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Volleyball World League 2013
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#41 Posted : Sunday, July 07, 2013 12:58:11 AM(UTC)
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France earns hard-fought victory over Argentina in Salta

Salta, Argentina, July 6, 2013 – In a terrific five-setter in Polideportivo Delmi, France achieved another victory to keep alive their hopes of a place in the World League Finals in Mar del Plata. The Europeans held off a struggling Argentinean side 3-2 (25-18, 25-18, 17-25, 22-25, 15-11).
Earvin Ngapeth led all scorers with a solid performance and 24 kills, while teammate Julien Lyneel added 14. For Argentina, Sebastián Solé unleashed five blocks in an overall total of 17 points, followed by Federico Pereyra and Bruno Romanutti, both with 16 points.

A strong serving streak by Mory Sidibe carried France to a 6-2 lead in the first set and even though Pablo Bengolea answered quickly with an ace to shorten the gap to 6-5, the first technical timeout arrived with the French three points ahead. With good defence, a sharp counterattack and effective blocks, it was easy for the visiting side to extend their lead to six points at the second TTO. A solid block executed by Luciano De Cecco narrowed the gap by three, but Argentina couldn’t get any closer. Julien Lyneel spiked to reopen a six-point gap at 22-16 and France cruised to the end of the set.

Both teams blocked well in the first moments of the second set – Solé and Pereyra for the home side, Lyneel and Ngapeth for France. In a much closer start, les Bleus stepped ahead to lead by a point at the first TTO and by two at the second break. The French blocks reappeared in the final phase and Argentina contributed with a number of unforced errors. A long serve gave France six set points, but they only needed one.

In the third set, Nicolás Bruno delighted the crowd with an outstanding save over the advertising panels, but France showed no surprise and the scores remained close. Argentina took the lead (8-7) for the first time at a TTO after a bad ball from Sidibe and, spurred on by their fans, opened up a two-point gap at the second TTO with spikes from Federico Pereyra and Bruno Romanutti. Bruno performed well and Argentina enjoyed a 19-16 advantage that grew to 21-16 with an amazing block by Solé. Pereyra and Crer also blocked to earn seven set points and Solé, with a float serve, finished things off.

Argentina were much more active in defence early in the fourth set and with more blocks from Crer and Romanutti, the local guys advanced to 9-5. However, France levelled the scores at 11-11 with a soft touch by Ngapeth. The match went point-by-point until Pereyra nailed a great dig and Solé blocked once more to improve to 19-17. Swiftly, Ngapeth blocked Romanutti to bring France back to life, but Argentina powered back with Solé’s fifth successful block and another one from Pereyra to lead 23-21. The wing spiker countered on the next point and Romanutti came back to the field to clinch the set and force the tie-break.

Once again, Lyneel’s serve was difficult to handle for Argentina and France went ahead 4-2 in the final set. Moreau scored with his serving to boost his side to 7-4 and Ngapeth joined in as France led 8-4 at the changeover. Even though Argentina climbed back to 8-10, Ngapeth stayed lethal and France’s top scorer guided his team to victory.

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#42 Posted : Sunday, July 07, 2013 1:03:08 AM(UTC)
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#43 Posted : Sunday, July 07, 2013 1:07:22 AM(UTC)
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We came here for three points: French captain Benjamin Toniutti

Benjamin Toniutti (France captain): “It was a strange game. We had a great 2-0 lead, but Argentina improved, adjusting its serve, and we couldn’t do anything. We are a little disappointed because we came here for the three points, but now we’re focused on winning again tomorrow”.
Luciano De Cecco (Argentina captain): “We used to lose these matches in straight sets, so we’re a little happy because we made a lot better but we came to Salta to win and that’s why we’re also sad.”

Laurent Tillie (France coach): “I’m happy because it’s not usual for us to defeat Argentina, but we wanted the three points because we had a slight chance of coming back to Argentina, to Mar del Plata (for the Finals). On the third and fourth set, Argentina played great volleyball and we fell a little, but in the end I’m happy about the win and we want to repeat tomorrow.”

Javier Weber (Argentina coach): “It’s not easy for me to analyse such a hard match now, so quickly, but we did some great things in the third and fourth sets. In the two first two, we weren’t able to do a single thing, and that completely changed in the next ones. But we need to learn to figure out when we can finish our opponent. We had France there, but we let them come back.”

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Russia's coach: 'Germany didn’t win the game, rather we lost it'

Frankfurt/Main, Germany, July 06, 2013 – Germany came back from a loss Friday to beat Russia 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 18-25, 23-25, 18-16).

With the win, Germany’s team (14 points) racked up the line to Italy (19 points), and has the chance to catch the Italian team with another win next week.

“We saw that the Germans need the victory to be back in business,” said Russia’s Captain Sergey Makarov. “I think they had the chance to made it to the final round. They played a very good game, even better than yesterday. We didn’t use our chances, so the German team deserved the win. I wish them all the best for the future.”

“In my opinion Germany didn’t win the game, rather we lost it,” Russian Head Coach Andrey Voronkov. “Before the match we knew that Germany would improve their performance. We had the chance to win the game, but we don’t used the opportunities.”

“It is good to know that we didn´t make the same mistake like the previous day,” said German Captain Jochen Schöps. “We keep the pressure to the Russian Players. That is a great succeed for the team, because we learned something. Now we want also gained the win in Iran next week.”

“The difference is that we learned something,” said German Head Coach Vital Heynen. “Yesterday we gave the Russian Team the chance to come back. Today they made the equaliser also, but in the fifth set we fought and had a little bit luck in the end. I´m very satisfied with our performance.”
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France ends World League with win against Argentina

Salta, Argentina, July 7, 2013 - After another tight match, France finished the FIVB World League in good shape with a 3-1 victory over Argentina (25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19).

France relied on Earvin Ngapeth and Mory Sidibe, both with 14 kills, to achieve the victory, while Nicolas Le Goff contributed with 11 points. In Argentina, Pablo Bengolea also had 11 hits and Iván Castellani came from the bench to add 13 points in two sets.

With an even louder crowd in the stands, Argentina rushed to an 8-6 score with some great sparks from Luciano De Cecco, blocking and counterattacking, and Pablo Crer joined after the break with another block to stretch the lead one more point. However, Julien Lyneel unfolded two outstanding one-handed digs and France managed to tie the game at 13-13. A hard serve by Ngapeth placed the visiting side just one point ahead at the second TTO, and the wing spiker successfully spiked at 20-18. The local guys weren’t able to change the tide and France closed the set keeping those two points of advantage.

Boosted with confidence, France stepped ahead in the second chapter, but only by two at the first TTO. Solé showed once again his great blocking skills and leveled the scores at 8-8, and both teams remained close from then on. France had to wait until after the second technical timeout to walk to a 18-15 lead, with a nice counterattack by Ngapeth. Argentina lost its temper and gave a few points away in the end of the set, that France finally nailed five points ahead.

This time, the break between the second and third set didn’t seem to help the home side, as France led calmly to 3-0 and 8-4, with a block by Lyneel. Kevin Le Roux served an ace to widen the gap to five points and the Europeans later on held a 16-12 advantage, but Argentina powered back into the game, with a block from Crer, two bad French spikes and a good one from Castellani, to 18-18. The young opposite built a solid block and Salta fans celebrated the first lead for Argentina in the set, which the local guys didn’t let go. Solé also blocked and Pablo Bengolea finally sealed the set by three.

Argentina was relentless in the fourth set, jumping to 5-0 with a superb performance of Nicolás Uriarte on both setting and serving. France reacted and managed to get closer and closer, but when the Europeans were just one point behind, Solé spiked well and kept a local two-point lead at the second TTO. However, a huge block by Nicolas Le Goff leveled the scores in 16 and France took the opportunity, with Kevin Tillie in good shape for a 20-17 in the board. Argentina fell behind and Le Goff finished the match for France with six points of difference.

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Korea beats Portugal, secures spot at 2014 World League


Guimarães, Portugal, July 7, 2013 – Korea beat Portugal on Sunday 3-1 (34-32, 25-23, 21-25, 28-26) securing third place in Pool C and the participation in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League, while Portugal – ranked 5th – will have to play the qualification playoffs in order to decide their maintenance in the competition.


Portugal entered the match well, pressuring their opponent’s reception with strong services efficiently blocking Korea’s attack. Two consecutive blocks from Valdir Sequeira lead Flavio Gulinelli team ahead by 5 points at the first TTO to reach (11-6). Korea’s reaction, with Jae-Duck Seo serving, allowed them to dangerously approach (12-10, 15-13), but Andre Lopes was able to score to 16-13. New pressure from Korea, ending with an ace from Seung-Suk Kwak, brought balance to the match (18-18), but a block from Marcel Gil and an attack at the first touch from Alexandre Ferreira put Portugal ahead once again (21-18). Kwang-In Jeon tied at 22; Valdir, with two consecutive points in the attack, placed Portugal ahead but Seung-Suk tied at 24 and Sun-Kyu Lee granted Korea the lead (26-25). After several ties in the score, the offensive action from Kwang-In Jeon proved to be decisive in the closing of the set: 34-32.


Andre Lopes’ defensive action and Valdir’s attack granted Portugal the advantage in the beginning of the second set (5-2), but Korea tied with a block from Sun-Kyu Lee (5-5). Two consecutive points from Marcel Gil in the attack allowed Portugal to regain the lead (8-6). An ace from Marcel increased the gap on the scoreboard (9-8). The minimum advantage with which they reached the second TTO was a preview that the end of the set would be balanced as the previous. And so it happened (21-21, 23-23) until the 25-23 when Korea won the set.


In the third set, Portugal entered better (5-2, 10-5). Korea attacked out (12-7). With their block working again and Alex scoring in the attack, Portugal started to recover their confidence (16-10). Supported once again in their block and with Valdir summing points in the attack, Portugal was in a good position to close the set (19-12, 24-17) and ended up with 25-21.


In the fourth set, it was Korea’s turn to take the lead of the score (6-4). Supported by the public and with Nuno Pinheiro serving, Portugal turned the score around, reaching the first TTO wining by 8-6. Nevertheless Portugal ended up by being surprised by Korea’s reaction, that went from 9-13 to 15-13 being only stopped by and attack from Joao Jose (14-15). Alex scored his 19th point in the match and tied at 18-pts. A triple block (Andre / J.Jose / Pinheiro) granted Portugal with the lead (21-20) and thrilled the public. Two consecutive blocks allowed Portugal to closed the set (24-22), but Korea didn’t give up and went ahead (25-24). Joao Jose scored tying, but Jae-Duck, with an ace scored the 27-26 and Sang-Ha closed the set and match with 28-26. 

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#50 Posted : Saturday, July 13, 2013 2:28:47 AM(UTC)
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Iran's win over Germany brings fresh breath to Russia

Tehran, Iran, 12 July 2013- Iran outscored Germany 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-20) at Azadi sport hall on Friday night in the FIVB World League, ending the German’s chance to attend the World League Finals in Argentina next week.

From first point, the match promoted a wild celebration among local volleyball fans in Iran, thanks to the vigorous presentations of Iran’s team during the World League matches at home and away. By including young players in Iran’s team, Julio Velasco led his team to high level.

The match started with excitement as Iran boasted upper hand in the first set. Both teams were doing their best, as Iran 8-7 got the FTT. Iran then added scores by good spikes, and sound triple blocks advanced Iran’s points 10-7, when Germany’s head coach asked for time out. Iran continued heavy spikes, leading 13-9. Germany worked as a team to make the gap shorter. In STT, Iran team was leading by 3 points. Iran’s players were blowing hard spikes and perfect blocks. Iran committed some unwanted mistakes especially in dig and reception, making the score 20-19. But spikes of Iran made scores 22-19, Vital Heynen asked for another time out. Host team kept to his pressure by service and spike 25-19 got the set.

Set two also saw a good start for Iran. Their placement was good, the host’s spike and service was strong. Scores went to 4-1 for Iran. Head coach of guest team asked a time out. Iran was leading by 8-3 at the FTT. They kept lead and made scores 10-4, again German team called a time out, but Iran made scores 16-11, after STT both teams exchanged points by some errors. Iran had high control on the set and made points 20-16. From this point, Germany’s team fell behind and couldn’t narrow the point’s gap. It seemed that visitors have lost their fighting spirit and 25-18 gave the set to home team.

In the third set, Germany put more attention on weak spots of host team such as block and dig, tying the scores at 2, 3 and 4. Germany regrouped and got their rhythm back, as each player showed strong effort and they made scores 6-4 but all of these attempts did not change the course of play. Iran made scores tie at 6 then was leading by 8-7 in first technical time out. By block, serve and spike Iran enlarged the distance 16-13. Germany reacted strongly and tried to shorten the difference but this was host team by support of local fans made scores 25-20 and got the set to win the game.

Iran’s best player who gained 15 points had notable role in success of his team by his sharp spikes and Mousavi, player number 6 with 9 points in spike was second player of Iran team. Iran’s Adel Gholami won 5 points in block and was the best player for Iran.

Fromm Christian of Germany scored 11 points to be the best player of for his team.

Germany’s loss brings a fresh breath to the Russians, who secure their second place spot in Pool B. Even with a potential comeback win on Saturday, Germany’s cannot surpass Russia’s points to take them out of their second place position, allowing Russia to move on to the FIVB World League Finals.

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Germany, Iran end World League with German comeback

Tehran, Iran, 13 July 2013 – Germany’s powerful players compensated their first loss against Iran on Friday with a straight set win 3-0 (25-21, 25-23,25- 22) on Saturday.

In the first set, Iran opened the match well 6-3, giving high pressure with strong spikes to their opponent by making receptions difficult and bringing down the block efficiency of the guests. Germany’s head coach asked for time out, and afterward his players did their best, but Iran made scores 8-5 at first technical time out. German then came back, with spikes and service of player number 1 and 15, to tie the scores at 10 and 12. Good blocks by Germany gave lead to them 15-13. Germany kept their lead by 19-16 with sharp spikes and perfect blocks. Head coach of Iran took a time out, but afterward Germany showed serious reaction and kept their lead 23-19. Iran made substations, but unintentionally mistakes of Iran in reception gave Germany the win 25-21.

In the second set Germany’s attacks in short minutes made scores 5-1. Iran made another substation, but still German was lead 6-3. In attack they showed high fighting spirit and took two consecutive points 8-5 FTT. By good reception from every position, Germany’s players enlarged the gap to14-7. The atmosphere of hall was very heavy for the guests, more than 12,000 were crying, clapping and blowing horns. At 14-10 Iran made distance shorter. And then 12-15, head coach of German asked for time out. Iran came back to the play and made scores 15-17, and then service of German went out. Shahram Mahmoodi hit a sharp spike scores changed to 18-17 for Iran’s benefit. Scored tied through 22, until Germany took the lead at 23-22 and made a substation. It was most probable the second set will be finish as the first one for the guest team. And so it was repeated, German won the set at (25-23).

In the third set, Iran showed a better start with a 3-2 lead. Spikes of Rahman Dacoodi made scores 8-7 a double block of Zarrini and Gholami made scores tie at 8. Later, careless spikes by Iran and perfect blocks of Germany made scores 17-18, immediately head coach of Iran asked time out. German got 2 more points by block and spike scoreboard was reading 19-20. Germany’s motivated players did their best and made scores 24 -22, and Germany’s coach asked for another time out. With a spike, Germany won the game 25-22.

Iran’s best player was Zarrini with 13 points. Germany’s Kaliberda Denys was his team’s best player with 18 points.

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Well, after watching beautiful matches in intercontinental round, now the teams that have reached to finals are known!

The Finals of the 24th edition of the world’s premier annual men’s volleyball tournament will be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina from July 17 to 21, 2013. The top two teams from pools A (Brazil and Bulgaria) and B (Italy and Russia), the winners of pool C (Canada) and the host nation (Argentina) will be compete in the finals.

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#54 Posted : Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:31:10 AM(UTC)
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World league finals pool:

Pool D
Argentina
Italy
Bulgaria

Pool E
Brazil
Canada
Russia

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Tomorrow matches


Brazil vs Russia                   17/07/2013            20:30  -GMT Time-


Argentina vs Bulgaria           17/07/2013            00:00  -GMT Time- 

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Canada claim historic Russia win to open up Pool E

Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 19, 2013 – World No. 18 Canada pulled off one of the biggest wins in their history by beating Olympic champions and world No. 2 Russia for the first time ever in a five set thriller 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-11) in their Pool E match on Thursday.

In three previous matches between the two countries, Russia had won them all - one in five sets under the old scoring system and two in straight sets at the 1999 World Cup and 2006 World Championships.

Canada now join Korea (2008) as the only team in the last 15 years to come back from two sets down to beat Russia in the World League and the Canadian victory throws Pool E open with Russia, who beat Brazil in five sets on Wednesday, missing out on the chance to confirm a spot in Saturday's semifinals.

Considering Russia’s pedigree and form, prematch predications had the two-time World League champions has strong favourites against a country making its World League Finals debut and that was exactly the tone of the start of the match.

Canadian 24-year-old Rudy Verhoeff had the honour of taking the opening serve of the match but it was Russia who continued in the same vein as Wednesday’s opening victory against Brazil with Evgeny Sivozhelez scoring the first point of the match.

It was Dallas Soonias who scored Canada’s first points of the World League Finals but by then Russia had scored three. Canada also made the first challenge at a World League Finals when they challenged a net touch but it was unsuccessful as they trailed 6-2. Russia soon lead 16-10 courtesy of a customary Dmitriy Muserskiy block before Canada coach Glenn Hoag called on the tallest player in his squad Gavin Schmitt at 2.08m to replace the unusually inconsistent Soonias. The North Americans soon pulled their way back to 19-17 with Schmitt and John Gordon Perrin, who went on to top score in the match with 20 points, starting to fire on all cylinders before Russia struck back – Nikolay Apalikov sealing the set with a centre court spike 25-20.

Despite the first set set-back, Canada continued their momentum in the second leading 5-2. Russia pulled back to 9-9 with Muserskiy devastating at the net and Alexey Spiridonov efficient in attack but it was until Russia finally gained the lead at 19-18. This signalled the first appearance in the match of Maxim Mikhaylov before he was subbed again at 20-19 without touching the ball however it seemed to spark Russia into a run with Spiridonov and Sivozhelez spiking successfully before Schmitt spiked long giving Russia the second set 25-21.

Canada, whose previous best finish in the World League was seventh in 1992, were really fighting above their weight at this stage, keeping level with Russia throughout the third set. While Spiridonov, Sivozhelez, Muserskiy, Nikolay Pavlov and co were going through the gears, Schmitt, Perrin and Winters gave as good as they got and soon the underdogs held a 22-20 lead. Russia successfully challenged a spike in to make it 22-21 but Schmitt was Canada’s go to man with a cross court spike before Winters finished a terrific rally with his own attack to seal Canada’s first ever set win against Russia in the modern scoring era.

The oldest player at the World League Finals, Canadian libero Daniel Lewis, 37, along with Winters defended like demons at the back court and as try as much as Pavlov and Muserskiy tried to break down the Canadian block, the underdogs soon snatched a second set-win after Muserskiy served disappointingly into the net.

Even with the match tied at two sets apiece, the feeling within the Esdtadio Islas Mavinas was that Russia would finally pull rank and complete the victory and at 7-3 up, it certainly seemed to be the case however, Canada – who had a best finish of seventh (1992) in the World League – weren’t to be overawed. They slowly pulled it back to 7-7 thanks to blocks by Adam Simic and Graham Vigrass before some great serving from Verhoeff put Russia under severe pressure. An ace, a spike wide by Sivozhelez, a bad reception by Spiridonov and a Simac block gave Canada match point 14-10 on Verhoeff serve. Russia saved one match point before Joshua Howatson blocked the final point for the historic celebrations to begin.

The win sees Canada extend its national record to nine World League victories in one year. Its previous best was six wins in 1992. After a 2-2 start to the 2013 campaign, Canada how has a national record seven-match World

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Results


Pool D


Argentina vs Bulgaria     17/07/2013          1-3


Italy vs Bulgaria            18/07/2013          1-3


Pool E


Brazil vs Russia             17/07/2013           2-3


Russia vs Canada          18/07/2013          2-3

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Russia winner of The FIVB World League 2013!


Russia beat Beazil in an wonderful match! After Olympic final match now Brazil loses against Russia,again!


Congratulations Russia

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Mohammad Mousavi became best blocker of the World League! Congratulations Mousavi, you did well and deserved to be The Best Blocker!


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