São Paulo, Brazil, October 10, 2013 – Two teams from Germany along with one each from Brazil, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia and the United States won their pools Thursday as the field has been reduced to 24 from the 32-team men s main draw for the Friday s start of single-elimination rounds at the $440,000 FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam double-gender tournament. With the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour back in Brazil for the 27th consecutive year, the eight pool winners will receive a bye into Friday afternoon s round of 24.
Monday 7th of October 2013
Ra’anana, Israel, October 6, 2013. 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Women. The last set of matches played at Metrowest Sports Palace in Ra’anana for the second round World Champs qualifier did not have much to say after on Saturday hosts Israel, Hungary, and Switzerland had all already claimed the right to continue their campaign in early January.
Friday 4th of October 2013
Ra’anana, Israel, October 3, 2013. 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Women. On Thursday hosts Israel and Switzerland claimed their second straight victory at the second round qualifier taking place in Ra’anana and where three spots are at stake to make it to the third and last stage of the qualification process for next year’s FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship coming up in early January 2014. Israel edged Montenegro in straight sets (25-15, 25-19, and 25-20) while Switzerland needed a tie-break for a come-from-behind victory over Hungary (23-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, and 15-9). In the other match of the day, after losing to Switzerland on Wednesday, Greece got back on track routing Latvia in straight sets (25-23, 25-20, and 25-21) to keep alive their chances to finish among the top three of the tournament.
Friday 4th of October 2013
Almere, Netherlands, October 2, 2013. 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Men. The national teams of the Netherlands, Sweden, and Belarus all caught a good start of their campaign at the second round qualifier for the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship Poland 2014 as they cruised to straight wins over Israel, Romania and Ukraine on the opening day of the tournament. The top three at the end of the round robin that is set to continue until this coming Sunday at Topsport Centre in Almere will make it to the third and last stage of the qualification process coming up in early January 2014.
Tuesday 1st of October 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 29, 2013. 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship - Men. After ten days filled up with world-class Volleyball, on Sunday evening as Parken stadium was returning to its ordinary appearance, it was time to draw the line at the end of a memorable 2013 CEV VELUX EuroVolley co-hosted by Denmark and Poland. “We are extremely happy with what these countries have achieved and with what they have done for the good of our sport” said CEV President André Meyer while addressing the guests in attendance at the closing dinner. “I have also had the opportunity to talk to Crown Prince Frederik and he was very proud of what the Danish people have done in the last couple of years and especially through the past 10 days for this Championship”.