FIVB U19 World Championships in Porto down to final fours
Porto, Portugal, August 2, 2014 – Eight teams from seven different countries reached the final fours of the double gender FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Porto on Saturday. Brazil is the only country that has one team in both the boy’s and girl’s semifinals.
· Boy’s semifinals: Kovalov/Plotnytskiy (UKR) – Bouter/Van Steenis (NED), Tigrito/Peter (VEN) – Arthur/George Wanderley (BRA).
· Girl’s semifinals: McNamara/McNamara (CAN) – Schneider/Arnholdt (GER), Adamcikova/Valkova (CZE) – Eduarda/Andressa (BRA).
· The boy’s semifinals feature one lucky losers team: Bouter/Van Steenis (NED).
· Eduarda (BRA) is the only one left of last year’s medallists. She won the gold medal with Taina in 2013.
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Brazil’s Eduarda Santos Lisboa is right on track for another medal at the FIVB U19 World Championships in Porto. With Andressa Cavalcanti Ramalho at her side she defeated Russia’s Mastikova/Novikova 2-1 (18-21, 21-11, 17-15) in the second round on Friday and later on overpowered Swiss team Rohrer/Gerson 2-0 (21-11, 21-9) to claim a spot in the semifinals. Read more
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The girl’s semifinals are scheduled for 10.00, followed by the boy’s at 11.00. The bronze medal matches are played at 12.30 and 13.30 and the finals at 15.00 and 16.00.
Porto is hosting the FIVB U19 World Championships for the third time, following the 2010 and 2013 editions.
This year the outside beach courts were situated in the neighbouring town of Matosinhos, a five minutes walk to the north. The centre court and second court are set up on the boulevard in Porto, next to the famous ‘glass building’.