1997 Men's European Volleyball Championship

The 1997 Men's European Volleyball Championship was the 20th edition of the event, organized by Europe's governing volleyball body, the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball. It was hosted from September 6 to September 14 in two cities in the NetherlandsDen Bosch and Eindhoven –.

QualificationEdit

The top four placed teams from the 1995 edition of the Men's European Volleyball Championship — Italy, Yugoslavia, Netherlands (also host) and Bulgaria — were automatically qualified for the 1997 edition. The other teams had to qualify in 1996.

TeamsEdit

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.   FR Yugoslavia 9 5 4 1 233 154 1.513 12 4 3.000
2.   Italy 9 5 4 1 220 161 1.366 12 4 3.000
3.   Slovakia 8 5 3 2 230 263 0.875 10 10 1.000
4.   Russia 7 5 2 3 248 227 1.093 10 9 1.111
5.   Germany 7 5 2 3 208 259 0.803 7 12 0.583
6.   Greece 5 5 0 5 176 251 0.701 3 15 0.200
  • Saturday September 6
Italy   3 – 0   Greece 16-14 15- 4 15-03
Slovakia   3 – 1   Germany 13-15 15-12 15-09 15-10
Russia   3 – 0   FR Yugoslavia 16-14 15-11 15-13
  • Sunday September 7
Germany   3 – 1   Greece 17-15 15-09 07-15 15-08
Slovakia   3 – 2   Russia 06-15 15-10 16-14 10-15 15-12
FR Yugoslavia   3 – 0   Italy 15-13 15-09 15-05
  • Monday September 8
Germany   3 – 2   Russia 15-09 15-10 06-15 04-15 16-14
Italy   3 – 1   Slovakia 15-13 12-15 15-11 15-05
FR Yugoslavia   3 – 1   Greece 15-05 14-16 15-06 15-06
  • Wednesday September 10
Italy   3 – 0   Germany 15-10 15-09 15-04
Russia   3 – 0   Greece 15-05 15-09 15-12
FR Yugoslavia   3 – 0   Slovakia 15-07 15-04 15-08
  • Thursday September 11
Italy   3 – 0   Russia 15-06 15-10 15-12
Slovakia   3 – 1   Greece 15-10 15-11 02-15 15-13
FR Yugoslavia   3 – 0   Germany 15-08 16-14 15-07

Group BEdit

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.   Netherlands 10 5 5 0 226 91 2.484 15 0 MAX
2.   France 8 5 3 2 224 219 1.023 10 8 1.250
3.   Ukraine 8 5 3 2 260 251 1.036 11 10 1.100
4.   Czech Republic 7 5 2 3 260 276 0.942 10 12 0.833
5.   Bulgaria 7 5 2 3 219 263 0.833 8 12 0.666
6.   Finland 5 5 0 5 167 256 0.652 3 15 0.200
  • Saturday September 6
Netherlands   3 – 0   Finland 15-03 15-07 15-02
Czech Republic   3 – 1   France 16-14 07-15 15-01 15-12
Ukraine   3 – 2   Bulgaria 08-15 15-07 11-15 15-10 15-09
  • Sunday September 7
France   3 – 0   Finland 15-05 15-13 15-07
Netherlands   3 – 0   Ukraine 15-06 15-10 15-01
Bulgaria   3 – 2   Czech Republic 05-15 15-10 15-11 10-15 15-11
  • Monday September 8
Ukraine   3 – 0   Finland 15-12 15-01 15-09
France   3 – 0   Bulgaria 15-10 17-15 15-02
Netherlands   3 – 0   Czech Republic 15-07 15-02 15-06
  • Wednesday September 10
Bulgaria   3 – 1   Finland 15-12 09-15 15-07 15-11
Ukraine   3 – 2   Czech Republic 11-15 15-09 10-15 15-13 15-11
Netherlands   3 – 0   France 16-14 15-06 15-05
  • Thursday September 11
Czech Republic   3 – 2   Finland 12-15 15-11 15-11 10-15 15-11
France   3 – 2   Ukraine 15-13 15-08 13-15 03-15 19-17
Netherlands   3 – 0   Bulgaria 15-03 15-09 15-10

Final roundEdit

 
Semi FinalsFinal
 
      
 
1997-09-13
 
 
  France0
 
1997-09-14 – Eindhoven
 
  FR Yugoslavia3
 
  Netherlands3
 
1997-09-13
 
  FR Yugoslavia1
 
  Netherlands3
 
 
  Italy0
 
3rd place
 
 
1997-09-14
 
 
  Italy3
 
 
  France1
  • Friday September 13 — Semi Finals
FR Yugoslavia   3 – 0   France 15-06 17-15 15-11
Netherlands   3 – 0   Italy 15-09 15-06 15-13
  • Saturday September 14 — Bronze Medal Match
Italy   3 – 1   France 15-02 15-06 10-15 15-08
  • Saturday September 14 — Gold Medal Match
Netherlands   3 – 1   FR Yugoslavia 15-11 10-15 15-10 15-09


 
5-8th place5th place
 
      
 
1997-09-13
 
 
  Slovakia0
 
1997-09-14
 
  Czech Republic3
 
  Czech Republic0
 
1997-09-13
 
  Russia3
 
  Russia3
 
 
  Ukraine0
 
7th place
 
 
1997-09-14
 
 
  Ukraine3
 
 
  Slovakia0
  • Friday September 13 — Classification Matches
Czech Republic   3 – 0   Slovakia 15-10 15-11 15-11
Russia   3 – 0   Ukraine 15-10 15-04 15-12
  • Saturday September 14 — Seventh Place Match
Slovakia   3 – 0   Ukraine 15-03 15-13 15-03
  • Saturday September 14 — Fifth Place Match
Russia   3 – 0   Czech Republic 15-10 15-09 15-09

Final rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit