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Canada secures place in World League finals, Korea and France take double wins


Canada defeated Japan in five sets, securing a spot in the World League Finals

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6, 2013 – As the Pool C matches of the 2013 World League Intercontinental Round came to end over the weekend, Canada came out tops securing their place in the 2013 FIVB World League Finals with a win against Japan. In Pool B, Serbia’s young players showed up to say goodbye with a win against Italy on Sunday.

Canada defeated Japan in five sets (25-23, 23-25, 25-27, 25-18, 15-7) in their FIVB World League match at Osaka Municipal Gymnasium on Sunday, clinching a spot in the World League Finals to be held in Mar del Plata (Argentina) later this month.  Canada (8-2) could have lost in five sets to Japan (3-7) and still overtaken the Netherlands, which fell to Finland on Saturday night, for the top spot in Group C and a trip to Argentina.

In other Pool C matches, Korea showed supremacy over Portugal earning six points over the weekend on two 3-1 wins. Hosts Portugal failed to stop Korea’s scoring tandem of Seo Jae-Duck and Jeon Kwang-In who combined for 49 points, leaving Portugal helpless at the net. By securing third place in Pool C, Korea is now assured of its participation in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League.  Portugal – currently ranked 5th – will have to play the qualification playoffs in order to decide their future in the competition.

In Pool B, Serbia beat Italy 3-1 (28-26, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19) in their second match on Sunday. Despite their win, Serbia is officially out of the FIVB World League Finals, which allowed coach Kolakovic to shuffle the squad. “Today, when we didn’t have pressure of the final outcome, I let some of the younger guys play,” Kolakovic said. “They performed well and I am extremely happy with this victory. In the end, to be honest, I think that Italy underestimated us a little bit in this match.”

The USA’s hopes for making the FIVB World League Finals took a hit as it lost a second straight Pool A match to Poland on Sunday (25-23, 17-25, 25-21, 25-23). Volleyball fans in Wroclaw and around the world did, however, have the ground breaking experience of the FIVB’s new innovative Challenge System on Sunday, which was used for the first time during the match between Poland and the USA.

The US men’s team will travel to Brazil on Tuesday for their final two pool play matches on July 13-14 while Poland will travel to Bulgaria for its final weekend of pool play. For the US to move into the top two teams in Pool A and qualify for the Final in Argentina, it needs to defeat Brazil twice and needs Bulgaria and Poland to split their two matches.

The French completed their course in the 2013 World League with a 3-1 victory over Argentina (25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19) in their Pool A match on Sunday, their fifth win in six games. Despite the disappointment of not securing their place in Mar del Plata, the team found the necessary resources to earn points to increase their world rankings, which will determine their position in the 2014 World League.

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

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

20:10

23:00

ARG-FRA

2-3

Salta

View

View

View

View

78

B

06/07

20:50

00:40

CUB-IRI

1-3

La Habana

View

View

View

View

79

C

07/07

14:10

05:00

JPN-CAN

2-3

Osaka

View

View

View

View

80

B

07/07

20:10

18:00

SRB-ITA

3-1

Novi Sad

View

View

View

View

84

C

07/07

19:10

18:00

POR-KOR

1-3

Guimarães

View

View

View

View

81

A

07/07

20:25

18:15

POL-USA

3-1

Wroclaw

View

View

View

View

82

A

07/07

20:00

23:00

ARG-FRA

1-3

Salta

View

View

View

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

FRA

France

15

10

5

5

 

2

3

3

 

2

21

23

0.913

966

971

0.995

3

BUL

Bulgaria

14

8

5

3

2

2

1

 

2

1

17

13

1.308

678

683

0.993

4

POL

Poland

13

8

4

4

 

2

2

3

1

 

19

18

1.056

794

819

0.969

5

USA

USA

12

8

4

4

2

1

1

1

3

 

17

15

1.133

754

703

1.073

6

ARG

Argentina

5

10

1

9

 

1

 

2

4

3

11

28

0.393

817

911

0.897

 

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

10

7

3

3

1

3

1

2

 

25

16

1.563

953

896

1.064

2

RUS

Russia

19

10

7

3

3

1

3

1

2

 

25

16

1.563

939

889

1.056

3

SRB

Serbia

16

10

5

5

 

3

2

3

1

1

22

22

1.000

958

992

0.966

4

GER

Germany

14

8

4

4

1

2

1

3

 

1

18

16

1.125

733

737

0.995

5

IRI

Iran

12

8

4

4

 

2

2

2

1

1

17

18

0.944

788

766

1.029

6

CUB

Cuba

4

10

1

9

 

1

 

1

4

4

9

28

0.321

794

885

0.897

 

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

CAN

Canada

23

10

8

2

4

3

1

 

2

 

26

11

2.364

881

771

1.143

2

NED

Netherlands

22

10

7

3

2

5

 

1

2

 

25

14

1.786

935

881

1.061

3

KOR

Korea

13

10

4

6

 

4

 

1

2

3

16

22

0.727

840

893

0.941

4

FIN

Finland

12

10

4

6

2

1

1

1

4

1

18

21

0.857

864

896

0.964

5

POR

Portugal

11

10

4

6

 

2

2

1

2

3

16

24

0.667

908

949

0.957

6

JPN

Japan

9

10

3

7

 

2

1

1

5

1

16

25

0.640

895

933

0.959



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)
Week 6: Nikolay Pavlov of Russia, 29 (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: Portugal v Korea, 32-34 

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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