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VolleyRuller96

Men's Volleyball FIVB World League 2017

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VolleyRuller96    105

:POLPOLISH NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR FIVB WORLD LEAGUE 2017:POL

 

SETTERS

Fabian Drzyzga ( :POL Asseco Resovia Rzeszów) 

Grzegorz Łomacz ( :POL Cuprum Lubin )

Marcin Komenda ( :POL Effector Kielce)

 

ATTACKERS

Łukasz Kaczmarek ( :POL Cuprum Lubin )

Dawid Konarski ( :POL Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle )

Maciej Muzaj ( :POL Jastrzębski Węgiel )

 

RECEIVERS

Rafał Buszek ( :POL Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle)
Michał Kubiak ( :JPN Panasonic Panthers )

Bartosz Kurek ( :POL PGE Skra Belchatów )

Artur Szalpuk ( :POL PGE Skra Belchatów )

Aleksander Śliwka ( :POL Indykpol AZS Olsztyn )

Wojciecj Włodarczyk ( :POL Indykpol AZS Olsztyn )
 

MIDDLE BLOCKERS

Mateusz Bieniek ( :POL Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Kożle )

Karol Kłos ( :POL PGE Skra Bełchatów)
Andrzej Wrona ( :POL Onico AZS Politechnika Warszawska )

Piotr Nowakowski ( :POL Asseco Resovia Rzeszów )

Jakub Kochanowski ( :POL Indykpol AZS Olsztyn )

Bartłomiej Lemański (:POL Asseco Resovia Rzeszów )

 

LIBEROS
Kacper Piechocki ( :POL PGE Skra Bełchatów )

Damian Wojtaszek ( :POL Asseco Resovia Rzeszów )

Paweł Zatorski ( :POL Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle )

 

HEAD COACH - :ITA FERDINANDO DE GIORGI

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VolleyRuller96    105

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS SERBIA TO FACE MYRIAD OF TALENT IN WORLD LEAGUE GROUP 1

 

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Lausanne, Switzerland, April 28, 2017 – The 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League boasts a myriad of talents in the top-tier group, headed by the likes of last year’s MVP Marko Ivovic and Best Middle Blocker Srecko Lisinac of Serbia.
 
The two got their offence and defence working in tandem in 2016 to give Serbia its first ever World League title. This season, Ivovic and Lisinac are likely to lead the pack of the solid Serbian starting unit, which should also include Uros Kovacevic, Nikola Jovovic, Luburic Drazen and Marko Podrascanin.
 
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The 2016 FIVB World League individual award winners: (L-R) Wallace De Souza (BRA), Mauricio Souza (BRA), Simone Giannelli (ITA), Marko Ivovic (SRB), Srecko Lisinac (SRB), Jenia Grebennikov (FRA) and Antonin Rouzier (FRA)

Serbia are among the seven-strong European contingent in Group 1, along with Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Poland and Russia.
 
Belgium coach Vital Heynen will hope to count on top-scoring stars Sam Deroo and Gert Walle, while Bulgaria will have hard-hitting Tsvetan Sokolov and Todor Skrimov.
 
France will try to move forward without their top scorer Antonin Rouzier, who announced his retirement after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 2015 World League winners will try to sustain their rise in men’s volleyball with the likes of Earvin Ngapeth, Benjamin Toniutti, Nicolas Le Goff, Kevin Le Roux and Jenia Grebennikov.
 
Italy, who lost to France in the bronze medal match in straight sets last year, will have a revamp of their line-up. They lose their top wingmen Ivan Zaytsev and Osmany Juantorena this year, but will count on brilliant playmaker Simone Gianelli to orchestrate their offence.
 
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Italy's Simone Gianelli will be a player to look out for in the 2017 World League
 
Poland are likely to retain their top players headed by Michal Kubiak and Bartosz Kurek, while Russia will play without their best scoring tandem Dmitriy Muserskiy and Maxim Mikhaylov.
 
The defending champions will face their 2016 rivals Brazil and other tough opponents like Argentina, Iran, Canada and the United States.
 
Bruno Rezende, Wallace De Souza and Ricardo Lucarelli lead the Brazilian roster. The South Americans will hope that their Rio 2016 gold medal win will rub off on their 2017 campaign with new coach Renan Dal Zotto at the helm.
 
Another South American powerhouse, Argentina, will continue their quest to develop. Velasco called up a mix of new players and veteran players, only without their best player Facundo Conte.
 
The lone Asian squad in the top-tier group, Iran, are likely to showcase their finest players including Mir Saeid Marouflakrani, Seyed Mohammad Mousavi and Amir Ghafour, along with some young players that will try to adapt to a new system led by Serbian coach Igor Kolakovic.
 
Canada, who won last year’s Group 2 finals, will also go through some adjustments with new coach Stephane Antiga. On the playing end, Joseph Gordon Perrin and Nicholas Hoag should take over the scoring responsibilities of Gavin Schmitt, who retired after Rio 2016. 
 
Canada’s NORCECA adversaries USA are likely to introduce new names in their line-up, as main hitters Matthew Anderson and Aaron Russell will not be suiting up for the team this year. Nevertheless, USA will still be a tough side to beat with Micah Christenson, Taylor Sander and Erik Shoji running the offence and defence. 

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VolleyRuller96    105

:BUL BULGARIAN NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR FIVB WORLD LEAGUE 2017 :BUL

 

SETTERS

Georgi Bratoev

Lubomir Agontsev

Georgi Seganov

Vladimir Stankov

 

RECEIVERS

Martin Atanasov

Dimitar Marinkov

Rozalin Penchev

Todor Skrimov

Valentin Bratoev

Todor Aleksiev

Nikolay Penchev

 

MIDDLE BLOCKERS

Svetoslav Gotsev

Viktor Yosifov

Teodor Todorov

Nikolay Nikolov

Nikolay Kartev

 

ATTACKERS

Jani Zheliazkov

Tsvetan Sokolov

 

LIBEROS

Dobromir Ivanov

Teodor Salparov

Vladislav Ivanov

 

HEAD COACH: :BUL Plamen Konstantinov

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VolleyRuller96    105

:FRA  FRENCH NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR FIVB WORLD LEAGUE 2017 :FRA

 

SETTERS

Benjamin Toniutti

Antoine Brizard

Pierre Pujol

Meliuahel Takaniko

 

RECEIVERS
Trevor Clevenot

Julien Lyneel

Earvin N'gapeth

Guillaume Quesque

Thibault Rossard

Yacine Louati

 

MIDDLE BLOCKERS

Jonas Aguenier

Kevin Le Roux

Nicolas Le Goff

Horacio D'Almeida

Daryl Bultor

Barthelemy Chineyeze\

 

ATTACKERS

Jean Patry

Stephen Boyer

Timothee Carle


LIBEROS
Jenia Grebennikov

Nicolas Rossard

 

HEAD COACH: :FRA  Laurent Tillie

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VolleyRuller96    105

Team Slovakia get ready for exciting 2017 season 

 

 

 

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Bratislava, Slovakia, May 4, 2017. Slovakia men’s national team have started their preparations for the 2017 season and the players coached by Miroslav Palgut are currently working hard at the Sports and Training Centre in Puchov. Slovakia aim at qualifying for the 2018 edition of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship via the tournament scheduled for May 23-28 in the Netherlands. After that, they will be hosting the first round robin tournament (Pool B2) on schedule for the FIVB Volleyball World League, which will be taking place in Poprad on June 2-4. Palgut is currently working with 12 players – and more will join later on. 

Juraj Zaťko and Matej Kubš, players from the Slovakian national champions VKP Bystrina NITRA, will join the team next Wednesday. Both outside spiker Matej Paták and setter Branislav Skladaný are still fighting for championship titles with their respective clubs. Paták will contest the final of the French national league on May 6 with CHAUMONT VB 52 and Skladaný is currently busy with the championship series of the Belgian league where he and Noliko MAASEIK are challenging titleholders Knack ROESELARE. 

“We have a lot of experienced players who did not play for the national team the last couple of years. We will figure out what chances we stand during the World Championship qualifier,” said Palgut, who still misses his assistant Andrej Kravárik. “His team fights for progression to the first division of the national league in Greece, and as soon as he finishes his commitments there, he will join us. Martin Pipa works with us meanwhile, thanks to his club Spartak MYJAVA for releasing him,” Palgut said.

František Ogurčák, who did not play the whole season after undergoing shoulder surgery, has returned to the national team after one year. He is most likely to play as a libero. “Fero has a lot of international experience we want to benefit from,” Palgut said. Ogurčák, who became a father to his baby son Max on February 6, has already practiced after his surgery: “It was a nice meeting, I was really glad to see the guys again. I have been working hard lately, but it was different if I compare it to the routines we have with the national team,” he said. “I did not play Volleyball for one year, but I am determined to come back.”

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“We can assess the level of my performance after one or two matches. I have started to spike, but my shoulder does not seem to be in shape to allow me to spike for a whole match, so it is easier to play as libero,” added the 33-year old player. 

The captain of the national team is Emanuel Kohút, who keeps the role he had last year as well. “I had two weeks off after the end of the club season, I got some rest and we started to work hard again. We can see what the potential of our team is only after the first training sessions,” said the experienced blocker who strives for qualification to the World Championship. “We play against weaker opponents at the beginning of the tournament in Holland, but Volleyball is not played on paper. We are more experienced than some other teams, but on the other hand, our team has become younger due to the addition of some younger players. We have to start each match with a clear mind, play with our heart, and I believe we can succeed in achieving our goals,” added Kohút, who recently moved from Radom to Katowice in Poland. 

Team Slovakia will travel straight from the Netherlands to Poprad, where they will contest their first tournament in this year’s World League, taking on the national teams of Japan, Australia and Portugal. These will be the first World League matches to take place at the feet of the High Tatra Mountains. Team Slovakia have been participating in every edition of the World League since 2014 – but they previously played on home soil in Košice and Bratislava. 

After the World League, Slovakia will start preparing for the EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017, scheduled for later this summer – where the Slovaks will play Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic in Pool B in Szczecin.

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VolleyRuller96    105

:BRA BRAZILIAN NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR FIVB WORLD LEAGUE 2017 :BRA

 

SETTERS

Bruno Rezende

Raphael Vieira de Oliveira 

Murilo Radke

 

RECEIVERS

Ricardo Lucarelli

Lucas Loh

Mauricio Borges Almeida da Silva

Luiz Felipe Fonteles

Douglas Souza da Silva

Jose Maria Rodriguez

 

MIDDLE BLOCKERS

Isac Santos

Lucas Saatkamp

Eder Carbonera

Mauricio Souza

Otavio Henrique

 

ATTACKERS

Wallace De Souza

Evandro Guerra

Renan Buiatti

Rafael Rodriguez Araujo

 

LIBEROS

Mario da Silva Pedreira Junior

Tiago Brendle

Thales Hoss

 

HEAD COACH: :BRA Renan Dal Zotto

 

 

 

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VolleyRuller96    105

:IRI IRANIAN NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR FIVB WORLD LEAGUE 2017 :IRI

 

SETTERS

Mir Saeid Maroufrakani

Mohamad Taher Vadi

Farhad Salafzoon

 

RECEIVERS

Farhad Nazari Afsar

Farhad Ghaemi

Mojtaba Mirzajanpour

Milan Ebadipour

Pourya Farazi

Mohammad Javad Manvinejad

 

MIDDLE BLOCKERS
Mohammad Moousavi Eraghi

Adel Gholami

Saman Faezi

Masoud Gholami

Ali Shafei

Mohammad Fallah

 

ATTACKERS 

Reza Ghara

Amir Ghafour

Javad Hosseinabadi

 

LIBEROS

Mahdi Marandi

Mostafa Heidari

 
HEAD COACH :MNE Igor Kolaković

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LDOG    263

Our squad for the first weekend of world league sucks. Too many players being given rest for no reason (Conte for example played chinese league which ended... 2 months ago...)

 

 

If we win one game this year I'll be happy.

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VolleyRuller96    105
1 hour ago, George_D said:

which team is the favorite for the world league?

I would say France as they managed to avoid drastic changes in their team (unlike Poland or Brazil) and they already showed their strength against Germany yesterday.

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VolleyRuller96    105

OFFICIAL FIVB WORLD LEAGUE 2017 TEAM ROSTERS

via FIVB. COM

 

GROUP  I

 

:ARG ARGENTINA  http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/arg argentina/team_roster

:BEL BELGIUM http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/bel belgium/team_roster

:BRA BRAZIL http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/bra brazil/team_roster

:BUL BULGARIA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/bul bulgaria/team_roster

:CAN CANADA  http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/can canada/team_roster

:FRA FRANCE http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/fra france/team_roster

:IRI IRAN http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/iri iran/team_roster

:ITA ITALY http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/ita italy/team_roster

:POL POLAND http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/pol poland/team_roster

:RUS RUSSIA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/rus russia/team_roster

:SRB SERBIA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/srb serbia/team_roster

:USA UNITED STATES http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group1/teams/usa usa/team_roster

 

GROUP II

 

:AUS AUSTRALIA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/aus australia/team_roster

:CHN CHINA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/chn china/team_roster

:CZE CZECHIA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/cze czech republic/team_roster

:EGY EGYPT http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/egy-egypt/team_roster

:FIN FINLAND http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/fin finland/team_roster

:JPN JAPAN http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/jpn japan/team_roster

:KOR SOUTH KOREA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/kor korea/team_roster

:NED NETHERLANDS http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/ned netherlands/team_roster

:POR PORTUGAL http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/por portugal/team_roster

:SVK SLOVAKIA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/svk slovakia/team_roster

:SLO SLOVENIA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/slo slovenia/team_roster

:TUR TURKEY http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group2/teams/tur turkey/team_roster

 

GROUP III
 

:AUT AUSTRIA  http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/aut austria/team_roster

:TPE CHINESE TAIPEI http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/tpe-chinese taipei/team_roster

:EST ESTONIA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/est estonia/team_roster

:GER GERMANY http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/ger germany/team_roster
:GRE GREECE http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/gre greece/team_roster

:KAZ KAZAKHSTAN  http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/kaz kazakhstan/team_roster

:MEX MEXICO http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/mex mexico/team_roster

:MNE MONTENEGRO http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/mne montenegro/team_roster

:QAT QATAR http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/qat qatar/team_roster

:ESP SPAIN http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/esp spain/team_roster

:TUN TUNISIA  http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/tun tunisia/team_roster

:VEN VENEZUELA http://worldleague.2017.fivb.com/en/group3/teams/ven venezuela/team_roster

Edited by VolleyRuller96

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