Pools For 2018 Men’s World Championships Released

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 30th, 2017 | African Volleyball, Asian Volleyball, Australian volleyball, Brazilian Volleyball, Canadian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, South American Volleyball, U.S. Men's National Team

2018 Men’s World Championships

The pools for the 2018 Men’s World Championships have been announced for the competition that will take place from September 10-30, 2018. The tournament is split up into four pools of six teams with the top-four teams in each pool advancing to Round 2. From there, the top six teams will battle it out in Round 3 followed by the medal matches.

Pool B will be the most challenging group in the competition after securing three top-ten teams and an average World Rank of 12.3 – #1 Brazil, #6 Canada and #9 France. This year, France took the 2017 World League title away from Brazil in a nail-biter five-set battle on the Brazilians homecourt. On the flip side, Brazil won their record fifth Men’s World Grand Champions Cup title just months later.

Team USA will have a tough test ahead of them in Pool C, as they have to face off against an always consistent Russian squad along with a rising Serbian team.

Poland and Iran will fight for the top spot in Pool D as both are strong teams that are among the top-ten in the world. This goes the same for Pool A’s Italy and Argentina who have been on the rise in the past few competitions.

Pool A

Pool’s average World Rank – 16.5

Pool B

Pool’s average World Rank – 12.3

Pool C

Pool’s average World Rank – 14.5

Pool D

Pool’s average World Rank – 14.6

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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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