2015 Men's European Volleyball Championship

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2015 Men's European Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Italy &  Bulgaria
Dates9–18 October
Teams16
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Champions France (1st title)
Tournament awards
MVPFrance Antonin Rouzier
Official website
CEV

The 2015 Men's European Volleyball Championship was the 29th edition of the Men's European Volleyball Championship, organised by Europe's governing volleyball body, the CEV. It was held in Bulgaria and Italy from 9 to 18 October 2015. For the first time the competition had an official song; "Heroes" featuring vocals by Niki Bakalov.[1]

France won their first title in the tournament by defeating Slovenia, which went to the final for the first time, in straight sets. Antonin Rouzier was elected the Most Valuable Player.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Pools composition[edit]

The drawing of lots was held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 16 February 2015.[3] First, the hosts and the team which was chosen by the hosts were seeded at the top of each pool. Then the next 4 teams which ranked highest in the previous edition were drawn. Finally, the other teams were drawn. Numbers in brackets denote the European ranking as of 25 September 2015.[4]

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
 Bulgaria (5)  Italy (2)  Poland (4)  Russia (1)
 Germany (6)  France (7)  Belgium (10)  Serbia (2)
 Czech Republic (13)  Croatia (22)  Belarus (20)  Slovakia (9)
 Netherlands (14)  Estonia (17)  Slovenia (11)  Finland (8)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Pool A and Final round Pool B Pool C Pool D, Playoffs and Quarterfinals
Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria Italy Turin, Italy Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria Italy Busto Arsizio, Italy
Arena Armeets Torino Palavela Palace of Culture and Sports PalaYamamay
Capacity: 12,500 Capacity: 8,300 Capacity: 5,500 Capacity: 5,000
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Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  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

Preliminary round[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Bulgaria (H) 3 3 0 7 9 4 2.250 292 273 1.070 Quarterfinals
2  Netherlands 3 2 1 6 8 6 1.333 317 305 1.039 Playoffs
3  Germany 3 1 2 4 5 6 0.833 239 223 1.072
4  Czech Republic 3 0 3 1 3 9 0.333 223 270 0.826
Source: CEV
(H) Host.
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
9 Oct 17:30 Czech Republic  1–3  Netherlands 21–25 17–25 25–20 18–25   81–95 Report
9 Oct 20:30 Bulgaria  3–0  Germany 25–20 25–17 25–20     75–57 Report
10 Oct 17:30 Netherlands  3–2  Germany 17–25 25–23 22–25 25–21 15–13 104–107 Report
10 Oct 20:30 Czech Republic  2–3  Bulgaria 25–19 20–25 25–16 19–25 9–15 98–100 Report
11 Oct 17:45 Germany  3–0  Czech Republic 25–14 25–14 25–16     75–44 Report
11 Oct 20:45 Netherlands  2–3  Bulgaria 27–29 25–20 26–28 25–23 15–17 118–117 Report

Pool B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 8 9 3 3.000 282 237 1.190 Quarterfinals
2  Italy (H) 3 2 1 7 8 3 2.667 250 229 1.092 Playoffs
3  Estonia 3 1 2 3 4 6 0.667 211 220 0.959
4  Croatia 3 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 169 226 0.748
Source: CEV
(H) Host.
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
9 Oct 18:00 Croatia  0–3  France 24–26 14–25 22–25     60–76 Report
9 Oct 21:00 Italy  3–0  Estonia 25–19 26–24 25–15     76–58 Report
10 Oct 17:30 France  3–1  Estonia 25–13 25–22 22–25 25–18   97–78 Report
10 Oct 20:30 Croatia  0–3  Italy 22–25 21–25 19–25     62–75 Report
11 Oct 15:00 Estonia  3–0  Croatia 25–19 25–18 25–10     75–47 Report
11 Oct 18:00 France  3–2  Italy 23–25 21–25 25–19 25–17 15–13 109–99 Report

Pool C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Poland 3 3 0 9 9 1 9.000 260 200 1.300 Quarterfinals
2  Belgium 3 2 1 6 6 4 1.500 232 232 1.000 Playoffs
3  Slovenia 3 1 2 3 5 6 0.833 266 252 1.056
4  Belarus 3 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 151 225 0.671
Source: CEV
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
9 Oct 17:30 Slovenia  3–0  Belarus 25–12 25–21 25–17     75–50 Report
9 Oct 20:30 Poland  3–0  Belgium 25–18 29–27 25–16     79–61 Report
10 Oct 17:30 Belarus  0–3  Belgium 17–25 18–25 17–25     52–75 Report
10 Oct 20:30 Slovenia  1–3  Poland 21–25 30–28 26–28 13–25   90–106 Report
11 Oct 15:00 Belgium  3–1  Slovenia 27–25 14–25 27–25 28–26   96–101 Report
11 Oct 18:00 Belarus  0–3  Poland 13–25 19–25 17–25     49–75 Report

Pool D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Russia 3 3 0 9 9 1 9.000 246 187 1.316 Quarterfinals
2  Serbia 3 2 1 5 7 5 1.400 277 261 1.061 Playoffs
3  Finland 3 1 2 3 3 6 0.500 193 218 0.885
4  Slovakia 3 0 3 1 2 9 0.222 217 267 0.813
Source: CEV
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
9 Oct 17:30 Slovakia  2–3  Serbia 22–25 25–22 28–30 26–24 9–15 110–116 Report
9 Oct 20:30 Russia  3–0  Finland 25–20 25–19 25–23     75–62 Report
10 Oct 15:00 Serbia  3–0  Finland 25–19 25–15 25–21     75–55 Report
10 Oct 18:00 Slovakia  0–3  Russia 14–25 10–25 15–25     39–75 Report
11 Oct 15:00 Finland  3–0  Slovakia 26–24 25–22 25–22     76–68 Report
11 Oct 18:00 Serbia  1–3  Russia 23–25 25–21 18–25 20–25   86–96 Report

Final round[edit]

Playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
    14 October – Sofia        
13 October – Sofia
  Bulgaria  3
  Belgium  0 17 October – Sofia
    Germany  0  
  Germany  3     Bulgaria  2
  14 October – Busto Arsizio
13 October – Busto Arsizio     France  3  
  France  3
  Serbia  3 18 October – Sofia
    Serbia  1  
  Estonia  2     France  3
  14 October – Sofia
13 October – Sofia     Slovenia  0
  Poland  2
  Netherlands  0 17 October – Sofia
    Slovenia  3  
  Slovenia  3     Slovenia  3 3rd place match
  14 October – Busto Arsizio
13 October – Busto Arsizio     Italy  1   18 October – Sofia
  Russia  0
  Italy  3   Bulgaria  1
    Italy  3  
  Finland  0     Italy  3


Playoffs[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
13 Oct 17:30 Netherlands  0–3  Slovenia 16–25 19–25 22–25     57–75 Report
13 Oct 17:30 Serbia  3–2  Estonia 21–25 14–25 25–8 25–22 15–13 100–93 Report
13 Oct 20:30 Belgium  0–3  Germany 16–25 29–31 17–25     62–81 Report
13 Oct 20:30 Italy  3–0  Finland 25–19 25–16 25–22     75–57 Report

Quarterfinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
14 Oct 17:45 Poland  2–3  Slovenia 17–25 19–25 25–23 25–19 14–16 100–108 Report
14 Oct 17:30 France  3–1  Serbia 25–22 25–23 14–25 25–20   89–90 Report
14 Oct 20:45 Bulgaria  3–0  Germany 25–19 25–23 25–23     75–65 Report
14 Oct 20:30 Russia  0–3  Italy 20–25 19–25 19–25     58–75 Report

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
17 Oct 17:45 Slovenia  3–1  Italy 25–13 23–25 25–20 25–20   98–78 Report
17 Oct 20:45 Bulgaria  2–3  France 25–18 25–22 24–26 21–25 12–15 107–106 Report

3rd place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
18 Oct 17:30 Bulgaria  1–3  Italy 20–25 14–25 25–23 20–25   79–98 Report

Final[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
18 Oct 20:45 France  3–0  Slovenia 25–19 29–27 29–27     83–73 Report

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Championship's official anthem Heroes video released". Eurovolley. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ "France celebrate historic European crown, Slovenia happy with silver". FIVB. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  3. ^ "DOL coming up on Monday to set the tone for much awaited men's European Championship Final Round". Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ "European ranking as of 25 September 2014". Retrieved 16 February 2015.

External links[edit]