2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

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2014 Men's World Championship
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2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Poland
Dates 30 August–21 September
Teams 24
Venues 7 (in 7 host cities)
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The 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship is being held in Poland from 30 August to 21 September 2014.

Information[edit]

On 8 September 2008 the FIVB announced it has agreed a partnership deal for Poland to host the FIVB Men’s World Championship in 2014. “This will be the biggest and most beautiful sports event in the world, not only in volleyball but throughout the whole sports family,” said FIVB Honorary Life President Rubén Acosta. “Poland – I’m sure about it – will make this championship very special.”

Acosta and FIVB President Wei Jizhong agreed the deal in Warsaw last Thursday following negotiations with Polish Minister of Sport Miroslaw Drzewiecki, Miroslaw Blaszczyk, President of the Board of Administration of Polsat Television, Polsat Television Sports Department Director Marian Kmita and Polish Volleyball Federation President Miroslaw Przedpelski.

It will be the first time Poland has hosted an FIVB World Championship. Matches will be played in Kraków, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Katowice, Łódź and Bydgoszcz.

Volleyball in Poland has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity during the 2000s. The Polish Men’s team finished runners-up at the 2006 FIVB World Championships in Japan and a year later Katowice hosted one of the best-ever FIVB World League Final Round.

Official song[edit]

This is the first time in the FIVB World Championships history that host nation release a song dedicated especially for volleyball championships. The official song is "Start a Fire" by Margaret.[1]

Qualification[edit]

The regional qualification stage determined the 24 teams that would compete in the championship competition. Hosts Poland were granted automatic qualification. Regional governing bodies were allocated the remaining 23 spots. Africa was granted three, Asia and Oceania four, Europe eight, North, Central America and Caribbean five, and South America three places.

Africa
(CAVB)
Asia and Oceania
(AVC)
Europe
(CEV)
North, Central America and Caribbean
(NORCECA)
South America
(CSV)
Pool T Winners:  Cameroon
Pool U Winners:  Egypt
Pool V Winners:  Tunisia
Pool A Winners:  Australia
Pool B Winners:  Iran
Pool C Winners:  China
Pool D Winners:  South Korea
Hosts:  Poland
2013 European Champions:  Russia
2013 European Runners-up:  Italy
Pool I Winners:  Bulgaria
Pool J Winners:  Serbia
Pool K Winners:  Germany
Pool L Winners:  Belgium
Pool M Winners:  Finland
Third Round Best Runners-up:  France
Pool O Winners:  United States
Pool P Winners:  Cuba
Pool Q Winners:  Canada
Pool R Winners:  Mexico
Playoff Winners:  Puerto Rico
2013 South Am Champions:  Brazil
2013 South Am Runners-up:  Argentina
Qualifier Winners:  Venezuela

Pools composition[edit]

Teams were seeded in the first three positions of each pool following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB World Ranking as of 7 October 2013.[2] 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.[3] The drawing was held in Warsaw, Poland on 27 January 2014. Because qualification were in progress on 27 January 2014, the best world rankings of CAVB (13, 15 and 19) and NORCECA (4, 7, 11, 20 and 22) were used when the draw was made.[4] Ranking shown in brackets except Hosts which rank 5th.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
 Poland (Hosts)  Brazil (1)  Russia (2)  Italy (3)
 Argentina (7)  Cuba (7)  Bulgaria (6)  United States (4)
 Serbia (9)  Germany (10)  Canada (11)  Iran (12)
 Australia (14)  Tunisia (13)  Egypt (15)  France (16)
 Cameroon (19)  South Korea (21)  China (18)  Puerto Rico (20)
 Venezuela (31)  Finland (30)  Mexico (22)  Belgium (37)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Opening match (30 August) Pool A (excl. 30 August) and F Pool B, F, G and Final four Pool C
Poland Warsaw, Poland Poland Wrocław, Poland Poland Katowice, Poland Poland Gdańsk / Sopot, Poland
National Stadium Centennial Hall Spodek Ergo Arena
Capacity: 62,100 Capacity: 7,000 Capacity: 11,500 Capacity: 11,409
Stadion Narodowy w Warszawie 20120422.jpg Wroclaw - Hala Stulecia 3a.jpg Katowice Spodek- nowa iluminacja.jpg GdanskSopot ErgoArena 20110603.jpg
Pool D Pool E, H and 5th–6th places Pool E
Poland Kraków, Poland Poland Łódź, Poland Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland
Kraków Arena Atlas Arena Łuczniczka
Capacity: 15,328 Capacity: 13,805 Capacity: 8,500
Kraków Arena.jpg AtlasArena01.jpg Interior

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Match points
  2. Numbers of matches won
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. Result of the last match between the tied teams

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

First round[edit]

Qualified for the Second round

Pool A[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Poland 15 5 0 15 1 15.000 400 311 1.286
2  Serbia 12 4 1 12 6 2.000 425 396 1.073
3  Argentina 9 3 2 10 6 1.667 372 342 1.088
4  Australia 5 2 3 7 11 0.636 384 397 0.967
5  Venezuela 4 1 4 5 13 0.385 366 424 0.863
6  Cameroon 0 0 5 3 15 0.200 382 459 0.832
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Aug 20:15 Poland  3–0  Serbia 25–19 25–18 25–18     75–55 P2 P3
31 Aug 16:30 Venezuela  0–3  Argentina 23–25 17–25 19–25     59–75 P2 P3
31 Aug 20:25 Cameroon  0–3  Australia 22–25 15–25 18–25     55–75 P2 P3
02 Sep 13:10 Argentina  1–3  Serbia 17–25 25–20 21–25 21–25   84–95 P2 P3
02 Sep 16:40 Venezuela  3–1  Cameroon 25–22 25–21 31–33 25–14   106–90 P2 P3
02 Sep 20:25 Australia  0–3  Poland 17–25 19–25 22–25     58–75 P2 P3
04 Sep 13:10 Cameroon  0–3  Argentina 17–25 18–25 23–25     58–75 P2 P3
04 Sep 16:40 Serbia  3–1  Australia 25–23 25–22 22–25 25–17   97–87 P2 P3
04 Sep 20:25 Poland  3–0  Venezuela 25–20 25–13 25–14     75–47 P2 P3
06 Sep 13:10 Argentina  3–0  Australia 25–18 25–19 25–18     75–55 P2 P3
06 Sep 16:40 Venezuela  0–3  Serbia 20–25 17–25 22–25     59–75 P2 P3
06 Sep 20:25 Cameroon  1–3  Poland 27–25 23–25 16–25 22–25   88–100 P2 P3
07 Sep 13:10 Australia  3–2  Venezuela 25–20 23–25 21–25 25–16 15–9 109–95 P2 P3
07 Sep 16:40 Poland  3–0  Argentina 25–20 25–20 25–23     75–63 P2 P3
07 Sep 20:25 Serbia  3–1  Cameroon 25–21 24–26 29–27 25–17   103–91 P2 P3

Pool B[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 14 5 0 15 3 5.000 428 352 1.216
2  Germany 12 4 1 12 5 2.400 398 338 1.178
3  Finland 8 3 2 10 8 1.250 415 396 1.048
4  Cuba 6 2 3 9 12 0.750 448 466 0.961
5  South Korea 4 1 4 6 13 0.462 390 441 0.884
6  Tunisia 1 0 5 4 15 0.267 361 447 0.808
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
01 Sep 13:10 Brazil  3–0  Germany 25–21 25–19 25–17     75–57 P2 P3
01 Sep 16:40 Finland  3–2  Cuba 18–25 21–25 27–25 25–23 15–12 106–110 P2 P3
01 Sep 20:25 South Korea  3–1  Tunisia 24–26 26–24 25–21 25–18   100–89 P2 P3
03 Sep 13:10 Cuba  0–3  Germany 16–25 21–25 19–25     56–75 P2 P3
03 Sep 16:40 Finland  3–0  South Korea 25–22 26–24 25–15     76–61 P2 P3
03 Sep 20:25 Tunisia  0–3  Brazil 18–25 10–25 17–25     45–75 P2 P3
05 Sep 13:10 South Korea  1–3  Cuba 21–25 25–23 14–25 22–25   82–98 P2 P3
05 Sep 16:40 Germany  3–1  Tunisia 25–13 25–19 21–25 25–12   96–69 P2 P3
05 Sep 20:25 Brazil  3–0  Finland 27–25 25–21 26–24     78–70 P2 P3
06 Sep 13:10 Cuba  3–2  Tunisia 16–25 25–20 25–23 20–25 15–13 101–106 P2 P3
06 Sep 16:40 Finland  1–3  Germany 20–25 25–19 24–26 19–25   88–95 P2 P3
06 Sep 20:25 South Korea  2–3  Brazil 25–21 13–25 21–25 25–17 13–15 97–103 P2 P3
07 Sep 13:10 Tunisia  0–3  Finland 18–25 14–25 20–25     52–75 P2 P3
07 Sep 16:40 Germany  3–0  South Korea 25–13 25–16 25–21     75–50 P2 P3
07 Sep 20:25 Brazil  3–1  Cuba 22–25 25–23 25–18 25–17   97–83 P2 P3

Pool C[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 14 5 0 15 3 5.000 429 347 1.236
2  Canada 11 4 1 12 5 2.400 392 349 1.123
3  Bulgaria 10 3 2 13 8 1.625 462 437 1.057
4  China 6 2 3 6 11 0.545 386 408 0.946
5  Mexico 2 1 4 5 14 0.357 370 442 0.837
6  Egypt 2 0 5 5 15 0.333 411 467 0.880
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
01 Sep 13:10 Russia  3–0  Canada 25–21 25–19 25–21     75–61 P2 P3
01 Sep 16:40 Mexico  0–3  Bulgaria 16–25 17–25 21–25     54–75 P2 P3
01 Sep 20:25 China  3–1  Egypt 25–20 25–20 23–25 33–31   106–96 P2 P3
03 Sep 13:10 Bulgaria  2–3  Canada 25–17 17–25 25–20 24–26 8–15 99–103 P2 P3
03 Sep 16:40 Mexico  1–3  China 25–20 19–25 20–25 20–25   84–95 P2 P3
03 Sep 20:25 Egypt  0–3  Russia 22–25 15–25 15–25     52–75 P2 P3
05 Sep 13:10 China  0–3  Bulgaria 23–25 23–25 19–25     65–75 P2 P3
05 Sep 16:40 Canada  3–0  Egypt 25–14 25–19 25–22     75–55 P2 P3
05 Sep 20:25 Russia  3–1  Mexico 21–25 25–20 25–14 25–17   96–76 P2 P3
06 Sep 13:10 Bulgaria  3–2  Egypt 25–22 26–24 23–25 20–25 15–11 109–107 P2 P3
06 Sep 16:40 Mexico  0–3  Canada 17–25 18–25 19–25     54–75 P2 P3
06 Sep 20:25 China  0–3  Russia 22–25 11–25 21–25     54–75 P2 P3
07 Sep 13:10 Egypt  2–3  Mexico 25–16 20–25 21–25 25–21 10–15 101–102 P2 P3
07 Sep 16:40 Canada  3–0  China 26–24 27–25 25–17     78–66 P2 P3
07 Sep 20:25 Russia  3–2  Bulgaria 20–25 23–25 25–20 25–23 15–11 108–104 P2 P3

Pool D[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  France 12 4 1 14 7 2.000 469 437 1.073
2  Iran 11 4 1 13 7 1.857 462 420 1.100
3  United States 9 3 2 12 9 1.333 461 419 1.100
4  Italy 5 2 3 9 12 0.750 462 473 0.977
5  Belgium 5 1 4 9 12 0.750 437 467 0.936
6  Puerto Rico 3 1 4 3 13 0.231 315 390 0.808
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
31 Aug 13:10 Italy  1–3  Iran 16–25 25–23 21–25 22–25   84–98 P2 P3
31 Aug 16:40 Belgium  2–3  United States 21–25 25–17 16–25 25–21 11–15 98–103 P2 P3
31 Aug 20:25 Puerto Rico  0–3  France 23–25 22–25 24–26     69–76 P2 P3
02 Sep 13:10 United States  2–3  Iran 23–25 19–25 25–19 25–18 15–17 107–104 P2 P3
02 Sep 16:40 Belgium  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–19 25–17 25–20     75–56 P2 P3
02 Sep 20:25 France  2–3  Italy 25–20 25–20 23–25 13–25 12–15 98–105 P2 P3
04 Sep 13:10 Puerto Rico  0–3  United States 15–25 8–25 20–25     43–75 P2 P3
04 Sep 16:40 Iran  1–3  France 18–25 25–14 19–25 27–29   89–93 P2 P3
04 Sep 20:25 Italy  3–1  Belgium 26–28 25–15 25–16 28–26   104–85 P2 P3
06 Sep 13:10 United States  1–3  France 25–19 17–25 15–25 21–25   78–94 P2 P3
06 Sep 16:40 Belgium  1–3  Iran 23–25 15–25 25–21 20–25   83–96 P2 P3
06 Sep 20:25 Puerto Rico  3–1  Italy 19–25 25–19 25–23 25–22   94–89 P2 P3
07 Sep 13:10 France  3–2  Belgium 25–14 21–25 25–20 22–25 15–12 108–96 P2 P3
07 Sep 16:40 Iran  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–17 25–22 25–14     75–53 P2 P3
07 Sep 20:25 Italy  1–3  United States 18–25 20–25 25–23 17–25   80–98 P2 P3

Second round[edit]

  • All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).
  • Pool E will comprise the best four teams from Pool A and D, whereas Pool F will comprise the best four teams from Pool B and C.
  • If Poland qualify for the Second Round, schedule will be changed if necessary so that Poland play their matches in Łódź.
  • The results and the points of the matches between the same teams that were already played during the First Round shall be taken into account for the Second Round.
  • The top three teams in each pool will qualify for the Third Round.
Qualified for the Third round

Pool E[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  France 17 5 2 19 11 1.727 693 649 1.068
2  Poland 16 6 1 19 8 2.375 636 568 1.120
3  Iran 15 5 2 18 11 1.636 659 623 1.058
4  United States 14 4 3 17 12 1.417 673 633 1.063
5  Serbia 9 3 4 12 14 0.857 601 617 0.974
6  Argentina 8 3 4 11 15 0.733 570 602 0.947
7  Italy 5 2 5 10 18 0.556 615 645 0.953
8  Australia 0 0 7 4 21 0.190 509 619 0.822
Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
10 Sep 16:40 ŁUC Argentina  1–3  France 25–21 17–25 27–29 18–25   87–100 P2 P3
10 Sep 16:40 ATA Serbia  3–0  Italy 25–19 29–27 25–22     79–68 P2 P3
10 Sep 20:25 ATA Poland  1–3  United States 27–29 22–25 27–25 23–25   99–104 P2 P3
10 Sep 20:25 ŁUC Australia  1–3  Iran 23–25 21–25 25–21 17–25   86–96 P2 P3
11 Sep 16:40 ŁUC Argentina  0–3  Iran 15–25 23–25 16–25     54–75 P2 P3
11 Sep 16:40 ATA Serbia  1–3  United States 25–23 29–31 17–25 21–25   92–104 P2 P3
11 Sep 20:25 ATA Poland  3–1  Italy 19–25 25–18 25–20 26–24   95–87 P2 P3
11 Sep 20:25 ŁUC Australia  1–3  France 22–25 18–25 32–30 17–25   89–105 P2 P3
13 Sep 16:40 ŁUC Argentina  3–1  Italy 17–25 25–21 30–28 25–21   97–95 P2 P3
13 Sep 16:40 ATA Serbia  1–3  France 27–25 23–25 23–25 20–25   93–100 P2 P3
13 Sep 20:25 ATA Poland  3–2  Iran 25–17 25–16 24–26 19–25 16–14 109–98 P2 P3
13 Sep 20:25 ŁUC Australia  0–3  United States 15–25 19–25 20–25     54–75 P2 P3
14 Sep 16:40 ŁUC Argentina  3–2  United States 19–25 28–26 25–20 23–25 15–11 110–107 P2 P3
14 Sep 16:40 ATA Serbia  1–3  Iran 25–27 25–22 22–25 18–25   90–99 P2 P3
14 Sep 20:25 ATA Poland  3–2  France 25–18 21–25 25–23 22−25 15−12 108–103 P2 P3
14 Sep 20:25 ŁUC Australia  1–3  Italy 23–25 14–25 25–21 18−25   80–96 P2 P3

Pool F[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 21 7 0 21 2 10.500 578 476 1.214
2  Russia 17 6 1 19 6 3.167 592 498 1.189
3  Germany 15 5 2 15 8 1.875 537 497 1.080
4  Canada 10 4 3 12 13 0.923 574 560 1.025
5  Finland 6 2 5 9 17 0.529 561 602 0.932
6  Cuba 6 1 6 11 18 0.611 601 660 0.911
7  Bulgaria 5 1 6 8 18 0.444 534 604 0.884
8  China 4 2 5 6 19 0.316 508 588 0.864
Date Time Venue Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
10 Sep 16:40 SPO Brazil  3–0  Bulgaria 25–15 25–21 25–21     75–57 P2 P3
10 Sep 16:40 CEH Finland  0–3  Russia 10–25 18–25 16–25     44–75 P2 P3
10 Sep 20:25 SPO Germany  3–0  China 25–19 25–22 25–17     75–58 P2 P3
10 Sep 20:25 CEH Cuba  2–3  Canada 27–25 18–25 25–23 11–25 13–15 94–113 P2 P3
11 Sep 16:40 SPO Brazil  3–0  China 25–14 25–23 25–18     75–55 P2 P3
11 Sep 16:40 CEH Finland  0–3  Canada 25–27 25–27 19–25     69–79 P2 P3
11 Sep 20:25 SPO Germany  3–1  Bulgaria 25–16 25–15 23–25 25–17   98–73 P2 P3
11 Sep 20:25 CEH Cuba  1–3  Russia 18–25 25–23 15–25 19–25   77–98 P2 P3
13 Sep 16:40 SPO Brazil  3–0  Canada 25–19 25–23 29–27     79–69 P2 P3
13 Sep 16:40 CEH Finland  2–3  China 25–22 22–25 23–25 25–20 14–16 109–108 P2 P3
13 Sep 20:25 SPO Germany  0–3  Russia 17–25 18–25 24–26     59–76 P2 P3
13 Sep 20:25 CEH Cuba  3–0  Bulgaria 25–23 25–18 30–28     80–69 P2 P3
14 Sep 16:40 SPO Brazil  3–1  Russia 25–21 24–26 25–19 25–19   99–85 P2 P3
14 Sep 16:40 CEH Finland  3–0  Bulgaria 25–18 25–21 25–18     75–57 P2 P3
14 Sep 20:25 SPO Germany  3–0  Canada 28–26 25–22 25−23     78–71 P2 P3
14 Sep 20:25 CEH Cuba  2–3  China 25–19 20–25 25−18 20−25 11–15 101–102 P2 P3

Third round[edit]

  • All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).
  • The Pool E and F winners must be placed in different pools, while the second and third placed teams will be drawn.
  • If Poland qualify for the Third Round, they will play their matches in Łódź.
  • The top two teams in each pool will qualify for the Semifinals with the third ranked teams in each pool also playing off for 5th place.
Qualified for the Semifinals
Qualified for the 5th place match

Pool G[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  France 3 1 0 3 0 MAX 76 61 1.246
2  Germany 3 1 1 3 3 1.000 136 131 1.038
3  Iran 0 0 1 0 3 0.000 55 75 0.733
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
16 Sep 20:25 France  3–0  Germany 25–15 26–24 25–22     76–61 P2 P3
17 Sep 20:25 Germany  3–0  Iran 25–15 25–21 25–19     75–55 P2 P3
18 Sep 20:25 France   Iran             P2 P3

Pool H[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 4 1 1 5 3 1.667 180 166 1.084
2  Poland 2 1 0 3 2 1.500 103 105 0.981
3  Russia 0 0 1 0 3 0.000 63 75 0.840
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
16 Sep 20:25 Poland  3–2  Brazil 25–22 22–25 14–25 25–18 17–15 103–105 P2 P3
17 Sep 20:25 Brazil  3–0  Russia 25–22 25–20 25–21     75–63 P2 P3
18 Sep 20:25 Poland   Russia             P2 P3

Final round[edit]

5th–6th places[edit]

5th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Sep 13:40 Pool G 3rd Pool H 3rd             P2 P3

Championship[edit]

Semifinals Final
20 September
 Pool G 1st    
 Pool H 2nd    
 
21 September
       
     
3rd place match
20 September 21 September
 Pool G 2nd      
 Pool H 1st        

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Sep 16:40 Pool G 1st Pool H 2nd             P2 P3
20 Sep 20:25 Pool G 2nd Pool H 1st             P2 P3

3rd place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
21 Sep 16:40 TBD TBD             P2 P3

Final[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
21 Sep 20:25 TBD TBD             P2 P3

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Start a Fire (official song)". Magic Records Poland. 30 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking - Men (as of 7 October 2013)". FIVB. 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "FIVB – SPORTS REGULATIONS – Volleyball". FIVB. 15 May 2013. pp. 19–20. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "2014 Men's World Championship PressKit". FIVB. p. 6. 

External links[edit]