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WL: Nikolay Pavlov MVP

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

Olympic champions Russia became the third country after Brazil and Italy to win three or more World League titles after an impressive 3-0 win over Brazil in the 2013 FIVB Volleyball World League final. Nikolay Pavlov is a MVP of F6.

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2013 World League Dream Team

World No. 2 Russia defeated world No. 1 Brazil in a repeat of the Olympic Games final to claim their third World League crown and second in three years having now beaten Brazil three times in succession for only the second time ever.

It is the fourth time that Russia, Brazil and Italy have finished on the World League podium after 1993, 2000 and 2001) but never in this order.

2013 World League Dream Team
1st Best Outside Spiker: Ivan Zaytsev (Italy)
2nd Best Outside Spiker: Lucarelli (Brazil)
1st Best Middle Blocker: Dmitriy Muserskiry (Russia)
2nd Best Middle Blocker: Emanuele Birarelli (Italy)
Best Libero: Mario (Brazil)
Best Setter: Bruno (Brazil)
Best Opposite Spiker: Tsvetan Sokolov (Bulgaria)
Most Valuable Player: Nikolay Pavlov (Russia)

The top three scorers during the Intercontinental Round finished the Finals similarly although in a different order. Tsvetan Sokolov topped scored in the Finals with 76 points after finishing the Intercontinental Round with 209 points, second behind Ivan Zaytsev (215). Zaytsev was the second best scorer in the Finals with 68 points with Nikolay Pavlov on 65 (201 in the Intercontinental Round). 

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