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All in the open


Portugal and Korea will battle for the 3rd place in Pool C

Guimarães, Portugal, July 6, 2013 – All to be decided in what regards who will occupy the 3rd place of the Pool and guarantee the maintenance in next year’s edition of the FIVB Volleyball World League without having to play the playoffs.

Portugal still needs two points to secure their goals, but Korea believes that they will be able to add three more points and oust Portugal of the so desired 3rd point. A crucial aspect will be the tiredness caused by today’s match and the heat (38ºC) that was felt in Guimarães.
Ki-Won Park, Korea’s coach, admits that “it’s very hot and we feel very tired, maybe also due to the time zone”

Portugal’s coach, Flavio Gulinelli, promises that his team “will try to amend this result. In Canada and Netherlands, we lost the first match, but we reacted well in the second one. Let’s see if history repeats itself”.

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