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Three Russian players who made a massive impact in front of the Polish fans

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Katowice, Poland. June 15, 2017. Three Russian players who made a massive impact in front of the Polish fans to victory 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-21) in Pool H1 of the 2017 FIVB World League. For Russians, it will be a tough one to top in terms of memories, as they managed to pick up their first win in the front of the fans from Poland in the 3rd round of the regular stage. The match gripped with expectation every time Maksim Zhigalov got his hands on the ball, he had completed 16 points. Dmitriy Volkov has managed to impress once again, and he has proven to be a consistent performer in the team with 13 points.

In the next match, it will be scheduled to play against USA on June 17 at 17:25 local time.

Russia coach, Sergey Shlyapnikov – “We defeated the problems with our players health, which I mentioned during the yesterday’s press conference, and got the victory. We always believe in the maximum possible win and we are concentrated before every game. Vlasov is injured and we cannot define if he will be able to play in next games.”

Russia captain, Dmitriy Kovalev – “We are happy with the victory. The winners cannot be judged, but honestly the size is a surprise.”

2017 FIVB Men’s World League

Group 1. Pool H1

Poland vs Russia 0-3 (22-25, 17-25, 21-25)

Poland:  Muzaj 1, Konarski 10, Kurek 2, Lemanski 4, Drzyzga 1, Lomacz 1, Kubiak 5, Sliwka 2, Zatorski L, Buszek 4, Bieniek 8

Russia: Antipkin, Vlasov, Kovalev 5, Martynyuk L, D.Volkov 13, Likhosherstov 1, Zhigalov 16, Klyuka 11, Kurkaev 7

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