1949 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship

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1949 Men's World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Czechoslovakia
Dates 10–18 September
Teams 10
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Soviet Union (1st title)
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The 1949 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship was the first edition of the tournament, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB. It was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia from 10 to 18 September 1949.

Pools composition[edit]

Pool A Pool B Pool C

 Czechoslovakia
 Poland
 Netherlands

 France
 Bulgaria
 Italy

 Soviet Union
 Romania
 Hungary
 Belgium

First round[edit]

Qualified for the Championship
Qualified for the 7th–10th places

Pool A[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Czechoslovakia 4 2 0 6 0 MAX 90 21 4.286
2  Poland 3 1 1 3 3 1.000 65 58 1.121
3  Netherlands 2 0 2 0 6 0.000 14 90 0.156
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
10 Sep Poland  3–0  Netherlands 15–2 15–7 15–4     45–13
11 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  Poland 15–5 15–10 15–5     45–20
13 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  Netherlands 15–0 15–0 15–1     45–1

Pool B[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Bulgaria 4 2 0 6 1 6.000 103 52 1.981
2  France 3 1 1 3 4 0.750 76 89 0.854
3  Italy 2 0 2 2 6 0.333 79 117 0.675
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
10 Sep Bulgaria  3–1  Italy 15–7 13–15 15–4 15–9   58–35
11 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  France 15–8 15–7 15–2     45–17
13 Sep France  3–1  Italy 14–16 15–10 15–5 15–13   59–44

Pool C[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 6 3 0 9 0 MAX 136 57 2.386
2  Romania 5 2 1 6 5 1.200 129 127 1.016
3  Hungary 4 1 2 5 6 0.833 131 128 1.023
4  Belgium 3 0 3 0 9 0.000 51 135 0.378
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
11 Sep Romania  3–2  Hungary 12–15 15–6 16–14 1–15 16–14 60–64
11 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Belgium 15–1 15–6 15–4     45–11
12 Sep Hungary  3–0  Belgium 15–8 15–13 15–2     45–23
12 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Romania 15–4 15–6 16–14     46–24
13 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Hungary 15–9 15–4 15–9     45–22
13 Sep Romania  3–0  Belgium 15–4 15–4 15–9     45–17

Final round[edit]

7th–10th places[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Hungary 6 3 0 9 1 9.000 149 69 2.159
2  Italy 5 2 1 6 3 2.000 114 77 1.481
3  Belgium 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 75 113 0.664
4  Netherlands 3 0 3 1 9 0.111 70 149 0.470
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
14 Sep Hungary  3–1  Netherlands 15–3 15–3 14–16 15–6   59–28
15 Sep Italy  3–0  Belgium 15–4 15–3 15–6     45–13
16 Sep Italy  3–0  Netherlands 15–2 15–11 15–6     45–19
17 Sep Hungary  3–0  Italy 15–12 15–2 15–10     45–24
17 Sep Belgium  3–0  Netherlands 15–4 15–6 15–13     45–23
18 Sep Hungary  3–0  Belgium 15–4 15–10 15–3     45–17

Championship[edit]

Matches Sets Points
Rank Team Pts W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Soviet Union 10 5 0 15 2 7.500 256 135 1.896
2  Czechoslovakia 9 4 1 13 3 4.333 230 119 1.933
3  Bulgaria 8 3 2 9 9 1.000 190 225 0.844
4  Romania 7 2 3 8 11 0.727 211 239 0.883
5  Poland 6 1 4 6 12 0.500 178 239 0.745
6  France 5 0 5 1 15 0.067 131 239 0.548
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
14 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Poland 15–9 15–5 15–6     45–20
14 Sep Bulgaria  3–0  France 15–10 16–14 15–11     46–35
14 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  Romania 15–6 15–7 15–8     45–21
15 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  Bulgaria 15–8 15–4 15–1     45–13
15 Sep Romania  3–1  France 15–8 11–15 15–11 15–11   56–45
15 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  Poland 15–7 15–3 15–2     45–12
16 Sep Soviet Union  3–0  France 15–4 15–1 15–8     45–13
16 Sep Romania  3–1  Poland 9–15 15–6 15–10 15–9   54–40
16 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  Bulgaria 15–8 15–1 15–8     45–17
17 Sep Bulgaria  3–2  Poland 13–15 15–12 15–10 6–15 15–7 64–59
17 Sep Czechoslovakia  3–0  France 15–2 15–1 15–4     45–7
17 Sep Soviet Union  3–1  Romania 14–16 15–6 15–6 15–11   59–39
18 Sep Poland  3–0  France 17–15 15–10 15–6     47–31
18 Sep Soviet Union  3–1  Czechoslovakia 15–7 15–11 17–19 15–13   62–50
18 Sep Bulgaria  3–1  Romania 15–9 15–5 5–15 15–12   50–41

Final standing[edit]

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