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Korea and Portugal continue battle for third place in Pool C


Flavio Gulinelli and Ki-Won Park at the press conference held after Korea's victory

Guimarães, Portugal, July 6, 2013 – 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 Sunday's match.

“Congratulations to Korea since they played very well,” said Portugal’s coach Flavio Gulinelli. “On the other hand, we didn’t. We failed many attacks and services and we showed several fragilities in easy plays, that we shouldn’t miss.”

Korea took the lead with the first point of the first set, and continued their momentum throughout the game.

“We entered well in the match and made a good exhibition,” said Korea’s coach Ki-Won Park. “We controlled the game and we’re pleased with this three points, since it was our goal and allow us to continue to pursuit the third place in the pool.”

“It was a good match and we won it with all the merit,” said Korea’s captain Lee Sun-Kyu.

Portual will try again tomorrow to secure a third place finish in Pool C.

“Obviously I am not pleased with the match,” said Portugal’s captain Joao Jose. “We made errors, but I believe that we can win tomorrow.”

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