FIVB World Championships 2015

  • Janis Smedins got injured and won't participate at the WCH. The same destiny befell both Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal. Doherty-Mayer will take Dalhausser-Rosenthal's quota, whereas Matins Plavins will team up with Aleksandrs Samoilovs for Latvia.

  • Pool A


    Nummerdor–Varenhorst
    Kądzioła–Szałankiewicz
    González–Nivaldo
    Escobar–Vargas


    Pool B


    Doherty–Mayer
    Kapa–McHugh
    Sidorenko–Dyachenko
    Watson–O'Dea


    Pool C


    Alison–Bruno
    Doppler–Horst
    Jefferson–Cherif
    Court–Schumann


    Pool D


    Fijałek–Prudel
    Binstock–Schachter
    Henríquez–Fañe
    Usama–Ayman


    Pool E


    Nicolai–Lupo
    Brouwer–Meeuwsen
    Huber–Seidl
    Salinas–Tobar


    Pool F


    Samoilovs-Plavins
    Grimalt–Grimalt
    van Dorsten–van de Velde
    Barsouk-Koshkarev


    Pool G


    Ricardo-Emanuel
    Herrera–Gavira
    Stoyanovskiy–Yarzutkin
    Ajanako–Scott


    Pool H


    Erdmann–Matysik
    Saxton–Schalk
    Krou–Rowlandson
    Goldschmidt–Williams


    Pool I


    Hyden–Bourne
    Gabathuler–Gerson
    Rodríguez–Haddock
    Spijkers-Oude Elferink


    Pool J


    Semenov–Krasilnikov
    Lucena–Brunner
    Yakovlev–Kuleshov
    Keemink–Vismans


    Pool K


    Álvaro Filho-Vitor Felipe
    Gibb–Patterson
    Marco–García
    Bianchi–Azaad


    Pool L


    Pedro–Evandro
    Walkenhorst–Windscheif
    Virgen–Ontiveros
    Naceur–Belhaj

  • Is anyone following the tournament? :) Mexico's Virgen-Ontiveros are the pleasant surprise so far in the Netherlands. They are atop of Pool L in Rotterdam after two rounds, having beaten Walkenhorst-Windscheif and Pedro-Evandro, both in straight sets. Especially convincing was yesterday's stunning 2-0 (21-11 in the second set) against one of the championship's favourites Pedro-Evandro from Brazil.

  • The most amazing final ever!!! Go watch it, guys, if missed it! Alison-Bruno are the new world champions, 2-1 win against Holland's Nummerdor-Varenhorst. Epic tie-break!

    I missed it. :wall: Gonna watch it asap.
    Truly happy with Brazil's performance in both men and women categories - 5 out of 6 places in podiums! :obey:

    Gold - European Championship 2013 (M) Prediction Game
    Bronze - World Championship 2014 (W) Prediction Game

  • I missed it. :wall: Gonna watch it asap.
    Truly happy with Brazil's performance in both men and women categories - 5 out of 6 places in podiums! :obey:


    Well, Alison-Bruno were on several occasions a point away from taking the silver medals, but it was an incredible game that could've ended both ways, to be honest. A really amazing tournament for Brazil :) The final game could also be studied to show how a team bounces back from an uncomfortable position. The Brazilians were almost in the locker room at the beginning of the second set, but they simply refused to give up. I cannot describe it, you have to watch it :)

    Individual awards:


    Best server - Evandro Goncalves (BRA)
    Fastest server - Evandro Goncalves (BRA)
    Best scorer - Pedro Salgado (BRA)
    Best spiker - Bruno Oscar Schmidt (BRA)
    Best blocker - Christiaan Varenhorst (NED)
    Best overall player - Reinder Nummerdor (NED)

  • Well, Alison-Bruno were on several occasions a point away from taking the silver medals, but it was an incredible game that could've ended both ways, to be honest. A really amazing tournament for Brazil :) The final game could also be studied to show how a team bounces back from an uncomfortable position. The Brazilians were almost in the locker room at the beginning of the second set, but they simply refused to give up. I cannot describe it, you have to watch it :)

    Just finished watching it - what a tie-break! :cheesy: I was holding my breath after the score was 13-13 even though I knew the result beforehand. Both guys were incredible coming back from such a weak spot, but Bruno Schmidt totally saved them in the last set. True display of sportsmanship. Gotta give props to the Dutch duo as well: Nummerdor was pure class and Varenhorst was fantastic in the net. Poor Alison couldn't do anything in the first set. lol

    Gold - European Championship 2013 (M) Prediction Game
    Bronze - World Championship 2014 (W) Prediction Game

  • FIVB World Championship 2015, the Netherlands


    26 June - 5 July


    Quarterfinals:


    Alison-Bruno (BRA) - Gibb-Patterson (USA) 2-0 (21-12, 21-17)
    Lucena-Brunner (USA) - Jefferson-Cherif (QAT) 2-0 (21-19, 21-19)
    Alvaro Filho-Vitor Felipe (BRA) - Pedro-Evandro (BRA) 1-2 (14-21, 21-14, 8-15)
    Nummerdor-Varenhorst (NED) - Hyden-Bourne (USA) 2-0 (23-21, 23-21)


    Semifinals:


    Alison-Bruno (BRA) - Lucena-Brunner (USA) 2-0 (21-17, 21-15)
    Nummerdor-Varenhorst (NED) - Pedro-Evandro (BRA) 2-1 (21-18, 21-23, 15-12)


    Bronze medal match:


    Pedro-Evandro (BRA) - Lucena-Brunner (USA) 2-0 (22-20, 21-13)


    Final:


    Nummerdor-Varenhorst (NED) - Alison-Bruno (BRA) 1-2 (21-12, 14-21, 20-22)


    Volleycountry's report: link