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2011 World Cup (M)

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2011 FIVB World Cup Final Ranking:

Gold: Russia (2012 Olympic Games qualification)
Silver: Poland (2012 Olympic Games qualification)
Bronze: Brazil (2012 Olympic Games qualification)

4. Italy
5. Cuba
6. USA
7. Argentina
8. Serbia
9. Iran
10. Japan
11. China
12. Egypt

2011 World Cup Best Players:

MVP: Maxim Mikhaylov (Russia)
Best Scorer: Fernando Hernandez Ramos (Cuba)
Best Spiker: Ahmed Abdelhay (Egypt)
Best Blocker: Marcin Mozdzonek (Poland)
Best Server: Cristian Savani (Italy)
Best Setter: Luciano De Cecco (Argentina)
Best Receiver: Sergio Dutra Santos (Brazil)
Best Libero: Qi Ren (China)

Scroll below for the complete results and tournament schedule.

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FIVB Says…

The FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup returns in 2011, marking the first step in the qualification proces for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The tournament will run from November 20 to December 4 and will see the top three teams qualify for the Games. They will join Great Britain as they have already secured a berth as the host country.

A total of 12 teams will take part in the contest, all of which will have qualified for the tournament through their respective continental competitions, either as the champions or as one of the four best runners-up from around the world. Additionally, two wildcards were selected with hosts Japan also set to compete.

Brazil have won the two last World Cups in 2003 and 2007 and are the second team in volleyball history to win back-to-back titles after the former Soviet Union, which won the trophy in 1977 and 1981, along with 1965 and 1991. The only other winners of the tournament have been East Germany in 1969, USA in 1985, Cuba in 1989 and Italy in 1995.

2011 FIVB Men’s World Cup Qualified Teams:

Brazil (South America Champion)
Serbia (Europe Champion )
Cuba (NORCECA Champion )
Egypt (Africa Champion)
Iran (Asia Champion)

USA (NORCECA Runner Up)
Italy (Europe Runner Up)
Argentina (South America Runner Up)
China (Asia Runner Up)

Japan (Hosts)
Russia (Wild Card)
Poland (Wild Card)

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VIDEO GALLERY:

Dec. 4th:

Poland vs Russia

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Serbia vs USA

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Dec. 3rd:

Brazil vs Poland

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Dec. 2nd:

Italy vs Poland

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Click HERE To Watch Japan vs Russia!

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Nov. 29th:

China vs Iran

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Egypt vs Poland

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Nov. 28th:

USA vs Poland

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Egypt vs Iran

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Click HERE To Watch Argentina vs Russia!

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Nov. 27th:

Cuba vs Italy

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Iran vs USA

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Poland vs China

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Nov. 25th:

USA vs Italy

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Japan vs Poland

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Iran vs Argentina

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Click HERE To Watch Serbia vs Cuba!

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Nov. 24th:

Poland vs Iran

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Nov. 22nd:

Argentina vs Poland

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USA vs Russia

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Iran vs Serbia

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Click HERE To Watch Italy vs Brazil!

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Nov. 21st:

Cuba vs Iran

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Russia vs China

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Serbia vs Poland

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November 20th:

Brazil vs Egypt

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USA vs China Highlights

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Russia vs Italy

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Cuba vs Poland

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Serbia vs Argentina

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Japan vs Iran

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IMAGES from the FIVB:

Click HERE to check out the World Cup Match MVP Gallery!
Click HERE to check out the World Cup Match MVP Gallery!
Click HERE to check out the World Cup Match MVP Gallery!

Click HERE for more Round 1 FIVB IMAGES!
Click HERE for more Round 2 FIVB IMAGES!
Click HERE for more Round 3 FIVB IMAGES!
Click HERE for more Round 4 FIVB IMAGES!

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2011 World Cup Results & Schedule:

1st ROUND

Nagoya (Site A)

Nov. 20th:
Serbia – Argentina 0:3 (20-25 13-25 18-25) (Match MVP: Facundo Conte)
Poland – Cuba 3:0 (25-21 25-13 25-16) (Match MVP: Zbigniew Bartman)
Iran – Japan 3:1 (17-25 25-20 25-23 25-15) (Match MVP: Arash Kamalvand)

Nov. 21st:
Cuba 3-0 Iran (25-17, 25-17, 25-22) (Match MVP: Hernandez Ramos Fernando)
Serbia 1-3 Poland (25-21, 18-25, 19-25, 28-30) (Match MVP: Michal Kubiak)
Argentina 3-2 Japan (25-22, 21-25,11-25, 25-15, 15-12) (Match MVP: Luciano De Cecco)

Nov. 22nd:
Iran 3-2 Serbia (25-17 18-25 21-25 25-21 15-11) (Match MVP: Pourya Fayazi)
Poland – Argentina 3:1 (18-25 25-20 25-23 25-22) (Match MVP: Michal Winiarski)
Japan – Cuba 0:3 (21-25 23-25 22-25) (Match MVP: Wilfredo Leon)

Kagoshima (Site B)

Nov. 20th:
China – USA 0:3 (14-25 23-25 21-25) (Match MVP: Reid Priddy)
Italy – Russia 1:3 (25-22 22-25 22-25 21-25) (Match MVP: Maxim Mikhaylov)
Egypt – Brazil 0:3 (19-25 13-25 19-25) (Match MVP: Endres Murilo)

Nov. 21st:
Italy 3-0 Egypt (25-22, 25-15, 25-20) (Match MVP: Alessandro Fei)
Brazil – USA (25-17, 25-18, 16-25, 25-16) (Match MVP: Lucas)
Russia 3-0 China (25-18, 25-20, 25-18) (Match MVP: Chen Ping)

Nov. 22nd:
China 0-3 Egypt(20-25, 20-25, 18-25) (Match MVP: Pourya Fayazi)
Italy 3-2 Brazil (25-16, 20-25, 18-25, 25-21, 22-20) (Match MVP: Andrea Giovi)
USA 0-3 Russia (18-25, 18-25, 24-26) (Match MVP: Alexander Butko)

2nd ROUND

Osaka (Site A)

Nov. 24th:
Argentina 3-1 Cuba 3:1 (17-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-17) (Match MVP: Facundo Conte)
Poland 2-3 Iran (25-23, 26-28, 25-8, 24-2, 11-15) (Match MVP: Bazargarde Seyed Mehdi)
Serbia 3-2 Japan (25-21 25-22 18-25 22-25 15-12) (Match MVP: Ivan Miljkovic)

Nov. 25th:
Iran 3-2 Argentina (15-25 25-21 24-26 25-16 15-12) (Match MVP: Zarini Hamzeh)
Cuba 3-1 Serbia (17-25 25-21 25-22 25-17) (Match MVP: Mesa)
Japan 1-3 Poland (25-23 21-25 19-25 18-25) (Match MVP: Marcin Mozdzonek)

Kumamoto (Site B)

Nov. 24th
Egypt 0-3 USA (19-25, 20-25, 20-25) (Match MVP: Clay Stanley)
Brazil 3-0 Russia (25-16, 25-19, 25-22) (Match MVP: Sergio)
Italy 3-0 China (25-10, 25-18, 25-14) (Match MVP: TBD)

Nov. 25th:
Russia 3-1 Egypt 3:1 (25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-9) (Match MVP: Alexander Volkov)
China 2-3 Brazil 2:3 (25-2,3 10-25, 18-25, 25-19, 8-15) (Match MVP: Li Runming)
USA 1-3 Italy 1:3 (39-41, 22-25, 25-22, 21-25) (Match MVP: Michal Lasko)

3rd ROUND

Fukuoka (Site A)

Nov. 27th:
Iran 0-3 USA (15-25, 25-27, 14-25) (Match MVP: Clay Stanley)
Poland 3-1 China (17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19) (Match MVP: Jarosz)
Japan 3-1 Egypt (27-29, 25-17, 25-23, 25-12) (Match MVP: Kunihiro Shimizu)

Nov. 28th:
Iran 3-0 Egypt (25-18, 25-21, 25-15) (Match MVP: Alireza Nadi)
Poland 3-0 USA (25-15, 25-20, 25-18) (Match MVP: Zygadlo)
Japan 3-0 China (25-23, 25-20, 26-24) (Match MVP: Yoshihiko Matsumoto)

Nov. 29th:
Poland 3-0 Egypt (25-21 26-24 25-21) (Match MVP: Nowakowski)
Iran 0-3 China (19-25 19-25 17-25) (Match MVP: Zhong Weijun)
Japan 0-3 USA (37-39 16-25 15-25) (Match MVP: Anderson)

Hamamatsu (Site B)

Nov. 27th:
Serbia – Russia 0:3 (16-25 16-25 15-25) (Match MVP: Khtey)
Argentina – Brazil 0:3 (22-25 20-25 21-25) (Match MVP: Leandro Vissotto)
Cuba – Italy 3:1 (25-21 19-25 25-20 25-17) (Match MVP: Diaz)

Nov. 28th:
Argentina 0-3 Russia (23-25, 22-25, 19-2) (Match MVP: Mikhaylov)
Cuba 3-2 Brazil (17-25, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12) (Match MVP: Hernandez)
Serbia 1-3 Italy (20-25, 18-25, 25-22, 20-25) (Match MVP: Lasko)

Nov.29th:
Cuba 1-3 Russia (23-25, 27-25, 18-25, 12-25) (Match MVP: Sokolov)
Argentina 1-3 (36-34, 20-25, 19-25, 20-25) (Match MVP: Zaytsev)
Serbia 1-3 Brazil (27-25 20-25 25-20 25-22) (Match MVP: Nikic)

4th ROUND

Tokyo (Site A)

Dec. 2nd:
Serbia 3-1 Egypt (25-20 19-25 25-22 28-26) (Match MVP: TBD)
Cuba 3-2 China (25-21 18-25 26-28 25-20 15-13) (Match MVP: TBD)
Argentina 2-3 USA (29-27 14-25 17-25 25-20 12-15) (Match MVP: Anderson)

Dec. 3rd:
Iran 0-3 Russia (29-31 21-25 18-25) (Match MVP: Amir Ghafour)
Poland 2-3 Brazil (25-18 25-21 18-25 19-25 12-15) (Match MVP: Bruno)
Japan 0-3 Italy (22-25 24-26 22-25) (Match MVP: Alessandro Fei)

Dec. 4th:
Poland 2-3 Russia (23-25 25-23 22-25 25-17 15-17) (Match MVP: Muserskiy)
Iran 1-3 Italy (13-25 17-25 25-20 18-25) (Match MVP: Savani)
Japan 0-3 Brazil (21-25 19-25 22-25) (Match MVP: Sidao)

Tokyo (Site B)

Dec. 2nd:
Iran 0-3 Brazil (20-25 18-25 16-25) (Match MVP: Giba)
Poland 3-2 Italy (17-25 20-25 25-23 25-21 25-12) (Match MVP: Ruciak)
Japan 0-3 Russia (23-25 16-25 23-25) (Match MVP: Biryukov)

Dec. 3rd:
Serbia 3-1 China (24-26 25-18 25-19 25-12) (Match MVP: Biryukov)
Argentina 3-0 Egypt (25-20 25-21 25-17) (Match MVP: Biryukov)
Cuba 2-3 USA (20-25 25-14 18-25 25-22 11-15) (Match MVP: Priddy)

Dec. 4th:
Cuba 3:1 Egypt (26-24 23-25 25-23 25-20) (Match MVP: ?)
Argentina 3-0 China (25-23 31-29 25-18 ) (Match MVP: ?)
Serbia 0-3 USA (25-23 25-17 25-19) (Match MVP: Miljkovic)

(Schedule Source: Justyna/ inside-volley.com)

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