2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League

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2018 Men's Nations League
Altstadt Lille Panorama (27843598861).jpg
Lille, host city of the final round
Tournament details
Host nation France
CityLille (Final Round)
Dates25 May – 8 July
Teams16 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)22 (in 22 host cities)
Champions Russia (1st title)
Runners-up France
Third place United States
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament awards
MVPRussia Maxim Mikhaylov
Best SetterFrance Benjamin Toniutti
Best OHUnited States Taylor Sander
Russia Dmitry Volkov
Best MBFrance Kévin Le Roux
Russia Dmitry Muserskiy
Best OPPUnited States Matt Anderson
Best LiberoFrance Jenia Grebennikov
Tournament statistics
Matches played130
Attendance494,775 (3,806 per match)
Official website
Volleyball Nations League

The 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League was the inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League, a new annual international men's volleyball tournament contested by 16 national teams that replaced the former World League in the international calendar.[1] The competition was held between May and July 2018 and the final round took place in the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Lille metropolitan area, France.[2][3]

Russia won the inaugural edition, defeating the home team in straight sets in the final.[4] Both teams contesting the final had previously won the World League – Russia on three opportunities and France on two. United States, which also had won the World League twice, defeated the reigning Olympic champions and 9-time World League winners Brazil in straight sets for the bronze medal.[5] Maxim Mikhaylov from Russia, who was the World League MVP in 2011, was elected the Most valuable player.[6]

South Korea were the last placed challenger team after the preliminary round and were replaced by Challenger Cup winners Portugal in the 2019 edition.[7]

Qualification[edit]

Sixteen teams qualified for the competition. Twelve of them qualified as core teams which cannot face relegation. Other four teams were selected as challenger teams which could be relegated from the tournament.[1]

Qualification Qualifier
Core teams  Argentina
 Brazil
 China
 France
 Germany
 Iran
 Italy
 Japan
 Poland
 Russia
 Serbia
 United States
Challenger teams  Australia
 Bulgaria
 Canada
 South Korea

Format[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The 16 teams compete in a round-robin format with every core team hosting a pool at least once. The teams are divided into 4 pools of 4 teams at each week and compete five weeks long, for 120 matches. The top five teams after the preliminary round join the hosts of the final round to compete in the final round.[1] The relegation takes into consideration only the 4 challenger teams. The last ranked challenger team will be excluded from the 2019 Nations League. The winners of the Challenger Cup will qualify for the next edition as a challenger team.[8]

Final round[edit]

The six qualified teams play in 2 pools of 3 teams in round-robin. The top 2 teams of each pool qualify for the semifinals. The pool winners play against the runners-up in this round. The semifinals winners advance to compete for the Nations League title. The losers face each other in the third place match.

Pools composition[edit]

The overview of pools was released on February 16, 2018.[2]

Preliminary round[edit]

Week 1
Pool 1
France
Pool 2
China
Pool 3
Poland
Pool 4
Serbia

 Australia
 France
 Iran
 Japan

 Argentina
 Bulgaria
 China
 United States

 Canada
 Poland
 Russia
 South Korea

 Brazil
 Germany
 Italy
 Serbia

Week 2
Pool 5
Bulgaria
Pool 6
Brazil
Pool 7
Argentina
Pool 8
Poland

 Australia
 Bulgaria
 Russia
 Serbia

 Brazil
 Japan
 South Korea
 United States

 Argentina
 Canada
 Iran
 Italy

 China
 France
 Germany
 Poland

Week 3
Pool 9
Canada
Pool 10
Japan
Pool 11
Russia
Pool 12
France

 Australia
 Canada
 Germany
 United States

 Bulgaria
 Italy
 Japan
 Poland

 Brazil
 China
 Iran
 Russia

 Argentina
 France
 Serbia
 South Korea

Week 4
Pool 13
South Korea
Pool 14
Germany
Pool 15
United States
Pool 16
Bulgaria

 Australia
 China
 Italy
 South Korea

 Argentina
 Germany
 Japan
 Russia

 Iran
 Poland
 Serbia
 United States

 Brazil
 Bulgaria
 Canada
 France

Week 5
Pool 17
Australia
Pool 18
China
Pool 19
Iran
Pool 20
Italy

 Argentina
 Australia
 Brazil
 Poland

 Canada
 China
 Japan
 Serbia

 Bulgaria
 Germany
 Iran
 South Korea

 France
 Italy
 Russia
 United States

Final round[edit]

Pool A Pool B
 France (Hosts)  Russia (Preliminary Round 1st)
 Serbia (Preliminary Round 3rd)  United States (Preliminary Round 2nd)
 Brazil (Preliminary Round 4th)  Poland (Preliminary Round 5th)

Venues[edit]

The list of host cities and venues was announced on February 16, 2018.[2]

Preliminary round[edit]

Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Pool 4
Rouen, France Ningbo, China Katowice, Poland (25 May)
Kraków, Poland (26–27 May)
Kraljevo, Serbia
Kindarena Beilun Gymnasium Spodek
Tauron Arena Kraków
Kraljevo Sports Hall
Capacity: 5,700 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 11,500 / 15,000 Capacity: 3,331
KindarenaRouen night.jpg Beilun Art and Sport Center, 2014-06-07.JPG Katowice Spodek- Nowa elewacja.jpgKraków Arena z lotu ptaa.JPG Hala sportova 1.jpg
Pool 5 Pool 6 Pool 7 Pool 8
Sofia, Bulgaria Goiânia, Brazil San Juan, Argentina Łódź, Poland
Arena Armeec Goiânia Arena Estadio Aldo Cantoni Atlas Arena
Capacity: 12,373 Capacity: 11,333 Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 13,805
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Pool 9 Pool 10 Pool 11 Pool 12
Ottawa, Canada Osaka, Japan Ufa, Russia Aix-en-Provence, France
TD Place Arena Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium Ufa Arena L'arena du pays d'Aix
Capacity: 9,500 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 8,250 Capacity: 6,004
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Pool 13 Pool 14 Pool 15 Pool 16
Seoul, South Korea Ludwigsburg, Germany Hoffman Estates, United States Varna, Bulgaria
Jangchung Arena Arena Ludwigsburg Sears Centre Arena Palace of Culture and Sports
Capacity: 4,507 Capacity: 5,325 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 6,000
Jang Chung.jpg Arena Ludwigsburg.jpg Sears Centre.JPG Palace of Culture and Sports Varna.jpg
Pool 17 Pool 18 Pool 19 Pool 20
Melbourne, Australia Jiangmen, China Tehran, Iran Modena, Italy
Hisense Arena Jiangmen Sports Center Gymnasium Azadi Indoor Stadium PalaPanini
Capacity: 10,500 Capacity: 8,500 Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 4,968
Hisense Arena January 2016.jpg 江门体育中心体育馆-3.jpg نمایی از ورزشگاه ۱۲ هزار نفری.JPG Palapanini casamodena.jpg

Final round[edit]

Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Capacity: 28,010
Le Stade Pierre Mauroy lors de l'Euro 2016.jpg

Competition schedule[edit]

Preliminary round Final round
Week 1
25–27 May
Week 2
1–3 Jun
Week 3
8–10 Jun
Week 4
15–17 Jun
Week 5
22–24 Jun
Week 6
Rest Week
Week 7
4–8 Jul
24 matches 24 matches 24 matches 24 matches 24 matches 10 matches

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Total number of victories (matches won, matches lost)
  2. In the event of a tie, the following first tiebreaker will apply: The teams will be ranked by the most points gained per match as follows:
    • Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 points for the winner, 0 points for the loser
    • Match won 3–2: 2 points for the winner, 1 point for the loser
    • Match forfeited: 3 points for the winner, 0 points (0–25, 0–25, 0–25) for the loser
  3. If teams are still tied after examining the number of victories and points gained, then the FIVB will examine the results in order to break the tie in the following order:
    • Sets quotient: if two or more teams are tied on the number of points gained, they will be ranked by the quotient resulting from the division of the number of all sets won by the number of all sets lost.
    • Points quotient: if the tie persists based on the sets quotient, the teams will be ranked by the quotient resulting from the division of all points scored by the total of points lost during all sets.
    • If the tie persists based on the points quotient, the tie will be broken based on the team that won the match of the Round Robin Phase between the tied teams. When the tie in points quotient is between three or more teams, these teams ranked taking into consideration only the matches involving the teams in question.

Squads[edit]

The 16 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 21 players, which every week's 14-player roster must be selected from. Each country must declare its 14-player roster two days before the start of each week's round-robin competition.

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the Final round
Qualified as hosts for the Final round
Excluded from the 2019 Nations League

Ranking[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  France 12 3 35 38 16 2.375 1295 1140 1.136
2  Russia 11 4 34 36 14 2.571 1191 1096 1.087
3  United States 11 4 33 37 19 1.947 1294 1183 1.094
4  Serbia 11 4 29 33 24 1.375 1289 1255 1.027
5  Brazil 10 5 30 34 21 1.619 1280 1213 1.055
6  Poland 10 5 29 32 19 1.684 1221 1124 1.086
7  Canada 8 7 25 29 24 1.208 1219 1227 0.993
8  Italy 8 7 24 30 28 1.071 1315 1296 1.015
9  Germany 7 8 23 29 30 0.967 1299 1307 0.994
10  Iran 7 8 21 29 30 0.967 1355 1344 1.008
11  Bulgaria 6 9 17 26 34 0.765 1288 1351 0.953
12  Japan 6 9 15 23 37 0.622 1301 1374 0.947
13  Australia 5 10 15 21 35 0.600 1236 1340 0.922
14  Argentina 4 11 15 23 34 0.676 1270 1326 0.958
15  China 3 12 9 15 39 0.385 1173 1291 0.909
16  South Korea 1 14 6 11 42 0.262 1108 1267 0.875

Week 1[edit]

Pool 1[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 May 17:00 Australia  1–3  Japan 18–25 15–25 25–23 17–25   75–98 P2 Report
25 May 20:00 France  3–1  Iran 25–20 24–26 25–20 25–17   99–83 P2 Report
26 May 17:00 Australia  0–3  Iran 23–25 23–25 21–25     67–75 P2 Report
26 May 20:00 France  3–1  Japan 25–16 20–25 25–20 25–22   95–83 P2 Report
27 May 15:00 Iran  1–3  Japan 22–25 28–30 25–23 23–25   98–103 P2 Report
27 May 18:00 France  3–0  Australia 25–17 25–20 36–34     86–71 P2 Report

Pool 2[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 May 16:00 Argentina  2–3  United States 27–25 26–24 24–26 21–25 10–15 108–115 P2 Report
25 May 19:30 China  2–3  Bulgaria 18–25 25–18 25–19 17–25 11–15 96–102 P2 Report
26 May 16:00 Bulgaria  1–3  United States 19–25 25–22 19–25 20–25   83–97 P2 Report
26 May 19:30 China  3–0  Argentina 25–22 25–21 25–18     75–61 P2 Report
27 May 16:00 Bulgaria  3–1  Argentina 19–25 25–19 25–21 25–22   94–87 P2 Report
27 May 19:30 China  0–3  United States 20–25 24–26 18–25     62–76 P2 Report

Pool 3[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 May 16:00 Poland  3–0  South Korea 25–20 25–18 25–21     75–59 P2 Report
25 May 19:00 Russia  3–0  Canada 26–24 25–14 25–19     76–57 P2 Report
26 May 16:00 Poland  3–0  Russia 25–15 25–23 25–23     75–61 P2 Report
26 May 19:00 Canada  3–0  South Korea 25–20 25–17 25–19     75–56 P2 Report
27 May 16:00 Poland  3–1  Canada 25–21 26–24 21–25 25–17   97–87 P2 Report
27 May 19:00 South Korea  0–3  Russia 26–28 21–25 15–25     62–78 P2 Report

Pool 4[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
25 May 17:00 Germany  1–3  Italy 18–25 19–25 25–23 20–25   82–98 P2 Report
25 May 20:00 Serbia  0–3  Brazil 22–25 22–25 24–26     68–76 P2 Report
26 May 16:00 Italy  3–2  Brazil 18–25 25–19 25–21 24–26 15–8 107–99 P2 Report
26 May 19:00 Germany  1–3  Serbia 25–19 21–25 16–25 14–25   76–94 P2 Report
27 May 16:00 Brazil  3–0  Germany 26–24 25–23 26–24     77–71 P2 Report
27 May 19:00 Italy  3–0  Serbia 25–21 25–18 25–16     75–55 P2 Report

Week 2[edit]

Pool 5[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jun 17:00 Australia  1–3  Russia 18–25 19–25 25–18 22–25   84–93 P2 Report
1 Jun 20:00 Bulgaria  2–3  Serbia 17–25 25–23 25–23 21–25 14–16 102–112 P2 Report
2 Jun 17:00 Russia  2–3  Serbia 25–20 23–25 23–25 25–22 12–15 108–107 P2 Report
2 Jun 20:05 Bulgaria  0–3  Australia 23–25 23–25 24–26     70–76 P2 Report
3 Jun 17:00 Serbia  3–2  Australia 25–23 25–19 20–25 25–27 15–9 110–103 P2 Report
3 Jun 20:00 Bulgaria  0–3  Russia 17–25 15–25 21–25     53–75 P2 Report

Pool 6[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jun 12:15 Japan  2–3  United States 25–23 25–13 18–25 20–25 10–15 98–101 P2 Report
1 Jun 15:05 Brazil  3–0  South Korea 25–21 25–19 25–19     75–59 P2 Report
2 Jun 08:35 Brazil  3–0  Japan 26–24 25–19 25–20     76–63 P2 Report
2 Jun 11:20 South Korea  0–3  United States 23–25 21–25 11–25     55–75 P2 Report
3 Jun 10:05 South Korea  2–3  Japan 29–27 19–25 25–16 26–28 12–15 111–111 P2 Report
3 Jun 13:20 Brazil  3–2  United States 21–25 20–25 25–19 25–20 20–18 111–107 P2 Report

Pool 7[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jun 18:10 Canada  3–1  Italy 22–25 27–25 25–23 25–16   99–89 P2 Report
1 Jun 21:10 Argentina  2–3  Iran 25–21 22–25 22–25 26–24 9–15 104–110 P2 Report
2 Jun 18:10 Iran  0–3  Italy 23–25 18–25 20–25     61–75 P2 Report
2 Jun 21:10 Argentina  1–3  Canada 22–25 18–25 26–24 23–25   89–99 P2 Report
3 Jun 16:10 Iran  1–3  Canada 23–25 22–25 25–21 21–25   91–96 P2 Report
3 Jun 19:10 Argentina  3–0  Italy 25–19 33–31 25–20     83–70 P2 Report

Pool 8[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Jun 16:00 Poland  3–0  France 25–19 25–20 25–22     75–61 P2 Report
1 Jun 19:00 China  1–3  Germany 25–23 18–25 22–25 21–25   86–98 P2 Report
2 Jun 16:00 Poland  3–0  China 25–19 25–18 25–21     75–58 P2 Report
2 Jun 19:00 Germany  0–3  France 21–25 18–25 23–25     62–75 P2 Report
3 Jun 16:00 Poland  1–3  Germany 18–25 21–25 25–21 25–27   89–98 P2 Report
3 Jun 19:00 France  2–3  China 25–16 22–25 21–25 25–16 13–15 106–97 P2 Report

Week 3[edit]

Pool 9[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jun 16:40 Germany  3–0  United States 25–19 25–22 25–13     75–54 P2 Report
8 Jun 19:40 Canada  3–0  Australia 25–19 26–24 25–19     76–62 P2 Report
9 Jun 16:10 United States  3–1  Australia 20–25 25–20 25–15 25–17   95–77 P2 Report
9 Jun 19:10 Canada  1–3  Germany 23–25 22–25 25–20 19–25   89–95 P2 Report
10 Jun 13:10 Australia  3–2  Germany 25–22 18–25 17–25 25–18 15–11 100–101 P2 Report
10 Jun 16:10 Canada  1–3  United States 25–23 13–25 19–25 20–25   77–98 P2 Report

Pool 10[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jun 15:40 Italy  2–3  Poland 17–25 25–21 17–25 31–29 10–15 100–115 P2 Report
8 Jun 19:10 Japan  0–3  Bulgaria 14–25 21–25 27–29     62–79 P2 Report
9 Jun 12:40 Italy  3–1  Bulgaria 25–23 25–19 21–25 25–19   96–86 P2 Report
9 Jun 16:10 Japan  0–3  Poland 16–25 21–25 20–25     57–75 P2 Report
10 Jun 11:10 Bulgaria  1–3  Poland 21–25 26–24 18–25 19–25   84–99 P2 Report
10 Jun 14:40 Japan  3–2  Italy 21–25 25–21 23–25 25–22 15–10 109–103 P2 Report

Pool 11[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jun 16:30 China  0–3  Iran 19–25 20–25 15–25     54–75 P2 Report
8 Jun 19:00 Russia  1–3  Brazil 21–25 20–25 27–25 18–25   86–100 P2 Report
9 Jun 16:30 Iran  2–3  Brazil 17–25 25–23 19–25 25–21 13–15 99–109 P2 Report
9 Jun 19:00 Russia  3–0  China 25–23 25–23 31–29     81–75 P2 Report
10 Jun 16:30 China  0–3  Brazil 20–25 19–25 25–27     64–77 P2 Report
10 Jun 19:00 Russia  3–1  Iran 28–30 25–23 27–25 25–21   105–99 P2 Report

Pool 12[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jun 17:00 Argentina  1–3  Serbia 25–20 23–25 15–25 22–25   85–95 P2 Report
8 Jun 20:45 France  3–0  South Korea 25–21 25–18 25–22     75–61 P2 Report
9 Jun 18:00 France  3–1  Argentina 25–18 25–16 23–25 25–20   98–79 P2 Report
9 Jun 21:00 South Korea  0–3  Serbia 16–25 23–25 19–25     58–75 P2 Report
10 Jun 15:00 South Korea  0–3  Argentina 20–25 23–25 24–26     67–76 P2 Report
10 Jun 18:00 France  3–0  Serbia 31–29 25–16 25–15     81–60 P2 Report

Week 4[edit]

Pool 13[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Jun 16:00 China  1–3  Italy 23–25 21–25 25–19 17–25   86–94 P2 Report
15 Jun 19:00 South Korea  1–3  Australia 25–23 19–25 19–25 21–25   84–98 P2 Report
16 Jun 14:00 South Korea  2–3  Italy 23–25 19–25 25–22 25–22 12–15 104–109 P2 Report
16 Jun 17:00 Australia  3–1  China 25–27 41–39 29–27 25–21   120–114 P2 Report
17 Jun 14:00 South Korea  3–0  China 25–21 25–21 25–22     75–64 P2 Report
17 Jun 17:00 Italy  1–3  Australia 25–27 25–18 19–25 23–25   92–95 P2 Report

Pool 14[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Jun 18:00 Germany  2–3  Japan 22–25 25–21 15–25 25–20 12–15 99–106 P2 Report
15 Jun 20:30 Russia  3–0  Argentina 25–20 25–20 26–24     76–64 P2 Report
16 Jun 16:00 Germany  3–1  Argentina 25–19 25–19 20–25 25–22   95–85 P2 Report
16 Jun 19:00 Russia  3–0  Japan 25–16 25–22 25–23     75–61 P2 Report
17 Jun 12:00 Argentina  2–3  Japan 24–26 25–12 25–23 23–25 11–15 108–101 P2 Report
17 Jun 15:00 Germany  0–3  Russia 18–25 24–26 18–25     60–76 P2 Report

Pool 15[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Jun 17:30 Poland  0–3  Iran 24–26 24–26 22–25     70–77 P2 Report
15 Jun 20:00 United States  3–0  Serbia 25–22 25–16 25–14     75–52 P2 Report
16 Jun 14:00 Iran  2–3  Serbia 25–21 22–25 25–27 25–20 11–15 108–108 P2 Report
16 Jun 19:30 United States  3–0  Poland 25–20 25–19 25–19     75–58 P2 Report
17 Jun 12:00 Poland  0–3  Serbia 23–25 23–25 23–25     69–75 P2 Report
17 Jun 17:30 United States  3–0  Iran 29–27 25–20 26–24     80–71 P2 Report

Pool 16[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
15 Jun 15:30 Canada  3–0  Brazil 25–22 34–32 25–23     84–77 P2 Report
15 Jun 18:30 Bulgaria  0–3  France 21–25 20–25 23–25     64–75 P2 Report
16 Jun 15:30 France  3–0  Brazil 25–19 25–23 25–23     75–65 P2 Report
16 Jun 18:30 Bulgaria  3–0  Canada 25–22 25–19 29–27     79–68 P2 Report
17 Jun 15:30 France  3–2  Canada 25–19 22–25 25–22 24–26 16–14 112–106 P2 Report
17 Jun 18:30 Bulgaria  3–2  Brazil 25–22 19–25 25–15 18–25 15–12 102–99 P2 Report

Week 5[edit]

Pool 17[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jun 18:40 Poland  3–0  Argentina 26–24 25–20 29–27     80–71 P2 Report
22 Jun 21:10 Australia  0–3  Brazil 22–25 19–25 19–25     60–75 P2 Report
23 Jun 17:40 Australia  1–3  Argentina 20–25 19–25 25–20 21–25   85–95 P2 Report
23 Jun 20:10 Brazil  3–1  Poland 25–22 25–23 23–25 25–23   98–93 P2 Report
24 Jun 12:10 Brazil  0–3  Argentina 23–25 22–25 21–25     66–75 P2 Report
24 Jun 15:10 Australia  0–3  Poland 16–25 24–26 23–25     63–76 P2 Report

Pool 18[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jun 16:00 Canada  0–3  Serbia 21–25 18–25 17–25     56–75 P2 Report
22 Jun 19:30 China  3–1  Japan 25–16 25–21 18–25 25–22   93–84 P2 Report
23 Jun 16:00 Japan  1–3  Serbia 28–26 33–35 21–25 18–25   100–111 P2 Report
23 Jun 19:30 China  0–3  Canada 21–25 23–25 22–25     66–75 P2 Report
24 Jun 16:00 Japan  0–3  Canada 23–25 20–25 22–25     65–75 P2 Report
24 Jun 19:30 China  1–3  Serbia 21–25 22–25 25–17 15–25   83–92 P2 Report

Pool 19[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jun 16:00 Bulgaria  2–3  Germany 25–21 22–25 25–23 23–25 13–15 108–109 P2 Report
22 Jun 19:15 Iran  3–1  South Korea 27–25 23–25 25–22 25–23   100–95 P2 Report
23 Jun 16:00 Germany  3–0  South Korea 25–23 25–18 25–19     75–60 P2 Report
23 Jun 18:30 Iran  3–1  Bulgaria 25–22 25–15 23–25 25–14   98–76 P2 Report
24 Jun 16:00 Bulgaria  3–2  South Korea 19–25 25–22 25–18 22–25 15–12 106–102 P2 Report
24 Jun 18:30 Iran  3–2  Germany 25–20 23–25 25–22 22–25 15–11 110–103 P2 Report

Pool 20[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jun 17:30 United States  2–3  France 21–25 25–23 28–26 20–25 12–15 106–114 P2 Report
22 Jun 20:50 Italy  0–3  Russia 21–25 22–25 20–25     63–75 P2 Report
23 Jun 17:30 United States  0–3  Russia 23–25 15–25 22–25     60–75 P2 Report
23 Jun 20:30 Italy  3–0  France 25–21 25–22 27–25     77–68 P2 Report
24 Jun 17:30 France  3–0  Russia 25–20 25–13 25–18     75–51 P2 Report
24 Jun 20:30 Italy  0–3  United States 23–25 17–25 27–29     67–79 P2 Report

Final round[edit]

Pool play[edit]

Qualified for the Semifinals

Pool A[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  France 2 0 5 6 2 3.000 183 159 1.151
2  Brazil 1 1 4 5 3 1.667 183 169 1.083
3  Serbia 0 2 0 0 6 0.000 115 153 0.752
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Jul 20:45 France  3–2  Brazil 22–25 25–20 21–25 25–22 15–13 108–105 P2 Report
5 Jul 20:45 Serbia  0–3  Brazil 16–25 26–28 19–25     61–78 P2 Report
6 Jul 20:45 France  3–0  Serbia 25–19 25–18 25–17     75–54 P2 Report

Pool B[edit]

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 2 0 6 6 1 6.000 172 147 1.170
2  United States 1 1 3 3 3 1.000 142 136 1.044
3  Poland 0 2 0 1 6 0.167 144 175 0.823
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Jul 18:00 Russia  3–1  Poland 25–18 25–23 22–25 25–17   97–83 P2 Report
5 Jul 18:00 United States  3–0  Poland 28–26 25–17 25–18     78–61 P2 Report
6 Jul 18:00 Russia  3–0  United States 25–22 25–21 25–21     75–64 P2 Report

Final four[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
7 July
 
 
 France3
 
8 July
 
 United States2
 
 France0
 
7 July
 
 Russia3
 
 Russia3
 
 
 Brazil0
 
3rd place match
 
 
8 July
 
 
 United States3
 
 
 Brazil0

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Jul 14:00 France  3–2  United States 25–18 25–17 23–25 24–26 15–13 112–99 P2 Report
7 Jul 17:00 Russia  3–0  Brazil 25–17 25–18 25–14     75–49 P2 Report

3rd place match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jul 17:00 United States  3–0  Brazil 25–21 28–26 28–26     81–73 P2 Report

Final[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
8 Jul 20:45 France  0–3  Russia 22–25 20–25 23–25     65–75 P2 Report

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

as of June 24, 2018[9]

Final Round[edit]

as of July 8, 2018[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FIVB announces the Volleyball Nations League". FIVB. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Pools Overview Release for Thrilling Inaugural Season VNL". FIVB. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Lille, France selected to host FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League Finals". FIVB. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Russia claim first world gold in five years at historical 2018 VNL". FIVB. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Russell roars as the US snatch bronze in Lille". FIVB. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Mikhaylov leads star-studded VNL Dream Team". FIVB. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Portugal join world's elite for 2019 Men's VNL". FIVB. 24 June 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Six teams line up for Volleyball Challenger Cup and one open berth in 2019 Men's VNL". FIVB.org. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Men's Statistics - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018". FIVB.org. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Men's Statistics - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018". FIVB.org. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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