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Brazil and Russia both advance with perfect play

Brazil completed a perfect score of 12 points joining Russia as the top pool winners at the FIVB Boys' U19 World Championship in Mexico
Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, July 1, 2013 – Brazil and Russia qualified with neat records to the round of sixteen of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship to take place on Wednesday in both Tijuana and Mexicali, Baja California.

Both teams won all their matches by 3-0 score to collect the maximum twelve points at their four outings during the preliminary pool round.

Brazil completed their winning streak with quick victory in straight sets 25-15, 25-23, 25-15 over Algeria in Pool D, while Russia finished Finland also in consecutive frames 25-14, 25-15, 25-20 in Pool C.

“We must concentrate now in our next match, not in the championship,” Brazil coach Percy Oncken said. “If we want to succeed we must keep playing at the same level and not decrease it." 

“Today I gave a chance to players from the bench,” Russia’s Aleexander Karikov said. “It was a day to practice many situations and I changed players and gave everybody the opportunity to play.”

Poland and Argentina were the other two pool winners with 11 points in Pools A and B respectively.

Poland breezed past Belgium in straight sets 25-22, 25-13, 25-21 and Argentina downed Turkey 25-20, 25-17, 25-20.

“We reached our first objective which was winning our pool,” Poland’s Weislaw Czaja stated. “The first round has passed and now we have to concentrate in the next matches.”

“We finish this round and go to Tijuana,” Argentina’s captain Matias Miranda said. “We appreciate everything people have done for us here. It is a very hot city, but the warmth of fans has made us feel happy.”

In the round of the last sixteen teams, Poland take on Turkey, Argentina meet hosts Mexico, Russia clash with United States and Brazil entertain Finland.

China, Cuba, Iran and Korea qualified in second place in pools A, B, C and D respectively.

China defeated Tunisia 25-14, 25-22, 25-21, Cuba won over Chile 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-16, Iran beat Rwanda 25-19, 25-19, 25-16 and Korea lost to United States in five sets 22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-25, 17-15.

In the next round, China face Chile, Cuba battle Belgium, Iran meet Egypt and Korea go against France.

Teams Tunisia, Japan, Rwanda and Algeria will contest a round-robin for the 17-20 positions.

2013 Boys’ Under 19 World Championship Performances

Top Scoring Performances
33- Samuel Niyogisubizo of Rwanda v Finland (June 29)
28- Yuki Ishikawa of Japan v Turkey (June 28)
27- Dusan Bonacic of Chile v Cuba (July 1)
26- Dusan Bonacic of Chile v Turkey (June 29)
25- Dusan Bonacic of Chile v Japan (June 27)
24- Luis Jimeno of Cuba v Chile (July 1)

Top Blocking Performances
8- Emre Savas of Turkey v Japan (June 28)
8- Henry Mederic of France v Finland (June 28)
8- Douglas Bastos of Brazil v Egypt (June 29)
7- Zhang Zhejia of China v Poland (June 29)
6- Maxim Troynin of Russia v Iran (June 28)
6- Elias Ndagano of Rwanda v Finland (June 29)
6- Douglas Bastos of Brazil v Korea (June 30)
6- Mathew Walsh of United States v Korea (July 1)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
23- Turkey v Japan (June 28)
19- Russia v Iran (June 28)
17- Mexico v Belgium (June 29)
16- France v Finland (June 28)
16- China v Poland (June 29)
16- Cuba v Chile (July 1)
15- Iran v Finland (June 27)

Top Serving Performances
5 – Nicolas Szerszen of France v Rwanda (June 27)
4 – Akbar Valaei of Iran v Finland (June 27)
4 – Samuli Kaislasalo of Finland v Iran (June 27)
4 – Lowie Stuer of Belgium v Tunisia (June 28)

Top Serving Performances by Team
11 – Belgium v Tunisia (June 28)
09 – France v Rwanda (June 27)
08 – Iran v Finland (June 27)
08 – Brazil v United States (June 28)

Highest Scorers by day
25- Dusan Bonacic of Chile v Japan (June 27)
28- Yuki Ishikawa of Japan v Turkey (June 28)
33- Samuel Niyogisubizo of Rwanda v Finland (June 29)
22- Brian Melgarejo of Argentina v Chile (June 30)
27- Dusan Bonacic of Chile v Cuba (July 1)

Highest Set Score
30-28 Mexico v Tunisia (1st Set, June 30)
29-27 Turkey v Cuba (2nd Set, June 27)
28-26 Egypt v Algeria (1st Set, June 28)
27-25 Finland v Iran (4th Set, June 27)

Highest Scoring Matches
228 – Japan d Turkey 3-2 (24-26, 24-26. 25-17, 26-24, 19-17) June 28
212 – Finland d Rwanda 3-2 (21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 16-25, 19-17) June 29
210 – United States d Korea (22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-25, 17-15) July 1
209 – Poland d China 3-2 (25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 13-25, 18-16) June 29
204 – Iran d Finland 3-2 (25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 25-27, 15-8) June 27
203 – Chile d Turkey 3-2 (22-25, 25-19, 25-17, 18-25, 15-12) June 29


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