2011 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup

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2011 Men's World Cup
Tournament details
Host nation Japan
Dates20 November – 4 December
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 7 host cities)
Champions Russia (6th title)
Runners-up Poland
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Italy
Tournament awards
MVPRussia Maxim Mikhaylov
Official website
2011 FIVB World Cup

The 2011 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup was held in Japan from 20 November to 4 December 2011. The tournament was the first step in the qualification process for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, United Kingdom. The top three teams qualified for the Olympics, and joined Great Britain as they had already secured a berth as the host country.

Qualification[edit]

12 teams participated in the World Cup:

  • The host country's team.
  • The five champions of their respective continental championships in 2011.
  • Four highest-ranked second-place teams of their respective continental championships in 2011 (according to the FIVB World Ranking as of January 15, 2011).
    • NB: If Japan win or finish as one of the best runners-up in the AVC Continental Championship the third ranked team from the tournament will compete.
  • Two wild cards chosen from among the participants of the continental championships in 2011.
Competition Date Venue Qualified
Host Country  Japan
2011 NORCECA Championship 29 Aug – 3 Sep 2011 Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Puerto Rico  Cuba
 United States
2011 European Championship 10–18 September 2011 Austria Austria
Czech Republic Czech Republic
 Serbia
 Italy
2011 South American Championship 19–25 September 2011 Brazil Cuiabá, Brazil  Brazil
 Argentina
2011 Asian Championship 21–29 September 2011 Iran Tehran, Iran  Iran
 China
2011 African Championship 23–29 September 2011 Morocco Tangier, Morocco  Egypt
Wild Card[1] 5 October 2011  Russia
 Poland
Total 12

FIVB World Ranking for second-place teams (as of 15 January 2011)[2]

Rank Team Continent
5  United States NORCECA
6  Italy Europe
8  Argentina South America
11  China Asia
17  Cameroon Africa

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Round Site A Site B
1st Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya Kagoshima Arena, Kagoshima
2nd Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka Kumamoto Prefectural Gymnasium, Kumamoto
3rd Fukuoka Convention Center, Fukuoka Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu
4th Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo

Format[edit]

The competition system of the 2011 World Cup for men was the single Round-Robin system. Each team played once against each of the 11 remaining teams. Points were accumulated during the whole tournament, and the final standing was determined by the total points gained.

The teams were divided into 2 groups of 6 teams each.
Rounds 1 + 2 (30 matches, 5 days): Teams played against teams in the same group.
Rounds 3 + 4 (36 matches, 6 days): Teams played against teams in the other group.

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Match points
  2. Number of matches won
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. Result of the last match between the tied teams

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

Results[edit]

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 29 10 1 30 8 3.750 916 781 1.173
2  Poland 26 8 3 30 15 2.000 1032 944 1.093
3  Brazil 24 8 3 29 14 2.071 983 857 1.147
4  Italy 24 8 3 28 15 1.867 1029 925 1.112
5  Cuba 20 7 4 25 19 1.316 964 964 1.000
6  United States 16 6 5 20 19 1.053 884 865 1.022
7  Argentina 16 5 6 21 21 1.000 929 925 1.004
8  Serbia 15 5 6 20 23 0.870 928 968 0.959
9  Iran 12 5 6 16 25 0.640 835 925 0.903
10  Japan 8 2 9 12 28 0.429 874 930 0.940
11  China 5 1 10 9 30 0.300 779 919 0.848
12  Egypt 3 1 10 7 30 0.233 755 905 0.834

First round[edit]

Site A[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Nov 11:10 Serbia  0–3  Argentina 20–25 13–25 18–25     51–75 P2 P3
20 Nov 15:10 Poland  3–0  Cuba 25–21 25–23 25–16     75–60 P2 P3
20 Nov 18:30 Iran  3–1  Japan 17–25 25–20 25–23 25–15   92–83 P2 P3
21 Nov 11:10 Cuba  3–0  Iran 25–17 25–17 25–22     75–56 P2 P3
21 Nov 15:10 Serbia  1–3  Poland 25–21 18–25 19–25 28–30   90–101 P2 P3
21 Nov 18:30 Argentina  3–2  Japan 25–22 21–25 11–25 25–15 15–12 97–99 P2 P3
22 Nov 11:10 Iran  3–2  Serbia 25–17 18–25 21–25 25–21 15–11 104–99 P2 P3
22 Nov 15:10 Poland  3–1  Argentina 18–25 25–20 25–23 25–22   93–90 P2 P3
22 Nov 18:30 Japan  0–3  Cuba 21–25 23–25 22–25     66–75 P2 P3

Site B[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Nov 11:10 China  0–3  United States 14–25 23–25 21–25     58–75 P2 P3
20 Nov 15:10 Italy  1–3  Russia 25–22 22–25 22–25 21–25   90–97 P2 P3
20 Nov 18:30 Egypt  0–3  Brazil 19–25 13–25 19–25     51–75 P2 P3
21 Nov 11:10 Egypt  0–3  Italy 22–25 15–25 20–25     57–75 P2 P3
21 Nov 15:10 Brazil  3–1  United States 25–17 25–18 16–25 25–16   91–76 P2 P3
21 Nov 18:30 Russia  3–0  China 25–18 25–20 25–18     75–56 P2 P3
22 Nov 11:10 China  0–3  Egypt 20–25 20–25 18–25     58–75 P2 P3
22 Nov 15:10 Italy  3–2  Brazil 25–16 20–25 18–25 25–21 22–20 110–107 P2 P3
22 Nov 18:30 United States  0–3  Russia 18–25 18–25 24–26     60–76 P2 P3

Second round[edit]

Site A[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
24 Nov 11:10 Argentina  3–1  Cuba 17–25 25–16 25–21 25–17   92–79 P2 P3
24 Nov 15:10 Poland  2–3  Iran 25–23 26–28 25–8 24–26 11–15 111–100 P2 P3
24 Nov 18:30 Serbia  3–2  Japan 25–21 25–22 18–25 22–25 15–12 105–105 P2 P3
25 Nov 11:10 Iran  3–2  Argentina 15–25 25–21 24–26 25–16 15–12 104–100 P2 P3
25 Nov 15:10 Cuba  3–1  Serbia 17–25 25–21 25–22 25–17   92–85 P2 P3
25 Nov 18:30 Japan  1–3  Poland 25–23 21–25 19–25 18–25   83–98 P2 P3

Site B[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
24 Nov 11:10 Egypt  0–3  United States 19–25 20–25 20–25     59–75 P2 P3
24 Nov 15:10 Brazil  3–0  Russia 25–16 25–19 25–22     75–57 P2 P3
24 Nov 18:30 Italy  3–0  China 25–10 25–18 25–14     75–42 P2 P3
25 Nov 11:10 Russia  3–1  Egypt 25–18 25–17 23–25 25–9   98–69 P2 P3
25 Nov 15:10 China  2–3  Brazil 25–23 10–25 18–25 25–19 8–15 86–107 P2 P3
25 Nov 18:30 United States  1–3  Italy 39–41 22–25 25–22 21–25   107–113 P2 P3

Third round[edit]

Site A[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Nov 11:10 Iran  0–3  United States 15–25 25–27 14–25     54–77 P2 P3
27 Nov 15:10 Poland  3–1  China 17–25 25–20 25–21 25–19   92–85 P2 P3
27 Nov 18:30 Japan  3–1  Egypt 27–29 25–17 25–23 25–12   102–81 P2 P3
28 Nov 11:10 Iran  3–0  Egypt 25–18 25–21 25–15     75–54 P2 P3
28 Nov 15:10 Poland  3–0  United States 25–15 25–20 25–18     75–53 P2 P3
28 Nov 18:30 Japan  3–0  China 25–23 25–20 26–24     76–67 P2 P3
29 Nov 11:10 Poland  3–0  Egypt 25–21 26–24 25–21     76–66 P2 P3
29 Nov 15:10 Iran  0–3  China 19–25 19–25 17–25     55–75 P2 P3
29 Nov 18:30 Japan  0–3  United States 37–39 16–25 15–25     68–89 P2 P3

Site B[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Nov 11:10 Serbia  0–3  Russia 16–25 16–25 15–25     47–75 P2 P3
27 Nov 15:10 Argentina  0–3  Brazil 22–25 20–25 21–25     63–75 P2 P3
27 Nov 18:30 Cuba  3–1  Italy 25–21 19–25 25–20 25–17   94–83 P2 P3
28 Nov 11:10 Argentina  0–3  Russia 23–25 22–25 19–25     64–75 P2 P3
28 Nov 15:10 Cuba  3–2  Brazil 17–25 25–22 25–23 20–25 15–12 102–107 P2 P3
28 Nov 18:30 Serbia  1–3  Italy 20–25 18–25 25–22 20–25   83–97 P2 P3
29 Nov 11:10 Cuba  1–3  Russia 23–25 27–25 18–25 12–25   80–100 P2 P3
29 Nov 15:10 Argentina  1–3  Italy 36–34 20–25 19–25 20–25   95–109 P2 P3
29 Nov 18:30 Serbia  3–1  Brazil 27–25 20–25 25–20 25–22   97–92 P2 P3

Fourth round[edit]

Site A[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Dec 11:10 Iran  0–3  Brazil 20–25 18–25 16–25     54–75 P2 P3
2 Dec 15:10 Poland  3–2  Italy 17–25 20–25 25–23 25–21 15–12 102–106 P2 P3
2 Dec 18:30 Japan  0–3  Russia 23–25 16–25 23–25     62–75 P2 P3
3 Dec 11:10 Iran  0–3  Russia 29–31 21–25 18–25     68–81 P2 P3
3 Dec 15:10 Poland  2–3  Brazil 25–18 25–21 18–25 19–25 12–15 99–104 P2 P3
3 Dec 18:30 Japan  0–3  Italy 22–25 24–26 22–25     68–76 P2 P3
4 Dec 11:10 Poland  2–3  Russia 23–25 25–23 22–25 25–17 15–17 110–107 P2 P3
4 Dec 15:10 Iran  1–3  Italy 13–25 17–25 25–20 18–25   73–95 P2 P3
4 Dec 18:30 Japan  0–3  Brazil 21–25 19–25 22–25     62–75 P2 P3

Site B[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
2 Dec 11:10 Serbia  3–1  Egypt 25–20 19–25 25–22 28–26   97–93 P2 P3
2 Dec 15:10 Cuba  3–2  China 25–21 18–25 26–28 25–20 15–13 109–107 P2 P3
2 Dec 18:30 Argentina  2–3  United States 29–27 14–25 17–25 25–20 12–15 97–112 P2 P3
3 Dec 11:10 Serbia  3–1  China 24–26 25–18 25–19 25–12   99–75 P2 P3
3 Dec 15:10 Argentina  3–0  Egypt 25–20 25–21 25–17     75–58 P2 P3
3 Dec 18:30 Cuba  2–3  United States 20–25 25–14 18–25 25–22 11–15 99–101 P2 P3
4 Dec 11:10 Cuba  3–1  Egypt 26–24 23–25 25–23 25–20   99–92 P2 P3
4 Dec 14:10 Argentina  3–0  China 25–23 31–29 25–18     81–70 P2 P3
4 Dec 17:10 Serbia  3–0  United States 25–23 25–17 25–19     75–59 P2 P3

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Cup wild cards announced". FIVB. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  2. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking - Men (as of 15 January 2011)". FIVB. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2019.

External links[edit]