1997 Men's European Volleyball Championship

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The 1997 Men's European Volleyball Championship was the 20th edition of the event, organized by Europe's governing volleyball body, the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball. It was hosted from September 6 to September 14 in two cities in the NetherlandsDen Bosch and Eindhoven –.

Qualification[edit]

The top four placed teams from the 1995 edition of the Men's European Volleyball Championship — Italy, Yugoslavia, Netherlands (also host) and Bulgaria — were automatically qualified for the 1997 edition. The other teams had to qualify in 1996.

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Yugoslavia 9 5 4 1 1.513 12 4 3.000
2.  Italy 9 5 4 1 1.366 12 4 3.000
3.  Slovakia 8 5 3 2 0.875 10 10 1.000
4.  Russia 7 5 2 3 1.093 10 9 1.111
5.  Germany 7 5 2 3 0.803 7 12 0.583
6.  Greece 5 5 0 5 0.701 3 15 0.200
  • Saturday September 6
Italy  3 – 0  Greece 16-14 15- 4 15-03
Slovakia  3 – 1  Germany 13-15 15-12 15-09 15-10
Russia  3 – 0  Yugoslavia 16-14 15-11 15-13
  • Sunday September 7
Germany  3 – 1  Greece 17-15 15-09 07-15 15-08
Slovakia  3 – 2  Russia 06-15 15-10 16-14 10-15 15-12
Yugoslavia  3 – 0  Italy 15-13 15-09 15-05
  • Monday September 8
Germany  3 – 2  Russia 15-09 15-10 06-15 04-15 16-14
Italy  3 – 1  Slovakia 15-13 12-15 15-11 15-05
Yugoslavia  3 – 1  Greece 15-05 14-16 15-06 15-06
  • Wednesday September 10
Italy  3 – 0  Germany 15-10 15-09 15-04
Russia  3 – 0  Greece 15-05 15-09 15-12
Yugoslavia  3 – 0  Slovakia 15-07 15-04 15-08
  • Thursday September 11
Italy  3 – 0  Russia 15-06 15-10 15-12
Slovakia  3 – 1  Greece 15-10 15-11 02-15 15-13
Yugoslavia  3 – 0  Germany 15-08 16-14 15-07

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W L PW PL Ratio SW SL Ratio
1.  Netherlands 10 5 5 0 2.484 15 0 MAX
2.  France 8 5 3 2 1.023 10 8 1.250
3.  Ukraine 8 5 3 2 1.036 11 10 1.100
4.  Czech Republic 7 5 2 3 1.942 10 12 0.833
5.  Bulgaria 7 5 2 3 0.833 8 12 0.666
6.  Finland 5 5 0 5 0.652 3 15 0.200
  • Saturday September 6
Netherlands  3 – 0  Finland 15-03 15-07 15-02
Czech Republic  3 – 1  France 16-14 07-15 15-01 15-12
Ukraine  3 – 2  Bulgaria 08-15 15-07 11-15 15-10 15-09
  • Sunday September 7
France  3 – 0  Finland 15-05 15-13 15-07
Netherlands  3 – 0  Ukraine 15-06 15-10 15-01
Bulgaria  3 – 2  Czech Republic 05-15 15-10 15-11 10-15 15-11
  • Monday September 8
Ukraine  3 – 0  Finland 15-12 15-01 15-09
France  3 – 0  Bulgaria 15-10 17-15 15-02
Netherlands  3 – 0  Czech Republic 15-07 15-02 15-06
  • Wednesday September 10
Bulgaria  3 – 1  Finland 15-12 09-15 15-07 15-11
Ukraine  3 – 2  Czech Republic 11-15 15-09 10-15 15-13 15-11
Netherlands  3 – 0  France 16-14 15-06 15-05
  • Thursday September 11
Czech Republic  3 – 2  Finland 12-15 15-11 15-11 10-15 15-11
France  3 – 2  Ukraine 15-13 15-08 13-15 03-15 19-17
Netherlands  3 – 0  Bulgaria 15-03 15-09 15-10

Final round[edit]

 
Semi FinalsFinal
 
      
 
1997-09-13
 
 
 France0
 
1997-09-14 – Eindhoven
 
 Yugoslavia3
 
 Netherlands3
 
1997-09-13
 
 Yugoslavia1
 
 Netherlands3
 
 
 Italy0
 
3rd place
 
 
1997-09-14
 
 
 Italy3
 
 
 France1
  • Friday September 13 — Semi Finals
Yugoslavia  3 – 0  France 15-06 17-15 15-11
Netherlands  3 – 0  Italy 15-09 15-06 15-13
  • Saturday September 14 — Bronze Medal Match
Italy  3 – 1  France 15-02 15-06 10-15 15-08
  • Saturday September 14 — Gold Medal Match
Netherlands  3 – 1  Yugoslavia 15-11 10-15 15-10 15-09


 
5-8th place5th place
 
      
 
1997-09-13
 
 
 Slovakia0
 
1997-09-14
 
 Czech Republic3
 
 Czech Republic0
 
1997-09-13
 
 Russia3
 
 Russia3
 
 
 Ukraine0
 
7th place
 
 
1997-09-14
 
 
 Ukraine3
 
 
 Slovakia0
  • Friday September 13 — Classification Matches
Czech Republic  3 – 0  Slovakia 15-10 15-11 15-11
Russia  3 – 0  Ukraine 15-10 15-04 15-12
  • Saturday September 14 — Seventh Place Match
Slovakia  3 – 0  Ukraine 15-03 15-13 15-03
  • Saturday September 14 — Fifth Place Match
Russia  3 – 0  Czech Republic 15-10 15-09 15-09

Final ranking[edit]

References[edit]