2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship

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2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Czech Republic
Dates 23 June – 2 July
Teams 16
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Poland (3rd title)
Tournament awards
MVP Poland Jakub Kochanowski
Official website
2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship

The 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship was the nineteenth edition of the international volleyball tournament and the world championship for men's national teams under the age of 21, organized by the sport's world governing body, FIVB. The tournament was hosted by Czech Republic in the cities of Brno and Ceské Budejovice from 23 June to 2 July 2017.[1] 16 teams participated.

Poland defeated Cuba in the final to capture their third title in the competition.[2] Russia, which won the previously three editions of the tournament, won the bronze medal after defeating Brazil in the third place match.[3] Jakub Kochanowski from Poland was elected the Most Valuable Player.[4]

Qualification[edit]

The FIVB Sports Events Council revealed a proposal to streamline the number of teams participating in the Age Group World Championships.[5]

Means of Qualification Date Venues Vacancies Qualifiers
Host Nation 2 February 2016 Switzerland Lausanne 1  Czech Republic
2016 NORCECA Championship 5–10 July 2016 Canada Gatineau 1  United States
2016 Asian Championship 9–17 July 2016 Chinese Taipei Kaohsiung 2  China
 Iran
2016 African Championship 22–23 September 2016 Morocco Tangier 1  Egypt
2016 South American Championship 17–24 October 2016 Argentina Bariloche 1  Argentina
2017 Pan-American Cup For CSV 16–21 May 2017 Canada Fort McMurray 1  Brazil
For NORCECA 1  Cuba
2017 European Qualifiers 18–21 May 2017 Various 2  Poland
 Ukraine
World Ranking[6] As per 1 January 2017 Switzerland Lausanne 6  Russia
 Italy
 Turkey
 Canada
 Japan
 Morocco
Total 16

Pools composition[edit]

Teams were seeded in the first two positions of each pool following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB U21 World Ranking as of January 2017.[6] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of pool A regardless of the U21 World Ranking. All teams not seeded were drawn to take other available positions in the remaining lines, following the U21 World Ranking.[7] The draw was held in Brno, Czech Republic on 31 May 2017.[8] Rankings are shown in brackets except the hosts who ranked 35th.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
 Czech Republic (Hosts)  Russia (1)  Argentina (2)  China (3)
 Poland (7)  Turkey (6)  Italy (5)  Brazil (4)
 Canada (8)  United States (9)  Iran (11)  Egypt (11)
 Morocco (15)  Cuba (13)  Ukraine (15)  Japan (14)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Pool A, B, E, F and Final eight Pool C, D, G, H and 9th–16th places
Czech Republic Brno Czech Republic České Budějovice
DRFG Arena Budvar Arena
Capacity: 7,700 Capacity: 6,421
Rondo hall.jpg České Budějovice, Gerstnerova, Budvar arena.JPG

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. If the tie continues as per the point ratio between two teams, the priority will be given to the team which won the last match between them. When the tie in points ratio is between three or more teams, a new classification of these teams in the terms of points 1, 2 and 3 will be made taking into consideration only the matches in which they were opposed to each other.

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 Pool E (Final eight)
Qualified for the Pool F (Final eight)
Qualified for the Pool G (9th–16th places)
Qualified for the Pool H (9th–16th places)

Pool A[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Poland 3 0 9 9 0 MAX 235 174 1.351
2  Canada 2 1 5 6 5 1.200 248 245 1.012
3  Czech Republic 1 2 4 5 6 0.833 240 235 1.021
4  Morocco 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 156 225 0.693
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
23 Jun 12:30 Poland  3–0  Morocco 25–9 25–15 25–15     75–39 P2 P3
23 Jun 17:30 Czech Republic  2–3  Canada 22–25 25–13 25–23 18–25 12–15 102–101 P2 P3
24 Jun 12:30 Canada  3–0  Morocco 25–23 25–16 25–23     75–62 P2 P3
24 Jun 17:30 Poland  3–0  Czech Republic 29–27 25–23 25–13     79–63 P2 P3
25 Jun 12:30 Poland  3–0  Canada 31–29 25–23 25–20     81–72 P2 P3
25 Jun 17:55 Czech Republic  3–0  Morocco 25–16 25–21 25–18     75–55 P2 P3

Pool B[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 3 0 9 9 0 MAX 232 181 1.282
2  Cuba 2 1 5 6 5 1.200 246 242 1.017
3  Turkey 1 2 4 5 6 0.833 235 246 0.955
4  United States 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 186 230 0.809
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
23 Jun 15:00 Russia  3–0  Cuba 32–30 25–17 25–14     82–61 P2 P3
23 Jun 20:30 Turkey  3–0  United States 25–19 25–14 30–28     80–61 P2 P3
24 Jun 15:00 United States  0–3  Cuba 23–25 19–25 20–25     62–75 P2 P3
24 Jun 20:00 Russia  3–0  Turkey 25–19 25–20 25–18     75–57 P2 P3
25 Jun 15:00 Turkey  2–3  Cuba 21–25 25–23 25–22 20–25 7–15 98–110 P2 P3
25 Jun 20:00 Russia  3–0  United States 25–20 25–21 25–22     75–63 P2 P3

Pool C[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Iran 3 0 7 9 4 2.250 289 268 1.078
2  Argentina 2 1 7 8 4 2.000 274 258 1.062
3  Italy 1 2 2 4 8 0.500 260 264 0.985
4  Ukraine 0 3 2 4 9 0.444 253 286 0.885
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
23 Jun 12:30 Argentina  3–0  Ukraine 25–21 25–16 25–20     75–57 P2 P3
23 Jun 17:30 Italy  0–3  Iran 22–25 19–25 21–25     62–75 P2 P3
24 Jun 12:30 Iran  3–2  Ukraine 25–19 25–21 23–25 20–25 15–13 108–103 P2 P3
24 Jun 17:55 Argentina  3–1  Italy 32–30 25–19 14–25 25–21   96–95 P2 P3
25 Jun 12:30 Italy  3–2  Ukraine 25–22 15–25 23–25 25–13 15–8 103–93 P2 P3
25 Jun 17:30 Argentina  2–3  Iran 21–25 20–25 25–23 25–18 12–15 103–106 P2 P3

Pool D[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 3 0 9 9 0 MAX 225 173 1.301
2  China 2 1 6 6 5 1.200 247 231 1.069
3  Japan 1 2 3 4 7 0.571 244 263 0.928
4  Egypt 0 3 0 2 9 0.222 218 267 0.816
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
23 Jun 15:00 China  3–1  Japan 25–21 25–23 22–25 25–16   97–85 P2 P3
23 Jun 20:00 Brazil  3–0  Egypt 25–20 25–18 25–18     75–56 P2 P3
24 Jun 15:25 Egypt  1–3  Japan 17–25 25–17 26–28 23–25   91–95 P2 P3
24 Jun 20:30 China  0–3  Brazil 16–25 21–25 16–25     53–75 P2 P3
25 Jun 15:10 Brazil  3–0  Japan 25–23 25–20 25–21     75–64 P2 P3
25 Jun 20:35 China  3–1  Egypt 25–15 22–25 25–18 25–13   97–71 P2 P3

Second round[edit]

Qualified for the Semifinals
Qualified for the 5th–8th semifinals
Qualified for the 9th–12th semifinals
Qualified for the 13th–16th semifinals

Pool E[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Poland 3 0 7 9 4 2.250 293 254 1.154
2  Cuba 2 1 5 6 6 1.000 257 273 0.941
3  Iran 1 2 4 7 8 0.875 318 310 1.026
4  China 0 3 2 5 9 0.556 285 316 0.902
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jun 12:30 Poland  3–2  China 25–13 18–25 23–25 25–18 15–8 106–89 P2 P3
27 Jun 17:55 Cuba  3–2  Iran 25–22 25–23 19–25 13–25 15–8 97–103 P2 P3
28 Jun 12:30 Iran  3–2  China 25–17 23–25 26–24 20–25 15–10 109–101 P2 P3
28 Jun 17:45 Poland  3–0  Cuba 25–17 25–22 25–20     75–59 P2 P3
29 Jun 12:30 Cuba  3–1  China 25–21 25–23 24–26 27–25   101–95 P2 P3
29 Jun 18:10 Poland  3–2  Iran 27–29 25–21 20–25 25–20 15–11 112–106 P2 P3

Pool F[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 3 0 8 9 4 2.250 317 286 1.108
2  Brazil 2 1 7 8 4 2.000 282 257 1.097
3  Canada 1 2 2 5 8 0.625 275 302 0.911
4  Argentina 0 3 1 3 9 0.333 257 286 0.899
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jun 15:10 Russia  3–1  Argentina 25–23 25–15 27–29 25–19   102–86 P2 P3
27 Jun 20:40 Canada  1–3  Brazil 15–25 25–19 23–25 16–25   79–94 P2 P3
28 Jun 15:35 Brazil  3–0  Argentina 25–20 25–23 25–23     75–66 P2 P3
28 Jun 20:00 Russia  3–1  Canada 28–26 25–27 25–21 25–13   103–87 P2 P3
29 Jun 15:10 Canada  3–2  Argentina 23–25 21–25 25–22 25–22 15–11 109–105 P2 P3
29 Jun 21:10 Russia  3–2  Brazil 25–20 21–25 30–28 19–25 17–15 112–113 P2 P3

Pool G[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 3 0 8 9 2 4.500 265 226 1.173
2  Egypt 2 1 6 6 4 1.500 234 224 1.045
3  United States 1 2 2 4 8 0.500 261 272 0.960
4  Czech Republic 0 3 2 4 9 0.444 261 299 0.873
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jun 12:30 United States  0–3  Italy 23–25 21–25 23–25     67–75 P2 P3
27 Jun 17:30 Czech Republic  0–3  Egypt 19–25 23–25 22–25     64–75 P2 P3
28 Jun 12:30 Italy  3–0  Egypt 26–24 25–20 25–17     76–61 P2 P3
28 Jun 17:40 Czech Republic  2–3  United States 23–25 26–24 25–21 18–25 7–15 99–110 P2 P3
29 Jun 12:30 United States  1–3  Egypt 22–25 25–23 18–25 19–25   84–98 P2 P3
29 Jun 17:30 Czech Republic  2–3  Italy 25–23 14–25 25–23 18–25 16–18 98–114 P2 P3

Pool H[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Turkey 2 1 6 7 4 1.750 257 242 1.062
2  Ukraine 2 1 6 7 4 1.750 256 244 1.049
3  Japan 2 1 6 7 5 1.400 279 272 1.026
4  Morocco 0 3 0 1 9 0.111 213 247 0.862
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jun 15:00 Turkey  3–1  Ukraine 19–25 25–20 25–17 25–20   94–82 P2 P3
27 Jun 20:00 Morocco  1–3  Japan 19–25 20–25 25–22 21–25   85–97 P2 P3
28 Jun 15:00 Japan  1–3  Ukraine 23–25 14–25 26–24 21–25   84–99 P2 P3
28 Jun 20:30 Turkey  3–0  Morocco 25–21 25–23 25–18     75–62 P2 P3
29 Jun 15:05 Morocco  0–3  Ukraine 21–25 22–25 23–25     66–75 P2 P3
29 Jun 20:15 Turkey  1–3  Japan 21–25 22–25 25–23 20–25   88–98 P2 P3

Final round[edit]

13th–16th places[edit]

13th–16th semifinals 13th place match
1 July
  United States  3  
  Morocco  0  
 
2 July
      United States  1
    Japan  3
15th place match
1 July 2 July
  Japan  3   Morocco  1
  Czech Republic  2     Czech Republic  3

13th–16th semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jul 12:30 United States  3–0  Morocco 25–18 25–23 25–21     75–62 P2 P3
1 Jul 15:00 Japan  3–2  Czech Republic 22–25 20–25 25–21 25–15 15–13 107–99 P2 P3

15th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jul 10:00 Morocco  1–3  Czech Republic 25–19 23–25 19–25 20–25   87–94 P2 P3

13th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jul 12:30 United States  1–3  Japan 25–23 23–25 15–25 20–25   83–98 P2 P3

9th–12th places[edit]

9th–12th semifinals 9th place match
1 July
  Turkey  3  
  Egypt  1  
 
2 July
      Turkey  0
    Italy  3
11th place match
1 July 2 July
  Italy  3   Egypt  2
  Ukraine  0     Ukraine  3

9th–12th semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jul 17:50 Turkey  3–1  Egypt 25–21 20–25 28–26 31–29   104–101 P2 P3
1 Jul 20:30 Italy  3–0  Ukraine 25–18 25–14 25–18     75–50 P2 P3

11th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jul 15:00 Egypt  2–3  Ukraine 24–26 22–25 25–22 25–21 11–15 107–109 P2 P3

9th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jul 17:45 Turkey  0–3  Italy 23–25 20–25 19–25     62–75 P2 P3

5th–8th places[edit]

5th–8th semifinals 5th place match
1 July
  Iran  3  
  Argentina  2  
 
2 July
      Iran  3
    China  0
7th place match
1 July 2 July
  Canada  2   Argentina  3
  China  3     Canada  2

5th–8th semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jul 12:30 Iran  3–2  Argentina 25–23 15–25 18–25 25–22 15–10 98–105 P2 P3
1 Jul 15:30 Canada  2–3  China 27–25 24–26 25–21 26–28 9–15 111–115 P2 P3

7th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jul 11:00 Argentina  3–2  Canada 22–25 30–28 25–20 20–25 15–11 112–109 P2 P3

5th place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jul 14:00 Iran  3–0  China 25–19 25–20 25–21     75–60 P2 P3

Final four[edit]

Semifinals Final
1 July
  Russia  1  
  Cuba  3  
 
2 July
      Cuba  0
    Poland  3
3rd place match
1 July 2 July
  Poland  3   Russia  3
  Brazil  2     Brazil  0

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jul 18:30 Russia  1–3  Cuba 15–25 18–25 25–16 23–25   81–91 P2 P3
1 Jul 20:55 Poland  3–2  Brazil 25–21 25–19 21–25 23–25 15–12 109–102 P2 P3

3rd place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jul 16:00 Russia  3–0  Brazil 25–16 25–16 25–19     75–51 P2 P3

Final[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jul 18:30 Cuba  0–3  Poland 20–25 10–25 19–25     49–75 P2 P3

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Age Group World Championships hosts confirmed". FIVB. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Poland shut out Cuba to triumph with U21 World Championship gold!". FIVB. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Russia pleased with bronze despite aiming higher". FIVB. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Poland’s leader Kochanowski recognized as U21 World Championship MVP". FIVB. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Argentina set for 2017 Men's U21 World Championship". FIVB. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "FIVB World Ranking - Men U21 (as of January 2017)". FIVB. January 2017. 
  7. ^ "FIVB – EVENT REGULATIONS – Volleyball" (PDF). FIVB. 5 May 2017. pp. 17–18. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Hosts Czech Republic learn fate in Men's U21 World Championship draw". FIVB. 31 May 2017. 

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