09. 10. 2019

WC 2019 M: León pushes Poland to win over Russia, Brazil still perfect, surreal blocking display of Canada’s Van Berkel

Source: worldcup.2019.fivb.com; Photo: worldcup.2019.fivb.com

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Poland National team added three more points to their account after beating fierce European rivals Russia on Day 6 of the 2019 FIVB World Men’s Volleyball Cup in Japan.


Poland beat Russia in four sets, partially 25-27, 25-21, 25-18 and 25-22, in Hiroshima, which was their fifth win in a row. Thus, Poland kept the pace with leaders Brazil and the second-placed USA in the title battle. As for Russia, it was their third loss. Compared to the European Championship, not much is left from the Russian team, but it did not put them in a subordinate position today as they took a 1-0 lead in sets. However, led by Wilfredo León (19 points, including 4 aces), who served 3 aces in a row during the third set, Poland downed rivals. The entrance of Michał Kubiak in the first set was a moment when the lethal trio of Poland, León-Kurek-Kubiak, was on the court for the first time ever. Interestingly, Poland’s setter Fabian Drzyzga made 4 kill blocks, which is an amazing blocking output for a player on his position. As for Russia, Fedor Voronkov scored 19 points, while Ivan Iakovlev made 5 kill blocks.

Brazil continued their perfect run in the tournament. The “Seleção” swept their South American rivals Argentina by a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 26-24). Alan Souza was once again on a high level for Brazil, pouring in 15 points and helping his team to firm the pole position in the charts with a 6-0 record. Bruno Lima scored 14 for Argentina who are at 2-4.

In a duel of the two teams whose countries have political disputes that spilled over into volleyball on several occasions this year, the USA beat Iran by a 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 25-12). By beating the Asian champions, the United States set up a showdown with Brazil tomorrow that will greatly influence the matter of the event winners. As we already wrote, Brazil are at 6-0, while the USA are breathing down their neck with a 5-1. Aaron Russell was the top scorer for the defending champions today with 18 points. Amir Ghafour scored 17 for Iran who have 2 wins and 4 defeats.

Canada’s 3-2 victory over Tunisia, third overall at the World Cup, was overshadowed by the surreal blocking display of Lucas Van Berkel. The middle blocker of the North American team made 9 kill blocks! It was nearly half of all the team’s kill blocks (20). Sharone Vernon-Evans top-scored for Canada with 23 points. Hamza Nagga tallied 30 points (5 aces) for the African side, which was the best scoring output on Day 6 in general.

2019 FIVB World Men’s Volleyball Cup – Day 6:

Tunisia – Canada 2-3 (20-25, 25-20, 27-29, 25-20, 12-15)

Italy – Egypt 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-22)

Argentina – Brazil 0-3 (19-25, 19-25, 24-26)

Poland – Russia 3-1 (25-27, 25-21, 25-18, 25-22)

USA – Iran 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 25-12)

Japan – Australia 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-22)




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