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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 2:01pm

2016 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix

Group 1 includes the top 12 teams:
BRA, THA, GER, CHN, USA, ITA, JPN, SRB, RUS, NED, TUR, BEL



8 teams of group 2:
BUL, POL, ARG, KEN, PUR, CZE, CAN, DOM



8 teams of group 3:
AUS, PER, KAZ, ALG, CRO, COL, MEX, CUB



Competition calendar
The 2016 edition of the World Grand Prix will be played over a period of just six weeks from June 3 through to July 10. The preliminary round in Groups 2 and 3 will take place over two weeks from June 3-12. The Group 2 and 3 Finals will follow on the weekend of June 17-19. The Group 1 Intercontinental Round will be played out over three weeks from June 10-26. The Group 1 Finals will take place from July 6-10.
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Six teams will play the Group 1 Finals, split into two pools of three. In a departure from last year's format, pool play will be followed by semifinals and finals. The top five teams from the Intercontinental Round will be joined by the competition hosts.

The format of the Group 2 and 3 Finals remains unchanged. The three best teams from the preliminary round rankings will be joined by the competition hosts - the four teams will play semifinals and finals.

Finals bidding process opened
The bidding process for the World Grand Prix Finals has been opened. It is open to all Group 1 participants and will guarantee a berth for the hosts at the event. Information about the bidding process is now available from the FIVB. Potential hosts are invited to submit their bids by September 30. The International Volleyball Federation will evaluate the bids received and announce the hosts after October 31.

The World Grand Prix featured eight teams in its debut season of 1993 and from 1995 to 2002, while 12 teams were in action in 1994 and from 2003 to 2010. Sixteen teams were involved in the 2011 and 2012 editions before expanding to 20 in 2013. The competition has featured 28 teams since 2014.
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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 2:14pm

Croatia in the 3rd division, can it be even worse? :aww:

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 2:58pm

Why exactly would they be on 2nd division?

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 3:14pm

Why exactly would they be on 2nd division?


Sorry, I ask the same to you, why on earth would they be in the 3rd division? Are they that bad?

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 4:01pm

Where's the Korea ? Why Korea don't participate to Grand Prix 2016 ?
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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 4:53pm

Omg We are in division 3 :wall: , We only can say thank you to Angelo Vercesi :wall:

Only one good thing can happened is that we can be host of final four....

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 4:54pm

Why exactly would they be on 2nd division?


Sorry, I ask the same to you, why on earth would they be in the 3rd division? Are they that bad?
I don't know if they are that bad, but they were not able to win group 3 this year (Kenya did it), so they clearly don't deserve the spot on 2nd divison right now.

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 4:55pm

I think this is wrong. FIVB would not have USA-Germany play 3 times.

Never mind. It seems this is right. silly FIVB

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 4:58pm

Croatia need to go in division 3 because we send to weak roster...

But do you really think that team who beat Japan, Germany,..., deserved to be in that weak division?? but I reapet that is mistake of our coche and Federation.

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 5:11pm

Why exactly would they be on 2nd division?


Sorry, I ask the same to you, why on earth would they be in the 3rd division? Are they that bad?
I don't know if they are that bad, but they were not able to win group 3 this year (Kenya did it), so they clearly don't deserve the spot on 2nd divison right now.


Excuse me, havent u watched WGP 2014? Czech Republic and Bulgaria were there and this year's division 3 was a joke, Croatia would have won obviously.

Yes, it was a stupid idea to send only weak players, they are the only euro team in the third division :down: If I were the coach I would probably boycott WGP, playing in the 3rd divison wont bring anything good.

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 5:17pm

Netherland and Kenya promoted because of wining their group finals
Dominican Rep. and Croatia degraded because of bottoming at their group.
it is so fair, why asking...
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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 5:22pm

Yeah it is fair but what will bring Croatia playing in division 3 ?? To weak teams...only if we again send our weak team but still they are very stronge for division 3. They need to travel to Australia than in Peru if We are not host of FinalFour than I don't want to watch Croatia in World Grand Prix :down:

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 5:22pm

Bulgaria's U23 team and weak Canada succeeded to stay in group 2 so Croatia should blame itself for relegation.

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 5:26pm

Bulgaria's U23 team and weak Canada succeeded to stay in group 2 so Croatia should blame itself for relegation.

I agree wit you... Our team was weak as well as Bulgaria...they beat us 3:2 and we didn't have Fabris at our side. But Croatia is blame for this situation.

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 5:29pm

Yep, their performances were painful to watch, horrible setter, weak attackers and not even a real libero, no team works at all. Maybe I should correct myself and say they deserve this failure. I hope they learned something from it.

Seeing Fabris and Poljak (if she participates) wouldnt be enjoyable next year. Outstanding works at ECH2013 and WCH but not WGP.

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 5:54pm

i wonder how would Korea rejoin the WGP, would they start up with G3...
if any team in G3 is not interested and deciding to give up, Korea could be a good filler.
FIVB should think about it.
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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 6:54pm

Croatia would have won obviously.
But they DIDN'T! if they want to advance to the 2nd division, then they should play with their best roster, should play better and win the tournament.
This is why there are rules in sports.

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 6:59pm

Croatia would have won obviously.
But they DIDN'T! if they want to advance to the 2nd division, then they should play with their best roster, should play better and win the tournament.
This is why there are rules in sports.

Croatian didn't play in division 3 this year they played in division 2 :wavy:

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 7:04pm

Thailand is now bidding to be host WGP 2016 final, according to Thailand volleyball association.

Will they get it? sooner or later ..

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Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 7:26pm

Croatia would have won obviously.
But they DIDN'T! if they want to advance to the 2nd division, then they should play with their best roster, should play better and win the tournament.
This is why there are rules in sports.

Croatian didn't play in division 3 this year they played in division 2 :wavy:
whatever...they lost all 6 matches and were at the bottom of the group...

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