2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League

The 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League was the inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League, a new annual international men's volleyball tournament contested by 16 national teams that replaced the former World League in the international calendar.[1] The competition was held between May and July 2018 and the final round took place in the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Lille metropolitan area, France.[2][3]

2018 Men's Nations League
Altstadt Lille Panorama (27843598861).jpg
Lille, host city of the final round
Tournament details
Host nation France
CityLille (Final Round)
Dates25 May – 8 July
Teams16 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)22 (in 22 host cities)
Champions Russia (1st title)
Runners-up France
Third place United States
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament awards
MVPRussia Maxim Mikhaylov
Best SetterFrance Benjamin Toniutti
Best OHUnited States Taylor Sander
Russia Dmitry Volkov
Best MBFrance Kévin Le Roux
Russia Dmitry Muserskiy
Best OPPUnited States Matt Anderson
Best LiberoFrance Jenia Grebennikov
Tournament statistics
Matches played130
Attendance494,775 (3,806 per match)
Official website
Volleyball Nations League

Russia won the inaugural edition, defeating the home team in straight sets in the final.[4] Both teams contesting the final had previously won the World League – Russia on three opportunities and France on two. United States, which also had won the World League twice, defeated the reigning Olympic champions and 9-time World League winners Brazil in straight sets for the bronze medal.[5] Maxim Mikhaylov from Russia, who was the World League MVP in 2011, was elected the Most valuable player.[6]

South Korea were the last placed challenger team after the preliminary round and were replaced by Challenger Cup winners Portugal in the 2019 edition.[7]

QualificationEdit

Sixteen teams qualified for the competition. Twelve of them qualified as core teams which cannot face relegation. Other four teams were selected as challenger teams which could be relegated from the tournament.[1]

Qualification Qualifier
Core teams   Argentina
  Brazil
  China
  France
  Germany
  Iran
  Italy
  Japan
  Poland
  Russia
  Serbia
  United States
Challenger teams   Australia
  Bulgaria
  Canada
  South Korea

FormatEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The 16 teams compete in a round-robin format with every core team hosting a pool at least once. The teams are divided into 4 pools of 4 teams at each week and compete five weeks long, for 120 matches. The top five teams after the preliminary round join the hosts of the final round to compete in the final round.[1] The relegation takes into consideration only the 4 challenger teams. The last ranked challenger team will be excluded from the 2019 Nations League. The winners of the Challenger Cup will qualify for the next edition as a challenger team.[8]

Final roundEdit

The six qualified teams play in 2 pools of 3 teams in round-robin. The top 2 teams of each pool qualify for the semifinals. The pool winners play against the runners-up in this round. The semifinals winners advance to compete for the Nations League title. The losers face each other in the third place match.

Pools compositionEdit

The overview of pools was released on February 16, 2018.[2]

Preliminary roundEdit

Week 1
Pool 1
France
Pool 2
China
Pool 3
Poland
Pool 4
Serbia

  Australia
  France
  Iran
  Japan

  Argentina
  Bulgaria
  China
  United States

  Canada
  Poland
  Russia
  South Korea

  Brazil
  Germany
  Italy
  Serbia

Week 2
Pool 5
Bulgaria
Pool 6
Brazil
Pool 7
Argentina
Pool 8
Poland

  Australia
  Bulgaria
  Russia
  Serbia

  Brazil
  Japan
  South Korea
  United States

  Argentina
  Canada
  Iran
  Italy

  China
  France
  Germany
  Poland

Week 3
Pool 9
Canada
Pool 10
Japan
Pool 11
Russia
Pool 12
France

  Australia
  Canada
  Germany
  United States

  Bulgaria
  Italy
  Japan
  Poland

  Brazil
  China
  Iran
  Russia

  Argentina
  France
  Serbia
  South Korea

Week 4
Pool 13
South Korea
Pool 14
Germany
Pool 15
United States
Pool 16
Bulgaria

  Australia
  China
  Italy
  South Korea

  Argentina
  Germany
  Japan
  Russia

  Iran
  Poland
  Serbia
  United States

  Brazil
  Bulgaria
  Canada
  France

Week 5
Pool 17
Australia
Pool 18
China
Pool 19
Iran
Pool 20
Italy

  Argentina
  Australia
  Brazil
  Poland

  Canada
  China
  Japan
  Serbia

  Bulgaria
  Germany
  Iran
  South Korea

  France
  Italy
  Russia
  United States

Final roundEdit

Pool A Pool B
  France (Hosts)   Russia (Preliminary Round 1st)
  Serbia (Preliminary Round 3rd)   United States (Preliminary Round 2nd)
  Brazil (Preliminary Round 4th)   Poland (Preliminary Round 5th)

VenuesEdit

The list of host cities and venues was announced on February 16, 2018.[2]

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4
  Rouen, France   Ningbo, China   Katowice, Poland (25 May)
Kraków, Poland (26–27 May)
  Kraljevo, Serbia
Kindarena Beilun Gymnasium Spodek
Tauron Arena
Kraljevo Sports Hall
Capacity: 5,700 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 11,500 / 15,000 Capacity: 3,331
        
Pool 5 Pool 6 Pool 7 Pool 8
  Sofia, Bulgaria   Goiânia, Brazil   San Juan, Argentina   Łódź, Poland
Arena Armeec Goiânia Arena Estadio Aldo Cantoni Atlas Arena
Capacity: 12,373 Capacity: 11,333 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 13,805
       
Pool 9 Pool 10 Pool 11 Pool 12
  Ottawa, Canada   Osaka, Japan   Ufa, Russia   Aix-en-Provence, France
TD Place Arena Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium Ufa Arena L'arena du pays d'Aix
Capacity: 9,500 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 8,250 Capacity: 6,004
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Pool 13 Pool 14 Pool 15 Pool 16
  Seoul, South Korea   Ludwigsburg, Germany   Hoffman Estates, United States   Varna, Bulgaria
Jangchung Arena Arena Ludwigsburg Sears Centre Arena Palace of Culture and Sports
Capacity: 4,507 Capacity: 5,325 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 6,000
       
Pool 17 Pool 18 Pool 19 Pool 20
  Melbourne, Australia   Jiangmen, China   Tehran, Iran   Modena, Italy
Hisense Arena Jiangmen Sports Center Gymnasium Azadi Indoor Stadium PalaPanini
Capacity: 10,500 Capacity: 8,500 Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 4,968
       

Final roundEdit

  Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Capacity: 28,010
 

Competition scheduleEdit

Preliminary round Final round
Week 1
25–27 May
Week 2
1–3 Jun
Week 3
8–10 Jun
Week 4
15–17 Jun
Week 5
22–24 Jun
Week 6
Rest Week
Week 7
4–8 Jul
24 matches 24 matches 24 matches 24 matches 24 matches 10 matches

Pool standing procedureEdit

  1. Total number of victories (matches won, matches lost)
  2. In the event of a tie, the following first tiebreaker will apply: The teams will be ranked by the most points gained per match as follows:
    • Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 points for the winner, 0 points for the loser
    • Match won 3–2: 2 points for the winner, 1 point for the loser
    • Match forfeited: 3 points for the winner, 0 points (0–25, 0–25, 0–25) for the loser
  3. If teams are still tied after examining the number of victories and points gained, then the FIVB will examine the results in order to break the tie in the following order:
    • Sets quotient: if two or more teams are tied on the number of points gained, they will be ranked by the quotient resulting from the division of the number of all sets won by the number of all sets lost.
    • Points quotient: if the tie persists based on the sets quotient, the teams will be ranked by the quotient resulting from the division of all points scored by the total of points lost during all sets.
    • If the tie persists based on the points quotient, the tie will be broken based on the team that won the match of the Round Robin Phase between the tied teams. When the tie in points quotient is between three or more teams, these teams ranked taking into consideration only the matches involving the teams in question.

SquadsEdit

The 16 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 21 players, which every week's 14-player roster must be selected from. Each country must declare its 14-player roster two days before the start of each week's round-robin competition.

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the Final round
Qualified as hosts for the Final round
Excluded from the 2019 Nations League

RankingEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   France 12 3 35 38 16 2.375 1295 1140 1.136
2   Russia 11 4 34 36 14 2.571 1191 1096 1.087
3   United States 11 4 33 37 19 1.947 1294 1183 1.094
4   Serbia 11 4 29 33 24 1.375 1289 1255 1.027
5   Brazil 10 5 30 34 21 1.619 1280 1213 1.055
6   Poland 10 5 29 32 19 1.684 1221 1124 1.086
7   Canada 8 7 25 29 24 1.208 1219 1227 0.993
8   Italy 8 7 24 30 28 1.071 1315 1296 1.015
9   Germany 7 8 23 29 30 0.967 1299 1307 0.994
10   Iran 7 8 21 29 30 0.967 1355 1344 1.008
11   Bulgaria 6 9 17 26 34 0.765 1288 1351 0.953
12   Japan 6 9 15 23 37 0.622 1301 1374 0.947
13   Australia 5 10 15 21 35 0.600 1236 1340 0.922
14   Argentina 4 11 15 23 34 0.676 1270 1326 0.958
15   China 3 12 9 15 39 0.385 1173 1291 0.909
16   South Korea 1 14 6 11 42 0.262 1108 1267 0.875

Week 1Edit

Pool 1Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 May 17:00 Australia   1–3   Japan 18–25 15–25 25–23 17–25   75–98 P2 Report
25 May 20:00 France   3–1   Iran 25–20 24–26 25–20 25–17   99–83 P2 Report
26 May 17:00 Australia   0–3   Iran 23–25 23–25 21–25     67–75 P2 Report
26 May 20:00 France   3–1   Japan 25–16 20–25 25–20 25–22   95–83 P2 Report
27 May 15:00 Iran   1–3   Japan 22–25 28–30 25–23 23–25   98–103 P2 Report
27 May 18:00 France   3–0   Australia 25–17 25–20 36–34     86–71 P2 Report

Pool 2Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 May 16:00 Argentina   2–3   United States 27–25 26–24 24–26 21–25 10–15 108–115 P2 Report
25 May 19:30 China   2–3   Bulgaria 18–25 25–18 25–19 17–25 11–15 96–102 P2 Report
26 May 16:00 Bulgaria   1–3   United States 19–25 25–22 19–25 20–25   83–97 P2 Report
26 May 19:30 China   3–0   Argentina 25–22 25–21 25–18     75–61 P2 Report
27 May 16:00 Bulgaria   3–1   Argentina 19–25 25–19 25–21 25–22   94–87 P2 Report
27 May 19:30 China   0–3   United States 20–25 24–26 18–25     62–76 P2 Report

Pool 3Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 May 16:00 Poland   3–0   South Korea 25–20 25–18 25–21     75–59 P2 Report
25 May 19:00 Russia   3–0   Canada 26–24 25–14 25–19     76–57 P2 Report
26 May 16:00 Poland   3–0   Russia 25–15 25–23 25–23     75–61 P2 Report
26 May 19:00 Canada   3–0   South Korea 25–20 25–17 25–19     75–56 P2 Report
27 May 16:00 Poland   3–1   Canada 25–21 26–24 21–25 25–17   97–87 P2 Report
27 May 19:00 South Korea   0–3   Russia 26–28 21–25 15–25     62–78 P2 Report

Pool 4Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 May 17:00 Germany   1–3   Italy 18–25 19–25 25–23 20–25   82–98 P2 Report
25 May 20:00 Serbia   0–3   Brazil 22–25 22–25 24–26     68–76 P2 Report
26 May 16:00 Italy   3–2   Brazil 18–25 25–19 25–21 24–26 15–8 107–99 P2 Report
26 May 19:00 Germany   1–3   Serbia 25–19 21–25 16–25 14–25   76–94 P2 Report
27 May 16:00 Brazil   3–0   Germany 26–24 25–23 26–24     77–71 P2 Report
27 May 19:00 Italy   3–0   Serbia 25–21 25–18 25–16     75–55 P2 Report

Week 2Edit

Pool 5Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jun 17:00 Australia   1–3   Russia 18–25 19–25 25–18 22–25   84–93 P2 Report
1 Jun 20:00 Bulgaria   2–3   Serbia 17–25 25–23 25–23 21–25 14–16 102–112 P2 Report
2 Jun 17:00 Russia   2–3   Serbia 25–20 23–25 23–25 25–22 12–15 108–107 P2 Report
2 Jun 20:05 Bulgaria   0–3   Australia 23–25 23–25 24–26     70–76 P2 Report
3 Jun 17:00 Serbia   3–2   Australia 25–23 25–19 20–25 25–27 15–9 110–103 P2 Report
3 Jun 20:00 Bulgaria   0–3   Russia 17–25 15–25 21–25     53–75 P2 Report

Pool 6Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jun 12:15 Japan   2–3   United States 25–23 25–13 18–25 20–25 10–15 98–101 P2 Report
1 Jun 15:05 Brazil   3–0   South Korea 25–21 25–19 25–19     75–59 P2 Report
2 Jun 08:35 Brazil   3–0   Japan 26–24 25–19 25–20     76–63 P2 Report
2 Jun 11:20 South Korea   0–3   United States 23–25 21–25 11–25     55–75 P2 Report
3 Jun 10:05 South Korea   2–3   Japan 29–27 19–25 25–16 26–28 12–15 111–111 P2 Report
3 Jun 13:20 Brazil   3–2   United States 21–25 20–25 25–19 25–20 20–18 111–107 P2 Report

Pool 7Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jun 18:10 Canada   3–1   Italy 22–25 27–25 25–23 25–16   99–89 P2 Report
1 Jun 21:10 Argentina   2–3   Iran 25–21 22–25 22–25 26–24 9–15 104–110 P2 Report
2 Jun 18:10 Iran   0–3   Italy 23–25 18–25 20–25     61–75 P2 Report
2 Jun 21:10 Argentina   1–3   Canada 22–25 18–25 26–24 23–25   89–99 P2 Report
3 Jun 16:10 Iran   1–3   Canada 23–25 22–25 25–21 21–25   91–96 P2 Report
3 Jun 19:10 Argentina   3–0   Italy 25–19 33–31 25–20     83–70 P2 Report

Pool 8Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jun 16:00 Poland   3–0   France 25–19 25–20 25–22     75–61 P2 Report
1 Jun 19:00 China   1–3   Germany 25–23 18–25 22–25 21–25   86–98 P2 Report
2 Jun 16:00 Poland   3–0   China 25–19 25–18 25–21     75–58 P2 Report
2 Jun 19:00 Germany   0–3   France 21–25 18–25 23–25     62–75 P2 Report
3 Jun 16:00 Poland   1–3   Germany 18–25 21–25 25–21 25–27   89–98 P2 Report
3 Jun 19:00 France   2–3   China 25–16 22–25 21–25 25–16 13–15 106–97 P2 Report

Week 3Edit

Pool 9Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jun 16:40 Germany   3–0   United States 25–19 25–22 25–13     75–54 P2 Report
8 Jun 19:40 Canada   3–0   Australia 25–19 26–24 25–19     76–62 P2 Report
9 Jun 16:10 United States   3–1   Australia 20–25 25–20 25–15 25–17   95–77 P2 Report
9 Jun 19:10 Canada   1–3   Germany 23–25 22–25 25–20 19–25   89–95 P2 Report
10 Jun 13:10 Australia   3–2   Germany 25–22 18–25 17–25 25–18 15–11 100–101 P2 Report
10 Jun 16:10 Canada   1–3   United States 25–23 13–25 19–25 20–25   77–98 P2 Report

Pool 10Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jun 15:40 Italy   2–3   Poland 17–25 25–21 17–25 31–29 10–15 100–115 P2 Report
8 Jun 19:10 Japan   0–3   Bulgaria 14–25 21–25 27–29     62–79 P2 Report
9 Jun 12:40 Italy   3–1   Bulgaria 25–23 25–19 21–25 25–19   96–86 P2 Report
9 Jun 16:10 Japan   0–3   Poland 16–25 21–25 20–25     57–75 P2 Report
10 Jun 11:10 Bulgaria   1–3   Poland 21–25 26–24 18–25 19–25   84–99 P2 Report
10 Jun 14:40 Japan   3–2   Italy 21–25 25–21 23–25 25–22 15–10 109–103 P2 Report

Pool 11Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jun 16:30 China   0–3   Iran 19–25 20–25 15–25     54–75 P2 Report
8 Jun 19:00 Russia   1–3   Brazil 21–25 20–25 27–25 18–25   86–100 P2 Report
9 Jun 16:30 Iran   2–3   Brazil 17–25 25–23 19–25 25–21 13–15 99–109 P2 Report
9 Jun 19:00 Russia   3–0   China 25–23 25–23 31–29     81–75 P2 Report
10 Jun 16:30 China   0–3   Brazil 20–25 19–25 25–27     64–77 P2 Report
10 Jun 19:00 Russia   3–1   Iran 28–30 25–23 27–25 25–21   105–99 P2 Report

Pool 12Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jun 17:00 Argentina   1–3   Serbia 25–20 23–25 15–25 22–25   85–95 P2 Report
8 Jun 20:45 France   3–0   South Korea 25–21 25–18 25–22     75–61 P2 Report
9 Jun 18:00 France   3–1   Argentina 25–18 25–16 23–25 25–20   98–79 P2 Report
9 Jun 21:00 South Korea   0–3   Serbia 16–25 23–25 19–25     58–75 P2 Report
10 Jun 15:00 South Korea   0–3   Argentina 20–25 23–25 24–26     67–76 P2 Report
10 Jun 18:00 France   3–0   Serbia 31–29 25–16 25–15     81–60 P2 Report

Week 4Edit

Pool 13Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Jun 16:00 China   1–3   Italy 23–25 21–25 25–19 17–25   86–94 P2 Report
15 Jun 19:00 South Korea   1–3   Australia 25–23 19–25 19–25 21–25   84–98 P2 Report
16 Jun 14:00 South Korea   2–3   Italy 23–25 19–25 25–22 25–22 12–15 104–109 P2 Report
16 Jun 17:00 Australia   3–1   China 25–27 41–39 29–27 25–21   120–114 P2 Report
17 Jun 14:00 South Korea   3–0   China 25–21 25–21 25–22     75–64 P2 Report
17 Jun 17:00 Italy   1–3   Australia 25–27 25–18 19–25 23–25   92–95 P2 Report

Pool 14Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Jun 18:00 Germany   2–3   Japan 22–25 25–21 15–25 25–20 12–15 99–106 P2 Report
15 Jun 20:30 Russia   3–0   Argentina 25–20 25–20 26–24     76–64 P2 Report
16 Jun 16:00 Germany   3–1   Argentina 25–19 25–19 20–25 25–22   95–85 P2 Report
16 Jun 19:00 Russia   3–0   Japan 25–16 25–22 25–23     75–61 P2 Report
17 Jun 12:00 Argentina   2–3   Japan 24–26 25–12 25–23 23–25 11–15 108–101 P2 Report
17 Jun 15:00 Germany   0–3   Russia 18–25 24–26 18–25     60–76 P2 Report

Pool 15Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Jun 17:30 Poland   0–3   Iran 24–26 24–26 22–25     70–77 P2 Report
15 Jun 20:00 United States   3–0   Serbia 25–22 25–16 25–14     75–52 P2 Report
16 Jun 14:00 Iran   2–3   Serbia 25–21 22–25 25–27 25–20 11–15 108–108 P2 Report
16 Jun 19:30 United States   3–0   Poland 25–20 25–19 25–19     75–58 P2 Report
17 Jun 12:00 Poland   0–3   Serbia 23–25 23–25 23–25     69–75 P2 Report
17 Jun 17:30 United States   3–0   Iran 29–27 25–20 26–24     80–71 P2 Report

Pool 16Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Jun 15:30 Canada   3–0   Brazil 25–22 34–32 25–23     84–77 P2 Report
15 Jun 18:30 Bulgaria   0–3   France 21–25 20–25 23–25     64–75 P2 Report
16 Jun 15:30 France   3–0   Brazil 25–19 25–23 25–23     75–65 P2 Report
16 Jun 18:30 Bulgaria   3–0   Canada 25–22 25–19 29–27     79–68 P2 Report
17 Jun 15:30 France   3–2   Canada 25–19 22–25 25–22 24–26 16–14 112–106 P2 Report
17 Jun 18:30 Bulgaria   3–2   Brazil 25–22 19–25 25–15 18–25 15–12 102–99 P2 Report

Week 5Edit

Pool 17Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jun 18:40 Poland   3–0   Argentina 26–24 25–20 29–27     80–71 P2 Report
22 Jun 21:10 Australia   0–3   Brazil 22–25 19–25 19–25     60–75 P2 Report
23 Jun 17:40 Australia   1–3   Argentina 20–25 19–25 25–20 21–25   85–95 P2 Report
23 Jun 20:10 Brazil   3–1   Poland 25–22 25–23 23–25 25–23   98–93 P2 Report
24 Jun 12:10 Brazil   0–3   Argentina 23–25 22–25 21–25     66–75 P2 Report
24 Jun 15:10 Australia   0–3   Poland 16–25 24–26 23–25     63–76 P2 Report

Pool 18Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jun 16:00 Canada   0–3   Serbia 21–25 18–25 17–25     56–75 P2 Report
22 Jun 19:30 China   3–1   Japan 25–16 25–21 18–25 25–22   93–84 P2 Report
23 Jun 16:00 Japan   1–3   Serbia 28–26 33–35 21–25 18–25   100–111 P2 Report
23 Jun 19:30 China   0–3   Canada 21–25 23–25 22–25     66–75 P2 Report
24 Jun 16:00 Japan   0–3   Canada 23–25 20–25 22–25     65–75 P2 Report
24 Jun 19:30 China   1–3   Serbia 21–25 22–25 25–17 15–25   83–92 P2 Report

Pool 19Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jun 16:00 Bulgaria   2–3   Germany 25–21 22–25 25–23 23–25 13–15 108–109 P2 Report
22 Jun 19:15 Iran   3–1   South Korea 27–25 23–25 25–22 25–23   100–95 P2 Report
23 Jun 16:00 Germany   3–0   South Korea 25–23 25–18 25–19     75–60 P2 Report
23 Jun 18:30 Iran   3–1   Bulgaria 25–22 25–15 23–25 25–14   98–76 P2 Report
24 Jun 16:00 Bulgaria   3–2   South Korea 19–25 25–22 25–18 22–25 15–12 106–102 P2 Report
24 Jun 18:30 Iran   3–2   Germany 25–20 23–25 25–22 22–25 15–11 110–103 P2 Report

Pool 20Edit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jun 17:30 United States   2–3   France 21–25 25–23 28–26 20–25 12–15 106–114 P2 Report
22 Jun 20:50 Italy   0–3   Russia 21–25 22–25 20–25     63–75 P2 Report
23 Jun 17:30 United States   0–3   Russia 23–25 15–25 22–25     60–75 P2 Report
23 Jun 20:30 Italy   3–0   France 25–21 25–22 27–25     77–68 P2 Report
24 Jun 17:30 France   3–0   Russia 25–20 25–13 25–18     75–51 P2 Report
24 Jun 20:30 Italy   0–3   United States 23–25 17–25 27–29     67–79 P2 Report

Final roundEdit

Pool playEdit

Qualified for the Semifinals

Pool AEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   France 2 0 5 6 2 3.000 183 159 1.151
2   Brazil 1 1 4 5 3 1.667 183 169 1.083
3   Serbia 0 2 0 0 6 0.000 115 153 0.752
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Jul 20:45 France   3–2   Brazil 22–25 25–20 21–25 25–22 15–13 108–105 P2 Report
5 Jul 20:45 Serbia   0–3   Brazil 16–25 26–28 19–25     61–78 P2 Report
6 Jul 20:45 France   3–0   Serbia 25–19 25–18 25–17     75–54 P2 Report

Pool BEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Russia 2 0 6 6 1 6.000 172 147 1.170
2   United States 1 1 3 3 3 1.000 142 136 1.044
3   Poland 0 2 0 1 6 0.167 144 175 0.823
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Jul 18:00 Russia   3–1   Poland 25–18 25–23 22–25 25–17   97–83 P2 Report
5 Jul 18:00 United States   3–0   Poland 28–26 25–17 25–18     78–61 P2 Report
6 Jul 18:00 Russia   3–0   United States 25–22 25–21 25–21     75–64 P2 Report

Final fourEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
7 July
 
 
  France3
 
8 July
 
  United States2
 
  France0
 
7 July
 
  Russia3
 
  Russia3
 
 
  Brazil0
 
3rd place match
 
 
8 July
 
 
  United States3
 
 
  Brazil0

SemifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Jul 14:00 France   3–2   United States 25–18 25–17 23–25 24–26 15–13 112–99 P2 Report
7 Jul 17:00 Russia   3–0   Brazil 25–17 25–18 25–14     75–49 P2 Report

3rd place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jul 17:00 United States   3–0   Brazil 25–21 28–26 28–26     81–73 P2 Report

FinalEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jul 20:45 France   0–3   Russia 22–25 20–25 23–25     65–75 P2 Report

Final standingEdit

AwardsEdit

Statistics leadersEdit

Preliminary RoundEdit

as of June 24, 2018[9]

Final RoundEdit

as of July 8, 2018[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FIVB announces the Volleyball Nations League". FIVB. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Pools Overview Release for Thrilling Inaugural Season VNL". FIVB. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Lille, France selected to host FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League Finals". FIVB. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Russia claim first world gold in five years at historical 2018 VNL". FIVB. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Russell roars as the US snatch bronze in Lille". FIVB. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Mikhaylov leads star-studded VNL Dream Team". FIVB. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Portugal join world's elite for 2019 Men's VNL". FIVB. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Six teams line up for Volleyball Challenger Cup and one open berth in 2019 Men's VNL". FIVB.org. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Men's Statistics - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018". FIVB.org. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Men's Statistics - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018". FIVB.org. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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