FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Germany

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Germany book Olympic Games ticket


Germany celebrate qualifying for the Olympic Games for only the fourth time

Berlin, Germany, June 10, 2012 – World No. 13 Germany captured the Olympic ticket to London 2012 on offer at the FIVB Men’s World Qualification Tournament in Berlin following a 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21) victory over world  No. 23 Czech Republic at the Max- Schmeling Hall on Sunday to finish top of the four-team tournament.

In the other match on Sunday, Cuba powered past India 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-20), a victory that kept Cuba in the race for the Olympics for a few hours until Germany beat the Czechs.

Unbeaten in three matches, hosts Germany topped the tournament with a win:loss ratio of 3:0 ahead of Cuba who finished second with a 2:1 record, the Czech Republic (1:2) in third and India (0:3 in fourth).

Germany became the 11th men’s team to secure a ticket to London following hosts Great Britain, 2011 FIVB World Cup top three teams winners Russia, runners-up Poland, third placed Brazil, CAVB winners Tunisia, NORCECA winners USA, CEV winners Italy, CSV winners Argentina, AVC winners Australia (through the World Olympic Qualification in Japan), World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan winner Serbia, World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Germany winner Germany. The winner of the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Bulgaria on Sunday will complete the Olympic qualifying process.

Germany v Czech Republic
H
osts Germany overpowered the Czech Republic 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21) to book an Olympic ticket to London 2012. Coming off a stunning five-set comeback win against Cuba on Saturday, Germany followed it up with a tough four-setter against struggling Czech Republic in the last match of the tournament.

For Germany, it was their fifth victory in 11 matches in FIVB competitions against the Czech Republic. Leading the way for Germany once more was György Grozer with 28 points, while Jan Stokr registered 19 points for the Czechs.

“It was the toughest day of the tournament,” German coach Vital Heynen said. “We needed the win while the Czech Republic didn´t mind about winning or not winning. It wasn’t a very good game. We didn´t show our full potential but it was enough. We didn´t prove ourselves by playing nice volleyball but by working hard.”

Cuba v India
World No. 5 Cuba rebounded from a second-day loss to Germany with a straight-sets (25-12, 25-22, 25-20) win over India, keeping their Olympic Games qualifying chances alive for a few hours as they awaited the result of the following match between Germany and the Czech Republic before Germany deprived them of their dreams.

Cuba’s Rolando Cepeda led all scorers with 23 points while captain Singh Gurinder was the best for India with 11 points.  It was the first match ever between Cuba and India.

“I’m not happy because we probably won´t qualify for the Olympic Games,” Cuba coach Orlando Samuels said. “It was hard to play after the defeat against Germany yesterday. I think there has been only one crucial game during this tournament.”

India coach G.E. Sridharan was happy with his team’s improving performance from one match to another. “I’m happy for my team´s performance today, it was better than the last two days. Cuba is a very high level team and we learned much by playing against them. Best wishes to the team which is going to the Olympic Games.”

LIVE SCOREBOX

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

 

1

A

08/06

17:10

15:00

CZE-CUB

1-3

Berlin

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2

A

08/06

20:10

18:00

IND-GER

0-3

Berlin

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3

A

09/06

15:10

15:00

IND-CZE

0-3

Berlin

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View

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4

A

09/06

18:10

16:00

GER-CUB

3-2

Berlin

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5

A

10/06

14:30

12:00

CUB-IND

3-0

Berlin

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6

A

10/06

17:10

15:00

GER-CZE

3-1

Berlin

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Standing

 

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

8

3

3

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

9

3

3.000

281

247

1.138

2

CUB

Cuba

7

3

2

1

1

1

 

1

 

 

8

4

2.000

283

258

1.097

3

CZE

Czech Republic

3

3

1

2

1

 

 

 

2

 

5

6

0.833

262

255

1.027

4

IND

India

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

9

 

159

225

0.707

 

Best scorers

 

Rank

Shirt

Name

Team

Spike

Block

Serve

Total

1

15

Stokr Jan

CZE

59

4

7

70

2

9

Grozer György

GER

45

7

11

63

3

1

Leon Venero Wilfredo

CUB

33

5

7

45

4

6

Linz Karel

CZE

38

3

2

43

5

8

Cepeda Abreu Rolando

CUB

31

4

3

38

6

10

Quintana Guerra Danger Jorber

CUB

22

9

 

31

7

12

Bell Cisnero Yenry

CUB

24

2

3

29

8

8

Böhme Marcus

GER

16

8

4

28

 

17

Gurinder Singh

IND

28

 

 

28

10

5

Kral Jiri

CZE

17

8

1

26

11

1

Popp Marcus

GER

17

8

 

25

 

10

Schöps Jochen

GER

17

1

7

25

 

16

Mesa Sandobal Isbel

CUB

19

6

 

25

14

9

Hudecek Ondrej

CZE

17

1

2

20

 

18

Manidurai Naveen Raja Jacob

IND

15

4

1

20

16

9

Sube Singh

IND

16

3

 

19

 

Highest Scorers day- by- day

29 – Jan Stokr of Czech Republic v Cuba (8-6-12)
35 – György Grozer of Germany  v Cuba (9-6-12)
28 – György Grozer of Germany  v Czech Republic (10-6-12)

Top- Scoring Performances

35 – György Grozer of Germany  v Cuba (9-6-12)
29 – Jan Stokr of Czech Republic v Cuba (8-6-12)
28 – György Grozer of Germany  v Cuba (9-6-12)
23 – Rolando Cepeda of Cuba v India (10-6-12)
22 – Jan Stokr of Czech Republic v India (9-6-12)
19 – Wilfredo Leon of Cuba v Germany (9-6-12)
19 – Jan Stokr of Czech Republic v Germany (10-6-12)
18 – Karel Linz of Czech Republic v Cuba (8-6-12)
18 – Karel Linz of Czech Republic v India ((9-6-12)
17 – Jochen Schöps of Germany v India (8-6-12)

Top- Blocking Performances

6 – Jiri Kral of Czech Republic  v Germany (10-6-12)
6–  Max Günthör of Germany  v Czech Republic  (10-6-12)
5 – Marcus Popp of Germany v Cuba (9-6-12)
5– Jorber Quintana of Cuba  v India (10-6-12)
4 – György Grozer of Germany  v Cuba (9-6-12)


Top-Serving Performances
6 – György Grozer of Germany v Cuba (9-6-12)
5 – György Grozer of Germany v Czech Republic (10-6-12)
5 – Jochen Schöps of Germany v India (8-6-12)
4 – Ondrej Boula of Czech Republic v Cuba (8-6-12)
4 – Jan Stokr of Czech Republic v India (9-6-12)
3 – Wilfredo Leon of Cuba v Czech Republic (8-6-12)
3 – Jorber Quintana of Cuba v Czech Republic (8-6-12)
3 – Björn Andrae of Germany v India (8-6-12)
3 – Rolando Cepeda of Cuba v India (10-6-12)
3 – Jan Stokr of Czech Republic v Germany (10-6-12))

 

 


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