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Passionate Yakovlev leads Russia to emotional victory

45 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brno / Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Russia’s coach Vladimir Khromenkov admitted that emotion was part of his strategy to beat Argentina at the start of the second stage of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship. Opposite Dmitry Yakovlev’s passionate performance resulted in 24 points and became Russia’s main weapon.

We needed time to get used to this gym - Tambeiro

46 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brno, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Brazil’s coach and captain explained their team’s start in Pool F of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Brno with the fact that they needed time to adjust to the new surrounding...

Roque rocks Canada

46 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brno, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Felipe Moreira Roque was the main contributor to Brazil’s 3-1 (25-15, 19-25, 25-23, 25-16) victory over Canada to wrap up the first competition day in Pool F of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Brno.

Kento Miyaura performance good for second win Japan

47 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Kento Miyaura strong allround performance helps Japan to beat Morroco 3-1.

Physical problems led to defeat - Mohammed Abdellaoui Maan

48 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – After a hard-fought clash, the coaches and captains of Morocco and Japan gave their mixed zone statements.

Tough match for both teams

49 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brno, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Both sides acknowledged that it was a long and tough match between Cuba and Iran at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in Brno.

Melgajero, Masso and Yang erect Cuban wall for Iran

49 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brno, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Some fantastic blocking effort, led by Osniel Lazaro Melgarejo, Jose Israel Masso and Marlon Yang, lay the foundation of Cuba’s first win in Pool E of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship.

Omar Aly helped Egypt perform at top level

50 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Despite starting the second stage of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship in front of their home crowd, Egypt overpowered Czech Republic in 3 straight sets in Pool G.

Poland’s Rudol celebrates successful 24th birthday at Porec Major

51 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Porec, Croatia, June 27, 2017 - It will be a birthday to remember for Maciej Rudol as he celebrated his 24th birthday here Tuesday with Polish partner Jakub Szalankiewicz by winning two men’s qualifying matches to advance to the Main Draw at this week’s $600,000 Swatch Major Series event in Porec, Croatia.

Worst match in my career so far - Kristian Cervinka

52 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Both coaches from Egypt and Czech Republic prepared solidly for this match. However it was a major disappointment for the home crowd with a 3-0 defeat. For some players of the Czech team, it was their worst match of their career.

Emotion needed to win against Argentina

52 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brno, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – In what was really an emotional match at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship, Russia gained a 3-1 victory over Argentina. Both sides paid compliments to each other after the game.

Young Finns progress in Porec

54 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Porec, Croatia, June 27, 2017 - Niina Ahtiainen and Ida Sinisalo are not familiar names on the FIVB World Tour, but the Finnish beach volleyball duo posted a fine finish here Tuesday during the women’s qualifying rounds at the $600,000 Porec Major as the Swatch Major Series event returns to the Croatian coastal resort city for the third-straight season.

Poles not pleased with performance

56 minutes agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brno, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Despite starting the second stage of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship with a 3-2 victory over China, Poland’s coach and captain are not very happy with the team’s performance in the match.

FIVB Porec: Doherty-Hyden ousted, tough pool play set for Wednesday

The FIVB Porec Major, one of just three five-star events this year, begins in earnest Wednesday. And after a day of country-quota matches and Tuesday’s qualifier bracket, there is plenty going on in the tournament in Croatia. Olympic gold-medalist Kira Walkenhorst of Germany withdrew because of a right shoulder injury. Her partner Laura Ludwig, who […]

Mewhirter: Allen enjoys this AVP win, Zaun-Ratledge back together

Billy Allen couldn’t enjoy it. Not a year ago. Not really. A year ago, Allen hardly even got to warm up for the AVP Seattle final. He and Theo Brunner, with an FIVB qualifier in Hamburg just a few days away, were booking it to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, checking their bags between the semifinal […]

Italy beat USA in Pool G

12 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

?eské Bud?jovice, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – The second round of the the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship started with USA playing against Italy in Pool G. Both teams battled through with Italy celebrating a 3-0 victory (23:25, 21:25, 23:25).

Olympic Beach Volleyball champion “out”, indoor Volleyball sensation “in”

12 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Porec, Croatia, June 27, 2017 - It has been a “good” five-day period for German indoor sensation Margareta “Maggie” Kozuch starting with her confirmation last week with Karla Borger to fill one of three women’s “wild card” berths at next month’s FIVB World Championships in Vienna.

Five aces from Kwolek to keep Poland unbeaten

13 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Brno, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Once again, Bartosz Kwolek was the main engine of the well functioning Polish machine. With the help of five aces from the prolific outside hitter, Poland stayed unbeaten at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s...Show More Summary

Happy with the result but need to improve our focus – Michele Totire

13 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

?eské Bud?jovice, Czech Republic, June 27, 2017 – Italy blazed through their match against USA with an easy-looking 3-0 win in Pool G. However, for Michele Totire, coach of Italy, it was not as easy as it may have looked.

2017 FIVB World Tour update after Nantong event in China

16 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 26, 2017 — The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) held the 11th event overall on the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar last week, a women’s FIVB Nantong 2-Star tournament in China...

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