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Menís world rankings - Top six remain unchanged

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 14, 2005 Ė Following the completion of the 2005 World League, which was won by Brazil last Sunday, the FIVB world rankings for menís Volleyball have been updated, with the top six positions remaining unchanged.

With the 2005 World League results replacing those of 2004 in the world ranking calculations, Olympic and world champions Brazil have increased their lead in the number one position following their third successive World League triumph after world number two Italy followed up their 2004 silver medal with a seventh-place finish.
Pic: Brazil on their way to their fifth World League title and fourth in five years
Serbia and Montenegro, Russia, USA and France fill positions three to six respectively while Argentina, who finished 10th in the World League following a two-year absence, swapped places with Poland, who finished fourth, moving from eighth to seventh.

Greece and Venezuela round out the top 10.

The big movers following excellent World League performances have seen Venezuela move from 13th to 10th, Cuba 16th to 12th and Portugal 18th to 14th.

The menís and womenís world rankings are updated after every major competition and take in to consideration a teamís performance in all major FIVB tournaments.