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WL 2016: Bulgaria survived five-set thriller, Australia relegated to Group 2!

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The Bulgarian national team will play in World League Group 1 next year!

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

It was a survival clash and Konstantinov’s side managed to beat Australia in five sets 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 16-14) to stay in Group 1!

It also means that Aussies will have to move into the Group 2 next year! 

The game was uncertain until the very end. At the result 2-1, Bulgaria had advantage in the fourth set but Australia somehow managed to make comeback and to force fifth set.

In the tie-break, we saw outstanding fight from both teams but fortunately for their fans, Bulgaria prevailed! 

Top scorers: Sokolov 23, Skrimov 23, Penchev 14, Yosifov 10 – Carrol 31, Richards 20

PRELIMINARY ROUND – 64 / 1ST GROUP – 279 / –

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
37th game 01. 07. 2016 15:00 Brazil vs Poland 3:0 30:28; 25:21; 25:16    
38th game 01. 07. 2016 17:30 Australia vs Russia 0:3 19:25; 24:26; 12:25    
39th game 01. 07. 2016 18:00 France vs Belgium 3:0 25:19; 28:26; 25:20    
40th game 01. 07. 2016 18:00 Italy vs Argentina 3:1 25:18; 25:20; 22:25; 25:22    
41th game 01. 07. 2016 19:30 USA vs Bulgaria 3:1 23:25; 25:21; 27:25; 25:21    
42th game 01. 07. 2016 21:00 Iran vs Serbia 3:2 18:25; 22:25; 25:22; 25:23; 16:14 STAT  
43th game 02. 07. 2016 15:00 Brazil vs Belgium 3:2 20:25; 25:23; 22:25; 25:23; 15:11    
44th game 02. 07. 2016 17:30 Bulgaria vs Russia 0:3 20:25; 14:25; 18:25    
45th game 02. 07. 2016 18:00 France vs Poland 3:0 25:22; 25:19; 25:22    
46th game 02. 07. 2016 18:00 Serbia vs Argentina 0:3 23:25; 22:25; 20:25 STAT  
47th game 02. 07. 2016 19:30 USA vs Australia 3:0 25:14; 26:24; 25:15    
48th game 02. 07. 2016 21:00 Iran vs Italy 0:3 20:25; 20:25; 21:25    
49th game 03. 07. 2016 12:30 USA vs Russia 3:0 35:33; 25:17; 25:21    
50th game 03. 07. 2016 15:00 Belgium vs Poland 2:3 25:19; 23:25; 22:25; 25:20; 13:15    
51th game 03. 07. 2016 15:00 Bulgaria vs Australia 3:2 25:20; 21:25; 25:18; 23:25; 16:14     
52th game 03. 07. 2016 18:00 France vs Brazil 1:3 21:25; 24:26; 25:22; 21:25    
53th game 03. 07. 2016 18:00 Italy vs Serbia 2:3 19:25; 18:25; 25:19; 25:22; 15:17 STAT  
54th game 03. 07. 2016 21:00 Iran vs Argentina 3:2 25:23; 22:25; 21:25; 25:23; 16:14    

STANDINGS, PRELIMINARY ROUND / 1ST GROUP

Rk Team Tot W L Pts
1 Brazil 9 8 1 23
2 USA 9 7 2 22
3 Serbia 9 7 2 21
4 France 9 6 3 20
5 Italy 9 6 3 19
6 Russia 9 5 4 15
7 Belgium 9 4 5 12
8 Iran 9 4 5 9
10 Poland 9 3 6 8
11 Bulgaria 9 1 8 2
12 Australia 9 0 9 1

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