1997 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup

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1997 Men's World Grand Champions Cup
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Tournament details
Host nation Japan
Dates November 15–24
Teams 6
Venues (in 3 host cities)
Champions  Brazil (1st title)

The 1997 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup was held in Japan from November 15 to November 24, 1997.

Teams[edit]

Team Qualified as
 Japan Hosts
 China 1997 Asian Champions
 Netherlands 1997 European Champions
 Cuba 1997 NORCECA Champions
 Brazil 1997 South American Champions
 Australia Wild Card

Squads[edit]

Competition formula[edit]

The competition formula of the 1997 Men's World Grand Champions Cup is the single Round-Robin system. Each team plays once against each of the 5 remaining teams. Points are accumulated during the whole tournament, and the final standing is determined by the total points gained.

Venues[edit]

Results[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 10 5 0 15 3 5.000 267 175 1.526
2  Netherlands 8 3 2 12 9 1.333 289 287 1.007
3  Cuba 8 3 2 11 9 1.222 253 219 1.155
4  China 8 3 2 9 10 0.900 233 248 0.940
5  Japan 6 1 4 8 12 0.667 251 263 0.954
6  Australia 5 0 5 3 15 0.200 172 273 0.630

Osaka round[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
15 Nov 13:00 Japan  3–0  Australia 15–4 15–10 15–3     45–17
15 Nov 15:00 China  3–1  Netherlands 15–13 15–10 12–15 15–5   57–43
15 Nov 17:00 Cuba  1–3  Brazil 15–13 10–15 4–15 9–15   38–58
17 Nov 14:00 Brazil  3–0  Australia 15–2 15–11 15–3     45–16
17 Nov 16:00 Cuba  3–0  China 15–12 15–11 15–3     45–26
17 Nov 18:30 Netherlands  3–2  Japan 15–9 22–24 16–14 11–15 15–9 79–71

Hiroshima round[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
19 Nov 14:00 China  0–3  Brazil 5–15 12–15 10–15     27–45
19 Nov 16:00 Australia  0–3  Netherlands 24–26 12–15 5–15     41–56
19 Nov 18:30 Japan  2–3  Cuba 15–7 4–15 15–13 6–15 11–15 51–65

Tokyo round[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
22 Nov 13:00 China  3–1  Japan 8–15 15–13 15–12 15–11   53–51
22 Nov 15:00 Brazil  3–2  Netherlands 15–9 15–12 13–15 12–15 15–10 70–61
22 Nov 17:00 Cuba  3–1  Australia 15–3 12–15 15–4 15–12   57–34
24 Nov 12:30 Australia  2–3  China 12–15 9–15 15–13 15–12 13–15 64–70
24 Nov 15:00 Japan  0–3  Brazil 5–15 11–15 17–19     33–49
24 Nov 17:00 Netherlands  3–1  Cuba 15–11 16–14 4–15 15–8   50–48

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]