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ZMu

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Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 10:35pm

I thought Japan was the last-ranked team in Division 2 last year... how come it remains in Division 2 this year?Is it again something out of the Japan-FIVB romance?

andrea

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Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 1:43am

I thought Japan was the last-ranked team in Division 2 last year... how come it remains in Division 2 this year?Is it again something out of the Japan-FIVB romance?

FIVB may simply give out the following "official" reasons:
- Cuba originally in Group 2 withdrew from the competition (that's sad)
- Portugal ranked last in the preliminary round instead of Japan, but they hosted the Final Round and therefore was waived from relegation.

Anyhow, romance is the true reason :thumbsup: If the last ranked team was not Japan, the most sensible and most likely measure from FIVB is that the last ranked team would be relegated to Group 3, while Germany would be promoted to Group 2.

brahmin

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Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 3:30pm

Easiest answer.

Cuba's position was safe and Japan was to be relegated. However, with Cuba pulling out completely, Japan regained their spot. Germany unless they won the Group 3 Final would not have been promoted due to Intercontinental Round result, hosted final so got a better result due to hosting, similar to Portugal in Group 2.

These are my opinions and not from FIVB documents.

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Monday, March 6th 2017, 9:42pm

http://www.worldofvolley.com/News/Latest…43000-seat.html

world-league-final-6-at-football-stadium-with-43000-seat



I wonder if only the final will be played in the stadium or all games?
Problem with that is, I doubt people will show up when Brazil is not playing, I hope not, but will probably be a empty stadium.

Kaziyski

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Monday, March 13th 2017, 11:05am

Australia will host Group 2 Finals, Gold Coast will be the venue from June 23 to 25 while Mexico is hosting Group 3 finals in Leon from June 17 to 18.
Shiva :heart:

brahmin

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Monday, May 29th 2017, 1:09am

Found this article in Chinese on the Taiwan national team

Highlights with translations
Entry fee is $66,000 for the Taiwanese team
Made $30,000 for finishing 4th in Group 3 Finals in 2016

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Monday, May 29th 2017, 3:36am

did CUB pull out or were they expelled due to the rape scandal?

brahmin

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Monday, May 29th 2017, 5:54am

Cuba withdrew because of the scandal from last year. Including the World Grand Prix for the women

kondzio

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Favourite Team: Impel Wrocław, ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle; NTs Male: POL, RUS, BRA; NTs Female: POL, DOM, JPN, BRA, ITA, RUS

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Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 8:30pm

Polish line-up for 1st weekend:
S: Grzegorz Łomacz, Fabian Drzyzga
OP: Dawid Konarski, Maciej Muzaj
OH: Michał Kubiak, Bartosz Kurek, Aleksander Śliwka, Rafał Buszek
MB: Karol Kłos, Mateusz Bieniek, Bartłomiej Lemański, Jakub Kochanowski
L: Paweł Zatorski, Damian Wojtaszek
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Kaziyski

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Thursday, June 1st 2017, 8:44am

Any updates on USA roster for 1st weekend? I'm going to Novi Sad to see all matches :whistle:
Shiva :heart:

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Thursday, June 1st 2017, 5:03pm

1. Tommy Carmody (MB, 6-9, Orland Park, Ill., Pacific/Pepperdine)
3. Taylor Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., BYU)
4. Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
7C. Kawika Shoji (S, 6-3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
9. Jake Langlois (OH, 6-10, San Jose, Calif., BYU)
11. Micah Christenson (S, 6-6, Honolulu, Southern California)
13. Dan McDonnell (MB, 6-6, Glendale, Ariz., UC Irvine)
14. Ben Patch (Opp, 6-8, Provo, Utah, BYU)
15. Carson Clark (Opp, 6-6, Santa Barbara, Calif., UC Irvine)
17. TJ DeFalco (OH, 6-5, Huntington Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
18. Garrett Muagututia (OH, 6-5, Oceanside, Calif., UCLA)
20. David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
21. Dustin Watten (L, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
22. Erik Shoji (L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)

Mapuan

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Thursday, June 1st 2017, 5:20pm

1. Tommy Carmody (MB, 6-9, Orland Park, Ill., Pacific/Pepperdine)
3. Taylor Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., BYU)
4. Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
7C. Kawika Shoji (S, 6-3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
9. Jake Langlois (OH, 6-10, San Jose, Calif., BYU)
11. Micah Christenson (S, 6-6, Honolulu, Southern California)
13. Dan McDonnell (MB, 6-6, Glendale, Ariz., UC Irvine)
14. Ben Patch (Opp, 6-8, Provo, Utah, BYU)
15. Carson Clark (Opp, 6-6, Santa Barbara, Calif., UC Irvine)
17. TJ DeFalco (OH, 6-5, Huntington Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
18. Garrett Muagututia (OH, 6-5, Oceanside, Calif., UCLA)
20. David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
21. Dustin Watten (L, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
22. Erik Shoji (L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
Excited to see Defalco play. He's like Priddy who has high volleyball IQ and the very definition of an all around player. Plus he's only in his second year in college so the chance of further improvement is high.

Ben Patch is definitely going to be THE opposite that USA has been waiting for. He can jump like a Cuban and can crush any ball given to him. I just hope he can stay healthy because he is injury prone.

Langlois is a project player. He only started playing volleyball 4 years ago when he entered college. His receive is still very shaky but given the right exposure he can be great considering his height.

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Thursday, June 1st 2017, 7:28pm

FIVB will be streaming all games on youtube :heart: .

In the USA I think Universal Sports will broadcast the US games,and they might block the US games for people in the US. In Brazil Globo/Sportv has the rights, and they usually block every single game, not only Brazil`s.

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Thursday, June 1st 2017, 10:35pm

1. Tommy Carmody (MB, 6-9, Orland Park, Ill., Pacific/Pepperdine)
3. Taylor Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., BYU)
4. Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
7C. Kawika Shoji (S, 6-3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
9. Jake Langlois (OH, 6-10, San Jose, Calif., BYU)
11. Micah Christenson (S, 6-6, Honolulu, Southern California)
13. Dan McDonnell (MB, 6-6, Glendale, Ariz., UC Irvine)
14. Ben Patch (Opp, 6-8, Provo, Utah, BYU)
15. Carson Clark (Opp, 6-6, Santa Barbara, Calif., UC Irvine)
17. TJ DeFalco (OH, 6-5, Huntington Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
18. Garrett Muagututia (OH, 6-5, Oceanside, Calif., UCLA)
20. David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
21. Dustin Watten (L, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
22. Erik Shoji (L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
Excited to see Defalco play. He's like Priddy who has high volleyball IQ and the very definition of an all around player. Plus he's only in his second year in college so the chance of further improvement is high.

Ben Patch is definitely going to be THE opposite that USA has been waiting for. He can jump like a Cuban and can crush any ball given to him. I just hope he can stay healthy because he is injury prone.

Langlois is a project player. He only started playing volleyball 4 years ago when he entered college. His receive is still very shaky but given the right exposure he can be great considering his height.

Ben Patch is not injury-prone though. He was healthy throughout his freshman and sophomore year, only injured this past season.
I like Langlois too. But what do you mean by 'project player'? He's older than Sander, Russell and Jaeschke and will be 28 in 2020.

Mapuan

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Friday, June 2nd 2017, 4:54am

1. Tommy Carmody (MB, 6-9, Orland Park, Ill., Pacific/Pepperdine)
3. Taylor Sander (OH, 6-4, Huntington Beach, Calif., BYU)
4. Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
7C. Kawika Shoji (S, 6-3, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
9. Jake Langlois (OH, 6-10, San Jose, Calif., BYU)
11. Micah Christenson (S, 6-6, Honolulu, Southern California)
13. Dan McDonnell (MB, 6-6, Glendale, Ariz., UC Irvine)
14. Ben Patch (Opp, 6-8, Provo, Utah, BYU)
15. Carson Clark (Opp, 6-6, Santa Barbara, Calif., UC Irvine)
17. TJ DeFalco (OH, 6-5, Huntington Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
18. Garrett Muagututia (OH, 6-5, Oceanside, Calif., UCLA)
20. David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
21. Dustin Watten (L, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
22. Erik Shoji (L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)
Excited to see Defalco play. He's like Priddy who has high volleyball IQ and the very definition of an all around player. Plus he's only in his second year in college so the chance of further improvement is high.

Ben Patch is definitely going to be THE opposite that USA has been waiting for. He can jump like a Cuban and can crush any ball given to him. I just hope he can stay healthy because he is injury prone.

Langlois is a project player. He only started playing volleyball 4 years ago when he entered college. His receive is still very shaky but given the right exposure he can be great considering his height.

Ben Patch is not injury-prone though. He was healthy throughout his freshman and sophomore year, only injured this past season.
I like Langlois too. But what do you mean by 'project player'? He's older than Sander, Russell and Jaeschke and will be 28 in 2020.
Project player meaning he is still in development stage. He has the physical attributes to make it to Tokyo despite being a bit old, he only started playing just few years ago. At 6'10" in an OH position he'll definitely get a second look from the coaching staff.

kondzio

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Friday, June 2nd 2017, 10:05am

FIVB will be streaming all games on youtube :heart: .

In the USA I think Universal Sports will broadcast the US games,and they might block the US games for people in the US. In Brazil Globo/Sportv has the rights, and they usually block every single game, not only Brazil`s.
the same might happen in Poland, when Polsat Sport is broadcasting WL games :wavy:
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Friday, June 2nd 2017, 11:36am

FIVB will be streaming all games on youtube :heart: .

In the USA I think Universal Sports will broadcast the US games,and they might block the US games for people in the US. In Brazil Globo/Sportv has the rights, and they usually block every single game, not only Brazil`s.
the same might happen in Poland, when Polsat Sport is broadcasting WL games :wavy:
I just watched Finland vs Slovenia , so perhaps they will at least leave Group 2 and Group 3 matches alone, since they are not broadcasting them anyway

TimHH

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Friday, June 2nd 2017, 11:51am

German roster for first weekend of group 3 in Frankfurt (Ger, Aut, Kaz, Ven):

Setter: Jan Zimmermann, Adam Kocian
OH: Moritz Reichert, Ruben Schott, Christian Fromm, Moritz Karlitzek, Egor Bogachev
MB: Tim Broshog, Tobias Krick, Georg Escher, Anton Brehme
Opp: Simon Hirsch, Daniel Malescha
L: Julian Zenger

Venezuela's team won't manage to arrive in time for their first match today, so the match against Austria got canceled.
never mess with your setter......

bella

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Favourite Team: Poland, Bulgaria, Jastrzębski

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Friday, June 2nd 2017, 12:43pm

FIVB will be streaming all games on youtube :heart: .

In the USA I think Universal Sports will broadcast the US games,and they might block the US games for people in the US. In Brazil Globo/Sportv has the rights, and they usually block every single game, not only Brazil`s.
the same might happen in Poland, when Polsat Sport is broadcasting WL games :wavy:

I hope they won't block it in Bulgaria... I'm waiting for Bulgaria - France. Every time I have to look for some good broadcasts online I'm about to kick my laptop, router and everything into space. So frustrating. So for now I simply appreciate the idea of watching it on youtube. By the way it's so super interesting to watch KOR - CZE game with korean commentary :D

PS. Marek Beer. Epic surname.

PS.2. And Michal Finger.
"People wait all week for friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness."

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "bella" (Jun 2nd 2017, 12:59pm)


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Friday, June 2nd 2017, 2:26pm

Finger won the 2 sets for Czech Republic but the rest of the game they played bad.

Korean was playing like a team the whole game.

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