FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2014 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:09:13 GMT Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:09:13 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Brazil, Russia get big opening wins in World Grand Prix http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47999&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, August 1, 2014 – Defending champions Brazil got off to a good start in the 2014 World Grand Prix, overcoming 2013 silver medallists China 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16), while last year’s bronze medallists Serbia rolled past Germany 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-15). USA, the champions in 2010, 2011 and 2012, were beaten 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-20) by Russia. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47999&Language=en Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:19:26 GMT Tonight's win was very important for us: Puerto Rico captain http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47998&Language=en Trujillo, Peru, August 1, 2014 – In their first meeting in the World Grand Prix Puerto Rico defeated Peru in straight sets. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47998&Language=en Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:15:44 GMT Puerto Rico defeat hosts Peru in straight sets http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47997&Language=en Trujillo, Peru, August 1, 2014 – In their first meeting in the World Grand Prix, Puerto Rico defeated Peru in Group M in straight sets (25-23, 25-16, 25-22) at the Gran Chimu Arena on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47997&Language=en Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:57:23 GMT We're happy to win but we made mistakes: Poland captain http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47996&Language=en Trujillo, Peru, August 1, 2014 – Poland beat Cuba 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25- 12) in the FIVB World Grand Prix on Friday, but Poland admitted they weren’t at their best. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47996&Language=en Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:31:25 GMT Poland beat Cuba 3-0 for fourth straight win http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47995&Language=en Trujillo, Peru, August 1, 2014 – Poland started the second weekend of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix with a 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25- 12) victory over Cuba in the Gran Chimu Arena on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47995&Language=en Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:59:04 GMT Italy begin World Grand Prix with simple win http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47994&Language=en Sassari, Italy, August 1, 2014 – Italy began their FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix campaign in fine form on Friday as they clinched a straight sets win (25-18, 25-23, 25-15) over the Dominican Republic in Sassari. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47994&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:55:31 GMT Italy captain laments injuries http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47992&Language=en Sassari, Italy, August 1, 2014 – Italian captain Francesca Piccinini said she hopes that injuries to herself and Lucia Bosetti aren’t too serious after their straight sets win over the Dominican Republic on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47992&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:42:35 GMT Vande Broek: "We must learn how to play under pressure" http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47991&Language=en Leuven, Belgium, August 1, 2014 – Belgium coach Gert Vande Broek says his side still need to learn how to deal with pressure following their straight sets win over Canada on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47991&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:34:03 GMT FIVB U19 World Championships in Porto move into knockout phase http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47990&Language=en Porto, Portugal, August 1, 2014 - Teams from 22 different countries reached the second elimination round of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships on Friday. Germany is best represented with two teams per gender. Russia and Brazil have two teams each in the women’s competition and one in the men’s knockout phase. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47990&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:12:58 GMT Kenya coach Lungaho: I'm confident we will recover http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47989&Language=en Porec, Croatia, August 1, 2014 – Croatia saw off Kenya in three sets on Friday as they picked up their third win in this year’s FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47989&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:12:05 GMT Belgium down Canada for second week http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47988&Language=en Leuven, Belgium, August 1, 2014 – Belgium sealed their second victory in as many weeks over Canada on Friday as they saw off their North American rivals in straight sets (25-17, 25-20, 25-19) as the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix rolled into Leuven on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47988&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:01:58 GMT Croatia one step closer to Group 3 Final Four in Samokov http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47987&Language=en Porec, Croatia, August 1, 2014 - Croatia began their FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Pool S campaign in front of their home fans with a straight sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-22) win over Kenya. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47987&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:51:06 GMT Czech coach pleased with focus http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47986&Language=en Brno, Czech Republic, August 1, 2014 – Czech Republic coach Carlo Parisi praised his teams concentration as they disposed of Algeria in straight sets (25-8, 25-7, 25-17) in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47986&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:23:39 GMT USA’s DeFalco/Richard bounce back to move into second round in Porto http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47985&Language=en Porto, Portugal, August 1, 2014 - USA’s Torey DeFalco and Louis Richard showed great mental strength on Friday. After losing their final pool match to Venezuela’s Trigrito/Peter (21-10, 21-10), which set them back to third place in the pool, they bounced back with a 2-1 (21-18, 13-21, 15-13) win over Poland’s Kmiecik/Macura in the first elimination round. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47985&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:21:59 GMT “I am proud of my team” says Turkey coach http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47984&Language=en Ankara, Turkey, August 1, 2014 – Turkey displayed an impressive performance to kick-off their season campaign at home with a 3-0 victory over World No. 3 Japan at the Baskent Volleyball Hall on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47984&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:54:17 GMT Czech Republic ease to victory over Algeria http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47983&Language=en Brno, Czech Republic, August 1, 2014 - The Czech Republic needed just three sets to defeat visitors Algeria 25-8, 25-7, 25-17 in their opening match of the weekend in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47983&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:44:51 GMT 16 Men’s teams still standing Friday at FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47982&Language=en Klagenfurt, Austria, August 1, 2014 — Several thousand sun-soaked fans and 32 sturdy, sand-stained teams were all making the most of a spectacularly splendid sunny Austrian summer day at the Lake and at the end of the day, 16 men’s teams from 13 countries remain standing after Friday’s last of three pool play matches and first round of eliminations at the ever-astounding double-gender US$800,000 FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47982&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:31:32 GMT Brazil overcome first-day jitters to pull off win http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47981&Language=en Sassari, Italy, August 1, 2014 – Brazil outshined China in a four-set duel to open the matches in Pool C in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the Pala Serradimigni on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47981&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:31:26 GMT Brazil outclass China in four-setter http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47980&Language=en Sassari, Italy, August 1, 2014 – Nine-time winners Brazil confirmed its status as the favourites in Group 1 when they opened Pool C matches of the FIVB Volleyball World Prix with a win over China 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16) at the Pala Serradimigni on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47980&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:25:49 GMT Turkey trounce Japan in straight sets http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47979&Language=en Ankara, Turkey, August 1, 2014 – Hosts Turkey opened their 2014 season campaign with a straight sets win (29-27, 25-19, 25-21) over Japan on the second match in Pool A of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the Baskent Volleyball Hall on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47979&Language=en Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:11:16 GMT