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WCHY M: Russia secure top place in Pool C of Boys’ U19

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

European champions Russia achieved a much anticipated victory against Rwanda to become the first team with a lock on a top pool position at the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship. This and other volleyball news read on Worldofvolley.com.

Russian-coach-Alexander-Karikov

Russian coach Alexander Karikov

Coach Alexander Karikov rotated players, toyed around experimenting with setter Pavel Pankov as opposite, and at the end came up with a 25-13, 25-18, 25-16 triumph attained in just 67 minutes.

Already with nine points resulting from three straight-set victories, the Russians have established an insurmountable gap with only one day to play in the preliminary round.

“Today I changed number 11, our setter (Pankov) to play as an opposite because I think that will be his position in the future,” Karikov said. “I did that thinking about his future as a player.”

In the other match of Pool C, Iran crushed France in straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-15) and now go after Rwanda to guarantee a second place in the standings.

“Today that’s the Iranian team on the court,” the coach Iraj Mozaffari said. “We dedicate this victory to the fathers and mothers of the players of our players who have not seen each other for fifteen days.”

To read more news from this competition click on Youth World Championship 2013 M.

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