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2017 FIVB World League – Day 1 Summary

  • June 2nd-July 8th, 2017
  • Tournament site
  • Results

Group 1 Table After Day 1:

RANK TEAMS MATCHES WON LOST POINTS
1
RUSSIA
1 1 0 3
2
FRANCE
1 1 0 3
3
ITALY
1 1 0 3
4
SERBIA
1 1 0 3
5
POLAND
1 1 0 2
6
CANADA
1 1 0 2
7
BELGIUM
1 0 1 1
8
BRAZIL
1 0 1 1
9
USA
1 0 1 0
10
IRAN
1 0 1 0
11
BULGARIA
1 0 1 0
12
ARGENTINA
1 0 1 0

Ranking system:

  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

Group 1 action on day 1 of the 2017 FIVB World League was full of twists as teams regroup to start a new Olympic cycle and learn more about what their new-look rosters bring them toward Tokyo.

Two of the three Olympic medalists, champions Brazil and 3rd-place finishers the United States, lost their openers on Friday. In both cases, however, the losses were not total surprises.

Brazil fell to a veteran Poland squad as they work to get their feet under them. The Brazilians relied on senior international rookies as 2 of their 3 leading scorers in the match, and the team gave away 30 points on errors. Expect them to improve as the tournament wears on as they become more accustomed to their new roster and new coach, Renan dal Zotto.

The Americans, meanwhile, lost in Serbia to Serbia – a team that won last year’s World League and has a history of rising to this particular challenge. They won last year’s World League without even qualifying for the Olympics, and a year earlier took silver in the World League in spite of coming in just 9th in the European Championships that year.

Aside from those outcomes, there was little in the way of true surprises on the day. Canada won a tough match against Belgium that was the most thrilling final of the day, while Russia, France, and Italy each dominated in 3-0 sweeps over Argentina, Bulgaria, and Iran, respectively.

Day 1 Results (With Links to Full Stats):

  • Venue: Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, Italy
  • All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).

Pool A1:

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jun 17:00 2–3 Poland 20–25 25–20 25–19 22–25 8–15 100–104 P2P3
2 Jun 20:00 3–0 Iran 25–22 25–23 25–22 75–67 P2P3

Pool B1:

  • Venue: SPC Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jun 16:00 2–3 Canada 22–25 25–19 24–26 25–23 13–15 109–108 P2P3
2 Jun 19:00 3–1 United States 25–18 23–25 25–20 25–21 98–84 P2P3

Pool C1:

  • Venue: Kazan Volleyball Centre, Kazan, Russia
  • All times are Moscow Time (UTC+03:00).
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Jun 16:10 3–0 Bulgaria 25–23 25–15 25–22 75–60 P2P3
2 Jun 19:10 3–0 Argentina 25–17 25–18 25–19 75–54 P2P3

Day 1 Full Match Replays and Highlight Reels

Poland Def. Brazil 3-2

Italy Def. Iran 3-0

Canada Def. Belgium 3-2

Serbia Def. United States 3-1

France Def. Bulgaria 3-0

Russia Def. Argentina 3-0

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