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World League Week Four includes special win for Iran

 
Iran celebrates it's first victory of the FIVB World League
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 23, 2013 – Iran proved its place in the World League by getting its first win Sunday, while Germany also secured a win, the Netherlands beat Portugal and France got its second victory in a row.

In Iran’s second ever home match of the FIVB World League, the team got its first victory 3-2 (25-20, 24-26, 23-25,25-22,15-12)against Serbia. Iran reduced their personal mistakes and improved its ability for Sunday’s defeat over Serbia. Iran’s top scorer was Hamzeh Zarini with 18 win points from 54 attempts. Serbia’s Nikola Kovacevic made 17 points from 58 total attempts. Mobasheri and Aleksandar Atanasijevic both had 13 points, making them the third best scores. Iran also surpassed Serbia in other skills such as service, blocks, digs and sets.

Germany also came back from Saturday’s loss to win Sunday 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 24-26, 25-23) against Cuba, securing their second win of the season. Similar to Saturday’s game, the German’s reception was the key to their success.

“Cuba played a really good game,” said Germany’s coach Vital Heynen. “They were pushing us really hard, and for a long time we were not seeing the way to win the game. Today we were on the lucky side.”

The Netherlands beat Portugal 3-0 (36-34, 25-23, 25-22) in their second FIVB World League match of the weekend on Sunday. The Dutch, who had been beaten 3-2 by Portugal in the same venue on Saturday, began with intent, creating an early three point gap. Powerful serving from Nimir Abdel-aziz and spiking by Jelte Maan put them further ahead. The two teams traded points furiously, but neither able to get a strong lead. Jeroen Rauwerdink made an incredible save, and in front of an excited crowd, two great Niels Klapwijk serves finally won the Dutch the set, 36-34.

France got its second victory in a row, on Sunday night in Toulouse, beating Poland after a long and uncertain game. Winner in five sets on Friday night in Rouen, France needed again 2 hours and 28 minutes to beat Poland in a solid and clean tie-break. On Friday night, they had to overturn a delicate situation in the fourth set to stay alive and, eventually, to win. In Toulouse, on Sunday night, France leaded almost all the game to beat an inconsistent Polish team 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-13).

Bulgaria ended Sunday’s FIVB World League matches with a win against Argentina 3-1 (17-25. 25-19, 25-21, 31-29. Bulgaria’s Aleksiev Todor and Sokolov Tsvetan were their team’s leading scorers with 21 and 23 points, respectively. Argentina’s Romanutti Bruno led his team with 17 points.


LIVE SCOREBOX | WEEK 4

No Phase Date Local
Time
GMT
Time
Teams Live Score
Result
City Description Press
Conf.
Stats Photos
37 B 21/06 18:10 12:00 RUS-ITA 1-3 Surgut View View View View
47 B 21/06 17:10 12:30 IRI-SRB 2-3 Tehran View View View View
38 A 21/06 20:10 18:00 FRA-POL 3-2 Rouen View View View View
39 B 22/06 18:10 12:00 RUS-ITA 3-2 Surgut View View View View
42 C 22/06 16:40 14:30 NED-POR 2-3 Apeldoorn View View View View
40 A 22/06 20:10 17:00 BUL-ARG 3-0 Sofia View View View View
41 B 22/06 19:00 17:00 GER-CUB 3-0 Bremen View View View View
46 C 23/06 13:40 11:30 NED-POR 3-0 Apeldoorn View View View View
48 B 23/06 17:10 12:30 IRI-SRB 3-2 Tehran View View View View
45 B 23/06 17:00 15:00 GER-CUB 3-1 Bremen View View View View
43 A 23/06 18:10 16:00 FRA-POL 3-2 Toulouse View View View View
44 A 23/06 20:10 17:00 BUL-ARG 3-1 Sofia View View View View


Standings

Pool A

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 BRA Brazil 11 4 4   2 1 1       12 3 4.000 360 305 1.180
2 BUL Bulgaria 11 4 4   2 1 1       12 3 4.000 355 326 1.089
3 USA USA 8 4 3 1 1 1 1   1   10 6 1.667 382 351 1.088
4 FRA France 6 6 2 4     2 2   2 10 16 0.625 562 586 0.959
5 ARG Argentina 3 6 1 5   1     2 3 5 16 0.313 447 512 0.873
6 POL Poland 3 4   4       3 1   7 12 0.583 399 425 0.939

Pool B

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 ITA Italy 15 6 5 1 3 1 1 1     17 6 2.833 547 481 1.137
2 RUS Russia 13 6 5 1 2 1 2   1   16 8 2.000 562 524 1.073
3 SRB Serbia 10 6 3 3   2 1 2   1 13 13 1.000 556 590 0.942
4 GER Germany 7 4 2 2 1 1   1   1 8 7 1.143 330 329 1.003
5 IRI Iran 3 4 1 3     1 1 1 1 6 11 0.545 373 372 1.003
6 CUB Cuba   6   6         3 3 3 18 0.167 442 514 0.860

Pool C

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 NED Netherlands 13 6 4 2 2 2   1 1   15 8 1.875 556 520 1.069
2 CAN Canada 12 6 4 2 3 1     2   14 7 2.000 498 453 1.099
3 FIN Finland 9 6 3 3 2   1 1 2   13 11 1.182 533 538 0.991
4 POR Portugal 7 6 3 3   1 2     3 9 14 0.643 509 543 0.937
5 KOR Korea 7 6 2 4   2   1   3 8 14 0.571 464 507 0.915
6 JPN Japan 6 6 2 4   2     3 1 9 14 0.643 517 516 1.002

FIVB World League 2013 Performances

Top Scoring Performances
28 – Ivan Zaytsev of Italy v Russia (June 21)
28 – Wytze Kooistra of Netherlands v Canada (May 31)
27 – Ivan Zaytsev of Italy v Germany (June 9)
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 – 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)
16 – Bulgaria v Argentina (June 22)
16 – Italy v Russia (June 21)
16 – Italy v Germany (June 9)
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)

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

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 and France v Poland 3-2 (25-23, 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-11) - 213 points.

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