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Cuba pick up first win; Brazil handed first loss in World League

 
France celebrate their victory against Brazil on Saturday
 
 Lausanne, Switzerland, June 29, 2013 – Cuba played its best match of FIVB World League 2013 and defeated Russia 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-20, 25-22) on Saturday, breaking a seven-game losing streak in the tournament.

Cuba coach Orlando Samuels praised his young players: “It was step by step. First, we couldn’t even win a set; tonight they loosened up and played hard. It was definitely our best game.” It was Cuba’s first win at their eighth attempt in this year’s World League.

Earlier, France handed Brazil a surprising first loss in Sao Paulo, getting big games from Earvin Ngapeth (26 points) and Mory Sidibe (18 points) as they won 3-1 (29-27, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19). “It was a fantastic experience here,” said France coach Laurent Tillie. “It is the first time that we won on Brazilian soil. We have a young team that is learning a lot.”

Meanwhile, Bulgaria returned to form after their first loss on Friday, defeating USA in four sets (25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 25-21) in Reno. Tsvetan Sokolov led the way for Bulgaria with 21 points.

In other matches on Saturday, the Netherlands defeated Korea 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-16) in Cheonan, Korea; Canada swept Finland in three sets (25-23, 25-22, 25-17) in Tampere, Finland; Germany overcame Serbia 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21) in Belgrade; and Portugal beat Japan 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 26-24, 25-15) in Guimaraes.

World League action continues with five matches on Sunday.



LIVE SCOREBOX | WEEK 5

 

NoPhaseDateLocal
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Time
TeamsLive Score
Result
CityDescriptionPress
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49A28/0610:0012:50BRA-FRA3-2Sao PauloViewViewViewView
50C28/0618:4015:30FIN-CAN1-3TampereViewViewViewView
52B28/0620:1018:00ITA-IRI1-3ModenaViewViewViewView
51A28/0620:2518:15POL-ARG3-2BydgoszczViewViewViewView
53B28/0620:5000:40CUB-RUS0-3La HabanaViewViewViewView
54A28/0619:4002:30USA-BUL3-0Reno, NVViewViewViewView
55C29/0614:2005:00KOR-NED1-3CheonanViewViewViewView
56A29/0610:1013:00BRA-FRA1-3Sao PauloViewViewViewView
57C29/0618:4015:30FIN-CAN0-3TampereViewViewViewView
58B29/0620:1118:00SRB-GER1-3BeogradViewViewViewView
65C29/0619:1018:00POR-JPN3-1GuimarãesViewViewViewView
59B29/0620:5000:40CUB-RUS3-1La HabanaViewViewViewView
60A29/0619:4002:30USA-BUL1-3Reno, NVViewViewViewView
61C30/0614:0005:00KOR-NEDViewCheonanView
62B30/0619:0017:00ITA-IRIViewSassariView
63B30/0620:0018:00SRB-GERViewBelgradeView
66C30/0619:0018:00POR-JPNViewGuimarãesView
64A30/0620:1518:15POL-ARGViewGdanskView


Standings

Pool A

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1BULBulgaria14651221  11572.1435104901.041
2BRABrazil13651212 1 1682.0005615081.104
3USAUSA11642211 2 1491.5565465061.079
4FRAFrance10835 123 215200.7507657870.972
5POLPoland5514  131 10140.7145035240.960
6ARGArgentina4716 1 1237190.3685466160.886

Pool B

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1RUSRussia16862312 2 20111.8187276851.061
2ITAItaly1575231111 1892.0006475851.106
3GERGermany1053212 1 11181.3754264161.024
4SRBSerbia10734 2121114160.8756436860.937
5IRIIran6523 111119120.7504774721.011
6CUBCuba3817 1  346220.2736036790.888

Pool C

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CANCanada1886242  2 2082.5006705941.128
2NEDNetherlands1675223 11 1892.0006536041.081
3PORPortugal10743 22  312150.8006056290.962
4FINFinland98352 113114170.8246747100.949
5KORKorea7725 2 1139170.5295486040.907
6JPNJapan6725 2  4110170.5886036120.985




FIVB World League 2013 Performances


Top Scoring Performances
30 – Aleksandar Atanasijevic of Serbia v Germany (June 29)
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)
16 – Bulgaria v Argentina (June 22)
16 – Italy v Russia (June 21)
16 – Italy v Germany (June 9)
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

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

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

Week 5: Brazil v France, 3-2 (25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 15-12) – 209 points

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