2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup

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2017 Men's World Grand Champions Cup
Tournament details
Host nation  Japan
Dates 12–17 September
Teams 6 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Brazil (5th title)
Runners-up  Italy
Third place  Iran
Fourth place  United States
Tournament awards
MVP Brazil Ricardo Lucarelli
Best Setter Italy Simone Giannelli
Best OH Brazil Ricardo Lucarelli
Iran Milad Ebadipour
Best MB Italy Matteo Piano
Brazil Lucas Saatkamp
Best OPP United States Matt Anderson
Best Libero Japan Satoshi Ide
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Attendance 79,800 (5,320 per match)
Official website
FIVB World Grand Champions Cup

The 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup was the 7th staging of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup, a quadrennial international men's volleyball tournament organized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). The tournament was held in Nagoya and Osaka, Japan from 12 to 17 September 2017. 6 national teams from 5 confederations competed in the tournament.[1]

Brazil claimed their fourth straight Grand Champions Cup title and fifth overall.[2] Italy and Iran won the silver and the bronze medal respectively. This was Iran's first ever medal at a worldwide-level FIVB tournament.[3][4] Ricardo Lucarelli from Brazil was elected the MVP.

Qualification[edit]

FIVB announced the four best ranked continents in the 2016 Olympic Games were eligible to participate in the tournament. South America, Europe, North America, and Asia confederations were eligible to send representatives. The representatives were determined by their continental rankings at the Olympic tournament. The four teams will join the host team and a wild card team which to compete for the World Grand Champions Cup title.[1]

2017 World Grand Champions Cup participating teams

Qualified teams[edit]

Country Confederation Qualified as Previous appearances
Total First Last
 Japan AVC Host nation 6 1993 2013
 Brazil CSV The first continental representative 6 1993 2013
 France CEV The second continental representative 0 Debut Debut
 United States NORCECA The third continental representative 3 1993 2013
 Iran AVC The fourth continental representative 2 2009 2013
 Italy CEV Wild card 3 1993 2013

Competition formula[edit]

The competition formula of the 2017 Men's World Grand Champions Cup was a single Round-Robin system. Each team plays against each of the five remaining teams. Points were accumulated during the whole tournament, and the final standing was determined by the total points gained.

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Nagoya round Osaka round
Japan Nagoya, Japan Japan Osaka, Japan
Nippon Gaishi Hall Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 8,200
Nagoya City Sports Complex 01.JPG Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium.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

Results[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 4 1 12 14 5 2.800 446 393 1.135
2  Italy 4 1 12 14 8 1.750 509 506 1.006
3  Iran 4 1 9 12 10 1.200 501 495 1.012
4  United States 2 3 8 11 9 1.222 463 416 1.113
5  France 1 4 4 6 12 0.500 410 436 0.940
6  Japan 0 5 0 2 15 0.133 335 418 0.801

Nagoya round[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
12 Sep 12:40 France  0–3  Brazil 25–27 25–27 22–25     72–79 P2 P3
12 Sep 15:40 Italy  2–3  Iran 19–25 25–23 26–28 31–29 11–15 112–120 P2 P3
12 Sep 19:15 Japan  0–3  United States 21–25 18–25 13–25     52–75 P2 P3
13 Sep 12:40 Brazil  2–3  Italy 25–15 25–27 25–27 25–18 12–15 112–102 P2 P3
13 Sep 15:40 United States  2–3  Iran 25–20 25–17 25–27 21–25 12–15 108–104 P2 P3
13 Sep 19:15 Japan  0–3  France 15–25 23–25 23–25     61–75 P2 P3

Osaka round[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Sep 12:40 Iran  0–3  Brazil 22–25 19–25 15–25     56–75 P2 P3
15 Sep 15:40 France  0–3  United States 20–25 17–25 16–25     53–75 P2 P3
15 Sep 19:15 Italy  3–1  Japan 25–23 22–25 25–20 25–22   97–90 P2 P3
16 Sep 12:40 United States  2–3  Brazil 26–28 25–15 20–25 25–22 13–15 109–105 P2 P3
16 Sep 15:50 France  1–3  Italy 25–21 20–25 22–25 21–25   88–96 P2 P3
16 Sep 19:15 Japan  1–3  Iran 25–21 19–25 20–25 14–25   78–96 P2 P3
17 Sep 11:40 Italy  3–1  United States 25–22 25–22 23–25 29–27   102–96 P2 P3
17 Sep 14:40 Iran  3–2  France 38–36 25–23 22–25 25–27 15–11 125–122 P2 P3
17 Sep 18:15 Brazil  3–0  Japan 25–17 25–15 25–22     75–54 P2 P3

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]