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Blengini nominated for Italy Coach of the Year award
|Gianlorenzo Blengini is in line for the Italian Coach of the Year Award|
Draw confirms first round pools for 2018 Women's World Championship
Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 2017 - The composition of the four first round pools was confirmed at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Japan 2018 draw in Tokyo on Thursday.
Hosts Japan were paired with the Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Cameroon, Mexico in Pool A. Reigning Olympic champions China and Italy will take on Turkey, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba in Pool B. In Pool C, reigning world champions USA will play Russia, Korea, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Tobago, while Pool D will include Serbia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan, Kenya.
Held at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, the draw split the 24 teams participating in the event into four first round pools of six teams each. Click here for more information on the competition format.
PARIS, October 13, 2017 - The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) announced the Volleyball Nations League, which is set to begin in 2018. The league will revolutionise volleyball competitions, making it one of the most important events in the history of the sport.
The Volleyball Nations League – a joint project between the FIVB, IMG and 21 national federations – will present volleyball in a way that has never been experienced before, building on the innovative sports presentation on display at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Spotlight on Lube with Club Worlds ambassador Ignaczak
|Lube players celebrate during a recent Italian Superleague game, ahead of their appearance in the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship in Poland.|
Lausanne, Switzerland, November 23, 2017 - Reigning Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova are on a quest to bring Italy back in the limelight when they take to the courts of Poland next month for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship from December 12 to 17.
2018 Men's World Championship draw maps out road aheadFlorence, Italy, November 30, 2017 - The draw for the first round of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018 on Thursday mapped out the road ahead for the 24 teams set to participate in next year's event.
Co-hosts Italy were paired with Argentina, Japan, Belgium, Slovenia and the Dominican Republic in Pool A, while Bulgaria will take on reigning world champions Poland, Iran, Cuba, Finland and Puerto Rico in Pool D.
In Pool B, Olympic champions Brazil and Canada will play France, Egypt, China and the Netherlands while in Pool C USA and Russia will be up against Serbia, Australia, Tunisia and Cameroon.
Held in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the draw split the 24 teams participating in the event into four first round pools of six teams each. The top four teams in each of these pools will progress to a second round featuring two pools of eight teams. The top three from each of the second round pools will qualify for the third round before four teams move on to the semifinals and finals. Click here for more information on the competition format.
FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Italy-Bulgaria 2018 - First round draw result:
Pool A (in Rome and Florence, Italy)
Italy, Argentina, Japan, Belgium, Slovenia, Dominican Republic
Pool B (in Ruse, Bulgaria)
Brazil, Canada, France, Egypt, China, Netherlands
Pool C (in Bari, Italy)
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