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Final Four set for Bursa; France and Brazil bounce back following defeats


France's victory over European rivals Germany on Sunday means they remain top of Pool D just three points ahead of Argentina

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15, 2014 – Turkey will welcome Cuba, China and Slovakia to Bursa in two weeks time after the Final Four of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League was finalised. Meanwhile Brazil and France gained revenge for their losses to Iran and Germany respectively as the Intercontinental Round of the premier annual men’s volleyball tournament heated up on Sunday.

Cuba finish above Turkey in Pool F of group 3 to qualify for the next round whilst China top Pool G ahead of Slovakia. The four sides now have a rest week as they prepare for what is expected to be a lively weekend in Turkey.

Brazil clawed their way back to defeat Iran 3-2 (25-19, 25-16, 23-25, 23-25, 15-10) in Pool A and turn the tables on their hosts after losing by the same margin on Friday. The world No.1 have now leapfrogged their Asian rivals in the group.

Elsewhere in Pool A, Poland made it two wins from two over Italy as they added to their 3-2 win on Friday with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15) victory in front of their home fans in Lodz. However Italy still lead the group on 19 points, with the two defeats to Poland their only losses so far this edition.

France also struck back against Germany as they swept aside their European rivals in straight sets (25-18, 25-20, 25-20) to keep a stranglehold on Pool D. French captain Benjamin Toniutti admitted that there was a sense of relief following his side‘s loss earlier on in the weekend.

“We were a little bit angry after our defeat two days ago,” he revealed. “We wanted to give this victory to our fans from Toulouse, who are always there for us. We were especially good on our serve, and Kevin Le Roux and Nicolas Maréchal were outstanding today.”

Argentina now sit second in the group after a 3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 25-17) win over Japan in Komaki. The hosts are yet to pick up a victory in this year’s tournament and are on an eight-game losing streak.

Russia claimed their second win of the tournament as they made light work of Bulgaria in Surgut, winning in straight sets (25-20, 25-21, 25-23) in Pool B. The world No.2 have now closed the gap to just three points between them and Serbia and will look to overtake their European rivals when they welcome them to the same city next weekend.

“It was psychologically difficult to start the match today, as far as we expected a tough game from Bulgaria,“ Russia coach Andrey Voronkov said. „They were really stronger, but we made some substitutions during the match to strengthen our block and attack and I’m happy with the result we achieved today.”

USA and Serbia were both in action a day earlier, with the US making it two wins across the weekend in Chicago.

In Pool C Finland claimed their second win of the competition, overturning Australia 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19) to the delight of coach Tuomas Sammelvuo.

"These matches were quite a fight. I am very proud of the team,“ he said. Everybody is happy now that we have won."

Belgium and Canada still lead the pool with both sides sharing a win apiece in Vancouver over the weekend.

With the qualifier for Pool F and G finalised on Saturday, Sunday’s matches were all about jostling for position.

Turkey recovered from a first set loss to beat Cuba 3-1 (33-35, 25-14, 25-17, 25-19) despite Santiago Uriarte’s 20-point haul for the Caribbean side. Meanwhile Tunisia gave their home fans something to cheer about after a rollercoaster five set (25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 21-25, 15-13) win over Mexico to record their first triumph in this year’s tournament.

In Pool G, Spain were again forced to go to five sets for the third time this weekend, but this time came out on top (27-29, 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 15-10) against hosts Slovakia. The win meant that China were confirmed as winners of the group before they had taken to the court for the second match of the day. Nevertheless, the Chinese made easy work of Puerto Rico, seeing them off 3-0 (30-28, 25-18, 25-20).

LIVE SCORING - WEEK 4

 

Match
No

Pool

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

G2-29

E

13/06

15:50

13:50

CZE-NED

2-3

Chomutov

View

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G3-13

F

13/06

15:00

14:00

TUN-TUR

1-3

Tunis

View

View

View

View

G3-14

G

13/06

17:30

15:30

SVK-PUR

3-1

Kosice

View

View

View

View

G3-15

F

13/06

17:30

16:30

MEX-CUB

0-3

Tunis

View

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View

G1-19

A

13/06

21:00

16:30

IRI-BRA

3-2

Tehran

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View

View

View

G1-21

A

13/06

19:30

17:30

POL-ITA

3-2

Katowice

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View

View

View

G2-30

D

13/06

20:00

18:00

FRA-GER

1-3

Rouen

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View

G3-16

G

13/06

20:30

18:30

CHN-ESP

3-2

Kosice

View

View

View

View

G1-20

B

13/06

19:00

00:00*

USA-SRB

3-0

Chicago

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View

G2-31

C

13/06

19:10

02:00*

CAN-BEL

3-0

Vancouver

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View

View

View

G2-32

D

14/06

14:00

05:00

JPN-ARG

0-3

Komaki

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View

G2-33

E

14/06

14:00

05:00

KOR-POR

1-3

Ulsan

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View

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View

G1-22

B

14/06

18:00

12:00

RUS-BUL

3-0

Surgut

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View

View

View

G3-17

G

14/06

15:00

13:00

CHN-SVK

0-3

Kosice

View

View

View

View

G2-34

C

14/06

16:00

13:00

FIN-AUS

1-3

Tampere

View

View

View

View

G2-35

E

14/06

15:50

13:50

CZE-NED

1-3

Chomutov

View

View

View

View

G3-18

F

14/06

15:00

14:00

TUN-CUB

0-3

Tunis

View

View

View

View

G3-19

G

14/06

00:00

16:00

ESP-PUR

2-3

Kosice

View

View

View

View

G3-20

F

14/06

17:30

16:30

MEX-TUR

0-3

Tunis

View

View

View

View

G1-23

B

14/06

19:00

00:00*

USA-SRB

3-2

Chicago

View

View

View

View

G2-36

C

14/06

17:10

00:00*

CAN-BEL

1-3

Vancouver

View

View

View

View

G2-37

D

15/06

13:00

04:00

JPN-ARG

1-3

Komaki

View

View

View

View

G2-38

E

15/06

14:00

05:00

KOR-POR

0-3

Ulsan

View

View

View

View

G1-24

B

15/06

18:00

12:00

RUS-BUL

3-0

Surgut

View

View

View

View

G3-21

G

15/06

00:00

13:00

ESP-SVK

3-2

Kosice

View

View

View

View

G2-39

C

15/06

16:00

13:00

FIN-AUS

3-1

Tampere

View

View

View

View

G3-22

F

15/06

15:00

14:00

TUR-CUB

3-1

Tunis

View

View

View

View

G2-40

D

15/06

16:00

14:00

FRA-GER

3-0

Toulouse

View

View

View

View

G3-23

G

15/06

18:00

16:00

PUR-CHN

0-3

Kosice

View

View

View

View

G3-24

F

15/06

17:43

16:30

TUN-MEX

3-2

Tunis

View

View

View

View

G1-25

A

15/06

21:00

16:30

IRI-BRA

2-3

Tehran

View

View

View

View

G1-26

A

15/06

19:30

17:30

POL-ITA

3-1

Lodz

View

View

View

View


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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

19

8

6

2

2

4

 

1

1

 

21

10

2.100

730

691

1.056

2

POL

Poland

8

6

3

3

1

1

1

 

2

1

11

12

0.917

534

530

1.008

3

BRA

Brazil

8

8

3

5

1

 

2

1

2

2

13

19

0.684

718

738

0.973

4

IRI

Iran

7

6

2

4

1

 

1

2

 

2

10

14

0.714

521

544

0.958

 

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

15

6

6

 

2

1

3

 

 

 

18

7

2.571

585

524

1.116

2

SRB

Serbia

11

6

4

2

1

1

2

1

 

1

14

11

1.273

551

530

1.040

3

RUS

Russia

8

6

2

4

2

 

 

2

1

1

11

12

0.917

494

508

0.972

4

BUL

Bulgaria

2

6

 

6

 

 

 

2

1

3

5

18

0.278

471

539

0.874

 

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

13

6

4

2

1

3

 

1

 

1

14

9

1.556

539

513

1.051

2

CAN

Canada

10

6

4

2

2

 

2

 

2

 

14

10

1.400

539

520

1.037

3

FIN

Finland

7

6

2

4

 

1

1

2

1

1

11

15

0.733

561

590

0.951

4

AUS

Australia

6

6

2

4

 

1

1

1

2

1

10

15

0.667

564

580

0.972

 

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

FRA

France

20

8

7

1

5

1

1

 

1

 

22

6

3.667

665

587

1.133

2

ARG

Argentina

17

8

5

3

3

2

 

2

 

1

19

11

1.727

687

643

1.068

3

GER

Germany

10

8

4

4

1

1

2

 

1

3

13

17

0.765

678

675

1.004

4

JPN

Japan

1

8

 

8

 

 

 

1

2

5

4

24

0.167

563

688

0.818

 

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

12

6

4

2

1

2

1

1

 

1

14

10

1.400

527

514

1.025

2

NED

Netherlands

11

6

4

2

1

1

2

1

1

 

15

11

1.364

571

542

1.054

3

CZE

Czech Republic

8

6

3

3

1

 

2

1

2

 

13

13

1.000

570

578

0.986

4

KOR

Korea

5

6

1

5

 

1

 

2

1

2

8

16

0.500

532

566

0.940

 

Pool F

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

CUB

Cuba

15

6

5

1

3

2

 

 

1

 

16

5

3.200

516

480

1.075

2

TUR

Turkey

13

6

4

2

1

3

 

1

1

 

15

9

1.667

585

539

1.085

3

MEX

Mexico

6

6

2

4

1

 

1

1

 

3

8

14

0.571

490

519

0.944

4

TUN

Tunisia

2

6

1

5

 

 

1

 

3

2

6

17

0.353

486

539

0.902

 

Pool G

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

CHN

China

14

6

5

1

3

1

1

 

 

1

15

6

2.500

507

464

1.093

2

SVK

Slovakia

11

6

3

3

1

2

 

2

1

 

14

11

1.273

557

553

1.007

3

ESP

Spain

6

6

2

4

 

 

2

2

1

1

11

16

0.688

585

605

0.967

4

PUR

Puerto Rico

5

6

2

4

 

 

2

1

1

2

9

16

0.563

541

568

0.952



 

FIVB World League 2014 Performances

Top Scoring Performances

32 – Matthew Anderson of USA v Serbia (June 14)

32 – Maurice Torres of Puerto Rico v Spain (June 8)

32 – Thomas Edgar of Australia v Finland (June 7)

31 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Belgium (June 8)

28 – Michal Winiarski of Poland v Italy (June 13)

28 – Jeon Kwang-In of Korea v Czech Republic (June 5)

28 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Finland (June 1)

28 – Nemanja Petric of Serbia v Russia (May 31)

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

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

27 – Rolando Cepeda of Cuba v Turkey (June 6)

27 – Karel Linz of Czech Republic v Korea (June 5)

26 – Park Chul-Woo of Korea v Netherlands (June 1)

 

Top Blocking Performances

8 – Gil Marcel Keller of Portugal v Netherlands (June 8)

8 – Nicolas Le Goff of France v Japan (May 31)

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

8 – Jorge Fernandez Valcarel (June 15)

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

6 – Aidan Zingel of Australia v Finland (June 14)

6 – Viktor Yosihof of Bulgaria v Russia (June 15)

 

Top Blocking Performances by Team

18 – USA v Serbia (June 14)

18 – Portugal v Netherlands (June 8)

17 – Spain v Slovakia (June 15)

17 – Turkey v Tunisia (June 8)

17 – France v Argentina (May 24)

16 – Netherlands v Czech Republic (June 14)

16 – Spain v Puerto Rico (June 8)

16 – Italy v Poland (June 8)

16 – Turkey v Mexico (June 7)

16 – Czech Republic v Korea (June 5)

16 – Iran v Brazil (June 6)

 

Top Serving Performances

6 – Alexandre Ferreira (Portugal) v Czech Republic (May 31)

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

5 – Dick Kooy (Netherlands) v Korea (May 31)

5 – Nicolas Marechal (France) v Germany (June 15)

 

Top Serving Performances by Team

11 – Bulgaria v Serbia (June 8)

11 – France v Germany (June 15)

10 – Germany v Japan (May 24)

10 – Finland v Australia (June 15)

9 – Netherlands v Czech Republic (June 14)

9 – Portugal v Netherlands (June 7)

9 – Iran v Brazil (June 6)

9 – Serbia v Russia (May 30)

 

Highest Scorer by Round

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

Week 2: 28 – Nemanja Petric of Serbia v Russia (May 31)

Week 3: 32 – Maurice Torres of Puerto Rico v Spain (June 8); Thomas Edgar of Australia v Finland (June 7)

Week 4: 32 – Matthew Anderson of USA v Serbia (June 14)

 

Highest Set Score

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

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

Week 3: Czech Republic v Korea, 31-33 (June 5); Turkey v Cuba, 31-33 (June 6); Belgium v Canada, 33-31 (June 8)

Week 4: USA v Serbia (June 13), China v Puerto Rico (June 15) 30-28

 

Highest Scoring Matches

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

Week 2: Canada v Finland (June 1) (19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 15, 11) – 207 points

Week 3: Czech Republic v Korea (June 5) (31-33, 25-19, 26-24, 26-28, 20-18) – 250 points

Week 4: Poland v Italy (June 13) (25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-27, 15-10) – 225 points

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