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Serbia squeeze past Russia as Italy and Poland also triumph


Russia's Denis Zemchenok spikes as his side fail to come back from two sets down, losing to Serbia in Nis on Friday

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 30, 2014 – Serbia were made to work hard as they saw off Russia 3-2 (25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 19-25, 15-13) at home in Nis while Poland recovered from their loss on Thursday to beat Brazil in straight-sets (26-24, 28-26, 25-21) as the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League continued on Friday.

Meanwhile Italy continued their dominant start to the tournament by easing past Iran 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-23) in Trieste.

Serbia and Russia put on a five-set thriller in their encounter, with the home side eventually edging the win. However the visitors refused to go down without a fight, coming back from a two set deficit to almost steal a sixth World League win in seven matches against their European rivals.

Russia captain Sergey Makarov blamed a slow start and a faltering reception for his side’s loss.

“We had big problems in reception in the first two sets which made us lose, but we succeeded in regaining the strength to bring the result to 2-2, but we failed to continue in the fifth and this led to the result,” he said.

Poland dealt hosts Brazil their third loss of the 2014 competition as the world No.1’s joy at a first win on Thursday proved to be temporary. It was the first time the Poles had beaten their hosts in three matches and sees them end the day second in Pool A despite having two matches in hand. Captain Michal Ruciak was ecstatic with the result, citing the composure of his young team mates.

"We have a young and talented team,” he said. “Yesterday we had our chances, but we were not able to close the sets. Today it was different. Our team handled the pressure, playing Brazil in front of their home crowd."

Finally Italy sealed their first home win of the tournament by seeing off Iran in Trieste. They now top Pool A following a pair of sensational opening weekend victories over Brazil. Coach Mauro Berruto praised his whole team, but picked out one individual who made the difference for him.

"There should be a special mention for Parodi, because he took responsibility at key moments in the match," he said.

The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League continues on Saturday with six matches across four pools.

LIVE SCOREBOX

 

Match
No

Pool

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

G1-5

A

29/05

14:45

17:45

BRA-POL

3-0

Maringa

View

View

View

View

G1-6

A

30/05

14:45

17:45

BRA-POL

0-3

Maringa

View

View

View

View

G1-7

B

30/05

20:00

18:00

SRB-RUS

3-2

Nis

View

View

View

View

G1-8

A

30/05

20:30

18:30

ITA-IRI

3-0

Trieste

View

View

View

View

G2-8

E

31/05

15:00

13:00

NED-KOR

View

Eindhoven




View

G2-9

E

31/05

17:00

16:00

POR-CZE

View

Povoa de Varzim




View

G2-7

D

31/05

19:00

17:00

FRA-JPN

View

Montpellier




View

G1-10

B

31/05

20:00

18:00

SRB-RUS

View

Nis




View

G2-10

D

31/05

20:00

23:00

ARG-GER

View

Salta




View

G2-11

C

31/05

18:00

00:00

CAN-FIN

View

Calgary




View

G2-12

E

01/06

15:00

13:00

NED-KOR

View

Eindhoven




View

G2-16

D

01/06

17:00

15:00

FRA-JPN

View

Montpellier




View

G2-13

E

01/06

17:00

16:00

POR-CZE

View

Povoa de Varzim




View

G1-9

A

01/06

20:00

18:00

ITA-IRI

View

Verona




View

G2-15

C

01/06

18:00

00:00

CAN-FIN

View

Calgary




View

G2-14

D

01/06

22:00

01:00

ARG-GER

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

ITA

Italy

9

3

3

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

9

2

4.500

273

240

1.137

2

POL

Poland

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

3

3

1.000

148

150

0.987

3

BRA

Brazil

3

4

1

3

1

 

 

 

2

1

5

9

0.556

326

346

0.942

4

IRI

Iran

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

 

64

75

0.853

 

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

USA

USA

5

2

2

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

6

3

2.000

204

195

1.046

2

SRB

Serbia

2

1

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

2

1.500

106

100

1.060

3

RUS

Russia

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

3

0.667

100

106

0.943

4

BUL

Bulgaria

1

2

 

2

 

 

 

1

1

 

3

6

0.500

195

204

0.956

 

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

BEL

Belgium

6

2

2

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

6

1

6.000

179

156

1.147

2

AUS

Australia

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

6

0.167

156

179

0.872

3

FIN

Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

CAN

Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pool D

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

GER

Germany

5

2

2

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

6

2

3.000

193

168

1.149

2

FRA

France

5

2

2

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

6

2

3.000

182

168

1.083

3

ARG

Argentina

1

2

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

6

0.333

168

182

0.923

4

JPN

Japan

1

2

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

6

0.333

168

193

0.870

 

Pool E

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

POR

Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

NED

Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

KOR

Korea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

CZE

Czech Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





FIVB World League 2014 Performances

FIVB World League 2014 Performances

Top Scoring Performances

28 – Christian Fromm of Germany v Japan (May 24)

28 – Kunihiro Shimizu of Japan v Germany (May 24)

25 – Tsvetan Sokolov of Bulgaria v USA (May 23)

 

Top Blocking Performances

8 – Matteo Piano of Italy v Brazil (May 24)

6 – Artem Volvich of Russia v Serbia (May 30)

5 – Franck Lafitte of France v Argentina (May 25)

5 – Gustavo Porporatto of Argentina v France (May 25)

5 – Nicolas Marechal of France v Argentina (May 24)

 

Top Blocking Performances by Team

17 – France v Argentina (May 24)

15 – Russia v Serbia (May 30)

14 – France v Argentina (May 25)

14 – USA v Bulgaria (May 24)

14 – Italy v Brazil (May 24)

 

Top Serving Performances

5 – Felipe Fonteles Luiz (Brazil) Brazil v Poland (May 29)

3 – Stankovic Dragan (Serbia) Serbia v Russia (May 30)

3 – William Priddy (USA) Bulgaria v USA (May 24)

3 – Mauricio Silva (Brazil) Brazil v Italy (May 24)

 

Top Serving Performances by Team

10 – Germany v Japan (May 24)

9 – Serbia v Russia (May 30)

7 – Argentina v France (May 24)

 

Highest Scorer by Round

Week 1: 28 – Christian Fromm (Germany) Kunihiro Shimizu (Japan) Germany v Japan (May 24)

Week 2: 20 – Denis Biriukov (Russia) Serbia v Russia (May 30)

 

Highest Set Score

Week 1: Germany v Japan, 27-29 (May 24)

Week 2: Brazil v Poland, 29-27 (May 29)

 

Highest Scoring Matches

Week 1: Germany v Japan (May 24) (25-23, 25-21, 27-29, 23-25, 15-9) – 222 points

Week 2: Serbia v Russia (May 30) (25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 19-25, 15-13) – 206 points

 

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