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2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

The 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship was the 19th staging of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the sport's global governing body. The final tournament was held in Italy and Bulgaria from 9 to 30 September 2018. For the first time the tournament was jointly-hosted by more than one country. The final six was hosted by Italy at the Pala Alpitour in Turin.[1]

2018 Men's World Championship
Campionato mondiale di pallavolo maschile Italia/Bulgaria 2018
Световно първенство по волейбол за мъже Италия/България 2018
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Official logo
Tournament details
Host nation Italy
 Bulgaria
Dates9–30 September
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
Champions Poland (3rd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place United States
Fourth place Serbia
Tournament awards
MVPPoland Bartosz Kurek
Best SetterUnited States Micah Christenson
Best OHPoland Michał Kubiak
Brazil Douglas Souza
Best MBPoland Piotr Nowakowski
Brazil Lucas Saatkamp
Best OPPUnited States Matt Anderson
Best LiberoPoland Paweł Zatorski
Tournament statistics
Matches played94
Attendance389,029 (4,139 per match)
Best scorerPoland Bartosz Kurek (171 points)
Best spikerBrazil Douglas Souza (56.58%)
Best blockerPoland Bartosz Kurek (0.48 Avg)
Best serverSerbia Marko Ivović (0.36 Avg)
Best setterUnited States Micah Christenson (6.51 Avg)
Best diggerUnited States Erik Shoji (1.64 Avg)
Best receiverUnited States Taylor Sander (34.78%)
Official website
italy-bulgaria2018.fivb.com

Poland defended their world title, defeating the reigning olympic champions Brazil in straight sets at a repeat of the 2014 final.[2][3] This was Poland's third title overall, and the third time in the last four editions of the World Championship that Brazil and Poland contested the final. This was also the fifth straight World Championship with Brazil reaching at least the final. United States won the 3rd place match, defeating Serbia in four sets.[4] Bartosz Kurek from Poland was elected the MVP.[5]

The first round match between Russia and Tunisia set the new all-time lowest-scoring record in a World Championship set since the new volleyball scoring rules were adopted, with Russia winning the second set by 25–6. The previous record was a 25–8 achieved by United States against Puerto Rico during the 2014 World Championship.[6]

Host selectionEdit

On 9 December 2015, FIVB announced that the tournament would be held in Italy and Bulgaria. For the first time the championship will take place in more than one country.[1] The tournament will take place in six Italian cities (Bari, Bologna, Florence, Assago, Rome and Turin) and three Bulgarian cities (Ruse, Varna and Sofia).[7]

Both Italy and Bulgaria have previously hosted the Men's World Championship. Italy last organised the 2010 edition, when Brazil claimed the title their third straight title. Italy also hosted the men's event in 1978 as well as the 2014 Women's World Championship. Moreover, Italy hosted the 1985 Men's U21 World Championship, the 1985 Women's U20 World Championship and the 2009 Boys' U19 World Championship. Bulgaria, on the other hand, hosted both the men's and women's senior editions in 1970. Both countries have also played hosts to other important volleyball competitions, including the Men's European Volleyball Championship and the World League final round.

QualificationEdit

 

The qualification process was a series of tournaments organised by the five FIVB confederations to decide 21 of the 24 teams which would play in the final tournament, with Italy and Bulgaria qualifying automatically as hosts and Poland also qualifying automatically as the defending champions. All remaining FIVB member associations were eligible to enter the qualifying process.

At first, 150 associations registered teams to compete in the qualification process, but 19 associations withdrew from the qualifying process after they registered and India were suspended and then expelled from taking part in the process as a punishment for internal problems in the India Volleyball Federation.[citation needed]

The five regional governing bodies were allocated the remaining 21 spots; CAVB (Africa) was granted three, AVC (Asia and Oceania) four, NORCECA (North America) five, CSV (South America) two, and CEV (Europe) seven spots.[8]

Of the 24 nations qualified to play at the 2018 World Championship, 20 countries competed at the previous tournament in 2014. Slovenia qualified for the first time. Other teams returning after absences of the last tournament(s) include: Dominican Republic, returning to the finals after their only previous appearance in 1974, Netherlands, who last competed in 2002, and Japan, who missed the 2014 edition.

Notable countries that failed to qualify include the 2014 third placed Germany, Venezuela (for the first time since 1998), South Korea and Czech Republic.

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Confederation Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances
Total First Last
  Poland CEV Defending Champions 21 September 2014 16 1949 2014
  Italy CEV Host Country 9 December 2015 16 1949 2014
  Bulgaria CEV Host Country 9 December 2015 17 1949 2014
  Serbia1 CEV CEV Second Round Pool E Winners 27 May 2017 9 1956 2014
  Netherlands CEV CEV Second Round Pool B Winners 28 May 2017 11 1949 2002
  Slovenia CEV CEV Second Round Pool C Winners 28 May 2017 0
  Finland CEV CEV Second Round Pool F Winners 28 May 2017 7 1952 2014
  Russia2 CEV CEV Second Round Pool D Winners 28 May 2017 18 1949 2014
  France CEV CEV Second Round Pool A Winners 28 May 2017 15 1949 2014
  Japan AVC AVC Final Round Pool B Winners 15 July 2017 14 1960 2010
  Australia AVC AVC Final Round Pool B Runners-up 16 July 2017 6 1982 2014
  Belgium CEV CEV Third Round Pool G Winners 23 July 2017 8 1949 2014
  Brazil CSV CSV Championship Winners 11 August 2017 16 1956 2014
  China AVC AVC Final Round Pool A Runners-up 13 August 2017 13 1956 2014
  Iran AVC AVC Final Round Pool A Winners 13 August 2017 5 1970 2014
  Argentina CSV CSV Qualifier Winners 2 September 2017 11 1960 2014
  Dominican Republic NORCECA NORCECA Championship Runners-up 30 September 2017 1 1974 1974
  United States NORCECA NORCECA Championship Winners 30 September 2017 15 1956 2014
  Canada NORCECA NORCECA Championship 3rd place 1 October 2017 10 1974 2014
  Tunisia CAVB CAVB Championship Winners 27 October 2017 9 1962 2014
  Egypt CAVB CAVB Championship Runners-up 27 October 2017 8 1974 2014
  Cameroon CAVB CAVB Championship 3rd place 29 October 2017 3 1990 2014
  Puerto Rico NORCECA NORCECA Final Four Winners 12 November 2017 4 1974 2014
  Cuba NORCECA NORCECA Final Four Runners-up 12 November 2017 14 1956 2014
Notes
1 Competed as SFR Yugoslavia from 1956 to 1990 and as Serbia and Montenegro (FR Yugoslavia) from 1994 to 2006; 3rd appearance as Serbia.
2 Competed as Soviet Union from 1949 to 1990; 7th appearance as Russia.

FormatEdit

First round

In the first round, the 24 teams will be spread across four pools of six teams playing in a round-robin system. The top four teams from each pool will advance to the second round. featuring four pools of four teams playing in four cities.

Second round

The second round will feature four pools of four teams playing once again in a round-robin system. At the end of the second round matches, the rankings of the four pools will be drawn up taking into account the points scored by each team in the first and second rounds. The four pool-winning teams of the second stage will access the third stage, together with the top two of the second ranked teams.

Third round

The six teams competing in the third round will be divided into two three-team pools by a draw. After the matches played once again in a round-robin system, the top two in each pool will qualify for the semifinals and finals.

Final round

The third round pool winners play against the runners-up in this round. The semifinals winners advance to compete for the World Championship title. The losers face each other in the third place match.

OpeningEdit

The opening matches of the 2018 FIVB World Championship, jointly hosted by Italy and Bulgaria held With the presence of the president Sergio Mattarella and Rumen Radev. President of Italy Mattarella was guest of honour as co-hosts Italy got their 2018 campaign off to the perfect start with a 3–0 victory over Japan. Alongside FIVB President Ary Graça, Italian National Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malago, President of the Italian Volleyball Federation Pietro Bruno Cattaneo and many more national and international dignitaries, President Mattarella joined the 11,170-strong partisan crowd at the Foro Italy in Rome and in Varna, the home side Bulgaria fared just as successfully as their co-hosts, sweeping aside Finland 3–0 to take a commanding lead in Pool D, were present President of Bulgaria Radev was joined by his Minister for Sport, Krasen Kralev, in the Palace of Culture and Sports.[9]

Pools compositionEdit

First roundEdit

Teams were seeded in the first two positions of each pool following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of 7 July 2017.[10] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as heads of pools A and D regardless of the World Ranking.[11] All teams not seeded were drawn to take other available positions in the remaining lines following the World Ranking.[12] Each pool had no more than three teams from the same confederation.[13] The draw was held in Florence, Italy on 30 November 2017. Rankings as of 7 July 2017 are shown in brackets, except the hosts Italy and Bulgaria who ranked 4th and 14th respectively.

Seeded teams
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

  Italy (Hosts)
  Argentina (7)

  Brazil (1)
  Canada (6)

  United States (2)
  Russia (4)

  Bulgaria (Hosts)
  Poland (3)

Unseeded teams
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Iran (8)
  France (9)
  Serbia (11)
  Japan (12)

  Egypt (13)
  Belgium (15)
  Cuba (16)
  Australia (16)

  Finland (18)
  China (20)
  Slovenia (23)
  Tunisia (24)

  Netherlands (25)
  Puerto Rico (29)
  Cameroon (30)
  Dominican Republic (38)

Draw
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
  Italy   Brazil   United States   Bulgaria
  Argentina   Canada   Russia   Poland
  Japan   France   Serbia   Iran
  Belgium   Egypt   Australia   Cuba
  Slovenia   China   Tunisia   Finland
  Dominican Republic   Netherlands   Cameroon   Puerto Rico

Second roundEdit

Pool E Pool F Pool G Pool H
1A   Italy 1B   Brazil 1C   United States 1D   Poland
2B   Netherlands 2A   Belgium 2D   Iran 2C   Serbia
3C   Russia 3A   Slovenia 3D   Bulgaria 3B   France
4D   Finland 4C   Australia 4B   Canada 4A   Argentina

Third roundEdit

The third round draw was held in Turin, Italy on 24 September 2018.[14] The 1st ranked teams of Pools E and F were drawn in Pools I and J consecutively and the 1st ranked teams of Pools G and H were also drawn in Pools I and J consecutively. The 1st best second team among the four pools was placed in Pool I, while the 2nd best second team among the four pools was placed in Pool J.

Pool I Pool J
1F   Brazil 1E   Italy
1G   United States 1H   Poland
1B2SR   Russia 2B2SR   Serbia

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

If co-hosts Italy and Bulgaria qualify for the second round, they will play in Assago and Sofia respectively regardless of whether they finish first, second or third in their first round pools. The host cities will be adjusted accordingly.

Pool A (only 9 September) Pool A (excl. 9 September) Pool B Pool C
  Rome, Italy   Florence, Italy   Ruse, Bulgaria   Bari, Italy
Foro Italico Tennis Center Court Nelson Mandela Forum Arena Ruse PalaFlorio
Capacity: 11,000 Capacity: 7,500 Capacity: 5,100 Capacity: 5,080
       
Pool D and H
2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship (Italy)
2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship (Bulgaria)
  Varna, Bulgaria
Palace of Culture and Sports
Capacity: 6,000
 
Pool E Pool F Pool G Third and Final round
  Assago, Italy   Bologna, Italy   Sofia, Bulgaria   Turin, Italy
Mediolanum Forum Land Rover Arena Arena Armeets Pala Alpitour
Capacity: 12,677 Capacity: 5,721 Capacity: 12,500 Capacity: 15,807
       

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.

First roundEdit

  • The top four teams in each pool qualified for the second round.
Qualified for the Second round

Pool AEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Italy 5 0 15 15 2 7.500 423 326 1.298
2   Belgium 3 2 10 11 8 1.375 419 394 1.063
3   Slovenia 3 2 9 12 10 1.200 479 463 1.035
4   Argentina 2 3 6 10 11 0.909 475 469 1.013
5   Japan 2 3 5 8 11 0.727 414 427 0.970
6   Dominican Republic 0 5 0 1 15 0.067 267 398 0.671
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
9 Sep 19:30 Italy   3–0   Japan 25–20 25–21 25–23     75–64 P2 Report
12 Sep 17:00 Dominican Republic   1–3   Slovenia 25–22 13–25 13–25 17–25   68–97 P2 Report
12 Sep 20:30 Belgium   3–1   Argentina 25–19 25–19 22–25 25–19   97–82 P2 Report
13 Sep 17:00 Dominican Republic   0–3   Japan 20–25 16–25 16–25     52–75 P2 Report
13 Sep 21:15 Italy   3–0   Belgium 25–20 25–17 25–16     75–53 P2 Report
14 Sep 17:00 Japan   1–3   Slovenia 20–25 25–22 20–25 13–25   78–97 P2 Report
14 Sep 20:30 Argentina   3–0   Dominican Republic 26–24 25–15 25–15     76–54 P2 Report
15 Sep 17:00 Belgium   2–3   Slovenia 25–22 25–21 19–25 23–25 13–15 105–108 P2 Report
15 Sep 21:15 Italy   3–1   Argentina 22–25 25–15 25–23 28–26   100–89 P2 Report
16 Sep 17:00 Japan   1–3   Belgium 25–14 23–25 14–25 19–25   81–89 P2 Report
16 Sep 21:15 Dominican Republic   0–3   Italy 12–25 18–25 15–25     45–75 P2 Report
17 Sep 17:00 Belgium   3–0   Dominican Republic 25–18 25–13 25–17     75–48 P2 Report
17 Sep 20:30 Argentina   3–2   Slovenia 25–18 22–25 27–29 25–17 15–13 114–102 P2 Report
18 Sep 17:00 Japan   3–2   Argentina 26–24 20–25 30–32 25–20 15–13 116–114 P2 Report
18 Sep 21:15 Italy   3–1   Slovenia 23–25 25–19 25–13 25–18   98–75 P2 Report

Pool BEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Brazil 4 1 11 13 6 2.167 439 405 1.084
2   Netherlands 4 1 11 12 8 1.500 455 420 1.083
3   France 3 2 11 13 7 1.857 456 420 1.086
4   Canada 3 2 9 11 7 1.571 426 408 1.044
5   Egypt 1 4 3 4 13 0.308 368 426 0.864
6   China 0 5 0 3 15 0.200 375 440 0.852
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
12 Sep 14:00 France   3–0   China 25–20 25–21 25–17     75–58 P2 Report
12 Sep 17:00 Netherlands   0–3   Canada 15–25 23–25 18–25     56–75 P2 Report
12 Sep 20:30 Brazil   3–0   Egypt 25–17 25–22 25–20     75–59 P2 Report
13 Sep 17:00 Egypt   0–3   Canada 25–27 28–30 19–25     72–82 P2 Report
13 Sep 20:30 Brazil   3–2   France 25–20 25–20 21–25 23–25 15–12 109–102 P2 Report
14 Sep 17:00 China   1–3   Netherlands 21–25 13–25 25–23 13–25   72–98 P2 Report
14 Sep 20:30 France   3–0   Egypt 25–22 25–23 25–16     75–61 P2 Report
15 Sep 17:00 Canada   3–1   China 25–22 25–19 21–25 25–23   96–89 P2 Report
15 Sep 20:30 Netherlands   3–1   Brazil 21–25 25–20 25–20 25–21   96–86 P2 Report
16 Sep 17:00 China   1–3   Egypt 26–28 24–26 25–17 21–25   96–96 P2 Report
16 Sep 20:30 Netherlands   3–2   France 23–25 19–25 25–21 25–23 15–13 107–107 P2 Report
17 Sep 17:00 Egypt   1–3   Netherlands 18–25 21–25 25–23 16–25   80–98 P2 Report
17 Sep 20:30 Brazil   3–1   Canada 25–22 19–25 25–23 25–18   94–88 P2 Report
18 Sep 17:00 China   0–3   Brazil 21–25 22–25 17–25     60–75 P2 Report
18 Sep 20:30 Canada   1–3   France 22–25 21–25 25–22 17–25   85–97 P2 Report

Pool CEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   United States 5 0 13 15 5 3.000 456 383 1.191
2   Serbia 4 1 12 14 7 2.000 476 430 1.107
3   Russia 3 2 10 12 6 2.000 422 366 1.153
4   Australia 2 3 7 9 11 0.818 428 442 0.968
5   Cameroon 1 4 3 4 12 0.333 334 398 0.839
6   Tunisia 0 5 0 2 15 0.133 317 414 0.766
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
12 Sep 14:00 Cameroon   3–0   Tunisia 25–20 28–26 25–21     78–67 P2 Report
12 Sep 17:00 Australia   0–3   Russia 21–25 20–25 16–25     57–75 P2 Report
12 Sep 20:30 United States   3–2   Serbia 15–25 25–14 21–25 25–20 15–10 101–94 P2 Report
13 Sep 17:00 Australia   2–3   United States 23–25 20–25 25–22 25–23 10–15 103–110 P2 Report
13 Sep 20:30 Cameroon   0–3   Serbia 28–30 16–25 17–25     61–80 P2 Report
14 Sep 17:00 Australia   3–1   Cameroon 21–25 25–17 25–22 25–20   96–84 P2 Report
14 Sep 20:30 Russia   3–0   Tunisia 25–19 25–6 25–19     75–44 P2 Report
15 Sep 17:00 Serbia   3–1   Tunisia 20–25 25–20 25–21 25–20   95–86 P2 Report
15 Sep 20:30 United States   3–1   Russia 25–23 20–25 25–23 25–20   95–91 P2 Report
16 Sep 17:00 Cameroon   0–3   United States 18–25 20–25 14–25     52–75 P2 Report
16 Sep 20:30 Serbia   3–1   Australia 25–20 21–25 25–17 25–19   96–81 P2 Report
17 Sep 17:00 Russia   3–0   Cameroon 25–16 30–28 25–15     80–59 P2 Report
17 Sep 20:30 Australia   3–1   Tunisia 16–25 25–17 25–19 25–16   91–77 P2 Report
18 Sep 17:00 United States   3–0   Tunisia 25–12 25–18 25–13     75–43 P2 Report
18 Sep 20:30 Serbia   3–2   Russia 25–21 24–26 25–17 22–25 15–12 111–101 P2 Report

Pool DEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Poland 5 0 15 15 3 5.000 445 343 1.297
2   Iran 4 1 11 12 7 1.714 437 400 1.093
3   Bulgaria 3 2 9 11 6 1.833 395 368 1.073
4   Finland 2 3 6 9 12 0.750 453 471 0.962
5   Cuba 1 4 3 6 13 0.462 392 436 0.899
6   Puerto Rico 0 5 1 3 15 0.200 331 435 0.761
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
9 Sep 20:40 Bulgaria   3–0   Finland 25–21 25–19 25–22     75–62 P2 Report
12 Sep 17:00 Iran   3–0   Puerto Rico 25–19 25–14 25–18     75–51 P2 Report
12 Sep 20:30 Cuba   1–3   Poland 18–25 19–25 25–21 14–25   76–96 P2 Report
13 Sep 17:00 Puerto Rico   0–3   Poland 14–25 12–25 15–25     41–75 P2 Report
13 Sep 20:40 Iran   3–1   Bulgaria 25–22 25–20 22–25 25–19   97–86 P2 Report
14 Sep 17:00 Finland   3–1   Cuba 25–19 25–19 20–25 25–16   95–79 P2 Report
14 Sep 20:40 Bulgaria   3–0   Puerto Rico 25–16 25–18 25–21     75–55 P2 Report
15 Sep 17:00 Cuba   1–3   Iran 25–17 18–25 22–25 19–25   84–92 P2 Report
15 Sep 20:30 Poland   3–1   Finland 25–20 26–28 25–16 25–15   101–79 P2 Report
16 Sep 17:00 Puerto Rico   2–3   Finland 19–25 23–25 29–27 25–21 10–15 106–113 P2 Report
16 Sep 20:40 Cuba   0–3   Bulgaria 22–25 16–25 18–25     56–75 P2 Report
17 Sep 17:00 Cuba   3–1   Puerto Rico 25–15 22–25 25–21 25–17   97–78 P2 Report
17 Sep 20:30 Iran   0–3   Poland 21–25 20–25 22–25     63–75 P2 Report
18 Sep 17:00 Finland   2–3   Iran 19–25 25–22 25–23 23–25 12–15 104–110 P2 Report
18 Sep 20:40 Bulgaria   1–3   Poland 14–25 25–23 22–25 23–25   84–98 P2 Report

Second roundEdit

  • The standings of the four pools were drawn up taking into account the wins and points scored by each team in the first and second round.
  • The winners in each pool and the top two of the second placed teams qualified for the third round.
Qualified for the Third round

Pool EEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Italy 7 1 22 23 6 3.833 691 568 1.217
2   Russia 6 2 18 21 8 2.625 675 578 1.168
3   Netherlands 5 3 14 16 15 1.067 692 661 1.047
4   Finland 2 6 6 10 21 0.476 638 719 0.887
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
21 Sep 17:00 Netherlands   0–3   Russia 17–25 16–25 21–25     54–75 P2 Report
21 Sep 21:15 Italy   3–0   Finland 25–20 25–18 25–16     75–54 P2 Report
22 Sep 17:00 Netherlands   3–1   Finland 25–19 23–25 25–16 25–13   98–73 P2 Report
22 Sep 21:15 Russia   3–2   Italy 19–25 25–18 25–21 19–25 15–11 103–100 P2 Report
23 Sep 17:00 Russia   3–0   Finland 25–17 25–19 25–22     75–58 P2 Report
23 Sep 21:15 Italy   3–1   Netherlands 16–25 25–20 27–25 25–15   93–85 P2 Report

Pool FEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Brazil 7 1 19 22 8 2.750 699 618 1.131
2   Belgium 4 4 14 16 14 1.143 667 657 1.015
3   Slovenia 4 4 13 17 16 1.063 722 716 1.008
4   Australia 3 5 9 12 19 0.632 665 701 0.949
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
21 Sep 17:00 Brazil   3–0   Australia 25–21 25–22 25–15     75–58 P2 Report
21 Sep 20:30 Belgium   0–3   Slovenia 26–28 26–28 19–25     71–81 P2 Report
22 Sep 17:00 Australia   0–3   Belgium 26–28 26–28 20–25     72–81 P2 Report
22 Sep 20:30 Slovenia   0–3   Brazil 22–25 21–25 16–25     59–75 P2 Report
23 Sep 17:00 Slovenia   2–3   Australia 25–23 20–25 25–19 22–25 11–15 103–107 P2 Report
23 Sep 20:30 Belgium   2–3   Brazil 25–22 25–23 19–25 15–25 12–15 96–110 P2 Report

Pool GEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   United States 8 0 22 24 6 4.000 704 585 1.203
2   Canada 5 3 13 18 14 1.286 712 694 1.026
3   Bulgaria 4 4 13 16 12 1.333 625 617 1.013
4   Iran 4 4 12 14 16 0.875 674 664 1.015
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
21 Sep 17:00 United States   3–1   Canada 25–17 25–14 21–25 25–17   96–73 P2 Report
21 Sep 20:40 Bulgaria   3–0   Iran 25–19 28–26 26–24     79–69 P2 Report
22 Sep 17:00 Iran   2–3   Canada 20–25 25–20 15–25 25–23 12–15 97–108 P2 Report
22 Sep 20:40 Bulgaria   0–3   United States 20–25 20–25 18–25     58–75 P2 Report
23 Sep 17:00 United States   3–0   Iran 25–23 26–24 26–24     77–71 P2 Report
23 Sep 20:40 Bulgaria   2–3   Canada 19–25 14–25 25–21 25–19 10–15 93–105 P2 Report

Pool HEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Poland 6 2 19 21 9 2.333 702 593 1.184
2   Serbia 6 2 17 20 12 1.667 707 677 1.044
3   France 5 3 18 21 12 1.750 765 688 1.112
4   Argentina 3 5 8 14 19 0.737 725 751 0.965
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
21 Sep 17:00 Serbia   3–2   France 22–25 26–24 25–20 18–25 18–16 109–110 P2 Report
21 Sep 20:40 Poland   2–3   Argentina 25–16 19–25 23–25 25–23 14–16 106–105 P2 Report
22 Sep 17:00 Serbia   3–0   Argentina 25–18 25–22 25–22     75–62 P2 Report
22 Sep 20:40 Poland   1–3   France 15–25 18–25 25–23 18–25   76–98 P2 Report
23 Sep 17:00 France   3–1   Argentina 25–16 25–20 26–28 25–19   101–83 P2 Report
23 Sep 20:40 Poland   3–0   Serbia 25–17 25–16 25–14     75–47 P2 Report

Ranking of the second placed teamsEdit

  • The top two of the second placed teams qualified for the third round.
Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Russia 6 2 18 21 8 2.625 675 578 1.168
2   Serbia 6 2 17 20 12 1.667 707 677 1.044
3   Canada 5 3 13 18 14 1.286 712 694 1.026
4   Belgium 4 4 14 16 14 1.143 667 657 1.015

Third roundEdit

Qualified for the Semifinals

Pool IEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Brazil 2 0 5 6 2 3.000 181 164 1.104
2   United States 1 1 3 3 3 1.000 132 143 0.923
3   Russia 0 2 1 2 6 0.333 175 181 0.967
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Sep 17:00 Brazil   3–2   Russia 20–25 21–25 25–22 25–23 15–12 106–107 P2 Report
27 Sep 17:00 United States   3–0   Russia 25–22 25–23 25–23     75–68 P2 Report
28 Sep 17:00 Brazil   3–0   United States 25–20 25–18 25–19     75–57 P2 Report

Pool JEdit

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Poland 1 1 4 5 3 1.667 180 171 1.053
2   Serbia 1 1 3 3 3 1.000 149 134 1.112
3   Italy 1 1 2 3 5 0.600 150 174 0.862
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Sep 21:15 Italy   0–3   Serbia 15–25 20–25 18–25     53–75 P2 Report
27 Sep 20:30 Poland   3–0   Serbia 28–26 28–26 25–22     81–74 P2 Report
28 Sep 21:15 Italy   3–2   Poland 14–25 25–21 18–25 25–17 15–11 97–99 P2 Report

Final roundEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
29 September
 
 
  Brazil3
 
30 September
 
  Serbia0
 
  Brazil0
 
29 September
 
  Poland3
 
  Poland3
 
 
  United States2
 
3rd place match
 
 
30 September
 
 
  Serbia1
 
 
  United States3

SemifinalsEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
29 Sep 17:00 Brazil   3–0   Serbia 25–22 25–21 25–22     75–65 P2 Report
29 Sep 21:15 Poland   3–2   United States 25–22 20–25 23–25 25–20 15–11 108–103 P2 Report

3rd place matchEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 17:00 Serbia   1–3   United States 25–23 17–25 30–32 19–25   91–105 P2 Report

FinalEdit

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 21:15 Brazil   0–3   Poland 26–28 20–25 23–25     69–78 P2 Report

Final standingEdit

AwardsEdit

Statistics leadersEdit

The statistics of each group follows the vis reports P2 and P3. The statistics include 6 volleyball skills; serve, reception, set, spike, block, and dig. The table below shows the top 5 ranked players in each skill plus top scorers at the completion of the tournament.[15] Only players whose teams advanced to the final round are taken in consideration.[citation needed]

MarketingEdit

TrophyEdit

 
Mateusz Morawiecki Prime Minister of Poland with Poland national team player and World Championship trophy

Comparable 2014 year the FIVB then mandated two young product designers from Switzerland, Thilo Alex Brunner and Jörg Mettler to create the new World Championship trophy. With its unique contemporary design, the trophy has set itself apart from other awards in international competitions across the sporting world. Eichenberger LTD and their mastermind, Juan Franco, have been responsible for its production. The company specialises in complex metal works mainly for the Swiss watchmaking and jewellery industry. The trophy was constructed using 12 individual pieces, representing each member of a volleyball team. The pieces are brought together in a seamless cylindrical design, symbolising the coming together of the 12 players using the rotation system on the court.[16]

Broadcasting rightsEdit

FIVB, through several companies, sold the broadcasting rights for the 2018 World Championship[17] to the following broadcasters.

Country/Region Broadcaster
  Argentina TV Pública
  Belarus Saran Holding
  Belgium VRT
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Sport Klub
  Brazil Grupo Globo
  Bulgaria BNT
  China CCTV, Tencent
  Costa Rica Sky México
  Croatia Sport Klub
  Dominica Sky México
  Dominican Republic Sky México
  Egypt Nile Sport, TIME Sports
  Europe Eurosport
  Germany Sky Sport
  Guatemala Sky México
  Honduras Sky México
  Hong Kong i-CABLE Sports
  Iran IRIB Varzesh
  Israel Charlton
  Italy RAI
  Japan TBS
  Kazakhstan Saran Holding
  South Korea SPOTV
  Libya Libya Sport Channel
  Macedonia Sport Klub
  Malaysia Astro
  MENA ASBU
  Mexico Sky México
  Montenegro Sport Klub
  Morocco SNRT
  Netherlands Ziggo Sport
  Nicaragua Sky México
  Oman Oman Sport
  Panama Sky México
  Poland Polsat
  Puerto Rico WAPA-TV
  Russia Match TV
  Serbia Sport Klub
  Slovenia Sport Klub
  Thailand Workpoint TV
  Trinidad and Tobago Sky México
  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Sports, Dubai Sports
  United States FloSports

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Italy and Bulgaria to co-host 2018 Men's World Championship". FIVB. 9 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Poland triumph over Brazil to retain world title for four more years". FIVB. 30 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Poland retake the world by storm". FIVB. 30 September 2018.
  4. ^ "USA rebound from a set down to claim world bronze over Serbia". FIVB. 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Bartosz Kurek named MVP to lead World Dream Team". FIVB. 30 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Russia set scoring record as World Championship pools take shape". FIVB. 16 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Countdown launched in Rome for 2018 World Championship". FIVB. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  8. ^ "World Championships qualification process to be confirmed by Confederations". FIVB. 2 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Italy and Bulgaria Presidents watch on as FIVB Men's World Championship gets underway!". FIVB. 11 September 2018.
  10. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking - Men (as of 7 July 2017)". FIVB. 7 July 2017.
  11. ^ "2018 Men's World Championship Drawing of Lots PressKit" (PDF). FIVB. p. 6.
  12. ^ "FIVB – EVENT REGULATIONS – Volleyball" (PDF). FIVB. 5 May 2017. pp. 12–13. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Mondiali 2018: A Firenze il sorteggio. Italia, c'è subito Velasco" (in Italian). Volleyball.it. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Draw maps out third round of Men's World Championship". FIVB. 24 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Statistics". FIVB.
  16. ^ "Fans inspired by World Championship trophy in Sofia". FIVB. 5 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Where to Watch". FIVB.

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