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Finland, Canada win on opening day of FIVB World League

 
Canada celebrate a point in their win over the Netherlands in Quebec
 
 Lausanne, Switzerland, May 31, 2013 – Finland and Canada took the honours on the first day of the FIVB World League on Friday.

Finland and Portugal were in action first, and the Finns delighted their home fans with a solid 3-0 (25-13, 29-27, 25-18) victory in Helsinki.

Canada also scored a home victory but had a much tougher match as they overcame the Netherlands 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 27-25, 27-25) in Quebec in another Pool C match.

The Helsinki game saw a World League debut as coach for Tuomas Sammelvuo, 37, who retired as a player last summer. Sammelvuo played 294 national games for his country.

"Our team was really confident, and we served great, which made the game easier for us," said Sammelvuo.

Portugal’s Valdir Sequeira topped the scoring in the match with 15 points. The top scorer for Finland was Mikko Oivanen with 12 points.

The top scorer in the Canada-Netherlands match was also on the losing side, Wytze Kooistra racking up 28 points for the Dutch. Canada’s top scorer was Gavin Schmitt with 23 points.

The same teams will meet again on Saturday, while Japan will face Korea in the Korean city of Hwasung.

FIVB World League 2013

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

1

C

31/05

18:40

15:30

FIN-POR

3-0

Helsinki

View

View

View

View

2

C

31/05

19:10

23:00

CAN-NED

3-1

Québec

View

View

3

C

01/06

14:00

05:00

KOR-JPN

View

Hwasung

View

4

C

01/06

18:30

15:30

FIN-POR

View

Helsinki

View

5

C

01/06

16:00

20:00

CAN-NED

View

Québec

View

6

C

02/06

14:00

05:00

KOR-JPN

View

Hwasung

View

 

Pool C

Standings

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

FIN

Finland

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

79

58

1.362

2

CAN

Canada

3

1

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

1

3.000

101

97

1.041

3

NED

Netherlands

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

3

0.333

97

101

0.960

4

POR

Portugal

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

 

58

79

0.734

5

KOR

Korea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

JPN

Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

Match won 3-0 or 3-1: 3 points for the winner, 0 point for the loser
Match won 3-2: 2 points for the winner, 1 point for the loser
In case of tie, the teams will be classified according to the following criteria: number of matches won, sets ratio and points ratio


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