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Russia move up rankings but Brazil stay top

Russia's win at the 2010 FIVB Women's World Championship has lifted them up the rankings to sixth
Lausanne, Switzerland, November 16, 2010 – Russia moved up one place in the FIVB Women's World Rankings to sixth following their seventh FIVB Women's World Championship title win in Tokyo, Japan on November 14, but runners-up Brazil remained at No.1 despite losing to the European side for the second time in as many tournaments.

USA remained in second despite their bronze-medal match loss to Japan, who themselves moved up to joint-third in the rankings with Italy, who finished fifth at the World Championship.

Elsewhere China, who had their worst World Championship outing in finishing tenth, dropped two places to fifth while Turkey, who recorded their best performance with a sixth-place ranking, rocketed ten places up the table to 12th.

Other big movers from the World Championship are Germany, whose seventh-place finish ensured they climbed five places to 10th in the rankings; Czech Republic, who moved 14 places up the ladder to 24th following a 15th place finish; and Croatia, who now sit in 29th after finishing 17th in Japan.

Changes to the rankings occur across the whole list as points from continental tournaments are also included in the latest update. For the full list visit

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