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Monday, September 29, 2014
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X September 28

First round concludes with thrilling matches across Italy

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 28, 2014 – The FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 confirmed the last four spots into the 16-team second round on Sunday with 12 matches in Rome (Pool A), Trieste (Pool B), Verona (Pool C) and Bari (Pool D).

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X September 28

Brazil hold off Italy to win women’s gold at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam

São Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2014 — It may have taken 55 minutes, to decide it, but for the packed stadium in Brazil, it was a treat to experience as host-country favorites Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes came from behind and held off the valiant effort by Italy’s Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth Sunday to capture the gold medal during the closing day of the double-gender US$800,000 FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam.

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X September 28

Netherlands stop Brazil for men’s gold medal at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam

São Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2014 — When 72 matches were all said and done, the last team standing Sunday was Netherlands’ Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst as they upset home-country icons in Brazil’s Ricardo Santos/Emanuel Rego to claim the men’s gold medal at the double-gender US$800,000 FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam.

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FIVB
Sep 23 FIPAV President Dr. Carlo Magri and FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° received by Graziano Delrio ES / FR
FIVB
Sep 29 First FIVB World Tour medal bittersweet for Italy's Menegatti/Orsi Toth ES / FR
Sep 28 Call brings old Brazilian friends back together on the beach ES / FR
Sep 28 Varenhorst calls in the Experience to FIVB Sao Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 28 Beach growing in the land of Volleyball ES / FR
Sep 27 Brazil, Netherlands to tangle for men’s gold Sunday at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 27 Brazil to meet Italy for women’s gold at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 27 Last-minute invite leads Popp to fifth place at FIVB Sao Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 27 Men’s final four set for Saturday’s semifinals at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 27 Women’s final four set for Saturday’s semis at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 26 Slow end doesn't dull Czech Republic's Slukova/Kolocova breakthrough year ES / FR
Sep 26 Twenty-four men’s duos advance from pool play Thursday at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 26 Canada's Binstock/Schachter earn memorable triple in São Paulo ES / FR
Sep 26 Women’s field reduced to 24 teams at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 25 Austria's Schwaiger on road to Rio with new teammate ES / FR
Sep 25 Ten unbeaten women’s teams Wednesday at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 25 Five huge surprises in men’s pool play FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam Wednesday ES / FR
Sep 24 Young Brazilians pull of major upset at FIVB Sao Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 24 Canada's Chaim/Saxton focused at FIVB Sao Paolo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 23 Eight women’s teams earn final main draw spots at FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 23 Eight men’s teams advance to 32-team FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam main draw ES / FR
Sep 23 FIVB World Tour returns to Brazil with $800,000 FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam ES / FR
Sep 23 Parana added to World Tour as Mangaung given curtain closer ES / FR
FIVB
Sep 28 Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belgium claim last second round tickets ES / FR
Sep 28 President Medina visits Dominican compatriots in Italy ES / FR
Sep 28 FIVB Women's World Championship - Day 6 - As It Happened ES / FR
Sep 28 Dominican Republic win third tie break in Pool A, defeat Italy 3-2 ES / FR
Sep 28 Brazil beat Serbia 3-1 and finish undefeated at the top of Pool B ES / FR
Sep 28 Belgium advance to second round with win over Puerto Rico ES / FR
Sep 28 Inspired USA beat defending champion Russia to top pool ES / FR
Sep 28 Croatia tops mini volleyball tournament as Modena waits for big stars to come to town ES / FR
Sep 28 Croatia finish the first round at third place with a tie break victory over Germany ES / FR
Sep 28 China rally past Japan 3-2 to win pool D ES / FR
Sep 28 Bulgaria beat Canada 3-0 to finish third in Pool B ES / FR
Sep 28 Kazakhstan sweep Thailand to secure first second round berth ES / FR
Sep 28 Azerbaijan advance to second phase with 3-1 win over Cuba ES / FR
Sep 28 Weakened Netherlands confirm third place with win over Mexico ES / FR
Sep 28 Argentina win the match between the last two of Pool A ES / FR
Sep 28 Turkey accomplish their mission in Trieste ES / FR
Sep 28 Final four spots into Women's World Championship 2nd Round to be settled Sunday ES / FR
Sep 28 Fourth day capped by exciting action, big crowds ES / FR
Sep 27 China keep a clean sheet; four second round spots still open ES / FR
Sep 27 FIVB Women's World Championship - Day 5 - As It Happened ES / FR
Sep 27 Brazil beat Turkey 3-2 in a challenging five-setter ES / FR
Sep 27 Italy: fourth victory in four match. Germany was defeated in four set. ES / FR
Sep 27 China maintain leadership of Pool D with fourth straight win ES / FR
Sep 27 USA march on, still hope for Thailand ES / FR
Sep 27 Canada show strong resistance against faultless Serbia ES / FR
Sep 27 Domincan Republic to the second round with a victory over Argentina ES / FR
Sep 27 Japan overcome Puerto Rico 3-0 for third straight win ES / FR
Sep 27 Russia beat fired up Netherlands to confirm dominance in Pool C ES / FR
Sep 27 Bulgaria thunder past Cameroon 3-0 ES / FR
Sep 27 The second victory for Croatia ES / FR
Sep 27 Belgium sweep Azerbaijan to get closer to second phase ES / FR
Sep 27 Kazakhstan knocks out Mexico in straight sets ES / FR
Sep 27 Teams scramble for open spots into the second round ES / FR
Sep 26 FIVB Women's World Championship - Day 4 - As It Happened ES / FR
Sep 26 “Catherine the Great” sets sights on title hat-trick ES / FR
Sep 26 Down to seven undefeated teams in Italy ES / FR
Sep 25 Bulgaria beat Turkey in their second five-setter in a row ES / FR
Sep 25 Seven teams claim second round tickets at FIVB Women’s World Championship ES / FR
Sep 25 FIVB Women's World Championship - Day 3 - As it Happened ES / FR
Sep 25 China win third in a row to secure berth in second phase ES / FR
Sep 25 Italy make three out of three with the third 3-0 victory over Argentina ES / FR
Sep 25 USA sweep the Netherlands on their way to the second round ES / FR
Sep 25 Brazilian coaches on both sidelines without Brazil playing ES / FR
Sep 25 Dominican Republic loves tie break, another two hours and half-victory over Croatia. ES / FR
Sep 25 Serbia keep upper hand over spirited Cameroon ES / FR
Sep 25 Japan defeat Cuba in three sets in Pool D ES / FR
Sep 25 Russia advance to second phase overpowering Kazakhstan 3-0 ES / FR
Sep 25 Were you at the final? ES / FR
Sep 25 Azerbaijan outlast Puerto Rico in five sets ES / FR
Sep 25 Brazil defeat Canada 3-0 and clinch their third consecutive victory ES / FR
Sep 25 Thailand sweep Mexico in thrilling contest ES / FR
Sep 25 Second consecutive victory for Germany ES / FR
Sep 25 Day three to feature first meetings with eight undefeated teams ES / FR
Sep 24 Eight undefeated teams stand in good position to advance to second round after Day 2 ES / FR
Sep 24 No second day shocks for tournament favourites ES / FR
Sep 24 FIVB Women's World Championship - Day 2 - As It Happened ES / FR
Sep 24 The best Pool B match gives Serbia a hard-earned victory against Bulgaria ES / FR
Sep 24 Italy managed all the match with great ease ES / FR
Sep 24 Puerto Rico defeat Cuba for first victory of World Championship ES / FR
Sep 24 Dutch earn second win with victory against Thailand ES / FR
Sep 24 Japan overcome Belgium 3-1 in second match of Pool D ES / FR
Sep 24 Italy jersey and official World Championship ball given to the Pope ES / FR
Sep 24 Re-live the FIVB Men's World Championship on YouTube ES / FR
Sep 24 Germany shut out Argentina to improve to 1-1 ES / FR
Sep 24 Brazil crushes Cameroon in straight sets ES / FR
Sep 24 Russia block spirited Mexico in three sets ES / FR
Sep 24 The Fraud Squad at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship ES / FR
Sep 24 USA win resisting Kazakhstan's "different" offence ES / FR
Sep 24 Turkey outclass Canada in straight sets ES / FR
Sep 24 USA overpower Kazakhstan in straight sets at PalaOlimpia ES / FR
Sep 24 China power past Azerbaijan for second straight win ES / FR
Sep 24 Second consecutive victory for Dominican Republic in World Championship ES / FR
Sep 24 Day 2 promises to be just as exciting for Women's World Championship ES / FR
Sep 24 Exciting Day 1 matches with upsets and thrilling finishes ES / FR
Sep 23 FIVB Women's World Championship - Day 1 - As It Happened ES / FR
Sep 23 Poland surge up rankings after gold medal success ES / FR
Sep 23 Japan drop points on opening day ES / FR
Sep 23 World No. 1 Brazil show their power versus Bulgaria ES / FR
Sep 23 USA beat Mexico in hard fought match ES / FR
Sep 23 Rome give its welcome to the Italian team for the first victory over Tunisia ES / FR
Sep 23 A fast victory for Belgium against young Cuba ES / FR
Sep 23 Dominician Republic won an extraordinary match against Germany ES / FR
Sep 23 Azerbaijan upset Japan in five-set thriller ES / FR
Sep 23 Serbia outplays Turkey 3-1 ES / FR
Sep 23 Russia overpower a spirited Thailand ES / FR
Sep 23 Canada break losing streak with 3-1 win over Cameroon ES / FR
Sep 23 Croatia win over Argentina to open World Championship ES / FR
Sep 23 Netherlands outclass Kazakhstan in straight sets ES / FR
Sep 23 China beat Puerto Rico in straight sets ES / FR
FIVB
Sep 24 VCP Young Players course held in Guyana ES / FR
FIVB
Sep 25 WADA launches Athlete Reference Guide ES / FR
Sep 24 Women's World Championship welcomes Anti-Doping Outreach Programme ES / FR
FIVB
Sep 26 Beach volleyball coaching course completed in Paraguay ES / FR
Sep 24 Cambodia runs Level II Coaching Course ES / FR
FIVB
Sep 28 Korea, Japan, Iran, China men top pools in Asian Games ES / FR
Sep 28 Korea, China, Thailand, Japan advance to Asian Games semis ES / FR
Sep 27 Fired-up Iran prove too strong for India to claim second win in Incheon ES / FR
Sep 27 Four China teams make Asian Games beach volleyball semis ES / FR
Sep 26 Third international Paidar Demir tournament this weekend in Istanbul ES / FR
Sep 26 Thailand join China, Japan and Kuwait in quarterfinals of Asian Games men’s volleyball ES / FR
Sep 26 Sidorenko-Dyachenko and Bao-Halikejiang progress to Asian Games beach volleyball semifinals ES / FR
Sep 26 Korea's Lee-Yoon join top 8 at Asian Games women's beach volleyball tournament ES / FR
Sep 26 Korea and China top groups in Asian Games women's volleyball ES / FR
Sep 25 Russia stay top of European Ranking while Poland move up to fourth ES / FR
Sep 25 Maritza adds well-known names to roster before third edition of Kupa Plovdiv ES / FR
Sep 25 Korea, India and Thailand remain unbeaten in Asian Games men’s volleyball ES / FR
Sep 24 Eight men’s teams confirmed for Asian Games Round of 16 ES / FR
Sep 24 Japan, China, Qatar men continue strong run in Asian Games ES / FR
Sep 24 Korea's women crush Thailand, China beat Hong Kong in Asian Games ES / FR
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Volleyball FIVB Women's World Championship September 23 - October 12 Various Italy
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