Friendly matches

  • 5 friendly matches between Argentina and Australia


    Argentina 1 — Australia 3
    Sets: 26-24, 22-25, 17-25, 21-25
    Argentina (3): Santiago Orduna (1), Martin Hernandez (5); Gabriel Arroyo (15), Gustavo Porporatto (10); Javier Filardi (14), Leandro Concina (21), Martin Meana (L). Coach: Jon Uriarte. Substitute players included: Lucas Chavez (8 ), Luciano De Cecco, Lucas Ocampo.
    Australia (1): Matthew Young, Zane Christensen (11); Luke Campbell (8 ), David Ferguson (2); Nathan Roberts (16), Igor Yudin (16), Phillip De Salvo (L). Coach: Russell Borgeaud. Substitute players included: Paul Carroll (4), Andrew Grant, Brett Alderman, Jarryd Christensen.


    Argentina 3 — Australia 0
    Sets: 25-16, 25-18, 25-7
    Argentina (3): Santiago Orduna (2), Lucas Chavez (12); Diego Stepanenko (12), Gustavo Porporatto (10); Lucas Ocampo (7), Leandro Concina (13), Martin Meana (L). Coach: Jon Uriarte. Substitute players included: Luciano De Cecco (1), Martin Hernandez (7), Javier Filardi.
    Australia (0): Matthew Young (-), Nathan Roberts (10); Andrew Grant (-), David Ferguson (6); John Deeker (4), Jarryd Christensen (8 ), Phillip De Salvo (L). Coach: Russell Borgeaud. Substitute player included: Brett Alderman (2).


    Argentina 3 — Australia 1
    Sets: 36-34, 23-25, 25-10, 25-18
    Argentina (3): Santiago Orduna (1), Martin Hernandez (5); Gabriel Arroyo (15), Gustavo Porporatto (10); Javier Filardi (14), Leandro Concina (21), Martin Meana (L). Coach: Jon Uriarte. Substitute players included: Lucas Chavez (8 ), Luciano De Cecco, Lucas Ocampo.
    Australia (1): Matthew Young, Zane Christensen (11); Luke Campbell (8 ), David Ferguson (2); Nathan Roberts (16), Igor Yudin (16), Phillip De Salvo (L). Coach: Russell Borgeaud. Substitute players included: Paul Carroll (4), Andrew Grant, Brett Alderman, Jarryd Christensen.


    Argentina 3 – Australia 1
    Sets: 25-22, 18-25, 27-25, 25-15
    Argentina (3): Luciano De Cecco (5), Martin Hernández (14); Diego Stepanenko (2), Gustavo Porporatto (11); Lucas Ocampo (2), Leandro Concina (16), Martin Meana (L). Coach: Jon Uriarte. Substitute players included: Javier Filardi (8 ), Gabriel Arroyo (13).
    Australia (1): Matthew Young, Paul Carroll (19); Luke Campbell (7), Andrew Grant (6); Nathan Roberts (19), Igor Yudin (14), Phillip De Salvo (L). Coach: Russell Borgeaud. Substitute players included: Brett Alderman, John Dekker.


    Argentina 3— Australia 2
    Sets: 26-28, 25-21, 25-21, 28-30, 15-10
    Argentina (3): Santiago Orduna (1), Lucas Chavez (21); Diego Stepanenko (4), Gustavo Porporatto (12); Leandro Concina (17), Lucas Ocampo (22), Martin Meana (L). Coach: Jon Uriarte. Substitute players included: Gabriel Arroyo (10), Javier Filardi (3), Luciano De Cecco, Martin Hernandez.
    Australia (2): Matthew Young (1), Zane Christensen (12); Luke Campbell (11), David Ferguson (6); Nathan Roberts (20), Igor Yudin (21), Phillip De Salvo (L). Coach: Russell Borgeaud. Substitute players included: Brett Alderman, Paul Carroll (7), Andrew Grant (1).

  • Germany - China 3:0 (25-13, 30-28, 25-16)
    Best scorers: Christian Pampel (17) and Marcus Böhme (16) for Germany; Yuan Zhi (11) and Sui Shengsheng (10) for China.


    Startformation Deutschland: Frank Dehne, Christian Pampel, Jan Umlauft, Robert Kromm, Marcus Böhme, Max Günthör und Markus Steuerwald.
    Startformation China: Bian Hongmin, Cui Jianjun, Jian Fudong, Fang Yingchao, Shen Qiong, Yu Dawei und Ren Qi.


    Germany - China 3:1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-15, 25-22)
    Best scorers: Björn Andrae, Marcus Popp (je 18 ) and Christian Pampel (12) for Germany; Cui Jianjun (16) and Yuan Zhi (11) for China.


    Startformation Deutschland: Simon Tischer, Christian Pampel, Marcus Popp, Björn Andrae, Marcus Böhme, Ralph Bergmann und Markus Steuerwald.
    Startformation China: Bian Hongmin, Cui Jianjun, Jiang Fudong, Fang Yingchao, Shen Qiong, Ji Zhe und Ren Qi.

  • Bulgaria will face Slovakia in two friendly matches at 13th and 14th may in Varna as a preparation for the European Qualifications at 16th, 17th, and 18th, against Moldavia/Israel, Portugal, Croatia.

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    "I'm so proud that the fans still sing my name. But I fear tomorrow they will stop. And I fear it because I love it. And everything you love you fear you will lose" - Eric Cantona

  • U.S. Men Head to Germany for Four Nations Tournament


    http://www.usavolleyball.org/VolleyballNews/news.asp?id=2159


    ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 9, 2008) – The U.S. Men’s National Team, ranked No. 3 in the world, will begin the 2008 season on May 11-13 when it competes at the Four Nations Tournament in Leipzig, Germany. Following the tournament, the U.S. Men will play an exhibition match against the German men’s national team on May 15 in Chemnitz, Germany.


    Joining the U.S. Men at the Four Nations’ Tournament will be Germany, China and the Czech Republic. Germany, ranked 19th in the world, will be using the tournament and exhibition match to warm up for its Olympic qualification tournament on May 23-25 in Düsseldorf, Germany.


    The last time Team USA played Germany was at the 2006 FIVB World Championship where they beat the Germans in the second round but lost to them in the final match.


    The U.S. Men’s coaching staff will be using the tournament, in part, to scout China, ranked 21st in the world, which automatically qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games because it is hosting. The United States has not played China since 2005, when the U.S. Men defeated China twice at the International Sports Invitational.


    “The main attraction for the tournament was to get a look at China,” said U.S. Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon (Christchurch, New Zealand). “Knowing they’re going to be at the Olympics, we wanted to use this opportunity to see them play.”


    But the U.S. coaches will be using this competition primarily to watch the players on their own team.


    “On June 1, we have to submit the 02 form (the preliminary roster of 19 players) for the Olympic Games,” McCutcheon said. “Our hope is that we can get a lot of information about the players that are competing for spots on that roster.”


    UPCOMING U.S. EVENTS: The U.S. Men will be playing the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball against Argentina at 7 p.m. on May 27 at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. Click here for details and ticket information.


    Tickets for the FIVB World League matches in Hoffman Estates, Ill. (June 20-21 vs. Bulgaria), Green Bay, Wis. (June 27-28 vs. Finland) and Bloomington, Ill. (July 11-12 vs. Spain) are now on sale. To purchase tickets, go to the USA Volleyball World League site at http://www.usavolleyball.org/national/08WL.asp.


    Four Nations Tournament Schedule
    All times PDT


    May 11
    7 a.m.: USA vs. Czech Republic
    9:30 a.m.: Germany vs. China


    May 12
    7 a.m.: USA vs. China
    9:30 a.m.: Germany vs. Czech Republic


    May 13
    8 a.m.: China vs. Czech Republic
    10:30 a.m.: USA vs. Germany

  • U.S. Men Defeat Czech Republic at Four Nations Tournament


    http://www.usavolleyball.org/VolleyballNews/news.asp?id=2163


    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 11, 2008) – The U.S. Men’s National Team, ranked third in the world, came back from a first-set loss to defeat the Czech Republic (20-25, 25-20, 26-24, 26-24) on Sunday at the Four Nations Tournament in Leipzig, Germany.


    Germany defeated China 3-1 (33-31, 26-28, 25-22, 25-19) in Sunday’s other match.


    The U.S. Men will play China on Monday and Germany on Tuesday. Following the tournament, the U.S. Men will play an exhibition match against the German men’s national team on May 15 in Chemnitz, Germany.



    Four Nations Tournament Results and Schedule
    All times PDT


    May 11
    USA def. Czech Republic, 20-25, 25-20, 26-24, 26-24
    Germany def. China, 33-31, 26-28, 25-22, 25-19


    May 12
    7 a.m.: USA vs. China
    9:30 a.m.: Germany vs. Czech Republic


    May 13
    8 a.m.: China vs. Czech Republic
    10:30 a.m.: USA vs. Germany

  • BULGARIA - Slovakia 4:1 (25:22; 25:21; 23:25; 25:19; 25:19)


    Tomorrow - the second friendly game, again 5 sets.

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    "I'm so proud that the fans still sing my name. But I fear tomorrow they will stop. And I fear it because I love it. And everything you love you fear you will lose" - Eric Cantona

  • 2008 Torneio Eslovénia


    Particitipants: Slovenia, Portugal, Cuba


    Results and Stats


    09.05.2008
    POR-SLO
    3-1 (25/23, 25/22, 25/22, 21/25) stats

    10.05.2008
    POR-CUB
    1-3 (20/25, 21/25, 20/25, 25/23) stats

    11.05.2008
    CUB-SLO
    2-3 (22/25, 30/32, 25/18, 26/24, 12/15) stats

    12.05.2008
    POR-SLO
    17h00

    13.05.2008
    POR-CUB
    17h00

    14.05.2008
    SLO-CUB
    16h30

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  • Bulgaria will face Serbia in 2 friendly games. They will take place in Serbia at the end of May and will be part of the preparation of the both teams for the World League. The host city is still to be confirmed by the Serbian federation.

  • Bulgaria will face Serbia in 2 friendly games. They will take place in Serbia at the end of May and will be part of the preparation of the both teams for the World League. The host city is still to be confirmed by the Serbian federation.

    Yeah, that's good, I prefer strong opponents in the friendly matches. :)

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    "I'm so proud that the fans still sing my name. But I fear tomorrow they will stop. And I fear it because I love it. And everything you love you fear you will lose" - Eric Cantona

  • The result of the second match between Bulgaria and Slovakia is 4-1 for Bulgaria. They have lost the third set.

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  • BULGARIA - Slovakia 4:1 (25:21; 25:20; 21:25; 25:20, 25:21) :super: :drink:

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    "I'm so proud that the fans still sing my name. But I fear tomorrow they will stop. And I fear it because I love it. And everything you love you fear you will lose" - Eric Cantona

  • Aussies win Greek series 2-1
    Greece - Australia 0-3 (22-25, 20-25, 20-25)
    GREECE (Leonis): Roumeliotis 5 am, Smaragdis 5, Karypidis 4, Lappas 11, Kravarik 9, Prousalis / Stephen (l. - 80% reception), Gkortsaniouk 2, Armenakis 7, Tzourits 5, Andreadis 3, Nikiforidis, Tsergas
    AUSTRALIA (Bogkarnt): Roberts 19 am, Rarnti 8, Campbell 3, Giank 2, Kristensen 6, Howard / Desalvo (l. - 67% reception), Karol 5, Giountin 3, Grant 3.


    Greece - Australia 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-22)
    GREECE (Leonis): Roumeliotis 14 am, Smaragdis 9, Karypidis 8, Lappas 9, Kravarik 10, Prousalis 1 / Stephen (l. - 80% reception), Tsergas 1, Armenakis, Nikiforidis, Tzourits, Andreadis.
    AUSTRALIA (Bogkarnt): Roberts 12 am, Hardy 5, Campbell 6, Giank 1, Karol 6, Howard 8 / Desalvo (l. - 53% reception), Giountin 6, Grant 3.


    Greece - Australia 1-3 (25-13, 22-25, 16-25, 23-25)
    GREECE (Leonis): 23 am Armenaki (4 aces), Smaragdis 6, Karypidis 15, Gkortsaniouk 6, Kournetas, Andreadis 3 / Papadimitriou (l. - 76% reception), Tsergas 1, Nikiforidis, Tzourits 3.
    AUSTRALIA (Bogkarnt): Roberts 3 am, Kristiensen 14, Hardy 11, Campbell 10, Giank, Howard 2 / Desalvo (l. - 67% reception), Grant, Ferguson 2, Alnterman.

  • Italy - Spain 3-1 (23-25 25-23 25-18 25-21)
    Italy: Vermiglio 6, Martino 14, Cisolla 10, Birarelli 7, Fei 22, Sala 4, Manià (l); Zlatanov, Casòli, Mastrangelo 12. N.e.: Bovolenta, Meoni, Gavotto. All. Anastasi.
    Spain: Falasca G. 19, De La Fuente 9, Molto 11, Falasca M. 3, Rodriguez 16, Torres 5, Valido (L), Sevillano, Suela. N.e.: Subiela, Perez, Flores, Barcala. All. Mendez.
    Italia: ace 5, bs 18, muri 12, e 10.
    Spagna: ace 3, bs 17, muri 4, e 9.


    Italy - Spain 3-1 (25-21 25-22 22-25 25-21)
    Italy: Fei 15, Zlatanov 9, Birarelli 10, Vermiglio 3, Martino 9, Mastrangelo 6. Libero: Manià. Sala 2, Meoni 1, Cisolla 10, Paparoni 1. Non entrati: Casoli, Gavotto. All. Anastasi.
    Spain: Falasca M. 2, Rodríguez 3, García-Torres 8, Falasca G. 7, De la Fuente 13, Moltó 15. Libero: Valido. Barcala 11, Suela 5, Sevillano 2. Non entrati: Pérez, Flores, Subiela. All. Mendez
    Italia: bv 5, bs 16, m 12, e 7.
    Spagna: bv 5, bs 15, m 10, e 12.

  • U.S. Men Beat Germany in Exhibition Match
    The U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team defeated Germany 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20) on Thursday in an exhibition match played in Chemnitz, Germany.
    The U.S. Men played the match to help Germany prepare for its Olympic qualification tournament on May 23-25 in Dusseldorf. Team USA will return home Friday and prepare to play Argentina at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Exhibition for Volleyball on May 27 in Irvine, Calif.


    The U.S. Men were credited with 10 aces in the match as compared to five for Germany. Team USA also out-hit Germany 51-45 and out-blocked it 11-9.


    Team USA was credited with converting 60 percent of its kill attempts as opposed to 49 percent for Germany.


    Scott Touzinsky led the U.S. Men in scoring with 20 points on 14 kills, a match-high four blocks and two aces. Touzinsky was credited with converting 70 percent of his kill attempts and also with 36 percent excellent receptions on 22 attempts.
    Sean Rooney added 17 points on 12 kills, three blocks and two aces. Brook Billings scored 16 points on 15 kills and one ace. Delano Thomas scored 13 points on seven kills, three blocks and three aces.
    Phil Eatherton scored three points on three kills and Kevin Hansen scored three points on three aces.
    U.S. libero Rich Lambourne was credited with 24 percent “excellent” receptions on 17 attempts with two errors.


    Jochen Schops led Germany with 20 points on a match-high 18 kills, one block and one ace.


    U.S. Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon started Rooney and Touzinsky at outside hitter, Eatherton and Thomas at middle blocker, Billings at opposite, Hansen at setter and Lambourne at libero.
    Evan Patak, Andrew Hein and Brandon Taliaferro all played as substitutes.