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August 28, 2005 - Cuba, Dom Republic and Costa Rica complete final round line up
August 28, 2005 - Brazil and Peru claim final round tickets
August 28, 2005 - USA cap perfect week with gold medal
August 27, 2005 - Cuba claim second of three final round spots
August 27, 2005 - Brazil, Peru & Argentina in contention for three final round spots
August 27, 2005 - USA and Puerto Rico qualify for final round
August 26, 2005 - Dom Republic seal final round spot
August 26, 2005 - Brazil on the verge of final round
August 26, 2005 - USA clinch top seed for semifinals
August 25, 2005 - Puerto Rico and USA top table
August 25, 2005 - Dom Republic make it two from two as Cuba open with victory
August 25, 2005 - Brazil make excellent start
August 24, 2005 - Mexico and Puerto Rico join USA with two wins
August 24, 2005 - What the coaches say before Santiago
August 23, 2005 - USA improve to 2-0 as hosts claim first win
August 22, 2005 - USA sweep Puerto Rico to begin men's second round tournament
August 21, 2005 - Cuba claim tournament honours
August 21, 2005 - Bulgaria men & Poland women claim last of European Final Round tickets
August 20, 2005 - Canada and Cuba claim Final Round spots
August 20, 2005 - Bulgaria to play Portugal men & Poland women for Final Round tickets
August 19, 2005 - Bulgaria start well in European menís & womenís playoffs
August 19, 2005 - USA travel to Puerto Rico for men's World Championship event
August 19, 2005 - USA win tournament as Mexico seal third Final Round spot
August 18, 2005 - USA and Puerto Rico book Final Round spots
August 18, 2005 - Canada take early lead in Cuba
August 17, 2005 - USA clinch No. 1 seed to set up Mexico semifinal
August 16, 2005 - USA improve to 3-0
August 15, 2005 - Puerto Rico claim win number three as USA improve to 2-0
August 14, 2005 - Puerto Rico claim win No 2 as USA start successfully
August 13, 2005 - Puerto Rico and Canada start on right track
August 12, 2005 - USA women travel to Puerto Rico for World Championship second round tournament
August 7, 2005 - China unbeaten in Women's World Championship Asia Group A
August 7, 2005 - Ukraine keep on fighting for final ticket in Bulgaria
August 6, 2005 - China and Chinese Taipei through to Women's World Championship Finals
August 6, 2005 - Netherlands and Turkey advance to final round

August 5, 2005 - Netherlands and Turkey win to set up crucial matches on Saturday
August 5, 2005 - Korea and Kazakhstan through to finals
August 4, 2005 - What the coaches say in Turkey
August 4, 2005 - South Korea hand Kazakhstan first defeat
August 4, 2005 - Australia women take a step further towards World Championship finals
August 4, 2005 - Turkey ready to host another World Championship event
August 3, 2005 - Thailand dream over as Kazakhstan continue excellent form
August 2, 2005 - What the coaches say in China
August 2, 2005 - Kazakhstan and South Korea win on second day
August 1, 2005 - Kazakhstan and the Philippines start well in Thailand
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July 31, 2005 -
Germany beat Italy for tournament honours - Ukraine into play off
July 30, 2005 - Tunisia secure a World Championship berth
July 30, 2005 - France and the Czech Republic into final round, the Netherlands into playoff
July 30, 2005 - Italy and Germany through to final round
July 29, 2005 - Tunisia lead with second victory
July 29, 2005 - Italy and Germany victorious on contrasting opening day
July 29, 2005 -
France in driverís seat
July 28, 2005 - Tunisia start successfully while South Africa make the first surprise
July 28, 2005 - France and Czech Republic start well
July 28, 2005 - Four teams gunning for final African menís ticket
July 28, 2005 - Eight European teams play for four finals spots this weekend
July 27, 2005 -
Thailand looking for three-peat
July 24, 2005 - Venezuela third South American team in final round
July 24, 2005 -
Kenya beat Algeria to claim final round berth
July 23, 2005 - Venezuela take charge in Caracas
July 23, 2005 -
Kenya rejoin Algeria at top of the table
July 22, 2005 - Algeria go top of the table
July 21, 2005 - Kenya and Algeria make it two from two
July 20, 2005 - Kenya and Algeria make perfect start
July 20, 2005 - Greece win tournament as Portugal claim play off berth
July 19, 2005 - Greece and Serbia & Montenegro clinch tickets to Japan
July 19, 2005 - Five countries compete for the last African slot
July 18, 2005 - Kenyan Coach Names Final Squad
July 18, 2005 -
Two more Final Round tickets on the line in Greece
July 17, 2005 - Russia clinch title as Bulgaria claim play off spot
July 16, 2005 - Russia and Poland men advance to Final Round
July 15, 2005 - Russia and Poland on top in two brilliant matches
July 13, 2005 - Estonia men aiming to follow in the footsteps of Serbia and Montenegro women
July 12, 2005 - Kenya back in camp after weekend break
July 12, 2005 - Teams release Kenya arrival dates
July 8, 2005 - Kenya name provisional squad
July 6, 2005 - Kenya start journey to 2006 World Championships in Japan
July 3, 2005 - Azerbaijan complete remarkable double with third round victory
July 3, 2005 - Korea win play-off to join Australia in final round
July 2, 2005 - Russia and Azerbaijan through to finals
July 2, 2005 - Australia seal final round spot after victory over India
July 1, 2005 - Russia set the early pace
July 1, 2005 - Korea make great start in play off with victory over Australia
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June 29, 2005 -
Two Final Round tickets up for grabs for Asian men and European women
June 26, 2005 - China beat India for Final Round ticket
June 26, 2005 - China and India to vie for ticket to Final Round
June 24, 2005 - Iran stay unbeaten to clinch Final Round berth
June 24, 2005 - China and India start on right foot
June 23, 2005 - Iran men one win away from Final Round
June 22, 2005 - Iran win key opening clash against Australia
June 21, 2005 - Iran hoping to follow in Kazakhstanís footsteps
June 20, 2005 - Senate speaker congratulates Kazakhstan Volleyball team on victory
June 19, 2005 - Barbados victorious at home
June 19, 2005 - Amazing dream realised for Serbia and Montenegro
June 19, 2005 - Kazakhstan surprise Korea to claim final round spot
June 18, 2005 - Barbados remain on course in Norceca women's event
June 18, 2005 - Poland take giant step towards womenís Final Round
June 18, 2005 - Korea and Kazakhstan to play off for first Asian menís Final Round ticket
June 17, 2005 - Serbia and Montenegro pull off another great upset
June 16, 2005 - Barbados and Jamaica continue dominance at Norceca first round event
June 16, 2005 - First women's Final Round spots up for grabs in Europe
June 15, 2005 - Barbados and Jamaica make winning starts to their World Championship campaign
June 15, 2005 - Confidence high ahead of Norceca men's first round tournament
June 15, 2005 - Five final round spots up for grabs in Asia
June 14, 2005 - World Championship fever hits Barbados
June 13, 2005 - Czech Republic join Serbia & Montenegro in third round
June 12, 2005 -
Ukraine, Greece & Serbia and Montenegro all reach third round
June 11, 2005 - Ukraine surprise Greece as Europe Pool F starts in Croatia
June 10, 2005 - Greece and the Ukraine start perfectly
June 09, 2005 - Second round showdown in Europe
June 09, 2005 - Estonia surprise all in Menís World Championship
June 07, 2005 -
Greece women optimistic about future
June 03, 2005 - Six Asian teams advance to second round of Menís World Championship
June 02, 2005 - Qatar beat the hosts to claim tournament honours
June 01, 2005 - Qatar and United Arab Emirates confirmed in second round
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May 30, 2005 -
Trinidad & Tobago through to second round
May 29, 2005 - Six European teams advance to third round as Belgiumís fairytale continues
May 28, 2005 - Five teams on track for third round in Europe
May 28, 2005 - Trinidad & Tobago on the verge of second round
May 27, 2005 - St Lucia ready to take on hosts for second round ticket
May 26, 2005 - St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago set the early pace
May 25, 2005 - St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago start ominously
May 24, 2005 - What the coaches said in Trinidad and Tobago
May 24, 2005 - Favourites Trinidad and Tobago tackle Anguilla first
May 23, 2005 - Germany beat Czech Republic in World Champ warm up
May 22, 2005 - Costa Rica & Guatemala first Norceca men’s teams to advance to second round
May 22, 2005 - Estonia’s dream still alive as they join Portugal in third round
May 22, 2005 - Uzbekistan join Thailand in second round
May 21, 2005 - Costa Rica on verge of advancing, Honduras and Guatemala close behind
May 21, 2005 - Portugal win again - Latvia, Estonia and Austria still in contention
May 21, 2005 - Thailand confirm second round place-Uzbekistan & Afghanistan to play for 2nd ticket on Sunday
May 20, 2005 - Costa Rica delight home fans with dramatic tiebreak victory
May 20, 2005 - Thrilling start as Portugal and Estonia triumph first up
May 20, 2005 - Hosts make perfect start
May 20, 2005 - Costa Rica - What the coaches say
May 20, 2005 - Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi receives Dr. Rubťn Acosta, FIVB President French Spanish
May 19, 2005 - A miracle achieved already
May 19, 2005 - A mission against the odds
May 19, 2005 - Honduras & Costa Rica to start favourites in first Norceca men’s event
May 17, 2005 - Hosts leaving no stone unturned
May 17, 2005 -
Learning experience for Kazakhstan against Pakistan
May 16, 2005 - Belarus to assist Azerbaijan in preparation
May 15, 2005 - Guatemala join Mexico in reaching second round
May 15, 2005 -
Mexico’s Bibi Candelas claims MVP prize
May 15, 2005 - Bulgaria and Turkey through to third round while Slovenia upset Hungary for second round ticket
May 14, 2005 - Mexico advance to second round with Guatemala and Nicaragua still in race for second ticket
May 14, 2005 - Three teams still in third round contention in Bulgaria while Slovenia and ungary to play for second round spot
May 13, 2005 - Mexico only unbeaten team after beating Guatemala
May 13, 2005 -
Romania carry excellent form into second round
May 12, 2005 - Guatemala take big step toward second round
May 12, 2005 - Excellent warm-up for Portugal
May 11, 2005 - Mexico and Guatemala confirm their superiority
May 11, 2005 - Mexico confident ahead of first round tournament
May 11, 2005 -
USOC Announces 2005 International Sports Invitational, June 7-12, featuring Volleyball
May 10, 2005 - Mexico and Guatemala favourites for two second round places
May 8, 2005 - Portugal preparing to host World Championship tournament with Russian competition
May 8, 2005 - Argentina through to final round
May 8, 2005 -
Slovakia & Belarus women & Romania men into second round

May 7, 2005 -
Paraguay win to set up showdown with Argentina
May 7, 2005 -
Three teams in second round contention in Portugal - Belarus & Romania in “Sunday final” in Romania
May 6, 2005 -
Argentina cruise to straight sets win
May 6, 2005 - Slovakia women book second round ticket in Portugal while Belarus and Romania men win on opening day in Romania
May 5, 2005 - Slovakia and Belarus make it two from two
May 5, 2005 - Armoa names mixed Argentinean sqaud
May 4, 2005 -
Belarus and Slovakia victorious on first day
May 3, 2005 -
High level of World Championship Volleyball no problem for Thailand
May 3, 2005 - Confidence high for hosts ahead of first round tournament
May 3, 2005 - Government pumping big $$ into Jamaican Volleyball tournaments
May 1, 2005 - Estonia men confirm second round place while France & Belgium finish first and second
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April 30, 2005 - France & Belgium claim tickets through to second round, Estonia remain as only unbeaten side
April 29, 2005 - France hand Belgium first defeat while Estonia and Israel make excellent starts in Estonia
April 29, 2005 - Bosnia Herzegovina’s dream comes true
April 28, 2005 - Belgium and France in devastating form
April 27, 2005 - Belgium and Norway make perfect start
April 26, 2005 - Puerto Rico unveil new team advisor
April 26, 2005 - Europe gearing up for another World Championship festival
April 24, 2005 - Cameroon secure 2nd African ticket to final round
April 23, 2005 - Cameroon and Tunisia clinch second victories
April 22, 2005 - Tunisia and Cameroon win on opening day
April 21, 2005 - Four teams play off for final round ticket

April 21, 2005 - India hoping to take direct route

April 20, 2005 - Uganda head for Mauritius
April 19, 2005 - India to get new coach
April 17, 2005 - Jamaica take one step closer to Japan
April 16, 2005 -
Jamaica & Netherlands Antilles set up Sunday final
April 15, 2005 -
Opening wins for Jamaica and the Netherlands Antilles
April 15, 2005 -
Volleyball takes the spotlight in Jamaica
April 15, 2005 -
Confident Jamaica start World Championship campaign
April 14, 2005 -
China announces squad
April 14, 2005 -
Jamaica all set for 'Road to Japan' campaign
April 14, 2005 -
British Virgin Islands en route to Jamaica
April 13, 2005 -
Jamaican expectations high ahead of World Championships
April 11, 2005 -
Jamaica quietly confident ahead of first round tournament
April 10, 2005 - South Africa claim ticket through to second round
April 9, 2005 -
Mauritius win sets up final showdown against South Africa
April 8, 2005 - South Africa complete comfortable opening victory
April 7, 2005 -
Lack of friendly games worries Botswana coach
April 6, 2005 -
Mauritius eyeing clean sweep
April 6, 2005 -
Botswana optimistic of victory
April 5, 2005 -
World Championship fever hits Durban
April 4, 2005 -
South African fans eager to witness world class action
April 3, 2005 -
Botswana women gain in face of defeat
April 2, 2005 -
Botswana prepared for titanic Volleyball assignment
April 1, 2005 -
South Africa counting down to Volleyball spectacle
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March 31, 2005 - Jamaica confirm line up
March 30, 2005 - China Sets New and Higher Aims for Volleyball
March 29, 2005 -
Uphill task awaits Thailand according to coach
March 28, 2005 - St Kitts Appeals to Corporate Community
March 26, 2005 -
Egypt join Japan & Brazil in final round
March 25, 2005 - Thailand start long World Championship preparation
March 25, 2005 -
Egypt one win away from final round spot
March 24, 2005 - Cameroon and Egypt win opening matches
March 23, 2005 - Cameroon v Sudan in opening match
March 22, 2005 - Egypt hoping for repeat performance
March 22, 2005 - Jamaica gearing up to host 2006 World Championships
March 21, 2005 - Cameroon and Congo arrive in Alexandria
March 19, 2005 - Sensational win seals Egyptian ticket to final round in Japan
March 18, 2005 - Egypt & Nigeria clinch second victories to set up “final”
March 17, 2005 - Nigeria and Egypt win opening matches
March 17, 2005 - Nigeria hold high hopes ahead of World Champs
March 16, 2005 - Egyptian star players pronounced fit
March 16, 2005 - Egyptian coach says Nigeria not to be discounted
March 15, 2005 - St Lucia ready for "largest ever festival of elite Volleyball"
March 15, 2005 - Botswana select final squad for Egypt
March 14, 2005 -
Mauritius step up preparations for World Championships
March 13, 2005 - South Africa prepare for Egypt in Kenya
March 12, 2005 - Home sides start as favourites
March 11, 2005 - All eyes on Egypt with first final round tickets on offer
March 6, 2005 - Chinese Taipei heads off Indonesia for tournament honours
March 5, 2005 -
Chinese Taipei & Indonesia qualify for second round
March 4, 2005 - Chinese Taipei & Indonesia go top with two wins
March 4, 2005 - Beilun District to host Chinese women spikers
March 3, 2005 - Chinese Taipei start with convincing win
March 3, 2005 -
Mauritius organisers confirm schedule
March 2, 2005 - Philippines and Indonesia make perfect start
March 1, 2005 - Philippines & Macau in opening match in Cebu City
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February 28, 2005 - Egyptian Federation changes venue to ensure more spectators
February 28, 2005 - Caribbean performance excites top officials
February 27, 2005 - The Philippines promise World Championship spectacle
February 26, 2005 - Chinese Taipei favoured at Philippines event
February 25, 2005 - Historical milestone for Tonga
February 24, 2005 - Botswana unveils squad for World Championships
February 24, 2005 -
More events eyed in Cebu after World Championships
February 24, 2005 - Vietnamese referee first at World Championships
February 23, 2005 - Substantial Funding for Volleyball in England
February 23, 2005 - Great anticipation ahead of Philippines event
February 21, 2005 - Philippines hoping for upset

February 18, 2005 - Philippines ready to host 2006 World Volleyball Men’s Championship
February 17, 2005 - Nigeria women in camp for World Championship preparation

February 07, 2005 - Spain, Serbia and Montenegro, England and Sudan overcome first World Championship hurdle

February 03, 2005 - Sudan secured a second round ticket

February 02, 2005 - Finland name Berruto with World Championships in mind
February 02, 2005 - Sudan and Ghana compete for a second round spot
February 01, 2005 - Successful start for Sudan and Ghana
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January 31, 2005 - Men's 1st Round in Africa Group A in Sudan

January 28, 2005 - Mauritius prepares for the Women's tournament in April
January 28, 2005 - Four teams compete for a second round spot in Sudan
January 18, 2005 - Volleyball to raise its profile in the UK

January 17, 2005 - Largest ever FIVB Volleyball World Championships
January 16, 2005 - Women : Spain Qualify for Second Round
January 15, 2005 - Men: England Qualify for Second Round

January 15, 2005 - Spain Book Second Round Place
January 13, 2005 - Second day in Sheffield
January 12, 2005 - Tournament begins with a display of power and passion  
January 12, 2005 - The biggest-ever festival of elite Volleyball - starts today
January 11, 2005 - Green Go For World Championships
January 05, 2005 -
First Round. Excitement rises as Competition kick off approaches
November 11, 2004 - First round to begin in England

All eyes on Rome for historic day
Rome, Italy, July 16, 2004 – Unprecedented number of teams witness momentous day. All eyes of a record number of 174 teams - 97 men's and 77 women's teams - participating in the 2006 Volleyball World Championships, were focused on Rome, Italy on Friday when the Drawing of Lots ceremony for the International Volleyball Federation’s most prestigious event, took place in the inspirational setting of the beautiful Giardino d'Inverno room in the Westin Excelsior Hotel. More
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ic: FIVB President Dr. Rubťn Acosta with the mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni
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 Men's Drawing of lots  Women's drawing of lots

June 10, 2004 - Record number of 165 teams register for 2006 World Championships Sp Fr
May 19, 2004 - World Championships Deadline Nears Spanish French


 




 

2002 Men's Standings
 

1 Brazil
2 Russia
3 France
4 Yugoslavia
5 Italy
6 Argentina
7 Greece
8 Portugal
9 Japan
  Netherlands
Poland
USA
13 Bulgaria
  China
  Czech Rep
  Spain
17 Canada
  Venezuela
19 Australia
  Croatia
  Cuba
  Egypt
  Tunisia
  Kazakhstan
   

2002 Women's Standings

1 Italy
2 USA
3 Russia
4 China
5 Cuba
6 Korea
7 Brazil
8 Bulgaria
9 Netherlands
10 Germany
Greece
Puerto Rico
13 DomRepublic
Japan
Poland
Romania
17 Argentina
Canada
Czech Rep
Thailand
21 Australia
Egypt
Kenya

Mexico