2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship

The 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship was the third and final edition of the international volleyball tournament and the world championship for men's national teams under the age of 23, organized by the sport's world governing body, FIVB. The tournament was held in Cairo, Egypt from 18 to 25 August 2017.[1] 12 teams from the 5 confederations competed in the tournament.

2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship
بطولة العالم للكرة الطائرة للرجال تحت 23 عاما
2017 مِصر‎
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Tournament details
Host nation Egypt
Dates18–25 August
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runners-up Russia
Third place Cuba
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament awards
MVPArgentina Germán Johansen
Best SetterArgentina Matías Sánchez
Best OHRussia Denis Bogdan
Cuba Miguel Gutiérrez
Best MBRussia Ivan Iakovlev
Brazil Matheus Santos
Best OPPEgypt Hisham Ewais
Best LiberoBrazil Rogério Filho
Official website

Argentina defeated defending champions Russia 4–2 in the final to claim their first title in the competition.[2] This marked Argentina's first ever world title at any age group. Cuba won the bronze medal outclassing Brazil 4–1.[3] Germán Johansen from Argentina was elected the MVP.

After this tournament, FIVB declared that "As per decision of May 2019 FIVB Board of Administration, the U23 WCH has been abolished."[4]

QualificationEdit

The FIVB Sports Events Council revealed a proposal to streamline the number of teams participating in the Age Group World Championships.[5]

Means of Qualification Date Venue Vacancies Qualifiers
Host Nation 2 February 2016   Lausanne 1   Egypt
2016 South American Championship 21–25 June 2016   Cartagena 1   Brazil
2016 European Qualifiers 27–31 July 2016   Zagreb 2   Poland
  Turkey
2016 Pan-American Cup For CSV 5–10 September 2016   Guanajuato City 1   Argentina
For NORCECA 2   Cuba
  Mexico
2017 African Championship 21–22 February 2017   Sétif 1   Algeria
2017 Asian Championship 1–9 May 2017   Ardabil 2   Iran
  Japan
World Ranking January 2017[6]   Lausanne 2   Russia
  China
Total 12

Pools compositionEdit

Teams were seeded following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB U23 World Ranking as of January 2017.[6] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of pool A regardless of the U23 World Ranking. Rankings are shown in brackets except the hosts who ranked 10th.

Pool A Pool B
  Egypt (Hosts)   Turkey (1)
  Cuba (4)   Russia (3)
  Brazil (5)   Argentina (6)
  Mexico (11)   Iran (7)
  Poland (12)   Algeria (13)
  Japan (25)   China (17)

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

All matches
  Cairo
Cairo Stadium Halls Complex 1 & 2
Capacity: 20,000

Testing of new rulesEdit

The 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship will be a testing ground for a new scoring scheme currently under review by the FIVB, which, if successful, could mark a historical turning point for volleyball – much as the introduction of the Rally Scoring System did in the late 1990s.[7]

Matches in Cairo will be played to best-of-seven sets with each set to 15 points (with at least a two-point difference needed). Three ranking points will be awarded to teams winning 4–0, 4–1 or 4–2. Two points go the winner of a 4–3 match with one point for the loser. It is hoped that the new scoring system will reduce overall duration of matches, while making each set more attractive and exciting – much as tie-breaks are under the current regulations. The interval between sets is reduced to two minutes (from three). Teams will switch ends after the second set - and also, if needed, after sets 4, 5 and 6. In addition, there will be no technical timeouts – just two regular thirty-second timeouts per team per set.

The basic principles for the new scheme were tested for the first time in the Dutch League in the 2016–17 season. Further testing of the scheme will be conducted at the Women's U23 World Championship in Ljubljana. During and after the competition, players, coaches, referees and officials will be evaluating the new system through a questionnaire, while duration and scoring statistics will be gathered and analysed.

This is the second time that the Men's U23 World Championship serves as a testbed for new regulations. Matches of the inaugural edition in 2013 in Uberlândia were played to 21-point sets. In addition to the scoring system, a new serving regulation will be tried out in Cairo, with the server not allowed to land inside the court after a jump service.

The testing of the new rules has been received with criticism from the volleyball community.[8]

Pool standing procedureEdit

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. Result of the last match between the tied teams

Match won 4–0, 4–1 or 4–2: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 4–3: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the Semifinals
Qualified for the 5th–8th semifinals

Pool AEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Brazil 5 0 14 20 4 5.000 365 285 1.281
2   Cuba 3 2 10 16 13 1.231 418 407 1.027
3   Egypt 3 2 8 15 13 1.154 413 382 1.081
4   Japan 2 3 7 13 14 0.929 358 374 0.957
5   Poland 2 3 6 11 13 0.846 354 350 1.011
6   Mexico 0 5 0 2 20 0.100 232 342 0.678
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Total Report
18 Aug 14:30 Brazil   4–0   Mexico 15–7 15–8 15–6 15–10       60–31 Report
18 Aug 17:00 Cuba   1–4   Poland 12–15 15–12 14–16 10–15 15–17     66–75 Report
18 Aug 21:00 Egypt   4–3   Japan 15–10 15–13 12–15 15–8 9–15 13–15 15–10 94–86 Report
19 Aug 15:00 Mexico   0–4   Japan 12–15 12–15 11–15 10–15       45–60 Report
19 Aug 17:30 Brazil   4–0   Poland 15–10 22–20 20–18 15–7       74–57 Report
19 Aug 20:00 Egypt   2–4   Cuba 15–13 14–16 15–10 12–15 11–15 16–18   83–87 Report
20 Aug 15:00 Cuba   4–2   Japan 15–13 19–17 14–16 13–15 16–14 15–13   92–88 Report
20 Aug 17:30 Mexico   0–4   Poland 8–15 8–15 10–15 10–15       36–60 Report
20 Aug 20:00 Egypt   1–4   Brazil 12–15 16–18 11–15 15–12 12–15     66–75 Report
21 Aug 15:00 Poland   2–4   Japan 13–15 16–14 12–15 13–15 15–8 13–15   82–82 Report
21 Aug 17:30 Cuba   3–4   Brazil 15–13 13–15 15–11 15–11 11–15 8–15 12–15 89–95 Report
21 Aug 20:00 Egypt   4–1   Mexico 15–5 15–7 13–15 15–9 20–18     78–54 Report
23 Aug 15:00 Brazil   4–0   Japan 15–9 15–12 15–7 16–14       61–42 Report
23 Aug 17:30 Cuba   4–1   Mexico 15–7 15–9 24–26 15–13 15–11     84–66 Report
23 Aug 20:00 Egypt   4–1   Poland 15–13 15–7 32–30 13–15 17–15     92–80 Report

Pool BEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Argentina 4 1 13 19 8 2.375 385 316 1.218
2   Russia 4 1 12 19 7 2.714 374 323 1.158
3   Iran 4 1 11 18 8 2.250 379 332 1.142
4   China 2 3 5 8 15 0.533 281 316 0.889
5   Turkey 1 4 5 9 18 0.500 342 384 0.891
6   Algeria 0 5 0 3 20 0.150 259 349 0.742
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Total Report
18 Aug 14:30 Turkey   3–4   China 17–19 15–12 15–11 8–15 10–15 15–10 10–15 90–97 Report
18 Aug 17:00 Russia   4–0   Algeria 15–8 15–11 15–11 15–8       60–38 Report
18 Aug 21:00 Argentina   4–2   Iran 16–14 11–15 15–11 18–16 13–15 15–10   88–81 Report
19 Aug 15:00 Iran   4–0   China 15–13 15–12 15–8 15–13       60–46 Report
19 Aug 17:30 Argentina   4–0   Algeria 15–11 15–8 15–9 15–12       60–40 Report
19 Aug 20:00 Turkey   0–4   Russia 16–18 13–15 6–15 13–15       48–63 Report
20 Aug 15:00 Russia   4–0   China 15–8 15–11 15–11 15–11       60–41 Report
20 Aug 17:30 Turkey   2–4   Argentina 8–15 15–6 7–15 17–15 11–15 9–15   67–81 Report
20 Aug 20:00 Iran   4–1   Algeria 16–18 15–8 15–7 15–9 15–12     76–54 Report
21 Aug 15:00 Algeria   0–4   China 15–17 13–15 7–15 11–15       46–62 Report
21 Aug 17:30 Turkey   0–4   Iran 12–15 9–15 15–17 10–15       46–62 Report
21 Aug 20:00 Russia   4–3   Argentina 11–15 15–12 13–15 15–13 8–15 15–12 16–14 96–96 Report
23 Aug 15:00 Argentina   4–0   China 15–8 15–9 15–9 15–9       60–35 Report
23 Aug 17:30 Russia   3–4   Iran 11–15 15–12 15–10 13–15 15–13 18–20 11–15 98–100 Report
23 Aug 20:00 Turkey   4–2   Algeria 15–10 17–19 14–16 15–11 15–12 15–13   91–81 Report

Final roundEdit

5th–8th placesEdit

 
5th–8th semifinals5th place match
 
      
 
24 August
 
 
  Egypt4
 
25 August
 
  China1
 
  Egypt4
 
24 August
 
  Japan0
 
  Iran3
 
 
  Japan4
 
7th place match
 
 
24 August
 
 
  China1
 
 
  Iran4

5th–8th semifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Total Report
24 Aug 15:00 Iran   3–4   Japan 14–16 15–10 15–13 11–15 15–12 13–15 7–15 90–96 Report
24 Aug 20:00 Egypt   4–1   China 15–12 15–13 12–15 19–17 15–8     76–65 Report

7th place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Total Report
25 Aug 10:00 China   1–4   Iran 15–17 5–15 11–15 19–17 18–20     68–84 Report

5th place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Total Report
25 Aug 15:00 Egypt   4–0   Japan 15–9 15–8 15–11 15–12       60–40 Report

Final fourEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
24 August
 
 
  Brazil3
 
25 August
 
  Russia4
 
  Russia2
 
24 August
 
  Argentina4
 
  Argentina4
 
 
  Cuba1
 
3rd place match
 
 
25 August
 
 
  Brazil1
 
 
  Cuba4

SemifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Total Report
24 Aug 15:00 Brazil   3–4   Russia 15–11 15–13 11–15 15–17 15–13 13–15 8–15 92–99 Report
24 Aug 17:30 Argentina   4–1   Cuba 15–7 15–7 11–15 15–13 17–15     73–57 Report

3rd place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Total Report
25 Aug 15:30 Brazil   1–4   Cuba 16–18 13–15 13–15 22–20 11–15     75–83 Report

FinalEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Set 6 Set 7 Total Report
25 Aug 18:00 Russia   2–4   Argentina 10–15 11–15 14–16 16–14 15–13 9–15   75–88 Report

Final StandingEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FOUR AGE GROUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTS CONFIRMED". FIVB. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Argentina dethrone Russia with epic win for historic world title". FIVB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Cuba outclass Brazil for Men's U23 bronze". FIVB. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Expression of Interest and Organisational Conditionsfor Future Organisers" (PDF). FIVB. 4 February 2020. p. 1.
  5. ^ "FIVE 2017 MEN'S U23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BERTHS STILL TO PLAY FOR". FIVB. 19 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b "FIVB World Ranking - Men U23 (as per January 2017)". FIVB. January 2017.
  7. ^ "U23 Worlds testbed for new scoring rules". FIVB. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Teste com as novas regras desagrada técnicos das seleções sub-23" (in Portuguese). Saída de Rede. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.

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