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Poland maintain spotless record after three matches

 
Poland have many things to be thankful for - their supporters and their winning performance in their last three matches
 
Wroclaw and Krakow, Poland, September 4, 2014 – Poland have started seamlessly as they have collected three straight victories – without dropping any sets – to lead Pool A standings in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. 

Serbia, who suffered a defeat in the opening match against the host team, have recovered so far, winning two consecutive matches. Argentina, on the other hand, suffered a loss against the Serbians in their second match, have taken second place after winning in straight sets against Cameroon. 

Meanwhile, France returned to top of the standings with their 3-1 victory over stunners Iran, who have been overtaken by USA and Italy in Pool D rankings, respectively.


Key Points

• Argentina are unbeaten against teams representing Africa at the World Championship. 

• Argentina have five victories in total at the World Championship.


• USA booked their second victory after they beat Puerto Rico in the World Championship. 

• Puerto Rico have extended their losing streak in the competition to six matches, with three matches ending in straight sets.


• Australia suffered a straight sets defeat in the hands of Poland after winning their opening match. 

• Australia have failed to win multiple matches for the first time at a single World Championship.


• France are unbeaten against Asian teams. 

• Iran have handed Iran’s first defeat at the 2014 World Championship.


• Poland have won their first three matches without dropping a set. 

• They have only achieved this once before, at the World Championship in 2006.


• Italy won two of their three matches in the 2014 World Championship. 

• Jiri Kovar scored 20 points, to tie with Serbian Nikola Kovacevic as the top scorers of the day.





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