Poland beat Venezuela 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-22) - duration 1:28
21-May, start time: 18:00, end time: 19:28 - Attendance: 300
Poland Power Past Venezuela
Poland enjoyed a winning start in their campaign to qualify for the Athens Olympics when they downed Pan American champions Venezuela in straight sets in the opening match of the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Porto.
The Europeans proved too powerful for their South American opponents, securing a crucial 3-0 victory through a combination of superior teamwork and power.
Portugal beat Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-19) - duration 1:12
21-May, start time: 20:02, end time: 21:14 - Attendance: 1.600
Hosts Impress in Winning Start
Hosts Portugal boosted their hopes of qualifying for their first ever Olympic Games as they comfortably downed a disappointing Kazakhstan in straight sets in the second tie of the Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Porto.
Despite having a significant height advantage, the Asians were no match for the well-drilled Portuguese outfit and will need to up their performances if they are going to challenge for the one Olympic qualifying spot on offer this week.