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Russia, Iran and Poland lead day of big comebacks

 
Iran celebrate their five-set win over Cuba on Friday
 Lausanne, Switzerland, July 5, 2013 – Russia, Iran and Poland won tough, five-set matches on Friday as the FIVB World League entered its sixth week. The Netherlands and Brazil also won on Friday after both dropped the first set.

In their first World League meeting, Russia had to fight back from 0-2 and the loss of Alexey Spiridonov to a red card to overcome Germany 3-2 (21-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-16,15-7) in Frankfurt. Nikolay Pavlov was key for Russia, picking up 29 points.

In Katowice, hosts Poland had to overcome a mid-match lapse before narrowly getting the better of USA 25-22, 19-25, 13-25, 30-28, 18-16. Jakub Jarosz of Poland was named the MVP of the match and was the best scorer for his team with 21 points. Carson Clark of the USA topped all scorers with 24 points. The Americans failed to convert three match points in the fourth set. “It was a great match for both teams,” said USA captain Matthew Anderson. “We played very well as a team. Unfortunately, they came out on top.”

In Havana, Iran also had to come back from two sets down before overcoming Cuba in five sets: 24-26, 19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 16-14. Iran got strong performances from Ghafour Amir (17 points), Mohammed Mousavi (16, including five blocks) and Alireza Mobasheri (15). Cuba were led by Rolando Cepeda with 24 points and Yordan Bisset with 22. Crucially, Iran outblocked Cuba 14-8. Argentinean Julio Velasco, coach of Iran, was very pleased with his players’ dramatic comeback: “It was a tough game, as we expected. I think this match was a huge experience for both teams.“

In Brasilia, Brazil came back from a set behind to beat Bulgaria 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-20, 25-23). Leandro Vissotto was the match’s top scorer with 19 points while Todor Aleksiev was top scorer for Bulgaria with 15 points. The Bulgarians were hurt by 34 errors, 12 more than Brazil. The victory put Brazil at the top of Pool A with 16 points. Bulgaria are second on 14 points.

In Friday’s other match, the Netherlands also dropped the first set before edging Finland 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-23) in Tampere. The win edged the Dutch closer to qualifying for the Finals. They lead Canada by five points, with the Canadians facing Japan on Saturday.

World League action continues with eight matches on Saturday.

This week’s FIVB Volleyball World League Match of the Week will also take place on Saturday when Serbia take on Italy in Novi Sad (18:00 GMT). The match will be live-streamed free on FIVB Web TV.




LIVE SCOREBOX | WEEK 6

 

NoPhaseDateLocal
Time
GMT
Time
TeamsLive Score
Result
CityDescriptionPress
Conf.
StatsPhotos
67A05/0710:0013:00BRA-BUL3-1BrasiliaViewViewViewView
68C05/0718:4015:30FIN-NED1-3TampereViewViewViewView
70B05/0720:0018:00GER-RUS2-3FrankfurtViewViewViewView
69A05/0720:2518:15POL-USA3-2KatowiceViewViewViewView
72B05/0720:5000:40CUB-IRI2-3La HabanaViewViewViewView
73C06/0714:0005:00JPN-CANViewOsakaView
74A06/0710:1013:10BRA-BULViewBrasiliaView
75C06/0718:3015:30FIN-NEDViewTampereView
76B06/0720:0018:00SRB-ITAViewNovi SadView
77B06/0720:0018:00GER-RUSViewFrankfürtView
83C06/0719:0018:00POR-KORViewGuimarãesView
71A06/0720:0023:00ARG-FRAViewSaltaView
78B06/0720:4000:40CUB-IRIViewLa HabanaView
79C07/0714:0005:00JPN-CANViewOsakaView
80B07/0720:0018:00SRB-ITAViewNovi SadView
84C07/0719:0018:00POR-KORViewGuimarãesView
81A07/0720:1518:15POL-USAViewWroclawView
82A07/0720:0023:00ARG-FRAViewSaltaView


Standings

Pool A

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1BRABrazil16761222 1 1992.1116605941.111
2BULBulgaria14752221 1116101.6005965891.012
3USAUSA1274321112 16121.3336626111.083
4POLPoland10734 1231 16170.9417027270.966
5FRAFrance10835 123 215200.7507657870.972
6ARGArgentina4817 1 1338220.3646337100.892

Pool B

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1RUSRussia18972313 2 23131.7698317801.065
2ITAItaly1786231211 21111.9097506901.087
3SRBSerbia12844 2221117180.9447527890.953
4GERGermany1273412 3 115141.0716246290.992
5IRIIran9734 1221114170.8246916811.015
6CUBCuba4918 1 1348250.3207097880.900

Pool C

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1NEDNetherlands2297225 11 24112.1828477851.079
2CANCanada1886242  2 2082.5006705941.128
3PORPortugal11844 221 314180.7787157440.961
4FINFinland99362 114115200.7507688080.950
5JPNJapan8835 21 4113190.6847187220.994
6KORKorea7826 2 12310200.5006357000.907



Top Scoring Performances
30 – Aleksandar Atanasijevic of Serbia v Germany (June 29)

29 – Nikolay Pavlov of Russia v Germany (July 5)
28 – Ivan Zaytsev of Italy v Russia (June 21)
28 – Wytze Kooistra of Netherlands v Canada (May 31)
27 – Bartosz Kurek of Poland v Argentina (June 28)
27 – Ivan Zaytsev of Italy v Germany (June 9)
26 – Ngapeth Earvin of France v Brazil (June 29)

26 – Ngapeth Earvin of France v Poland (June 23)
26 – Leandro of Brazil v Poland (June 9)
26 – Valdir Sequeira of Portugal v Finland (June 1)
26 – Mikko Oivanen of Finland v Portugal (June 1)

Top Blocking Performances
6 – Nikolay Apalikov of Russia v Cuba (June 28)
6 – Dragan Stankovic of Serbia v Iran (June 21)
6 – Holt Maxwell of USA v France (June 14)
6 – Andrey Aschchev of Russia v Serbia (June 14)
6 – Frederic Winters of Canada v Korea (June 14)
6 – Emanuele Birarelli of Italy v Germany (June 9)
6 – Park Sang-Ha of Korea v Japan (June 1)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
20 – Iran v Serbia (June 23)
17 – USA v Poland (July 5)

16 – Bulgaria v Argentina (June 22)
16 – Italy v Russia (June 21)
16 – Italy v Germany (June 9)

15 – Russia v Germany (July 5)
15 – Portugal v Japan (June 29)
15 – USA v Bulgaria (June 28)
15 – Iran v Serbia (June 21)
15 – Canada v Korea (June 14)
15 – Poland v Brazil (June 9)

Top Serving Performances
7 – Alexandre Ferreira of Portugal v Finland (June 1)
6 – Ivan Zaytsev of Italy v Cuba (June 14)

Top Serving Performances by Team
11 - Russia v Serbia (June 14)
10 – USA v Argentina (June 8)
9 – France v Bulgaria (June 7)
9 – Portugal v Finland (June 1)

Highest Scorer by Round
Week 1: Wytze Kooistra of Netherlands, 28 (v Canada)
Week 2: Ivan Zaytsev of Italy, 27 (v Germany) 
Week 3: Tatsuya Fukuzawa of Japan, 24 (v Finland)
Week 4: Ivan Zaytsev of Italy, 28 (v Russia)

Week 5: Aleksandar Atanasijevic of Serbia, 30 (v Germany)

Highest Set Score
Week 1: Netherlands v Portugal, 36-34
Week 2: Bulgaria v France, 31-29
Week 3: USA v France, 30-28
Week 4: Russia v Italy, 30-28

Week 5: Iran v Italy, 32-30

Week 6: Poland v USA, 30-28

Highest Scoring Matches
Week 1: Finland v Portugal, 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 15-12) – 219 points
Week 2: Brazil v Poland, 3-2 (28-26, 25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 15-10) – 219 points
Week 3: USA v France, 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 24-26, 30-28, 15-9) – 226 points
Week 4: Serbia v Iran, 3-2 (26-24, 25-23,17-25, 14-25, 18-16) - 213 points

Week 5: Portugal v Japan 2-3 (25-22, 23-25, 30-28, 22-25, 10-15) 225 points

Week 6: Poland v USA (25-22, 19-25, 13-25, 30-28, 18-16) 221 points

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