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Olympic Games 2004 - Matches Info

23 August
France beat Tunisia 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-19, 25-19) - duration 1:39
23-Aug, start time: 9:00, end time: 10:39 - Attendance: 1'860
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
France concede crucial set
World championship bronze medalists France had very little difficulty beating 2003 African Nations champions Tunisia but crucially, they lost one set, which could play against them in the calculations for the Pool A quarterfinalists.

Russia beat Italy 3-2 (25-16, 25-22, 22-25, 23-25, 15-13) - duration 2:00
23-Aug, start time: 11:15, end time: 13:15 - Attendance: 4'134
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Italy lose but retain Pool B second place
Three-time champions Russia held off a determine comeback from Italy to claim their third win of the Preliminary Round in a thriller at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Monday.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
Netherlands beat Australia 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-16) - duration 1:10
23-Aug, start time: 14:00, end time: 15:10 - Attendance: 4'120
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Netherlands win battle of the wooden spoon
With only the honour of finishing fifth in Pool B on the line the Netherlands beat Australia in straight sets to collect their second win of the tournament, leaving the Asian representatives without a victory in the tournament.
Poland beat Argentina 3-2 (25-19, 25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 20-18) - duration 2:19
23-Aug, start time: 16:00, end time: 18:19 - Attendance: 6'295
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Poland secure quarterfinal spot
Poland secured the fourth and final quarterfinal spot in Pool A after a thrilling tiebreaker win over Argentina on Monday to guarantee themselves a highest placing of third and lowest placing of fourth.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
 
Serbia and Montenegro beat Greece 3-2 (21-25, 38-36, 25-13, 23-25, 15-12) - duration 2:24
23-Aug, start time: 19:30, end time: 21:54 - Attendance: 9'415
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Serbia & Montenegro grab top spot in thriller
Sydney 2000 champions Serbia and Montenegro grabbed pole position in Pool A after a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Greece on Monday.
U.S.A. beat Brazil 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22) - duration 1:42
23-Aug, start time: 22:20, end time: 0:02 - Attendance: 3'150
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
USA beat Brazil to grab the third Pool B spot
The United States forced Brazil to their first defeat in the tournament with a hard fought four set victory in the final match of the Preliminary Round on Monday.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference

Group B