1997 FIVB Volleyball World League

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The 1997 FIVB Volleyball World League was the eighth edition of the annual men's international volleyball tournament, played by 12 countries from 16 May to 5 July 1997. The Final Round was held in Moscow, Russia.

Pools composition[edit]

Pool A Pool B Pool C

 Argentina
 Brazil
 Bulgaria
 Japan

 China
 Italy
 Spain
 Yugoslavia

 Cuba
 Netherlands
 Russia
 South Korea

Intercontinental round[edit]

  • The top two teams in each pool will qualify for the Final Round. If the Final Round hosts Russia finish lower than second in Pool C, they will still qualify along with the best two second teams across all three pools.
Qualified for the Final round
Qualified as hosts for the Final round

Pool A[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 23 11 1 34 9 3.778 614 420 1.462
2  Bulgaria 21 9 3 29 16 1.813 596 498 1.197
3  Argentina 16 4 8 20 25 0.800 526 588 0.895
4  Japan 12 0 12 3 36 0.083 339 569 0.596

Pool B[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 22 10 2 34 13 2.615 652 465 1.402
2  Yugoslavia 20 8 4 29 15 1.933 583 461 1.265
3  Spain 16 4 8 18 30 0.600 544 622 0.875
4  China 14 2 10 8 31 0.258 313 544 0.575

Pool C[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 23 11 1 35 6 5.833 595 369 1.612
2  Netherlands 21 9 3 28 17 1.647 585 523 1.119
3  Russia 14 2 10 14 30 0.467 493 570 0.865
4  South Korea 14 2 10 8 32 0.250 351 562 0.625

Final round[edit]

Pool play[edit]

  • Teams from the same pool of Intercontinental Round will not play. Russia will be considered as the runners-up of Pool B.
Qualified for the Final
Qualified for the 3rd place match
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 7 3 1 10 4 2.500 198 157 1.261
2  Cuba 7 3 1 10 5 2.000 202 172 1.174
3  Netherlands 7 3 1 9 8 1.125 195 227 0.859
4  Russia 6 2 2 8 8 1.000 205 181 1.133
5  Brazil 5 1 3 3 9 0.333 141 159 0.887
6  Bulgaria 4 0 4 6 12 0.500 197 242 0.814
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
30 Jun Netherlands  3–1  Italy 15–11 15–13 8–15 15–10   53–49
30 Jun Cuba  3–0  Brazil 15–11 15–11 15–9     45–31
30 Jun Bulgaria  2–3  Russia 9–15 15–11 3–15 15–11 7–15 49–67
1 Jul Bulgaria  2–3  Cuba 4–15 15–11 12–15 15–9 13–15 59–65
1 Jul Italy  3–0  Brazil 15–12 15–8 15–12     45–32
1 Jul Russia  2–3  Netherlands 15–17 15–3 15–4 11–15 13–15 69–54
2 Jul Italy  3–0  Bulgaria 15–11 15–5 15–9     45–25
2 Jul Brazil  3–0  Netherlands 15–13 15–8 15–2     45–23
2 Jul Cuba  3–0  Russia 15–11 15–7 15–5     45–23
4 Jul Netherlands  3–2  Bulgaria 15–9 15–13 13–15 7–15 15–12 65–64
4 Jul Italy  3–1  Cuba 14–16 15–11 15–12 15–8   59–47
4 Jul Russia  3–0  Brazil 15–11 16–14 15–8     46–33

Finals[edit]

3rd place match[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
5 Jul Netherlands  0–3  Russia 8–15 12–15 8–15     28–45

Final[edit]

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
5 Jul Italy  3–0  Cuba 15–8 15–5 15–10     45–23

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]