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Serbia do double over Russia; France get third win in World League

 
Nemanja Petric celebrates one of his 28 points against Russia on Saturday
 
 Lausanne, Switzerland, May 31, 2014 – Serbia, who finished ninth at the London Olympics and eighth in last year’s FIVB World League, completed a stunning opening weekend in this year’s World League by doing the double over Olympic champions Russia in Pool B.

After beating the Russians 3-2 on Friday, Serbia went one better on Saturday, winning the second match in the Serbian city of Nis 3-1 (21-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-20) in front of more than 6,000 fans.

Nemanja Petric scored an impressive 28 points for the Serbs, while Denis Biriukov was Russia’s top scorer with 16 points.

“This victory means a lot to us for the upcoming matches in the World League because it is not common to beat Russia twice in one weekend,” said Serbia’s Marko Podrascanin.
 
Meanwhile, Argentina defeated Germany for the first time in the World League in nine attempts. Their 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-21) victory in front of a noisy home crowd in Salta was also their first in this year’s World League, having dropped their first two games against France.

“I want to underline the work of our captain Javier Filardi, as his experience is very important in a team made of youngsters,” Argentina coach Julio Velasco said. “We played very well. We corrected many things and were able to play as a team, with good coordination in both blocking and defence, which allowed us to regain our confidence.”

In Montpellier, hosts France picked up their third straight World League victory this year, overcoming Japan 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21) in Pool D.

In other matches on Saturday, the Netherlands beat Korea 3-0 (25-19, 28-26, 25-23), Portugal overcame the Czech Republic 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 25-20) and Canada defeated Finland 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-20).

Live Scoring

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G1-7B30/0520:0018:00SRB-RUS3-2NisViewViewViewView
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G2-15C01/0618:0000:00CAN-FINViewCalgaryView
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Standings

Pool A

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1ITAItaly933 12    924.5002732401.137
2POLPoland32111    1331.0001481500.987
3BRABrazil34131   21590.5563263460.942
4IRIIran 1 1     1 3 64750.853

Pool B

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1SRBSerbia522  11   632.0002021791.128
2USAUSA522  11   632.0002041951.046
3BULBulgaria12 2   11 360.5001952040.956
4RUSRussia12 2   11 360.5001792020.886

Pool C

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1BELBelgium622 11    616.0001791561.147
2CANCanada311 1     3 MAX75601.250
3AUSAustralia 2 2    11160.1671561790.872
4FINFinland 1 1     1 3 60750.800

Pool D

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1FRAFrance833 2 1   924.5002572231.152
2GERGermany53211 1  1651.2002592431.066
3ARGArgentina43121  1 1560.8332432480.980
4JPNJapan13 3   1 2290.2222232680.832

Pool E

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1NEDNetherlands311 1     3 MAX78681.147
2PORPortugal311  1    313.00094861.093
3CZECzech Republic 1 1    1 130.33386940.915
4KORKorea 1 1     1 3 68780.872



World League 2014 Performances

Top Scoring Performances

28 – Nemanja Petric of Serbia v Russia (May 31)

28 – Christian Fromm of Germany v Japan (May 24)

28 – Kunihiro Shimizu of Japan v Germany (May 24)

25 – Tsvetan Sokolov of Bulgaria v USA (May 23)

 

Top Blocking Performances

8 – Nicolas Le Goff of France v Japan (May 31)

8 – Matteo Piano of Italy v Brazil (May 24)

6 – Artem Volvich of Russia v Serbia (May 30)

5 – Franck Lafitte of France v Argentina (May 25)

5 – Gustavo Porporatto of Argentina v France (May 25)

5 – Nicolas Marechal of France v Argentina (May 24)

 

Top Blocking Performances by Team

17 – France v Argentina (May 24)

15 – Russia v Serbia (May 30)

14 – France v Argentina (May 25)

14 – USA v Bulgaria (May 24)

14 – Italy v Brazil (May 24)

 

Top Serving Performances

6 – Alexandre Ferreira (Portugal) v Czech Republic (May 31)

5 – Felipe Fonteles Luiz (Brazil) v Poland (May 29)

5 – Dick Kooy (Netherlands) v Korea (May 31)

 

Top Serving Performances by Team

10 – Germany v Japan (May 24)

9 – Serbia v Russia (May 30)

7 – Argentina v France (May 24)

 

Highest Scorer by Round

Week 1: 28 – Christian Fromm of Germany v Japan;

Kunihiro Shimizu of Japan v Germany (May 24)

Week 2: 28 – Nemanja Petric of Serbia v Russia (May 31)


Highest Set Score

Week 1: Germany v Japan, 27-29 (May 24)

Week 2: Brazil v Poland, 29-27 (May 29)


Highest Scoring Matches

Week 1: Germany v Japan (May 24) (25-23, 25-21, 27-29, 23-25, 15-9) – 222 points

Week 2: Serbia v Russia (May 30) (25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 19-25, 15-13) – 206 points

 

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