week 4: Ivan Zaytsev of Italy, 28 (v Russia)

Week 5: Aleksandar Atanasijevic of Serbia, 30 (v Germany)

 

Highest Set Score
Week 1: Netherlands v Portugal, 36-34
Week 2: Bulgaria v France, 31-29
Week 3: USA v France, 30-28
Week 4: Russia v Italy, 30-28

Week 5: Iran v Italy, 32-30

Week 6: Poland v USA, 30-28

 

Highest Scoring Matches
Week 1: Finland v Portugal, 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 15-12) – 219 points
Week 2: Brazil v Poland, 3-2 (28-26, 25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 15-10) – 219 points
Week 3: USA v France, 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 24-26, 30-28, 15-9) – 226 points
Week 4: Serbia v Iran, 3-2 (26-24, 25-23,17-25, 14-25, 18-16) - 213 points

Week 5: Portugal v Japan 2-3 (25-22, 23-25, 30-28, 22-25, 10-15) 225 points

Week 6: Poland v USA (25-22, 19-25, 13-25, 30-28, 18-16) 221 points 

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