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FIVB Men's Junior World Championship starts on Saturday
 

Casablanca, Morocco, July 4, 2007The 14th edition of the FIVB Men's Junior World Championship in Morocco is all set for a fantastic showdown, with Russia, seven-time title winner and defending champion, already training in Casablanca as serious contender to win another world crown. Iran and Egypt, along with the Morocco team are also in this city. The rest of the participating teams will arrive on Thursday, ready to show their progress in the seven-day spectacle which starts on Saturday in Casablanca and Rabat.

 

The opening ceremony will take place at the 8,000-seater Complexe Sportif Mohammed V in Casablanca, followed by the curtain-raiser between Bulgaria and Iran. At the same time, Slovenia will make its very first presentation in this events against Argentina, at the 5,000-seater Complexe Sportif Moulay Abdallah, in Rabat.

The 12 participating teams comprise Norceca champions Cuba, Asia champions Iran, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria and hosts Morocco in Group A (Casablanca), while Group B (Rabat) consists of South America champions Brazil, Africa champions Egypt, Argentina, USA, Slovenia and reigning World Champions Russia.

The group round-robin preliminaries will be played from July 7 to 11
with a Round Robin system to determine the ranking and will be classified from 1st to 6th. The Semi Finals and play offs rounds consists of a total of 6 matches to be played on July 14: two Semi Final matches for the rankings 1 – 4, two matches for the classification 5 – 8 and two matches for the classification 9 – 12. The Finals and play offs, to be played on July 15, consists of a total of 6 matches: the winners of the Semi Finals will play the final, 1st – 2nd position. The losers of the Semi Finals will play for the 3rd and 4th rank position.

 

The winners of the play off 5 – 8 will play for the 5th – 6th position and the losers of the play off 5 -8 will play for the 7th – 8th position. Same system for the position from 9 to 12.

 

Brazil, second-seeded in the last two editions, is also a powerful team looking to improve the two silver medals won at the 2003 World Boy' Junior U-21 Championship in India and in the 2001 World Boy's Junior U-21 Championship in Iran.

 

The FIVB Men's Junior World Championship will contribute in building a young breed of athletes from the five continents. Twelve teams will be rivalling for the glory, playing a total of 42 matches over 7 days. It is the second time since its creation in 1977 that the Junior World Championship is hosted by an African country. Egypt was the first one to host it back in 1991.

 

  
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