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2005 Youth Boys' Under 19 World Championship
Algiers & Oran, 24 August – 1 September 2005


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Russia win gold to complete the double
Algiers, Algeria, September 1, 2005 – Russia defeated Brazil in the final on Thursday to claim the ninth Boys' U-19 World Championship, their second FIVB trophy this season after their victory in the Junior Men's tournament last month in India also beating their arch rivals in the final. Russia won the Boys' U-19 cup after a fantastic five set match (17-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-23, 15-11) against the Samba Dancers here at Harcha hall in the Algerian capital. The Russians deprived Brazil of gaining their fifth world title this season after they had already claimed the Men's World League, Women's Grand Prix, Junior Women's U 20 World Championship and Girls' U 18 World Championship titles. More
Brazil and Russia to contest final
Algiers, Algeria, August 31, 2005 – Just like the older age category, Brazil and Russia claimed the tickets for the final of the ninth Boys U-19 World Championship after claiming victories over Italy and Argentina respectively in a day full of emotions, in the semifinals at Harcha hall in the Algerian capital on Wednesday. Both big Volleyball countries were the finalists in the Junior Men's U- 21 World Championship in India last month, when Russia took the only Volleyball trophy lost by the Samba Dancers this season. Brazil will try to take the revenge when they meet their arch rivals in the final on Thursday, while Russia aims to claim the double. The losers of the semifinal Italy and Argentina will also meet for the last place on the podium. More
Brazil, Italy, Argentina and Russia into semis
Algiers, Algeria, August 30, 2005 – Brazil, Italy, Argentina and Russia succeeded in qualifying for the semifinals of the ninth Boys U-19 World Championship after recording big victories over Poland, Iran, France and Slovakia in another day full of drama, in the quarterfinals here at Harcha hall in the Algerian capital on Tuesday. The defending champions Brazil will now meet Italy in an early “final” of the competition, while Argentina plays Russia in the other semifinal on Wednesday. Brazil used all of their Volleyball skills in attack and defence to move one more step closer to defending their title when they swept Poland 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 29-27). More
Argentina-France most important clash, defending champs seek another title against Poland
Algiers, Algeria, August 29, 2005 – Argentina and France will feature in the most exciting face off in the quarterfinals of the ninth Boys U-19 World Championship to be held in Harcha Hall in the Algerian capital on Tuesday. Other clashes see defending champions Brazil take on Poland, Iran play Italy and Slovakia come up against Russia. Argentina and France, who both had positive results and victories beyond what they expected earlier in the tournament, will try to continue their successful path in the competition especially considering that both have never qualified for the semifinals with Argentina’s best being fifth position in 1991 and the best for France was the seventh position achieved three times in 1991, 1997 and 2001. More
Argentina, Iran, Russia & Poland secure quarterfinal vacancies
Algiers, Algeria, August 28, 2005 - Russia, Poland, Argentina and Iran secured their tickets in the quarterfinals of the ninth Boys U-19 World Championship here in Algiers and Oran following victories over Bulgaria, Egypt, India and Korea respectively in the play off round on Sunday. The four teams will join Brazil, France, Slovakia and Italy in the last four who will continue the competition on Tuesday as the defending champions Brazil meet Poland; while Argentina play France in the strongest match up in the quarterfinals. The other matches will feature Iran vs. Italy and Slovakia vs. Russia. More
Fascinating clash between Italy and France in playoffs
Algiers, Algeria, August 27, 2005 - A fascinating clash between Italy and France will feature as the most important meeting in the play off round of the Ninth Boys U-19 World Championship on Sunday here in Algiers and Oran. The two big European teams will meet in the play off seeding as both teams ended the first round top of their preliminary pools. In the same seeding the defending champions Brazil will meet Slovakia searching for a new victory towards their seventh title in history, both matches in Harcha hall in Algiers. More
Brazil, Italy, Slovakia and France top the pools
Algiers, Algeria, August 26, 2005 - Only three teams posted unbeaten records in the preliminary round of the ninth Boys U-19 World Championship here in Algiers and Oran on Friday as Slovakia in pool A, Brazil in pool B and France in pool D collected their third successive victories on day three to lead their pools with Italy who lead pool C on points ratio although they lost to India in the competition’s biggest surprise result. The leaders of each of the pools qualified for the quarterfinals and will play in the seeding play offs as Slovakia meet Brazil on Sunday, while Italy play their neighbours France. The play off elimination round will feature Bulgaria vs. Russia and Poland vs. Egypt in Oran and India vs. Argentina, Korea vs. Iran in Algiers. More
Pic: India pulled off a huge upset beating Italy
Another day for samba dancers and second victory for favorites
Algiers, Algeria, August 25, 2005 - Again it was the day of the samba dancers from Brazil in the ninth Boys U-19 World Championship here in Algiers and Oran where they attracted the emotions of the fans on day two of the tournament collecting their second victory, beating Bulgaria in a fantastic five-set match. Along with Brazil, the big favorites Russia, France, Italy and Slovakia achieved their second victory in a row to secure a play off vacancy in front of FIVB Vice President, Dr. Amr Elwani. More

Hosts lose as favorites show consistency
Algiers, Algeria, August 24, 2005 - In a day full of thrills and exciting matches the defending champions Brazil and all the favoured teams had comfortable victories on the opening day of the ninth Boys U-19 World Championship here in Algiers and Oran. Defeating Argentina in straight sets, Brazil showed their consistency from the start with Russia, France, and Slovakia. Poland and Egypt both had very difficult victories over the emerging Indians and the hosts Algeria in five sets. More Pic: Hosts Algeria lost to Egypt in five sets
August 24, 2005 - What the coaches say before the competition
August 23, 2005 -
Brazil, Iran, Russia and Italy expected to contest title - Fascinating clash between Algeria and Egypt on opening day
August 22, 2005 -
Brazil eager for seventh title
August 21, 2005 -
Hosts ready to compete
August 20, 2005 - Iran defeat Algeria in a warm up
August 20, 2005 -
Egypt team head to Algeria
May 26, 2005 –
Drawing of Lots completed - Algeria v Egypt on opening day
May 19, 2005 –
Iran, Korea and India qualify for 2005 Youth Boys' U19 World Championships
May 12, 2005 – Argentina host Paraguay in World Championship warm-up