2018 FIVB World Championships - Men

“We Need To Create A Player/Coach Union And Start A Strike Against The FIVB.” – Poland’s Wojciech Drzyzga

As was expected, most European national teams are not pleased with the FIVB’s recent published criteria for qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games.

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Zatorski Called Grebennikov After Winning Best Libero Award At The WCH

At only 28 years old, it is safe to say that Zatorksi easily has at least another Olympic Games and WCH in his future. With that certainty, fans can be reassured that Poland’s backcourt will be at an elite level as long as he is around.

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Polish Government Gifts Volleyball Federation 4 Million USD Grant

Poland’s WCH title meant more money for volleyball in the country

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Previews & Recaps

Medal Match Predictions, Schedule, 2018 Volleyball World Championships

Can Poland defeat Brazil to win a 2nd-straight men’s volleyball World Championship? See what VolleyMob’s official prediction expects.

Russia Claims Spot in Worlds Final Six; Italy Closes Round 2 with Win

Russia claimed its place in the World Championships final six with a sweep of Finland, behind 18 points by substitute Victor Polataev. Italy rested all of its starters and still came out with a 3-1 win over the Netherlands to remain atop the group.

Russia Issues Host Italy First Loss in 5 Sets; Finland Eliminated

Russia topped Italy in five sets to hand the hosts their first loss of the FIVB World Championships. Meanwhile, Finland was eliminated from the race for the title with a four-set loss to the Dutch.

Italy, Russia Block Out the Competition for #FIVBMensWCH Pool E Sweeps

2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships – Round 2 – Pool E Sept. 21-24, 2018 Forum di Assago; Milan, Italy #4…

WCH Pool F Preview – BRA, BEL, SLO, And AUS Fighting For Round 3 Spot

2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 9–30 September Schedule Teams Power Rankings Pool F Teams Matches Pts Sets Points Rank…

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WCH Pool E Preview – RUS, ITA, FIN, And NED Are Ready To Battle It Out

Italy, Netherlands, Russia, and Finland are ready to battle it out in Pool E

Argentina Advances Despite Loss to Japan; Italy Moves to 5-0 in Pool A

Japan defeated Argentina in five sets, but missed out on a spot in the second round on point totals (6-5) to the Argentines. The day’s other match planted Italy firmly atop the group at 5-0 as the host nation edged Slovenia in four sets after dropping the opener.

France Overcomes 16-2 Block Deficit to Beat Canada 3-1 (POOL B)

2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 9–30 September Schedule Teams Power Rankings Pool B – Preliminary Phase – Day 1; Day 2; Day…

Iran Rallies for 5-Set Win, Poland Hangs on In 4 in Pool D Finale

Iran nailed down its spot as the No. 2 team coming out of Pool D with a five-set comeback win over Finland. Meanwhile Poland snatched up its fifth-straight win, topping Bulgaria in four sets.

Australia Claims Final Spot in Second Round from Pool C

Australia cemented its spot among the top four in Pool C and punched its ticket to the second round of World Championships play, riding the arm of Lincoln Williams to a four-set win over Tunisia. Meanwhile, Russia cruised past Cameroon to set up its Pool C finale against Serbia.

Williams Posts 22 Points in 1st Aussie Win, Russia Crushes Tunisia

Australia followed Lincoln Williams to its first victory of the World Championships.
A well-rested Russian team blazed through Tunisia, including a record-setting 25-6 second stanza.

Bulgaria Punches Ticket to Round 2 with Sweep, Finland Tops Cuba in 4

After opening the World Championships against host Bulgaria on Sunday, Finland had a couple of days to regroup and bounced back with a sweep of No. 16 Cuba. Meanwhile, Bulgaria moved to moved to 2-1 and secured its place in the second round with a dominant blocking effort (12-0) in a sweep of Puerto Rico.

Men’s Volleyball World Championships: September 13th Daily Summary

20 points from Wallace de Souza lifted Brazil over France in the best match of Thursday.

Anderson Helps USA Men Hold Off Australia in 5 Sets in Pool C

The United States moved to 2-0 atop Pool C, holding on for a five-set win over Australia on Thursday.

Men’s Volleyball World Championships: September 12th Daily Summary

Team USA beat Serbia 3-2 in the biggest match of Wednesday at the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championships.

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“Does The FIVB Want A Cabaret For African And Asian Players?” – Polish Volleyball Community Still Livid About 2020 Olympics Qualification Criteria

Recent reports in the Polish media have shown that the fire regarding the issue has not yet died out.

“We Need To Create A Player/Coach Union And Start A Strike Against The FIVB.” – Poland’s Wojciech Drzyzga

As was expected, most European national teams are not pleased with the FIVB’s recent published criteria for qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games.

Zatorski Called Grebennikov After Winning Best Libero Award At The WCH

At only 28 years old, it is safe to say that Zatorksi easily has at least another Olympic Games and WCH in his future. With that certainty, fans can be reassured that Poland’s backcourt will be at an elite level as long as he is around.

Polish Government Gifts Volleyball Federation 4 Million USD Grant

Poland’s WCH title meant more money for volleyball in the country

French Still Mulling Men’s WCH Elimination

Some losses sting more than others

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After WCH Title, Poland Can Now Integrate Leon With A Clear Conscience

Whenever a star player becomes a naturalized citizen of another country in other to play in major international championships, it is always a topic of deep controversy.

Michal Kubiak’s Illness During WCH Still A Topic A Controversy

Kubiak’s dad feared for his life during the tournament

Dual-Nation Hosting Led to Change of Format for Men’s Volleyball World Championship

The 2018 Men’s Volleyball World Championships deviated from the traditional format because of the logistics involved with having two host nations, FIVB says.

Players Met With Heynen After Losses To Ask Him To Tone Down Behavior

Good coaches listen to their players and are adaptable to new ideais when they need to be.

Best Men’s WCH Players By Position – Final List

Now that the dust has finally settled, it’s time to objectively look at the best players in this year’s WCH.

Projected FIVB Men’s National Team Rankings After World Championships

With the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship finishing last weekend in Italy, we at Volleymob decided to take a…

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