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Iran defeat Brazil again; Germany end France's unbeaten run

 
Germany celebrate their victory over France on Friday
 
 Lausanne, Switzerland, June 13, 2014 – Iran continued their solid performances against Brazil in the FIVB World League on Friday, while France’s unbeaten run in the tournament was halted by Germany. In other matches, unbeaten USA overcame Serbia 3-0 for a record fifth straight win – and Serbia’s first defeat – while 2012 champions Poland handed runaway Pool A leaders Italy their first loss.

Iran lost their opening Pool A clash against Brazil 3-2 in Brazil last week before routing the Olympic silver medallists 3-0 in their second match. On home turf in Tehran on Friday, the Iranians recovered from 0-1 and 1-2 to edge the Brazilians 3-2 (18-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-17, 15-9).

“Most volleyball experts described Iran as the weakest team in the World League, but the reality is something different,” Iran captain Saeid Marouf said. "We have always been backed by the fans, who double our motivation to win, even against the world champions Brazil. I believe the engines of volleyball in Iran are working very well.”

In the other match in Pool A, Poland edged Italy 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-27, 15-10). “There was a lot of confusion in this match,” Italy coach Mauro Berruto said. “Regardless of the result, it was a very good match and I am very happy with what my team did today, especially the young players. We showed that we came here to play tough matches and we proved that we are capable of doing so.”

In a matchup of two unbeaten teams in Pool B, Matt Anderson scored 25 points to lead USA to a solid 3-0 (30-28, 25-20, 25-16) victory over Serbia in Chicago. “We had some scoring opportunities early in the first set that we didn’t take advantage of,” USA coach John Speraw said. “I felt that we were lucky in some ways to win that first set. From then on, I thought that the offence of Taylor Sander and Matt Anderson was so efficient and we passed the ball so well that we were playing at a very high level offensively.”

In the French city of Rouen, Germany narrowly lost the first set before rolling over the French 3-1 (26-28, 25-15, 25-21, 25-18) in Pool D. It was France’s first loss after six straight wins, while Germany improved to 4-3. “We miraculously won the first set,” France coach Laurent Tillie conceded. “We were outplayed in all areas and we suffered a real blow tonight. Everything was bad.”

In other matches on Friday, Canada beat Belgium 3-0 in Vancouver in Pool C and the Netherlands overcame the Czech Republic 3-2 in Chomutov in Pool E. 

In Pool F matches in Tunis, Turkey defeated Tunisia 3-1 and Cuba cruised past Mexico 3-0, while in the two Pool G matches in Kosice, Slovakia beat Puerto Rico 3-1 and China overcame Spain 3-2.

There will be 11 World League matches on Saturday.

Live scoring

Match
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G2-29E13/0615:5013:50CZE-NED2-3ChomutovViewViewViewView
G3-13F13/0615:0014:00TUN-TUR1-3TunisViewViewViewView
G3-14G13/0617:3015:30SVK-PUR3-1KosiceViewViewViewView
G3-15F13/0617:3016:30MEX-CUB0-3TunisViewViewViewView
G1-19A13/0621:0016:30IRI-BRA3-2TehranViewViewViewView
G1-21A13/0619:3017:30POL-ITA3-2KatowiceViewViewViewView
G2-30D13/0620:0018:00FRA-GER1-3RouenViewViewViewView
G3-16G13/0620:3018:30CHN-ESP3-2KosiceViewViewViewView
G1-20B13/0619:0000:00*USA-SRB3-0ChicagoViewViewViewView
G2-31C13/0619:1002:00*CAN-BEL3-0VancouverViewViewViewView
G2-32D14/0614:0005:00JPN-ARGViewKomakiView
G2-33E14/0614:0005:00KOR-PORViewUlsanView
G1-22B14/0618:0012:00RUS-BULViewSurgutView
G3-17G14/0615:0013:00CHN-SVKViewKosiceView
G2-34C14/0616:0013:00FIN-AUSViewTampereView
G2-35E14/0615:5013:50CZE-NEDViewChomutovView
G3-18F14/0615:0014:00TUN-CUBViewTunisView
G3-19G14/0618:0016:00ESP-PURViewKosiceView
G3-20F14/0617:3016:30MEX-TURViewTunisView
G1-23B14/0619:0000:00*USA-SRBViewChicagoView
G2-36C14/0617:0000:00*CAN-BELViewVancouverView
G2-37D15/0613:0004:00JPN-ARGViewKomakiView
G2-38E15/0614:0005:00KOR-PORViewUlsanView
G1-24B15/0618:0012:00RUS-BULViewSurgutView
G3-21G15/0615:0013:00ESP-SVKViewKosiceView
G2-39C15/0616:0013:00FIN-AUSViewTampereView
G3-22F15/0615:0014:00TUR-CUBViewTunisView
G2-40D15/0616:0014:00FRA-GERViewToulouseView
G3-23G15/0618:0016:00PUR-CHNViewKosiceView
G3-24F15/0617:3016:30TUN-MEXViewTunisView
G1-25A15/0621:0016:30IRI-BRAViewTehranView
G1-26A15/0619:3017:30POL-ITAViewLodzView


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Standings

Pool A

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1ITAItaly1976124 1  2072.8576455931.088
2IRIIran65231 11 28110.7274264330.984
3BRABrazil67251 112210170.5886076430.944
4POLPoland55231 1 218110.7274364450.980

Pool B

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1USAUSA1355 212   1553.0004714241.111
2SRBSerbia10541112  11281.5004514161.084
3BULBulgaria24 4   2115120.4173523890.905
4RUSRussia24 4   2115120.4173443890.884

Pool C

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CANCanada105412 2 1 1371.8574564231.078
2BELBelgium1053212 1 11181.3754424301.028
3FINFinland4413  12 17110.6363724030.923
4AUSAustralia3413  11116110.5453773910.964

Pool D

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1FRAFrance17761411 1 1963.1675905291.115
2ARGArgentina1163321 2 113101.3005145051.018
3GERGermany10743112 1213140.9296206001.033
4JPNJapan16 6   1143180.1674255150.825

Pool E

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CZECzech Republic85321 211 12101.2004954791.033
2NEDNetherlands85321 211 12101.2004724671.011
3PORPortugal6422 111 1890.8893623690.981
4KORKorea5413 1 2 17100.7003874010.965

Pool F

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CUBCuba1244 22    1226.0003563081.156
2TURTurkey7422 2 11 981.1253983871.028
3MEXMexico54221 1  2680.7503143330.943
4TUNTunisia 4 4    313120.2503153550.887

Pool G

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CHNChina1144 211   1234.0003643231.127
2SVKSlovakia7422 2 11 981.1253803761.011
3PURPuerto Rico3413  11116110.5453703830.966
4ESPSpain3413  11116110.5453663980.920


FIVB World League 2014 Performances

Top Scoring Performances

32 – Maurice Torres of Puerto Rico v Spain (June 8)

32 – Thomas Edgar of Australia v Finland (June 7)

31 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Belgium (June 8)

28 – Michal Winiarski of Poland v Italy (June 13)

28 – Jeon Kwang-In of Korea v Czech Republic (June 5)

28 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Finland (June 1)

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)

27 – Rolando Cepeda of Cuba v Turkey (June 6)

27 – Karel Linz of Czech Republic v Korea (June 5)

26 – Park Chul-Woo of Korea v Netherlands (June 1)

 

Top Blocking Performances

8 – Gil Marcel Keller of Portugal v Netherlands (June 8)

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)

 

Top Blocking Performances by Team

18 – Portugal v Netherlands (June 8)

17 – Turkey v Tunisia (June 8)

17 – France v Argentina (May 24)

16 – Spain v Puerto Rico (June 8)

16 – Italy v Poland (June 8)

16 – Turkey v Mexico (June 7)

16 – Czech Republic v Korea (June 5)

16 – Iran v Brazil (June 6)

 

Top Serving Performances

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

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

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

 

Top Serving Performances by Team

11 – Bulgaria v Serbia (June 8)

10 – Germany v Japan (May 24)

9 – Portugal v Netherlands (June 7)

9 – Iran v Brazil (June 6)

9 – Serbia v Russia (May 30)

 

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)

Week 3: 32 – Maurice Torres of Puerto Rico v Spain (June 8); Thomas Edgar of Australia v Finland (June 7)

Week 4: 28 – Michal Winiarski of Poland v Italy (June 13)

 

Highest Set Score

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

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

Week 3: Czech Republic v Korea, 31-33 (June 5); Turkey v Cuba, 31-33 (June 6); Belgium v Canada, 33-31 (June 8)

Week 4: USA v Serbia, 30-28 (June 13)

 

Highest Scoring Matches

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

Week 2: Canada v Finland (June 1) (19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 15, 11) – 207 points

Week 3: Czech Republic v Korea (June 5) (31-33, 25-19, 26-24, 26-28, 20-18) – 250 points

Week 4: Poland v Italy (June 13) (25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-27, 15-10) – 225 points









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