FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Germany

Press release

Germany battle past India in straight sets


The physical superiority of the German team was the key behind their easy victory against India

Berlin, Germany, June 8, 2012 - Hosts Germany made a good start in the World Olympic qualification tournament in Berlin. World ranked 13 downed world No. 30 India 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-15) at Max- Schmeling Hall in Berlin, Germany on Friday. 
 
Germany's Jochen Schöps was on top of all scorers making 16 points while Singh Gurinder was the best scorer for India with 10 points.
 
Germany quickly took the charge in the first set. The team succeeded with strong services and attacks as the Indians couldn´t handle. Lead by Captain Björn Andrae the Germans let the Asian opponent barely score and pulled away to a 25-16 win.
 
The Germans extended their lead in the second set. At 7-6 India temporary got to draw level but then again it was Germany who made the important points. The Indians, now stronger than during the first set, kept up better than before indeed but they couldn’t get the chance to pass the Germans, mainly caused by the less physical matters, which lead to another set defeat.
 
In the third set Germany proved to be the superior team again. The strong service caused big problems in India´s defence so that the Asians could barely oppose. Germany´s excellent effort didn´t fade despite of their obvious lead. Finally it was Germany´s Jochen Schöps who covered the third match point 25-15 and closed the match with 3-0.


Download highresolution

| More

More press releases

   
10.06.2012 20:22:23
It's an honour for us - Björn Andrae

10.06.2012 20:18:27
Germany book Olympic Games ticket

10.06.2012 19:22:05
Germany cruise past Czech Republic to clinch Olympic Games ticket

10.06.2012 16:18:36
“I’m not happy because we probably don´t qualify for the Olympic games –Cuba’s Samuels

10.06.2012 15:52:41
Outstanding Cubans too strong for India

10.06.2012 14:36:44
Grozer nears Olympic dream with Germany

09.06.2012 22:12:00
Germany one more step towards the Olympics after Cuba win

09.06.2012 21:29:35
“It's the most important win in years,” says German captain Andrae

09.06.2012 20:39:57
Germany thrill home crowd with tough victory over spirited Cuba

09.06.2012 17:05:04
“We still have the chance to qualify,” says Czech captain, Hudecek

09.06.2012 16:37:10
Czech Republic bounce back with win against India

09.06.2012 13:36:12
Cuban captain Leon dreams to celebrate his 19th birthday in London

08.06.2012 22:36:25
Hosts Germany and Cuba dominate opening day action at Berlin Olympic Qualifier

08.06.2012 22:17:58
The victory gives us confidence - Heynen

08.06.2012 20:03:58
"It was a good start," says Cuban captain

08.06.2012 19:18:45
Leon leads Cuba in opening day win over spirited Czech Republic

08.06.2012 16:03:09
We should qualify for the Olympics - Andrae

07.06.2012 18:55:00
WOQT - Hosts Germany to meet India in opening game in Berlin

07.06.2012 16:29:15
Coaches in Germany look for the last Olympic slot

07.06.2012 12:05:05
New look squad leads Czech Republic for Olympic spot dreams

07.06.2012 01:51:53
India ready to do the miracle in the World Olympic Qualifications in Germany

07.06.2012 00:51:08
Cuba suffer lack of experience ahead of the World Olympic Qualifications in Germany

06.06.2012 11:40:23
Germany hope to repeat history

06.06.2012 00:12:42
Germany gear up to host Men’s World Olympic qualifier

31.05.2012 11:57:49
Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament schedules finalised