Final Pools Confirmed For FIVB Boys U19 World Championships

The pools for the FIVB Boys U19 Volleyball Championships have been officially confirmed with Poland looking to defend their previous title of the event. The competition will take place in Bahrain from August 18-27 this year.

The selection was conducted by the International Volleyball Federation official, Ramon Suzara. He was accompanied by Bahrain and Arab Volleyball Association president Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and Bahrain Volleyball Association vice-president Jehad Khalfan.

Pools

  • Pool A – Bahrain (host), USA, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Tunisia
  • Pool B – Poland, Brazil, Cuba, Japan, France
  • Pool C – Argentina, Russia, Chile, South Korea, Turkey
  • Pool D – Iran, Italy, Mexico, China, Czech Republic

The matches will be played on two courts at the Isa Sports City.

Many of the teams that are competing in the event are ranked among the top-ten in the world including (in order) – Poland, Argentina, Iran, Italy, Russia, Brazil, USA, China, Cuba and Turkey. Outside of the top-ten are Japan (11), Mexico (12), Egypt (13), Tunisia (15), Chile (18), France (21), Korea (27), Puerto Rico (31), Czech Republic (32) and Bahrain (38).

Full list of U19 World Rankings (as of January 2017)

Rk. Teams Points Apr. U19 Continental
Championship
2016-2017
U19 Continental
Championship *
2014-2015
U19 World
Championship
2015
Diff. Rk. Tot. Rk. Tot. Rk. Tot.
1 Poland 130 0 0 1 30 1 100
2 Argentina 120 0 1 30 0 2 90
3 Iran 110 0 0 1 30 3 80
4 Italy 86 0 0 2 26 5 60
5 Russia 84 0 0 5 14 4 70
6 Brazil 76 0 2 26 0 6 50
7 U.S.A. 66 0 2 26 0 7 40
8 China 52 0 0 3 22 8 30
9 Cuba 50 1 1 30 0 10 20
10 Turkey 47 -1 0 3 22 9 25
11 Japan 37 0 0 2 26 15 11
12 Mexico 34 1 3 22 0 14 12
13 Egypt 31 -1 2 26 0 20 5
13 Germany 31 2 0 4 18 13 13
15 Tunisia 30 1 1 30 0 0
16 Bulgaria 25 1 0 6 10 12 15
16 Chinese Taipei 25 1 0 4 18 18 7
18 Chile 24 -4 5 14 0 16 10
19 Colombia 22 3 3 22 0 0
19 Morocco 22 45 3 22 0 0
21 France 21 0 0 9 3 11 18
22 Nicaragua 18 1 4 18 0 0
22 Bolivia 18 42 4 18 0 0
22 Rwanda 18 42 4 18 0 0
25 Jamaica 14 39 5 14 0 0
25 Sri Lanka 14 -2 0 5 14 0
27 Dominican Republic 10 37 6 10 0 0
27 Peru 10 37 6 10 0 0
27 Belgium 10 -2 0 13 2 17 8
27 Korea 10 -2 0 6 10 0
31 Puerto Rico 6 -12 0 0 19 6
32 Antigua & Barbuda 5 32 8 5 0 0
32 Costa Rica 5 32 7 5 0 0
32 Australia 5 -4 0 8 5 0
32 Czech Republic 5 -4 0 7 5 0
32 India 5 -4 0 7 5 0
32 Serbia 5 -4 0 8 5 0
38 Bahrain 3 -5 0 9 3 0
38 Denmark 3 -5 0 11 3 0
38 Kazakhstan 3 -5 0 9 3 0
38 Romania 3 -5 0 12 3 0
38 Saudi Arabia 3 -5 0 11 3 0
38 Spain 3 -5 0 10 3 0
38 Turkmenistan 3 -5 0 11 3 0
45 Austria 2 -5 0 20 2 0
45 Belarus 2 -5 0 13 2 0
45 Bosnia & Herzegovina 2 -5 0 33 2 0
45 Croatia 2 -5 0 23 2 0
45 England 2 -5 0 34 2 0
45 Estonia 2 -5 0 15 2 0
45 Finland 2 -5 0 16 2 0
45 Georgia 2 -5 0 32 2 0
45 Greece 2 -5 0 26 2 0
45 Hong Kong 2 -5 0 13 2 0
45 Hungary 2 -5 0 19 2 0
45 Israel 2 -5 0 27 2 0
45 Latvia 2 -5 0 18 2 0
45 Lithuania 2 -5 0 29 2 0
45 Maldives 2 -5 0 14 2 0
45 Montenegro 2 -5 0 31 2 0
45 Netherlands 2 -5 0 17 2 0
45 Norway 2 -5 0 25 2 0
45 Portugal 2 -5 0 24 2 0
45 Qatar 2 -5 0 15 2 0
45 Slovakia 2 -5 0 21 2 0
45 Slovenia 2 -5 0 28 2 0
45 Sweden 2 -5 0 30 2 0
45 Ukraine 2 -5 0 22 2 0
69 Algeria 0 -49 0 0 0
69 Guatemala 0 -44 0 0 0
69 Barbados 0 -41 0 0 0
69 Afghanistan 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Aruba 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Azerbaijan 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Bahamas 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Belize 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Benin 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Botswana 0 -5 0 0 0
69 British Virgin Islands 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Burundi 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Cameroon 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Canada 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Chad 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Congo 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Curaçao 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Cyprus 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Dominica 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Ecuador 0 -5 0 0 0
69 El Salvador 0 -5 0 0 0
69 French Saint Martin 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Guyana 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Honduras 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Indonesia 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Ivory Coast 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Kuwait 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Libya 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Liechtenstein 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Luxembourg 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Malaysia 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Mali 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Malta 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Nigeria 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Northern Ireland 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Pakistan 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Panama 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Paraguay 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Saint Lucia 0 -5 0 0 0
69 San Marino 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Scotland 0 -5 0 0 0
69 South Africa 0 -5 0 0 0
69 St Kitts and Nevis 0 -5 0 0 0
69 St Vincent and Grenadines 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Switzerland 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Thailand 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Trinidad & Tobago 0 -5 0 0 0
69 United Arab Emirates 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Uruguay 0 -5 0 0 0
69 USA Virgin Islands 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Uzbekistan 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Venezuela 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Vietnam 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Wales 0 -5 0 0 0
69 Yemen 0 -5 0 0

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