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2012 World League Finals

Gold: Poland
Silver: USA
Bronze: Cuba

Individual Awards:

MVP: Bartosz Kurek

Best Scorer: Todor Aleksiev
Best Blocker: Marcin Możdżonek
Best Spiker: Zbigniew Bartman
Best Libero: Krzysztof Ignaczak
Best Setter: Georgi Bratoev
Best Server: Clayton Stanley
Best Passer: Todor Aleksiev

July 8th Final Results:

Click HERE to WATCH Gold Medal Match USA 0-3 Poland

Click HERE to WATCH Bronze Medal Match Cuba 3-2 Bulgaria

July 7th Semifinal Results:

Click HERE to WATCH Poland 3-0 Bulgaria

Click HERE to WATCH USA 3-0 Cuba

July 6th Results:

Click HERE to WATCH USA 3-0 Bulgaria

Click HERE to WATCH Poland 3-0 Cuba

July 5th Results:

Click HERE to WATCH Germany 3-2 USA

Click HERE to WATCH Poland 3-2 Brazil

July 4th Results:

Click HERE to WATCH Bulgaria 3-1 Germany

Click HERE to WATCH Cuba 3-0 Brazil

Final Round Match Results + Stats:

Final Round Pools:

Pool E: Cuba, Brazil and Poland

Pool F: USA, Germany and Bulgaria

*Top 2 teams advance to the Semifinal Round.

Per FIVB:

The FIVB Volleyball World League enters its 23rd year in 2012, with the tournament unlike any other global competition in the world. Established in 1990, the FIVB World League is the premier annual men’s international volleyball tournament. Spanning across the globe, it offers considerable prize money, professional organisation and worldwide TV coverage.

This year’s tournament is set to take place from May 18 to July 1 across 16 countries.

A total of 16 teams will again take centre stage across three weeks of top-class volleyball action. With each week featuring four pools in four cities, millions of volleyball fans will be able to watch the world’s best players compete for a place in the Finals, taking place this year in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Russia sealed their second title in 2011, denying world No. 1 Brazil a hat-trick of titles in the process. Vladimir Alekno’s team had been on the podium in the five previous finals but it was only in 2011 that they matched the achievements of the 2002 squad. Poland made sure the home fans had something to cheer about as they edged Argentina to the bronze medal.

With the competition set to take place just a month before the London 2012 Olympic Games, teams will be more eager than ever to prove their form.

Intercontinental Round Schedule:

Pool A – Japan, Cuba, Russia and Serbia

May 18th-20th in Hamamatsu (Japan)
June 15th-17th in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
June 22nd-24th in Kalingrad (Russia)
June 28th-30th in Novi Sad (Serbia)

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June 22nd-24th Match Results:

Serbia 1-3 Cuba (25-20, 16-25, 19-25, 23-25)
Russia 3-0 Japan (25-18, 25-22, 25-22)
Japan 1-3 Cuba (25-23, 17-25, 20-25, 21-25)
Russia 3-2 Serbia (25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12)
Serbia 3-2 Japan (23-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 15-10)
Cuba 3-1 Russia (25-23, 25-22, 24-26, 25-20)
Japan 2-3 Russia (25-20, 26-24, 19-25, 17-25, 11-15)

Pool B – Canada, Poland, Brazil and Finland

Final Pool B Ranking:

Poland has qualified for the Final Round
Brazil
Canada
Finland

May 18th-20th in Toronto (Canada)
June 1st-3rd in Katowice (Poland)
June 8th-10th in San Bernardo Do Campo (Brazil)
June 15th-17th in Tampere (Finland)

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Pool C – Italy, France, South Korea and USA

May 18th-20th in Folorence (Italy)
June 15th-17th in Lyon (France)
June 22nd-24th in Gwangju (Korea)
June 29th – July 1st in Dallas (USA)

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June 22nd-24th Match Results:

France 3-1 Korea (25-21, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15)
USA 3-1 Italy (22-25, 25-21, 29-27, 25-16)
Italy 2-3 Korea (15-25 22-25 25-21 25-22 13-15)
USA 3-0 France (25-21, 25-21, 25-20)
USA 3-0 Korea (25-20, 25-18, 25-18)

Pool D – Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Bulgaria

May 25th-27th in Frankfurt (Germany)
June 15th-17th in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
June 22nd-24th in Guimaraes (Portugal)
June 29th – July 1st in Sofia (Bulgaria)

June 22nd-24th Match Results:

Bulgaria 3-2 Argentina (22-25, 25-11, 26-24, 17-25, 15-11)
Portugal 0-3 Germany (18-25, 15-25, 21-25)
Argentina 0-3 Germany (20-25, 19-25, 18-25)
Portugal 0-3 Bulgaria (22-25, 23-25, 22-25)
Germany 3-1 Bulgaria (25-20, 28-26, 22-25, 25-22)
Argentina 3-1 Portugal (25-18, 18-25, 26-24, 25-21)

Final Phase – Bulgaria and 5 other teams
July 4th-8th in Sofia (Bulgaria)

Click HERE to VIEW the 2012 FIVB World League Pictures

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Video Gallery:

Click HERE to WATCH the Full Match Poland vs Brazil!

Click HERE to WATCH the Full Match Canada vs Poland!

Click HERE to WATCH the Full Match Germany vs Bulgaria!

Click HERE to WATCH the Full Match Argentina vs Germany!

Click HERE to WATCH the Full Match Japan vs Russia!

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Brazil vs Canada

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Poland vs Finland

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Brazil vs Finland

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Canada vs Poland

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France vs Korea

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Finland vs Poland

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Cuba vs Russia

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Japan vs Russia

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Serbia vs Russia

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France vs Korea Set 5

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Brazil vs Canada Set 5

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South Korea vs USA Set 5

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Brazil vs Poland Set 5

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Serbia vs Japan Set 5

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Brazil vs Finland Set 4

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Cuba vs Serbia Set 4

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France vs Korea Set 4

(source & images: FIVB)

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  1. Because he had an injury, just like Murilo and Giba. That’s why Brazil’s team came up in this world league with so many new players. And also that’s why they are facing so many problems to play as a group in this first round.

  2. i was just watching a replay of the usa vs italy match, the it disappeared!!!!! What happened!!! please!!!

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