2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL MEN’S CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
- December 12 – 17
- Lodz, Opole, Krakow – Poland
- Tournament Central
- Power Rankings
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
Sada Cruzeiro and Zenit Kazan have a historical rivalry at the international level. As was expected in a rivalry like this, tempers flared prior to their semifinals game, when Zenit Kazan’s coach Vladimir Alekno said that after waiting a whole year for this match-up, his team was finally ready to take on their nemesis. He was right, and Zenit Kazan won in spectacular fashion.
Counting yesterday’s semifinals game, both teams have now played three FIVB Club WCH elimination matches in different editions of the tournament, two of the finals culminated in Cruzeiro titles. The Brazilian club wasn’t ready to let Zenit Kazan forget this fact:
Good luck in this Club World Championship final, @volleyzenit! We know the taste of being champion, done it 3 times. Two you know well how it was, right? ?
Congrats for today!
— Sada Cruzeiro (@sadacruzeiro) December 16, 2017
Sore losers, or just a “friendly” jab at their rival? Whatever the reason may be, it doesn’t look to0 classy coming from a team who just got dominated in an elimination match.