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Brazil narrowly edges out USA in three close sets

Kyoto, Japan, November 20, 2013 - Both Brazil and the USA were winners on day one of the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup in Kyoto, with victories over Iran and Japan respectively. Going into this match, the two teams had faced each other 64 times in international ...

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Mousavi and Iran block Italy in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan, November 20, 2013 - The Italians, who picked up an impressive game one win against Russia to open the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup, faced a determined Iran team who were coming off a loss against Brazil. These teams had played five times before, with ...

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Cuba deals Russia blow with five-set win

Hamamatsu, Japan, May 20, 2012 - Defending World League champions Russia suffered their first defeat of their 2012 campaign on Sunday as Cuba picked up a 3-2 (23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 18-25, 15-10) victory in yet another classic Pool A match in Hamamatsu, Japan. Cuba was led in scoring by their young ...

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Serbia hands Japan second five-set loss

Hamamatsu, Japan, May 20, 2012 - Japan suffered their second five set loss in as many days on Sunday after being narrowly beaten by Serbia 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-27, 25-19, 15-12) in Pool A of the FIVB Volleyball World League in Hamamatsu. Serbia was led by the young Aleksandar Atanasijevic who ...

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Russia narrowly avoid shocking loss to Japan

Hamamatsu, Japan, May 19, 2012 - Russia followed up on their tough five-set win over Serbia on Friday with another challenging 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-16, 19-25, 15-12) win, this time over hosts Japan in Tokyo in Pool A of the FIVB Volleyball World League. Leading Russia was the hard-hitting Pavel Moroz ...

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Defending champs begin 2012 World League on high note

Hamamatsu, Japan, May 18, 2012 - Russia began their defence of the FIVB Volleyball World League crown on the right foot as they sealed a thrilling 3-2 (25-21, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 15-9) win over Serbia as Pool A began in Hamamatsu, Japan on Friday. Russia, who return to the venue where ...

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China can't solve Conte, Argentina win in three sets

Tokyo, Japan, December 4, 2011 - Argentina went into the final day of the 2011 FIVB World Cup looking to end on a high note against China at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday. They would solidify a seventh-place finish in the tournament with a win over China 3-0 (25-23, 31-29, 25-18 ...

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Captain Miljkovic sails Serbia home with win over USA

Tokyo, Japan, December 4, 2011 - The USA, having taken a tough five set win against the explosive Cuban squad on Saturday night, took on European Champion Serbia in their final 2011 FIVB Men's World Cup match on Sunday at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Indeed Serbia played like champions in this ...

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Germany claim seventh with Serbia comeback win

Tokyo, Japan, November 14, 2010 - Germany edged Serbia in a tight four-set contest (20-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23) to win the battle for seventh spot at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday. Both teams had lost their previous matches against Turkey and Italy respectively, but the Germans bounced back with the help ...

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Italy cruises past Turkey to take fifth in World Championships

Tokyo, Japan, November 14, 2010 – Italy beat a spirited Turkey side in straight sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-21) at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday to secure fifth place at the FIVB Women's World Championship. Leading the scoring for Italy was Serena Ortolani who posted 17 points, while Simona Gioli contributed ...

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Dutch sign off with victory over Cuba

Tokyo, Japan, November 14, 2010 – The Netherlands prevailed against Cuba in the fight for 11th spot at the 2010 FIVB Women's World Championship. In a hard-fought match at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, it was the Dutch who emerged victorious in straight-sets (32-30, 25-23, 25-17).

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China put Cuba away in four

Tokyo, Japan, November 13, 2010 - China recovered from losing the first set and defeated Cuba 3-1 (16-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22) in the semifinal round for places 9-12 in the 2010 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship in Tokyo on Saturday.

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