2010 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

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2010 Men's World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation  Italy
Dates 25 September – 10 October
Teams 24
Venues 10 (in 10 host cities)
Champions  Brazil (3rd title)
MVP Brazil Murilo Endres
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The 2010 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship was held in Italy from 25 September to 10 October 2010. The tournament featured 24 teams to determine the world champion in men's volleyball. In addition to 2006 champion Brazil and host nation Italy, 22 teams qualified for the tournament by means of continental and regional competitions. The matches took place in ten venues across 10 Italian cities, with the final being held at the PalaLottomatica sports arena in Rome.[1]

The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Cuba in final. Brazil won their third straight world championship having won previously in 2002 and 2006.[2] The podium was completed by Serbia who defeated Italy in the 3rd place match. Brazilian wing-spiker Murilo Endres was named the tournament MVP.[3]

Brazil's victory continued their eight-year period of domination of world volleyball. Brazil has now won 15 of 17 major competitions since 2002. Brazil's third straight world championship equals the record for consecutive titles set by Italy in the 1990s.[4]

Qualification[edit]

The regional qualification stage determined the 24 teams that would compete in the championship competition. Two spots were guaranteed to the host country Italy and 2006 champions Brazil. Regional governing bodies were allocated the remaining 22 spots. Africa was granted three, Asia and Oceania four, Europe eight, North, Central America and Caribbean five and South America two places. Qualification competitions took place ranging from January to August 2009.

Africa
(CAVB)
Asia and Oceania
(AVC)
Europe
(CEV)
North, Central America and Caribbean
(NORCECA)
South America
(CSV)
Pool C Winners:  Egypt
Pool D Winners:  Tunisia
Pool E Winners:  Cameroon
Pool G Winners:  China
Pool G Runners-up:  Australia
Pool H Winners:  Japan
Pool H Runners-up:  Iran
Hosts:  Italy
Pool I Winners:  Russia
Pool I Runners-up:  Germany
Pool J Winners:  Bulgaria
Pool J Runners-up:  Czech Republic
Pool K Winners:  Poland
Pool K Runners-up:  France
Pool L Winners:  Serbia
Pool L Runners-up:  Spain
Pool F Winners:  United States
Pool G Winners:  Puerto Rico
Pool H Winners:  Cuba
Pool I Winners:  Canada
Pool I Runners-up:  Mexico
2006 World Champions:  Brazil
Pool A Winners:  Argentina
Pool B Winners:  Venezuela

Pools composition[edit]

Teams were seeded in the first two positions of each pool following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of 28 July 2009.[5] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of Pool A regardless of the World Ranking. All teams not seeded were drawn to take other available positions in the remaining lines, following the World Ranking. The drawing was held in Rome, Italy on 28 October 2009. Ranking shown in brackets except Hosts which rank 6th.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E Pool F
 Italy (Hosts)  Brazil (1)  Russia (2)  United States (3)  Bulgaria (4)  Serbia (5)
 Japan (12)  Spain (11)  Puerto Rico (10)  Argentina (9)  China (8)  Poland (7)
 Egypt (18)  Cuba (13)  Australia (15)  Venezuela (15)  France (17)  Germany (14)
 Iran (24)  Tunisia (20)  Cameroon (23)  Mexico (35)  Czech Republic (27)  Canada (21)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Pool A, H and M Pool B Pool C and 5th–8th places Pool D Pool E
Italy Assago, Italy Italy Verona, Italy Italy Modena, Italy Italy Reggio Calabria, Italy Italy Turin, Italy
Mediolanum Forum PalaOlimpia PalaPanini PalaCalafiore PalaRuffini
Capacity: 11,500 Capacity: 6,200 Capacity: 5,100 Capacity: 7,200 Capacity: 5,000
Forum Assago.jpg Marmi Lanza.jpg No Image Palacalafiore.jpg PalaRuffini di Torino 1.jpg
Pool F Pool G and I Pool L and N Pool O, R and Final four Pool P, Q and 9th–12th places
Italy Trieste, Italy Italy Catania, Italy Italy Ancona, Italy Italy Rome, Italy Italy Florence, Italy
PalaTrieste PalaCatania PalaRossini PalaLottomatica Nelson Mandela Forum
Capacity: 6,972 Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 6,500 Capacity: 10,710 Capacity: 5,500
PalaTrieste.jpg No Image No Image PalaLottomatica.jpg Florence - Mandela Forum - entrance.JPG

First round[edit]

Qualified for the Second round

Pool A[edit]

Pool A featured host country Italy, as well as Egypt, Japan and Iran. Italy defeated all three teams, while the remaining teams each finished with a 1–2 record. Iran were eliminated by virtue of scoring the fewest points during the three-game schedule.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 6 3 0 262 207 1.266 9 2 4.500
2  Egypt 4 1 2 243 254 0.957 5 6 0.833
3  Japan 4 1 2 259 274 0.945 4 8 0.500
4  Iran 4 1 2 247 276 0.895 5 7 0.714
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 Sep 17:05 Egypt  3–0  Iran 25–21 25–17 25–21     75–59 P2 P3
25 Sep 21:05 Italy  3–0  Japan 25–20 25–16 25–14     75–50 P2 P3
26 Sep 17:05 Iran  3–1  Japan 15–25 25–17 26–24 25–23   91–89 P2 P3
26 Sep 21:05 Egypt  0–3  Italy 20–25 17–25 23–25     60–75 P2 P3
27 Sep 17:05 Japan  3–2  Egypt 32–34 23–25 25–19 25–17 15–13 120–108 P2 P3
27 Sep 21:05 Italy  3–2  Iran 25–21 25–10 21–25 26–28 15–13 112–97 P2 P3

Pool B[edit]

Pool B featured reigning 2006 champions Brazil, as well as Cuba, Spain and Tunisia. Cuba won all three of their matches. Tunisia were defeated in every match and eliminated from the competition. Brazil and Cuba would face each other again in the tournament final, where Brazil would repeat as world champions.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 6 3 0 296 263 1.125 9 4 2.250
2  Brazil 5 2 1 291 256 1.137 8 4 2.000
3  Spain 4 1 2 292 302 0.967 6 7 0.857
4  Tunisia 3 0 3 192 250 0.768 1 9 0.111
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 Sep 17:05 Brazil  3–0  Tunisia 25–14 25–21 25–14     75–49 P2 P3
25 Sep 21:05 Spain  2–3  Cuba 25–23 18–25 19–25 25–20 13–15 100–106 P2 P3
26 Sep 17:05 Tunisia  0–3  Cuba 18–25 15–25 15–25     48–75 P2 P3
26 Sep 21:05 Brazil  3–1  Spain 30–28 21–25 25–20 25–19   101–92 P2 P3
27 Sep 17:05 Spain  3–1  Tunisia 25–23 25–22 25–27 25–23   100–95 P2 P3
27 Sep 21:05 Cuba  3–2  Brazil 34–32 18–25 23–25 25–21 15–12 115–115 P2 P3

Pool C[edit]

Pool C featured Russia, Puerto Rico, Cameroon and Australia. Russia won all their matches, while Australia were eliminated after going 0–3.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 6 3 0 283 224 1.263 9 3 3.000
2  Puerto Rico 5 2 1 272 264 1.030 8 4 2.000
3  Cameroon 4 1 2 213 237 0.899 3 7 0.429
4  Australia 3 0 3 253 296 0.855 3 9 0.333
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 Sep 17:05 Russia  3–0  Cameroon 25–11 25–20 25–22     75–53 P2 P3
25 Sep 21:05 Australia  1–3  Puerto Rico 22–25 22–25 28–26 19–25   91–101 P2 P3
26 Sep 17:05 Cameroon  0–3  Puerto Rico 22–25 23–25 19–25     64–75 P2 P3
26 Sep 21:05 Russia  3–1  Australia 25–17 25–12 24–26 25–20   99–75 P2 P3
27 Sep 17:05 Australia  1–3  Cameroon 25–21 22–25 21–25 19–25   87–96 P2 P3
27 Sep 21:05 Puerto Rico  2–3  Russia 25–21 14–25 21–25 25–23 11–15 96–109 P2 P3

Pool D[edit]

Pool D featured the United States, Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela. Venezuela were eliminated after not winning a single set.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  United States 6 3 0 280 254 1.102 9 3 3.000
2  Argentina 5 2 1 259 228 1.136 7 4 1.750
3  Mexico 4 1 2 247 260 0.950 6 6 1.000
4  Venezuela 3 0 3 181 225 0.804 0 9 0.000
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 Sep 17:05 Venezuela  0–3  Argentina 23–25 17–25 18–25     58–75 P2 P3
25 Sep 21:05 United States  3–2  Mexico 22–25 19–25 25–18 25–22 15–11 106–101 P2 P3
26 Sep 17:05 Argentina  3–1  Mexico 25–12 25–19 17–25 25–15   92–71 P2 P3
26 Sep 21:05 Venezuela  0–3  United States 19–25 23–25 19–25     61–75 P2 P3
27 Sep 17:05 Mexico  3–0  Venezuela 25–22 25–20 25–20     75–62 P2 P3
27 Sep 21:05 United States  3–1  Argentina 22–25 27–25 25–22 25–20   99–92 P2 P3

Pool E[edit]

Pool E featured France, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and China. China were eliminated after not winning a match.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  France 6 3 0 306 268 1.142 9 4 2.250
2  Czech Republic 5 2 1 302 300 1.007 8 5 1.600
3  Bulgaria 4 1 2 289 282 1.025 6 6 1.000
4  China 3 0 3 197 244 0.807 1 9 0.111
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 Sep 17:05 France  3–2  Czech Republic 25–19 22–25 25–21 24–26 15–10 111–101 P2 P3
25 Sep 21:05 Bulgaria  3–0  China 25–14 25–19 25–22     75–55 P2 P3
26 Sep 17:05 Czech Republic  3–1  China 25–21 19–25 25–18 25–22   94–86 P2 P3
26 Sep 21:05 France  3–2  Bulgaria 25–22 23–25 25–17 28–30 19–17 120–111 P2 P3
27 Sep 17:05 Bulgaria  1–3  Czech Republic 23–25 25–27 30–28 25–27   103–107 P2 P3
27 Sep 21:05 China  0–3  France 17–25 20–25 19–25     56–75 P2 P3

Pool F[edit]

Pool F featured Poland, who won the silver medal in the last edition. The pool also featured Serbia, Germany and Canada.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Poland 6 3 0 279 246 1.134 9 3 3.000
2  Serbia 4 1 2 250 243 1.029 5 6 0.833
3  Germany 4 1 2 237 250 0.948 5 6 0.833
4  Canada 4 1 2 215 242 0.888 3 7 0.429
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 Sep 17:05 Poland  3–0  Canada 25–22 25–21 25–13     75–56 P2 P3
25 Sep 21:05 Germany  0–3  Serbia 21–25 21–25 13–25     55–75 P2 P3
26 Sep 17:05 Canada  3–1  Serbia 25–20 25–22 17–25 25–23   92–90 P2 P3
26 Sep 21:05 Poland  3–2  Germany 25–20 21–25 25–22 22–25 15–13 108–105 P2 P3
27 Sep 17:05 Germany  3–0  Canada 27–25 25–22 25–20     77–67 P2 P3
27 Sep 21:05 Serbia  1–3  Poland 19–25 18–25 25–21 23–25   85–96 P2 P3

Second round[edit]

  • All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).
  • In the Second Round, participants were divided into six pools of three teams, Pools G–N, with each pool again playing a round-robin. The bottom team were eliminated from the competition, while the top two advanced to the Third Round.
Qualified for the Third round

Pool G[edit]

Pool G featured host Italy, as well as Germany and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico were eliminated after losing both matches.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 4 2 0 189 166 1.139 6 2 3.000
2  Germany 3 1 1 157 158 0.994 4 3 1.333
3  Puerto Rico 2 0 2 146 168 0.869 1 6 0.167
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 17:05 Puerto Rico  0–3  Germany 22–25 22–25 18–25     62–75 P2 P3
01 Oct 21:05 Germany  1–3  Italy 25–21 18–25 21–25 18–25   82–96 P2 P3
02 Oct 21:05 Italy  3–1  Puerto Rico 25–22 25–16 18–25 25–21   93–84 P2 P3

Pool H[edit]

Pool H featured Serbia, Cuba and Mexico. Mexico were eliminated after being defeated in both matches.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Serbia 4 2 0 166 145 1.145 6 1 6.000
2  Cuba 3 1 1 162 148 1.095 4 3 1.333
3  Mexico 2 0 2 117 152 0.770 0 6 0.000
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 17:05 Cuba  1–3  Serbia 25–16 19–25 22–25 19–25   85–91 P2 P3
01 Oct 21:05 Mexico  0–3  Cuba 17–25 25–27 15–25     57–77 P2 P3
02 Oct 17:05 Serbia  3–0  Mexico 25–23 25–18 25–19     75–60 P2 P3

Pool I[edit]

Pool I featured Spain, Russia and Egypt. Egypt were eliminated after not winning a match.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Spain 4 2 0 207 189 1.095 6 3 2.000
2  Russia 3 1 1 179 160 1.119 5 3 1.667
3  Egypt 2 0 2 141 178 0.792 1 6 0.167
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 21:05 Russia  3–0  Egypt 25–21 25–17 25–18     75–56 P2 P3
01 Oct 17:05 Spain  3–2  Russia 17–25 22–25 25–21 25–20 15–13 104–104 P2 P3
02 Oct 17:05 Egypt  1–3  Spain 20–25 30–28 16–25 19–25   85–103 P2 P3

Pool L[edit]

Pool L featured the Czech Republic, United States and Cameroon. Cameroon did not win a match and were eliminated from the competition.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Czech Republic 4 2 0 150 115 1.304 6 0 MAX
2  United States 3 1 1 176 168 1.048 3 5 0.600
3  Cameroon 2 0 2 145 188 0.771 2 6 0.333
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 17:05 United States  0–3  Czech Republic 19–25 22–25 22–25     63–75 P2 P3
01 Oct 21:05 Cameroon  2–3  United States 25–23 14–25 27–25 20–25 7–15 93–113 P2 P3
02 Oct 17:05 Czech Republic  3–0  Cameroon 25–17 25–18 25–17     75–52 P2 P3

Pool M[edit]

Pool M featured Argentina, France and Japan. Japan did not win a match and were eliminated.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Argentina 4 2 0 182 166 1.096 6 2 3.000
2  France 3 1 1 161 155 1.039 4 3 1.333
3  Japan 2 0 2 144 166 0.867 1 6 0.167
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 21:05 France  1–3  Argentina 25–16 17–25 23–25 21–25   86–91 P2 P3
01 Oct 17:05 Japan  0–3  France 19–25 22–25 23–25     64–75 P2 P3
02 Oct 21:05 Argentina  3–1  Japan 25–22 16–25 25–14 25–19   91–80 P2 P3

Pool N[edit]

Pool N featured Bulgaria, Brazil and Poland. Bulgaria swept eventual champion Brazil in three sets. Poland did not win a match and were eliminated.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Bulgaria 4 2 0 150 115 1.304 6 0 MAX
2  Brazil 3 1 1 133 131 1.015 3 3 1.000
3  Poland 2 0 2 113 150 0.753 0 6 0.000
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 21:05 Poland  0–3  Brazil 16–25 20–25 20–25     56–75 P2 P3
01 Oct 17:05 Bulgaria  3–0  Poland 25–22 25–18 25–17     75–57 P2 P3
02 Oct 21:05 Brazil  0–3  Bulgaria 18–25 20–25 20–25     58–75 P2 P3

Third round[edit]

  • All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).
  • In the Third Round, the twelve remaining teams were divided into four pools of three. No eliminations took place in the Third Round. The top finishers in each pool were seeded into the championship bracket for first to fourth place. The second finishers competed in a bracket to determine fifth to eighth place, while the bottom teams competed in a bracket to determine ninth through twelfth place.
Qualified for the Semifinals
Qualified for the 5th–8th semifinals
Qualified for the 9th–12th semifinals

Pool O[edit]

In Pool O, Italy moved on to the semifinal match, the USA advanced to the fifth to eighth bracket and France move on to the ninth to twelfth place competition.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 4 2 0 192 180 1.067 6 2 3.000
2  United States 3 1 1 171 145 1.179 4 3 1.333
3  France 2 0 2 137 175 0.783 1 6 0.167
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
04 Oct 17:05 France  0–3  United States 16–25 14–25 23–25     53–75 P2 P3
05 Oct 21:05 United States  1–3  Italy 25–14 23–25 26–28 22–25   96–92 P2 P3
06 Oct 21:05 Italy  3–1  France 25–18 25–20 25–27 25–19   100–84 P2 P3

Pool P[edit]

Pool P saw Serbia advance to the semifinal. Russia advanced to the fifth to eighth bracket and Argentina to the ninth to twelfth place event.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Serbia 4 2 0 192 177 1.085 6 2 3.000
2  Russia 3 1 1 172 150 1.147 4 3 1.333
3  Argentina 2 0 2 134 171 0.784 1 6 0.167
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
04 Oct 17:05 Serbia  3–1  Argentina 25–15 21–25 25–22 25–18   96–80 P2 P3
05 Oct 17:05 Russia  1–3  Serbia 26–28 25–16 21–25 25–27   97–96 P2 P3
06 Oct 17:05 Argentina  0–3  Russia 22–25 17–25 15–25     54–75 P2 P3

Pool Q[edit]

In Pool Q, Cuba advanced to the semifinal. Bulgaria moved on to the fifth to eighth place bracket and Spain to the ninth to twelfth.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 4 2 0 208 206 1.010 6 3 2.000
2  Bulgaria 3 1 1 218 210 1.038 5 4 1.250
3  Spain 2 0 2 183 193 0.948 2 6 0.333
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
04 Oct 21:05 Spain  1–3  Bulgaria 21–25 25–27 28–26 18–25   92–103 P2 P3
05 Oct 21:05 Cuba  3–1  Spain 25–22 15–25 25–22 25–22   90–91 P2 P3
06 Oct 21:05 Bulgaria  2–3  Cuba 25–22 23–25 28–26 28–30 11–15 115–118 P2 P3

Pool R[edit]

In Pool R, Brazil advanced to the semifinal. Germany to the fifth to eighth bracket and the Czech Republic to the ninth to twelfth bracket.

Matches Points Sets
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 4 2 0 185 155 1.194 6 2 3.000
2  Germany 3 1 1 131 129 1.016 3 3 1.000
3  Czech Republic 2 0 2 153 185 0.827 2 6 0.333
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
04 Oct 21:05 Czech Republic  2–3  Brazil 20–25 25–22 25–23 21–25 8–15 99–110 P2 P3
05 Oct 17:05 Germany  3–0  Czech Republic 25–23 25–18 25–13     75–54 P2 P3
06 Oct 17:05 Brazil  3–0  Germany 25–17 25–20 25–19     75–56 P2 P3

Final round[edit]

9th–12th places[edit]

9th–12th semifinals 9th place match
8 October
  Argentina  3  
  Spain  1  
 
9 October
      Argentina  3
    Czech Republic  1
11th place match
8 October 9 October
  France  0   Spain  1
  Czech Republic  3     France  3

9th–12th semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
08 Oct 17:05 Argentina  3–1  Spain 23–25 25–19 25–19 26–24   99–87 P2 P3
08 Oct 21:05 France  0–3  Czech Republic 21–25 20–25 16–25     57–75 P2 P3

11th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
09 Oct 17:05 Spain  1–3  France 17–25 23–25 25–16 21–25   86–91 P2 P3

9th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
09 Oct 21:05 Argentina  3–1  Czech Republic 25–22 18–25 25–21 25–22   93–90 P2 P3

5th–8th places[edit]

5th–8th semifinals 5th place match
8 October
  Russia  3  
  Bulgaria  1  
 
9 October
      Russia  3
    United States  0
7th place match
8 October 9 October
  United States  3   Bulgaria  3
  Germany  0     Germany  0

5th–8th semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
08 Oct 17:05 Russia  3–1  Bulgaria 25–20 26–24 20–25 25–23   96–92 P2 P3
08 Oct 21:05 United States  3–0  Germany 25–22 25–20 25–23     75–65 P2 P3

7th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
09 Oct 17:05 Bulgaria  3–0  Germany 26–24 26–24 25–21     77–69 P2 P3

5th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
09 Oct 21:05 Russia  3–0  United States 25–19 25–21 25–19     75–59 P2 P3

Championship[edit]

Semifinals Final
9 October
  Serbia  2  
  Cuba  3  
 
10 October
      Cuba  0
    Brazil  3
3rd place match
9 October 10 October
  Italy  1   Serbia  3
  Brazil  3     Italy  1

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
09 Oct 17:05 Serbia  2–3  Cuba 25–22 17–25 29–31 25–22 14–16 110–116 P2 P3
09 Oct 21:15 Italy  1–3  Brazil 15–25 22–25 25–23 17–25   79–98 P2 P3

3rd place match[edit]

In the bronze medal match, Serbia defeated hosts Italy, three sets to one. It was the country's first medal since they were runners-up in 1998 (then as Yugoslavia).[6]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
10 Oct 17:05 Serbia  3–1  Italy 25–21 25–20 26–28 25–19   101–88 P2 P3

Final[edit]

The final was a rematch of Brazil and Cuba, who had met earlier in the first round with Cuba winning 3 sets to 2 in an upset. The final was a different story however, with Brazil winning easily in straight sets 25–22, 25–14, 25–22;[7] one Xinhua journalist called it a 'practice match' for Brazil.[8] Brazil took advantage of a large number of Cuban mistakes, perhaps resulting from the young age of the Cuban team.[4] Leandro Vissotto led Brazil in points with 19 and closed the match with a spike.[9] The match was played before a crowd of 11,605 which included a number of Brazilian football stars based in Italy.[9]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
10 Oct 21:15 Cuba  0–3  Brazil 22–25 14–25 22–25     58–75 P2 P3

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Italy". Fivb.ch. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Volleyball-Brazil beat Cuba to seal third straight world title". Reuters. October 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 18 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  3. ^ "2010 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Italy". Fivb.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  4. ^ a b Chesterman, Barnaby (2010-10-10). "AFP: Brazil beat Cuba for world volleyball title". Google.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  5. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking - Men (as of 28 July 2009)". FIVB. 28 July 2009. Archived from the original on 28 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "2010 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Italy". Fivb.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  7. ^ "2010 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Italy". Fivb.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Brazil retain title with easy win over Cuba". News.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  9. ^ a b Dampf, Andrew (2010-10-10). "Brazil wins 3rd straight volleyball title". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 

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