FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

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Day 8 Preview: Race for FIVB Men's World Cup podium spots and Olympic Games bids tighten


The FIVB Men's World Cup moves into its eighth day of competition with six intriguing matchups in Fukuoka and Hamamatsu before the tournament moves to Tokyo for the final round

Fukuoka, Japan, November 29, 2011 – The FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup Japan 2011 third round concludes on November 29 with six matches on tap before the tournament heads to two sites in Tokyo for the fourth and final round.

On the final third round day in Fukuoka, Poland (6-1, 19 points) play Egypt (1-6, 3 points) at 11.00, followed by Iran (5-2, 12 points) versus China (0-7, 1 point) at 15.00 and Japan (2-5, 8 points) hosting United States (3-4, 9 points) at 18.20. At Hamamatsu, Cuba (5-2, 14 points) and Russia (6-1, 18 points) start action with a key battle at 11.00, while Italy (5-2, 14 points) and Argentina (3-4, 9 points) face each other 15.00 and Brazil (5-2, 16 points) challenge Serbia (1-6, 3 points) at 18.20.

Half the field have either a 6-1 or 5-2 record while separating by only seven standings points, making an interesting last four days of competition to settle three spots into the 2012 Olympic Games. Poland leads the World Cup field with 19 points and a 6-1 record, followed by Russia with a 6-1 record and 18 points. Brazil maintain third place with a 5-2 record and 16 points despite a loss on November 28. Italy and Cuba rank fourth and fifth with 5-2 records and 14 points, while Iran remain in the chase for a podium berth and Olympics berth with a 5-2 record and 12 points. The bottom half of the standings include USA and Argentina at seven and eight with 3-4 records and nine points, followed by Japan in ninth place with a 2-4 record and eight points. Serbia and Egypt hold 1-6 records and three points, while China are at the bottom with one point and 0-7 record.

All told, the 12 World Cup teams will play 11 matches each over a 15-day schedule with the top three teams earning a berth into the 2012 Olympic Games.

Men’s World Cup Results/Standings, Match Info, Photos or Live Scoring

Third Round Pool A at Fukuoka

Poland versus Egypt
Poland remain in the lead of the FIVB World Cup with a 6-1 record and 19 points following a win over USA on November 28. Poland have also defeated Cuba, Argentina, Japan, Serbia and China, while their only loss is to Iran on the fourth day of competition. Egypt are currently 1-6 in the FIVB World Cup with three points, with their only win against No. 10 China.

Five Poland players have scored at least 67 points in the World Cup as Bartosz Kurek paces the team with 94 points and is closely followed by Zbigniew Bartman’s 91 points. Michal Winiarski has added 80 points, while Marcin Mozdzonek and Piotr Nowakowski have scored 70 and 67 points, respectively. Mozdzonek is the tournament’s leading blocker with 1.00 per set, while teammate Michal Winiasrski is the tournament’s leading receiver with a 56.98 efficiency percent. Ahmed Abdelhay leads Egypt with 109 points, but suffered a slight injury in the last match versus Iran. Mohamed Badawy has chipped in 56 points for Egypt.

Poland have won eight of nine meetings against Egypt with the last victory at the 2009 FIVB Grand Champions Cup in three sets. Overall, Poland have captured the last five matches in the series tthat dates back to the 1958 European Championship. Egypt’s lone win in the series was during the 2008 FIVB World League preliminary round.

Iran versus China
Iran rebounded from a straight set loss to USA to start the third round with a sweep of Egypt on November 28. Iran improved to 5-2 in the World Cup with 12 points, which includes wins other wins over Japan (3-1), Serbia (3-2), Poland (3-2) and Argentina (3-2) with a loss to Cuba (3-0). Meanwhile, China will be searching for their first win of the tournament when they play Iran. China did gain a point in the standings with a five-set loss to No. 1 Brazil.

Iranian Seyed Mehdi Bazargarde has scored 85 points to lead his team, while Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi and Alireza Nadi have added 67 and 66 points, respectively. Nadi ranks second in Best Blocker with 0.86 per set. The leading Chinese scorer in the tournament is Weijun Zhong with 67 points, while teammate Ping Chen has added 65 points.

Iran and China have faced each other only once before, an Iran five-set victory in the 1991 FIVB World Cup consolation round.

Japan versus USA
USA’s hope of reaching the World Cup podium and a 2012 Olympic Games berth through the World Cup are remote now that they have fallen to 3-4 with nine points and just four matches remaining. The North Americans have defeated Iran, Egypt and China, but have lost to top three powers Brazil, Russia and Italy as well as Poland in the most recent match on November 28. Japan picked up their second victory of the tournament with a sweep over Asia Volleyball Confederation rival China on November 28. The tournament host have now won two matches in a row after starting the third round with a win over Egypt.

USA’s Clayton Stanley has scored 12 points and ranks as the top server with 0.74 aces per set. Matthew Anderson has added 83 points for the North American squad. Japan are led in scoring by Kunihiro Shimizu with 110 points, while Yusuke Ishijima has contributed 66 points. Takeshi Nagano ranks atop the Best Digger category with 2.32 digs per set.

USA hold a sizeable 28-9 advantage over Japan in the all-time series, including a 3-0 victory to start the 2008 Olympic Games. The North Americans have won the last 14 meetings dating back to the 1995 FIVB World Cup. Japan’s last victory over the USA was during the 1993 FIVB Grand Champions Cup. The first meeting in the series was a four-set USA win at the 1960 FIVB World Championship.

Third Round Pool B at Hamamatsu

Cuba versus Russia
Russia hold a 6-1 record in the tournament with 18 points. Along the way, the Russians have defeated No. 3 Italy, No. 4 USA, No. 5 Serbia, No. 9 Argentina, No. 10 China and No. 12 Egypt. Russia’s lone loss was to No. 1 Brazil. Meanwhile, No. 6 Cuba have become giant killers in the third round with a four-set win over No. 3 Italy on Sunday and a five-set win over No. 1 Brazil to improve their record to 5-2 overall with 14 points. The Cubans also have victories over Iran (3-0), Japan (3-0) and Serbia (3-1), but have fallen to Poland (3-0) and Argentina (3-1).

Russia’s Maxim Mikhaylov leads his squad in scoring with 113 points, while Sergey Tetyukhin has added 56 points. Cuba is paced by Fernando Hernandez Ramos with 135 points for the second best in the tournament and a fourth-best 52.0 spike percent, while Wilfredo Leon Venero has contributed 108 points and ranks third in Best Spiker with a 52.5 conversion percent.

“Cuba are a strong and powerful team, and perhaps they have a chance for London [top three spots in the FIVB World cup earn berths into the 12-team Olympic Games],” Russia coach Vladimir Alekno said. “So after this game we’ll prepare for them and consider what we need to do to beat them.”

“Tomorrow against Russia will be tough,” said Leon, the Cuban captain. “We need to concentrate and do our best.”

Russia own a 37-19 record over Cuba in the all-time series, the last being a 3-0 win during the 2011 FIVB World League Final Round Pool F. Russia have won nine of the last 11 matches against Cuba. The last Cuban victory was during the 2009 FIVB World League preliminary round, but Russia would win the bronze medal match over Cuba three weeks later.

Argentina versus Italy
Italy rebounded from their loss to Cuba by beating Serbia (3-1) to improve to 5-2 with 14 points. Along with the win over Serbia, the Italians have now defeated Egypt (3-0), Brazil (3-2), China (3-0) and USA (3-1) against their losses to Cuba and Russia. Argentina dropped to 3-4 in the FIVB World Cup following a three-set loss to Russia on the middle day of the third round in Hamamatsu. Argentina hold victories over Serbia (3-0), Japan (3-2) and Cuba (3-1) with losses to Poland (3-1), Iran (3-2), Brazil (3-0) and now Russia.

Italy’s Michal Lasko is the tournament’s leading scorer with 141 total points, including 22 blocks with a 0.81 average for fourth place and a 53.3 attack percent for second in the tournament. The Italian captain Cristian Savani follows with 89 points. Facundo Conte has scored 99 points for Argentina during the 2011 FIVB World Cup and has been supported by Federico Pereyra’s 74 points. Argentina setter Luciana De Cecco leads the Best Setter category with 9.11 running sets average.

“We have to be better than today when we face Argentina,” Italy coach Mauro Berruto said. “We had an important match in Gdansk in the World League Finals. But from our side it doesn’t matter who is the opponent. We have four matches in front of us and we will try to win all four. It’s not easy but this is what we need to do to get our ultimate goal.”

“Italy is a very good team,” Argentina coach Javier Weber said. “I think maybe after Russia and Brazil, they are the best in this tournament. To win that match we need to play better than today — we need to win that match.”

Italy lead the all-time series with Argentina with a 17-6 record, but Argentina own the last victory in the series – 3-1 win during the 2011 FIVB World League Final Round preliminary pool. Before the 2011 match, Italy and Argentina had not faced other since a four-set Italy win during the 2004 Olympic Games quarterfinal round.

Serbia versus Brazil
Brazil lost their second match of the World Cup on Monday to No. 6 Cuba to fall to 5-2 on the tournament with 16 points, but remain in third place. The Brazilians have defeated Egypt (3-0), No. 4 USA (3-1), No. 2 Russia (3-0), China (3-2) and Argentina (3-0) with their other loss a heartbreaking five-setter to No. 3 Italy with a 22-20 fifth set. Serbia bring a 1-6 record into the match with Brazil with their only win against Japan in five sets. They have absorbed losses to Argentina (3-0), Poland (3-1), Iran (3-2), Cuba (3-1) and Russia (3-0).

Murilo Endres has posted 90 points with a 51.8 spike percent (fifth in the tournament) for a Brazil high during the World Cup, while Leandro Vissotto Neves has charted 79 points and Gilberto Godoy Filho (Giba) 73 points. Brazil libero Sergio Dutra Santos is the tournament’s leading libero with 4.96 excellent passes and digs per set. Serbia has been playing a mixed lineup allowing for an overall balanced scoring from their players. Ivan Miljkovic leads Serbia with 86 points, followed by Dragan Stankovic with 56 points.

“We need to think about tomorrow,” Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende said. “I go back to the hotel sad because we lost, but we fight all the time, so I’m satisfied.”

“Tomorrow is a new beginning for us when we play Brazil,” Serbia coach Igor Kolakovic said. “We don’t have many opportunities to play them, but I hope tomorrow will be better than today.”

Brazil have won 22 of 28 meetings with Serbia, yet the all-time record does not properly showcase the closeness of the series. Six of the last seven matches have gone the full five sets with Brazil winning five of the tiebreaking sets. Further, neither team has earned a 3-0 victory in the last 10 matches. Brazil have won the last two matches in the series in five sets, including a 16-14 thrilling tiebreaker in the 2010 FIVB World League Final Round preliminary Group E. Serbia’s last victory was a five-set victory in the 2008 FIVB World League preliminary round in which all four head-to-head matches were decided in five sets.

Day 8 | November 29, 2011

No Phase Date Local
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43 A 29/11 11:00 * 02:00 * POL-EGY View Fukuoka View
46 B 29/11 11:00 * 02:00 * CUB-RUS View Hamamatsu View
44 A 29/11 15:00 * 06:00 * IRI-CHN View Fukuoka View
47 B 29/11 15:00 * 06:00 * ARG-ITA View Hamamatsu View
45 A 29/11 18:20 * 09:20 * JPN-USA View Fukuoka View
48 B 29/11 18:20 * 09:20 * SRB-BRA View Hamamatsu View

* The first whistle for each match will sound 10 minutes after the start time listed

World Cup Standing


Rk Code Team Points Matches Results Details Sets Points
Played Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1 POL Poland 19 7 6 1 2 4 1 20 7 2.857 645 561 1.150
2 RUS Russia 18 7 6 1 4 2 1 18 5 3.600 553 461 1.200
3 BRA Brazil 16 7 5 2 3 1 1 2 19 9 2.111 637 545 1.169
4 ITA Italy 14 7 5 2 2 2 1 2 17 10 1.700 643 587 1.095
5 CUB Cuba 14 7 5 2 2 2 1 1 1 16 10 1.600 577 564 1.023
6 IRI Iran 12 7 5 2 1 1 3 2 15 13 1.154 585 599 0.977
7 USA USA 9 7 3 4 3 2 2 11 12 0.917 523 526 0.994
8 ARG Argentina 9 7 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 2 12 15 0.800 581 576 1.009
9 JPN Japan 8 7 2 5 1 1 2 2 1 12 16 0.750 614 615 0.998
10 SRB Serbia 3 7 1 6 1 1 3 2 8 20 0.400 560 649 0.863
11 EGY Egypt 3 7 1 6 1 2 4 5 18 0.278 446 558 0.799
12 CHN China 1 7 7 1 1 5 3 21 0.143 452 575 0.786

FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup Highlights
Tournament Leading Scorers
1 Michal Lasko (ITA) 141 points
2 Fernando Hernandez Ramos (CUB) 136 points
3 Maxim Mikhaylov (RUS) 113
4 Clayton Stanley (USA) 112
5 Kunihiro Shimizu (JPN) 110

Top Scoring Performances
30 – Ahmed Abdelhay (EGY) v JPN on Nov. 27
27 – Michal Lasko (ITA) v BRA, Nov. 22
26 – Michal Lasko (ITA) v RUS, Nov. 20
26 – Bartosz Kurek (POL) v IRI, Nov. 24
25 – Michal Lasko (ITA) v USA, Nov. 25
25 – Clayton Stanley (USA) v IRI, Nov. 27
25 – Michal Lasko (ITA) v SRB, Nov. 28

Top Scorers by Day
November 20: 26 – Michal Lasko (Italy) versus Russia
November 21: 21 – Zbigniew Bartman (Poland) versus Serbia; Tatsuya Fukuzaka (Japan) versus Argentina
November 22: 27 – Michal Lasko (Italy) versus Brazil
November 24: 26 – Bartosz Kurek (Poland) versus Iran
November 25: 25 – Michal Lasko (Italy) versus USA
November 27: 30 – Ahmed Abdelhay (Egypt) versus Japan
November 28: 25 – Michal Lasko (Italy) versus Serbia

Top Blocking Performances
7 – Clayton Stanley (USA) v RUS on Nov. 27
7 – Alexander Volkov (RUS) v ITA on Nov. 20
7 – Michal Lasko (ITA) v BRA on Nov. 22
7 – Marcin Mozdzonek (POL) v JPN on Nov. 25
6 – Piotr Nowakowski (POL) v SRB on Nov. 21
6 – Alexander Butko (RUS) v USA on Nov. 22
6 – Sebastian Sole (ARG) v CUB on Nov. 24
6 – Yusuke Ishijima (JPN) v SRB on Nov. 24
6 – Alireza Nadi (IRI) v EGY on Nov. 28
6 – Isbel Mesa Sandobal (CUB) v BRA on Nov. 28 

Top Service Ace Performances
6 – Bartosz Kurek (POL) v IRI on Nov. 24
5 – Clayton Stanley (USA) v IRI on Nov. 27
4 – Maxim Mikyahlov (RUS) v CHN on Nov. 21
4 – Ivan Zaytsev (ITA) v BRA on Nov. 22
4 – Clayton Stanley (USA) v EGY on Nov. 24
4 – Sergey Tetyuhkin (RUS) v BRA on Nov. 24
4 – Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi (IRI) v ARG on Nov. 25
4 – Luciano De Cecco (ARG) v IRI on Nov. 25

Highest Set Score:
41-39 – ITA v USA (Set 1) on Nov. 25 (FIVB Men’s World Cup record)
30-28 – POL v SRB (Set 4) on Nov. 21

Highest Scoring Matches
220 – Italy beat USA 3-1 (41-39, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21) on Nov. 25
217 – Italy beat Brazil 3-2 (25-16, 20-25, 18-25, 25-21, 22-20) on Nov. 22
211 – Iran beat Poland 3-2 (23-25, 28-26, 8-25, 26-24, 15-11) on Nov. 24
209 – Cuba beat Brazil 3-2 (17-25, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12) on Nov. 28
204 – Iran beat Argentina 3-2 (15-12, 25-21, 24-26, 25-16, 15-12) on Nov. 25
203 – Iran beat Serbia 3-2 (25-17, 18-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-11) on Nov. 22
196 – Argentina beat Japan 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 11-25, 25-15, 15-12) on Nov. 21
193 – Brazil beat China 3-2 (23-25, 25-10, 25-18, 19-25, 15-8) on Nov. 25

For more information contact:
Site A (Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Tokyo-Yoyogi Gymnasium) - Mr. Federico Ferraro
 +81 (0)80 2584 4622

Site B: (Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Toyama, Hamamatsu, Tokyo Metropolitan Stadium) - Mr. Bill Kauffman
 +81 (0)80 2584 4623

For all non urgent inquiries concerning the 2011 FIVB Men's World Cup please contact the FIVB Press Department at press@fivb.org.

 


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We were overwhelmed, says China coach after loss to Italy

24.11.2011 12:14:51
Italy's serving, super-sub Sabbi beats China in straight sets

24.11.2011 11:29:00
Hosseini praises coach Velasco for changing their game

24.11.2011 10:21:24
Playing fast is De Cecco’s way of play

24.11.2011 10:05:33
Velasco inspires team to another upset victory

24.11.2011 09:31:23
Iran pull out win over Poland in nail-biter

24.11.2011 09:13:37
Brazil hand Russia first loss as poise wins over power

24.11.2011 08:27:08
A success story, on and off the court: Shunichi Kawai

24.11.2011 05:38:42
Samuels says experience made difference for Argentina

24.11.2011 05:36:00
This is a good match to build on, says USA coach Knipe

24.11.2011 05:25:13
Stanley is aces as USA bounce back over Egypt

24.11.2011 04:49:32
Argentina storm back to defeat Cuba

23.11.2011 22:49:35
Osaka, Kumamoto take center stage for FIVB Men’s World Cup

23.11.2011 14:40:24
FIVB World Cup - A wonderful celebration of spirit and sporting endeavor

23.11.2011 14:03:32
Mentor and former protégé cross their ways in Osaka

23.11.2011 10:37:27
I hope we can recover the energies we need, says coach Rezende

22.11.2011 17:20:19
Getting to know: Japan star Kunihiro Shimizu

22.11.2011 14:52:15
Three female referees whistling during FIVB Men’s World Cup

22.11.2011 14:02:31
Italy score amazing win over Brazil while Russia and Poland maintain perfect record

22.11.2011 13:14:10
Samuels content with two victories in Nagoya

22.11.2011 12:39:03
We can be proud of this win, says Russia coach Alekno

22.11.2011 12:09:16
With Butko blocking beautifully, Russia remain perfect

22.11.2011 12:08:50
Cuba keep Japan winless with straight sets victory

22.11.2011 11:05:30
Poland’s Zygadlo anticipates tough competition ahead

22.11.2011 10:04:44
Playing Brazil is always a fantastic thing, says Italy coach Berruto

22.11.2011 09:47:12
Italy survive a game of errors with Brazil

22.11.2011 09:35:25
Anastasi says determination made difference for Poland

22.11.2011 09:02:28
Poland rally past Argentina to remain unbeaten

22.11.2011 07:59:31
Iranian youngster makes impressive World Cup debut

22.11.2011 05:59:01
Velasco says victory over Serbia meaningful to Iran

22.11.2011 05:50:45
Victory a gift to the Egyptian people, coach El-Shemerly says

22.11.2011 05:19:11
Iran deal Serbia third straight loss

22.11.2011 05:19:07
Egypt's Abdelhay leads against China, with super-setter support

22.11.2011 03:21:57
Nikola and Uros Kovacevic prolong Serbian tradition of "Volleyball brothers"

22.11.2011 03:13:47
Brazil's Giba uses own success to help others

21.11.2011 23:41:16
FIVB World Cup Day 3: Undefeated Poland-Argentina Go Head-to-Head

21.11.2011 15:34:54
Brazil, Russia and Poland set the pace at FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup in Japan

21.11.2011 13:50:24
Weber says spirit of team keyed rally to victory

21.11.2011 12:53:01
Argentina best Japan in five-set thriller

21.11.2011 12:40:51
Russia is such a strong team, says China coach Zhou

21.11.2011 12:29:19
Mikhaylov serving sharp against China in Russia's second win

21.11.2011 11:32:37
Bartman keeps strong faith in his team

21.11.2011 09:44:31
Serving was the key point in this match, says Brazil coach Rezende

21.11.2011 09:38:29
Anastasi pleased after second straight victory

21.11.2011 09:10:14
Brazil block American ambitions for day 2 upset

21.11.2011 09:01:19
Poland battle past Serbia

21.11.2011 07:44:28
Leon and Hernandez need to work on blocking and defensive aggressiveness, says coach Samuels

21.11.2011 05:17:31
Italy captain Savani on first win: We'd like to continue this streak

21.11.2011 05:08:45
Cuba coach says star Hernandez is still improving

21.11.2011 04:41:46
Italy bounce back with team effort against Egypt

21.11.2011 04:25:21
Hernandez, Leon lead Cuba past Iran

21.11.2011 02:36:39
Double Olympic champion Saori Yoshida joins Japanese audience to support home guys

20.11.2011 23:43:37
Healthy Priddy back in form in short time for USA

20.11.2011 23:35:53
2008 Olympic Games title rematch highlights FIVB Men’s World Cup Day 2

20.11.2011 18:33:01
Nalbert predicts Brazilian triumph in Japan

20.11.2011 15:50:52
Japan lose opening match to Iran as Russia claim highlight of day 1 in Kagoshima

20.11.2011 14:01:48
Iran make World Cup comeback after 20 years

20.11.2011 13:28:22
Velasco: "We stuck with our plan"

20.11.2011 12:39:14
Iran rally for four-set win over Japan

20.11.2011 12:29:11
Brazil coach Rezende on win vs Egypt: They never gave up and that's very important

20.11.2011 11:55:12
Murilo leads Brazil in opening day win over spirited Egyptian squad

20.11.2011 11:41:47
New faces, new challenges for Egypt at FIVB World Cup

20.11.2011 09:46:08
Russia coach Alekno: Winning this first game is very important

20.11.2011 09:22:14
Italy misses the mark in opener against Russia

20.11.2011 09:00:15
Anastasi says concentration key to victory

20.11.2011 08:34:04
Poland score surprise win over Cuba

20.11.2011 07:10:37
Facundo Conte a star in his own right

20.11.2011 05:50:33
Happy to start with three points, USA coach Knipe says

20.11.2011 05:32:09
United States' Anderson aces China to open FIVB World Cup

20.11.2011 04:47:28
Weber says Argentina played 'perfect game'

20.11.2011 04:23:24
Argentina rout Serbia in first-round opener

20.11.2011 01:40:07
Legendary Julio Velasco leads up-and-coming Iranian force

19.11.2011 15:01:14
Depth in Kagoshima creates World Cup first round challenges

19.11.2011 12:51:55
FIVB World Cup to bring joy and hope to Japanese people

17.11.2011 15:51:49
Anastasi says podium is minimum goal for Poland

17.11.2011 09:11:01
Nagoya ready for start of FIVB World Cup

15.11.2011 16:00:54
Italy ready for Men's World Cup showdown says Berruto

15.11.2011 05:23:22
Men's volleyball stars prepare for Nagoya start in Men's World Cup

15.11.2011 04:28:10
Kagoshima set to host talented Men's World Cup teams with Olympic dreams at stake

11.11.2011 13:21:49
Argentina men countdown to World Cup

25.10.2011 16:10:46
World Cup Media Guide launched online

14.10.2011 15:58:54
Full World Cup schedule announced by FIVB

12.10.2011 12:41:01
World Cup preliminary squads unveiled

05.10.2011 12:27:19
Match pairings released for World Cup

05.10.2011 06:53:06
World Cup wild cards announced

30.09.2011 16:18:02
Ten of 12 Men’s World Cup teams confirmed

30.09.2011 09:25:28
Iran claim Asian title to earn World Cup ticket

30.09.2011 05:27:21
Egypt book World Cup berth with African Championship triumph

29.09.2011 10:59:32
China and Iran set to clash in gold medal match of Asian Men’s Championship

29.09.2011 00:03:21
Egypt and Cameroon set to clash in Men’s African Nations Championship final

28.09.2011 09:18:34
Iran delight home fans as they book semifinal place in Asian champs

27.09.2011 10:42:28
Iran, Australia lead Asian Men’s Championship quarterfinals

26.09.2011 09:29:30
Iran, Australia continue to dominate Asian Men’s Championship

25.09.2011 20:34:56
Brazil book place in World Cup with South American Championship win

24.09.2011 01:12:13
Iran, Japan, China and Australia top pools in Asian Men’s Championship

23.09.2011 15:15:29
Chile pick up first victory as Argentina and Brazil remain unbeaten

23.09.2011 15:02:40
Serbia greeted by thousands as they celebrate Euro success

23.09.2011 05:06:44
Five teams unbeaten in Asian Men’s Championship

22.09.2011 16:53:11
Giba reflects on 16 years of South American Championships

22.09.2011 16:15:26
Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship kicks off in Iran

22.09.2011 15:07:38
Favourites Tunisia and Cameroon set to clash on opening day of African Nations champs

22.09.2011 05:33:34
Venezuela pick up first win at South American Championship

21.09.2011 14:20:49
Paraguay begin South American Championship campaign with win

21.09.2011 07:07:23
Iran coach says home advantage does not guarantee Asian Championship glory

21.09.2011 06:41:45
Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championships through the years

20.09.2011 07:20:52
Argentina, Brazil and Colombia start South American Championship with victory

18.09.2011 23:49:57
Serbia crowned European men’s champions

16.09.2011 09:54:52
Poland gain revenge over Slovakia as semifinal berths decided

15.09.2011 10:03:02
Finland survive Slovenia scare while Poles break Czech hearts in EuroVolley 2011

14.09.2011 17:47:06
Iranian minister visits national team

13.09.2011 12:10:17
Preliminary round ends at 2011 EuroVolley

11.09.2011 04:10:22
World Cup place at stake in Asian Senior Men's Volleyball Championship

08.09.2011 11:25:04
Austria and Czech Republic countdown to EuroVolley

04.09.2011 14:38:28
Leon carries Cuba to Men’s NORCECA Championship and World Cup berth

03.09.2011 08:23:15
Cuba and USA to play for the gold at Men’s NORCECA

02.09.2011 17:41:21
Brazil bring in reinforcements for South American champs

02.09.2011 04:59:14
Cuba and Puerto Rico into semis of Men’s NORCECA Championship

01.09.2011 09:56:53
Canada and USA book semifinal berths at Men's NORCECA Championship

31.08.2011 09:49:16
NORCECA Men's Championship heats up

30.08.2011 09:47:58
Men's NORCECA Championship begins in style in Puerto Rico

29.08.2011 17:34:31
Brazil seal wins over Germany and Japan in South American champs prep

18.08.2011 17:03:30
Dante and Gustavo eager to get back on court

15.07.2011 15:07:08
FIVB President hopes for "new future" in Japan

22.06.2011 13:38:40
Morocco to host 2011 Men’s African Nations Championship

24.05.2011 11:48:47
FIVB confirms World Cup in Japan

16.02.2011 18:45:22
AVC finalises 2011 volleyball calendar