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World League 2003 - Matches Info

Week 1 / 16 May - 18 May

Pool D - Intercontinental Round

France beat Czech Republic 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-17) - duration 1:46
16-May, start time: 20:00, end time: 21:46 - Attendance: 4,472
France opens their 2003 WL account with a 3-1 win over Czech Republic
France recovered from a slow start against the Czech Republic on Friday night to then gather strength and take the next three sets to close out their opening World League account 3-1 on Friday evening in Grenoble.

Greece beat Japan 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-16) - duration 1:18
16-May, start time: 21:00, end time: 22:18 - Attendance: 2,160
Greece shuts out Japan in straight sets, to enter WL 2003 victoriously
Greece crushed Japan 3-0 in just over an hour in the Thracian city of Xanthi, in northern Greece to enter the Intercontinental Round 2003 World League victoriously. With Marios Giourdas leading the scorers list (14 points), Greece sailed past their opponents with characteristic ease.

> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
France beat Czech Republic 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-22) - duration 1:27
17-May, start time: 20:07, end time: 21:34 - Attendance: 4,732
France complete double against the Czech Republic
France got their World League campaign off to the perfect start following their second win (3-0) in as many days over the Czech Republic in Grenoble on Saturday night.
Greece beat Japan 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 25-16) - duration 1:46
17-May, start time: 21:00, end time: 22:46 - Attendance: 1,050
Greece edges Japan in four, to retain perfect record in weekend 1
Greece dropped a set, but managed to beat Japan for the second day in a row, to retain a perfect record following the completion of Weekend 1 of the Intercontinental Round of the 2003 World League. Greece opened the day with two easy sets, but faltered in the third, following a change of setters, before picking up speed again in the fourth, to clinch the victory.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference