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FIVB World League Finals teams confirmed with USA defeat

 
Bulgaria fill the last spot in the FIVB World League Finals
 
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 12, 2013 – Even before winning a gruelling five-set match Sunday against Poland, Bulgaria’s dreams to compete in the FIVB World League Finals came true, after the USA lost to Brazil earlier in the day. Iran and Germany, meanwhile, ended their FIVB World League season, with a 3-0 win by Germany.

Bulgaria proved they merited their place in the finals by beating Poland for the second time in a row, 3-2 (20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 19-17) on Saturday, even though they didn’t need the win to advance. Bulgaria ends the Intercontinental Round in second place of Pool A with 17 points, ahead of France, Poland and the USA, with 12 points.

Brazil secured the top place in Pool A with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-18, 20-25, 28-26) victory over the United States in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. With the victory, Brazil has 22 points and leads Pool A. With the loss, USA ends their 2013 FIVB World League run; the USA needed a 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 win on Saturday, as well as a win Sunday, to enter the finals.

Germany came back from a 0-3 loss in Iran on Friday, with a 3-0 win against the home team on Saturday (25-21, 25-23, 25-22). Neither team had a chance to make the finals after Friday’s loss by Germany, which helped Russia secure their second-place spot in Pool B.

The USA and Brazil will wrap up the 2013 FIVB World League Intercontinental Round on Sunday at 12:35 GMT. Despite the USA’s loss Saturday, captain Matthew Anderson guaranteed that his team will be motivated for Sunday’s match against Brazil.

“If you start behind in the score against Brazil, it is really difficult to get back to the match. We have no chances to qualify to the Finals, but we’ll play with pride for our country. Our motivation is always to make a good match”.

The Finals of the 24th edition of the world’s premier annual men’s volleyball tournament will be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina from July 17 to 21, 2013. The top two teams from pools A (Brazil and Bulgaria) and B (Italy and Russia), the winners of pool C (Canada) and the host nation (Argentina) will be compete in the finals.

 

LIVE SCOREBOX | WEEK 7

 

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89B12/0721:1016:30IRI-GER3-0TehranViewViewViewView
86A12/0720:0817:00BUL-POL3-0VarnaViewViewViewView
85A13/0710:0012:50BRA-USA3-1Rio de JaneiroViewViewViewView
90B13/0721:1016:30IRI-GER0-3TehranViewViewViewView
88A13/0721:1018:00BUL-POL3-2VarnaViewViewViewView
87A14/0709:3512:35BRA-USAViewRio de JaneiroView


Standings

Pool A

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1BRABrazil22981242 1 25112.2738527671.111
2BULBulgaria191073322 2123151.5338658551.012
3FRAFrance151055 233 221230.9139669710.995
4POLPoland141046 2241121240.8759661'0060.960
5USAUSA1294521114 18181.0008458011.055
6ARGArgentina51019 1 24311280.3938179110.897

Pool B

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1ITAItaly19107331312 25161.5639538961.064
2RUSRussia19107331312 25161.5639398891.056
3GERGermany1710552213 221191.1058658780.985
4SRBSerbia161055 3231122221.0009589920.966
5IRIIran15105512221220210.9529298981.035
6CUBCuba41019 1 1449280.3217948850.897

Pool C

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CANCanada231082431 2 26112.3648817711.143
2NEDNetherlands22107325 12 25141.7869358811.061
3KORKorea131046 4 12316220.7278408930.941
4FINFinland12104621114118210.8578648960.964
5PORPortugal111046 2212316240.6679089490.957
6JPNJapan91037 2115116250.6408959330.959
 

Top Scoring Performances

31 - Aleksandar Atanasijevic of Serbia v Germany (June 30)
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)

11 – Poland v Bulgaria (July 12)

 

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)
Week 6: Nikolay Pavlov of Russia, 29 (v Germany) 

Week 7: Sokolov Tsvetan of Bulgaria, 27 (v Poland)

 

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: Portugal v Korea, 32-34 

Week 7: Brazil v USA, 28-26

 

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

Week 7: Bulgaria v Poland (20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 19-17) 221 points

 

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