Draw Made for the 2017 Grand Champions Cup

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 29th, 2017 | Asian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, South American Volleyball, U.S. Men's National Team, U.S. Women's Volleyball

The field for the World Grand Champions Cup has been set, with the women’s competition to be held from September 5-10 for the women and September 12-17 for the men.

This is the seventh edition of the FIVB’s quadrennial event for men’s and women’s national teams. The World Grand Champions Cup is the final event on the FIVB’s 2017 volleyball calendar.

Competing on the women’s side will be Russia, Japan, the United States, China, Korea and Brazil. The first two days of the competition will be held in Tokyo at the Metropolitan Gymnasium, with the remaining three days in Nagoya at Nippon Gaishi Hall.

The 2016 Rio Olympic Champions China and defending World Champions USA will square off on the first day of the women’s competition, which will be a highlight of the day. Also facing each other are Japan and Korea – the two teams met in the first round of the Olympic Games with Korea coming out on top. The Japanese women’s national team will be looking to avenge the loss in the first round of the World Grand Champions Cup.

Women’s Schedule

  • Tuesday, September 5
    • Russia vs. Brazil
    • USA vs. China
    • Japan vs. Korea
  • Wednesday, September 6
    • Brazil vs. China
    • Korea vs. USA
    • Russia vs. Japan
  • Friday, September 8
    • USA vs. Russia
    • China vs. Korea
    • Japan vs. Brazil
  • Saturday, September 9
    • Russia vs. China
    • Brazil vs. Korea
    • Japan vs. USA
  • Sunday, September 10
    • Korea vs. Russia
    • USA vs. Brazil
    • China vs. Japan

On the men’s side of the competition Japan, France, Italy, Iran, Brazil and the United States will square off at the round robin competition.

The competition for the men will start in Nagoya at the Nippon Gaishi Hall for the first two days of competition, followed by Osaka at the Municipal Central Gymnasium for the final three days of play.

Men’s Schedule

  • Tuesday, September 12
    • France vs. Brazil
    • Italy vs. Iran
    • Japan vs. USA
  • Wednesday, September 13
    • Brazil vs. Italy
    • USA vs. Iran
    • Japan vs. France
  • Friday, September 15
    • Iran vs. Brazil
    • France vs. USA
    • Italy vs. Japan
  • Saturday, September 16
    • USA vs. Brazil
    • France vs. Italy
    • Japan vs. Iran
  • Sunday, September 17
    • Italy vs. USA
    • Iran vs. France
    • Brazil vs. Japan

Each the men’s and women’s side of the tournament is a round robin event, meaning that every team will face each other with the best overall record and points scored winning the tournament.

In the last edition of the event in 2013, Brazil was a powerhouse, taking both the men’s and women’s title.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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