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Matthias

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Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 11:13pm

According to volleyball.it, Azerbaijan withdrew from Group 3.

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Thursday, December 8th 2016, 1:48am

According to volleyball.it, Azerbaijan withdrew from Group 3.


:down: Will any other european team take their spot?

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Thursday, December 8th 2016, 9:00am

Azerbaijan won their spot in European League, right? Slovakia was in 2nd place so I guess that country might play instead of Azerbaijan.

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Thursday, December 8th 2016, 2:41pm

Let's see what FIVB does.. but it's very unprofessional what AZE did.

Phil

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Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 9:04pm

Venezuela will replace Azerbaijan.

Weekend 1:
Group 3A: Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Hungary
Group 3B: Columbia, Algieria, Cameroon, Venezuela

Weekend 2:
Group 3C: Hungary, Algieria, Mexico, Venezuela
Group 3D: Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Cameroon, Australia

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Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 11:54pm

:whistle: One european spot replaced by a south american team, well done Fivb :wall: :cursing:

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Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 12:04am

Why are you surprised? FIVB wants worldwide volleyball to grow. Nothing makes our sport grow like giving wild cards to teams that will lose all their matches 3-0 25-15.

Emil

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Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 3:51pm

Will Sinead Jack play for her country?

WGP is so much less interesting right now. Surely watching games of the first division is entertaining, for example I'm pretty sure many of you guys would stay awake till midnight if there's a game between USA and Serbia or Russia versus Brazil. Second division is full of dramatic (more like ridiculous and sometimes moronic...)dramas on the other hand (typical Eastern european games as mainly those teams exist in that division). Poland almost made it to the first division but couldn't manage their inconsistency against Dominican Republic. Third division is obviously the least entertaining one, I don't even know who's playing out there but if FIVB's purpose for WGP is increasing popularity of volleyball, why not? I'm okay with it.

rbdfabio

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Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 4:08pm

Well the Grand Prix is my favorite competition, and as soon as one edition is over I'm counting the days for the next one to start.

And I do like these 3 Groups, but I like how in 2013 they had 20 teams in the Division 1, this gives the chance for smaller teams to plays with the big ones, and Bulgaria ranked in 43 playing the GP for the first time beat number 1 Brazil in 3-1. For example I like watching China vs Argentina, or Brazil vs Chinese Taipei because is nice to cheer for the underdogs and see how the game will turn out.

Well, when they play in Asia it is like 1,2,3 am my time, and I do wake up to watch the games, and I don't mind, I love it.

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Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:02am

I remember Venezuela dissolved its women's national team a few years ago.
Poor Slovakia!
My favourite roster of Chinese
male NT:
S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
L - Ren Qi

female NT:
S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
L - Lin Li

My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

Phil

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Friday, December 16th 2016, 11:42am

Canberra, Australia is the host of group 3 final four tournament.
http://www.worldofvolley.com/News/Latest…ix-in-2017.html

brahmin

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Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 5:34pm

I wrote this article over at WorldofVolley about FIVB World Grand Prix prize money and how it has changed over time.

World Grand Prix Prize Money by Country by Year

Charts from the article

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Friday, February 17th 2017, 3:51pm

Nanching will be hosting the World Grand Prix Finals on August 2-6 according to the Italian federation website

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Friday, February 17th 2017, 6:22pm

Nanjing :lol:
Nanching will be hosting the World Grand Prix Finals on August 2-6 according to the Italian federation website

samsara

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Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 4:45pm

Nanching will be hosting the World Grand Prix Finals on August 2-6 according to the Italian federation website

Cool for me in Asia that the Final Six will be hosted by Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu province and the second largest city in the east China region, can watch at my normal hours :-) being the host and has no other distraction, perhaps this time China will be fielding its best team in the final round, and I hope Zhu Ting will play in the entire tournament.

After all, the WGP provides great entertainment for all fans with excellent HQ live streaming directly from FIVB [true for all FIVB-administered tournaments], unlike the heavy-handedly restricted IOC event (only serving those blessed ones [elitists] having the TV coverage)... FIVB ones are people's sport while IOC is for the wealthy society aside from all its beautiful slogans!

"The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

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serdar

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Friday, April 21st 2017, 3:15pm

Apparently Azerbeijan and Kenya withdrew and replaced by France and Venezuela :whistle:

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Saturday, April 22nd 2017, 7:38am

According to This article the Kenyan federation still owes $76,000 to FIVB for last two World Grand Prix seasons.

They needed $142,000 for this year's season and could not get enough sponsorship to pay for it.

Interesting note on FIVB World Grand Prix travel costs from the article. In the past FIVB would pay for airfare, meals and accommodations. Now teams must pay for their own airfare.

So basically the team must win to come out ahead, but at the lower world groups, the pay is probably too low to make a profit on playing.

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