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Gianlu33

Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

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The draw is tomorrow. Apparently two teams will be placed in each group using a serpentine system based on the world ranking, with Italy in Pool A and Bulgaria in Pool D. So we should have:

 

POOL A (in Italy): Italy, Argentina

POOL B (in Bulgaria): Brazil, Canada

POOL C (in Italy): USA, Russia

POOL D (in Bulgaria): Bulgaria, Poland

 

and then a draw with

POT 3: Iran, France, Serbia, Japan

POT 4: Egypt, Belgium, Cuba, Australia

POT 5: Finland, China, Slovenia, Tunisia

POT 6: Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Cameroon, Dominican Republic

 

And this is the formula

 

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Edited by Dunadan

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This system is so bad i don't know where to begin... The main flaw however is that it makes tomorrow's draw absolutely decisive for any team with pretentions to make the third round.

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So the world champion will play 13 games in 20 days? I do not know if the FIVB believes that athletes are human. :pope: Anyway, I hope we face a difficult group this time.

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hace 6 minutos, hoversaBR said:

So the world champion will play 13 games in 20 days? I do not know if the FIVB believes that athletes are human. :pope: Anyway, I hope we face a difficult group this time.

Actually it's 12 games, one less than 2014.

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Final Draw

 

Group A:

  • :ARG Argentina
  • :BEL Belgium
  • :DOM Dominican Republic
  • :ITA Italy
  • :JPN Japan
  • :SLO Slovenia

 

Group B:

  • :BRA Brazil
  • :CAN Canada
  • :CHN China
  • :EGY Egypt
  • :FRA France
  • :NED Netherlands

 

Group C:

  • :AUS Australia
  • :CMR Cameroon
  • :RUS Russia
  • :SRB Serbia
  • :TUN Tunisia
  • :USA United States

 

Group D:

  • :BUL Bulgaria
  • :CUB Cuba
  • :FIN Finland
  • :IRI Iran
  • :POL Poland
  • :PUR Puerto Rico

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Just now, hoversaBR said:

Final Draw

 

Group A:

  • :ARG Argentina
  • :BEL Belgium
  • :DOM Dominican Republic
  • :ITA Italy
  • :JPN Japan
  • :SLO Slovenia

 

Group B:

  • :BRA Brazil
  • :CAN Canada
  • :CHN China
  • :EGY Egypt
  • :FRA France
  • :NED Netherlands

 

Group C:

  • :AUS Australia
  • :CMR Cameroon
  • :RUS Russia
  • :SRB Serbia
  • :TUN Tunisia
  • :USA United States

 

Group D:

  • :BUL Bulgaria
  • :CUB Cuba
  • :FIN Finland
  • :IRI Iran
  • :POL Poland
  • :PUR Puerto Rico

Well... we should finish at least  third in our group, but then... :dunno:

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I don't know how they will decide the 2nd round pools...probably 2 teams from pool A vs 2 teams from pool C in Italy and 2 teams from pool B vs 2 teams from pool D in Bulgaria, but which ones:mumble:?

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What a nasty group. All tricky teams in it.

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