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FIVB World Rankings
The FIVB
FIVB
WORLD RANKING is a ranking system for men's and women's national teams in volleyball . The teams of the member nations of FIVB , volleyball's world governing body, are ranked based on their competitions results with the most successful teams being ranked highest. A point system is used, with points being awarded based on the importance of each FIVB
FIVB
International competitions and Continental competitions also. Under the existing system, rankings are based on a team's performance, with more recent results and more significant competitions being more heavily weighted to help reflect the current competitive state of a team. As of August, 2016 the top 3 teams in men's category are, world's no. 1 Brazil , no. 2 Poland
Poland
and United States and in women's category are as follows, world's no. 1 China , no.2 United States , no. 3 Serbia
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Serpentine System
The SERPENTINE SYSTEM is a method employed in the organization of a competition to define the seeded teams and arrange them in pools. The n ranked teams that will be involved in the tournament are distributed in m pools according to the following algorithm : POOL 1 POOL 2 . . . POOL M − 1 POOL M 1 2 . . . m − 1 m 2m 2m − 1 . . . m + 2 m + 1 2m + 1 2m + 2 . . . 3m − 1 3m ...For instance, 12 teams would be organized in four-team pools, according to the serpentine system, as follows: POOL 1 POOL 2 POOL 3 1 2 3 6 5 4 7 8 9 12 11 10To improve competitivity, this method is sometimes used in conjunction with the drawing of lots method: the serpentine system is used only for some of the teams involved in a competition ("seeds"); the rest is distributed in pools following a drawing of lots. This sports-related article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Asian Volleyball Confederation
The ASIAN VOLLEYBALL CONFEDERATION, commonly known by the acronym AVC, is the governing body for the sports of indoor , beach and grass volleyball in Asia
Asia
and Australia
Australia
. It has 65 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Oceanian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia
Asia
– Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Turkey – which are instead members of CEV . Three other states located along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus , Armenia and Israel – are also CEV members. The main headquarters is located in are located in Bangkok
Bangkok
, Thailand and the current president is Saleh A. Bin Nasser
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Mexico Men's National Volleyball Team
The MEXICO MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM represents Mexico in international volleyball competitions. In the 1950s the squad twice won a medal (silver and bronze) at the Pan American Games . The dominant forces in men's volleyball in North and Central America are Cuba and the United States
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South Korea Men's National Volleyball Team
The SOUTH KOREA MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM (Korean : 대한민국 남자 배구 국가대표팀) represents South Korea
South Korea
in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches. The team's best performance at the Olympic Games was a 5th place at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
, United States
United States
. The national team at the Asian Championship winner four gold medal in 1989 Seoul, 1993 Nakhon Ratchasima, 2001 Changwon and 2003 Tianjin
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Volleyball
VOLLEYBALL is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games
Olympic Games
since 1964. The complete rules are extensive, but simply, play proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a 'rally' by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively
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Venezuela Men's National Volleyball Team
The VENEZUELA MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM represents Venezuela
Venezuela
in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches. In 1962 the squad claimed its first international medal (a bronze) at the South American Championship . The biggest success for Venezuela
Venezuela
came in 2003, when the team won the Pan American Games
Pan American Games

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Finland Men's National Volleyball Team
THE FINLAND MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM is the national volleyball team of Finland . It is governed by the Finland Volleyball Association and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Team best result is fourth place in European Championships 2007 and ninth place in 2014 Men´s World Championships
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Cuba Men's National Volleyball Team
The CUBA MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM (Spanish : Selección masculina de voleibol de Cuba) is the national team of Cuba . Cuba in the 1976 Summer Olympics won the bronze medal. Other achievements of the team winning one World League, one World Grand Champions Cup and fifteen NORCECA Championships. Cuba have winner two silver and two bronze World Championship medals and have won the NORCECA Championship 15 times
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Belgium Men's National Volleyball Team
The BELGIAN NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM is a team of volleyball players that represents Belgium at international championships. Belgium won the European League title for the first time in impressive in 2013 as they swept the Czech Republic and Croatia in the semifinal and gold medal match respectively. Belgium in 2014 was their first World Championship outing since 1978 and they have largely been restricted to competing at European level
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Australia Men's National Volleyball Team
The AUSTRALIA MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM, also known as Volleyball
Volleyball
Team Australia
Australia
Men (VTAM) or the VOLLEYROOS, is the national volleyball team of the volleyball -playing nation of Australia. As of August 2015, they are ranked 13th in the world. They are a member of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC). Their best result came in 2007, when they won the Asian Men\'s Volleyball Championship . The Volleyroos made a single appearance at the FIVB World League in 1999, but the financial ramifications of the event would not see them compete again in that competition for many years . In 2014, Australia once again joined the World League. Their final ranking was 5th out of 28 teams. In 2015, they participated again and ranked 8th out of 32 teams
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Tunisia Men's National Volleyball Team
The TUNISIA MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM (Arabic : منتخب تونس لكرة الطائرة‎), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), represents Tunisia in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches. The team is one of the leading nations in men's volleyball on the African continent, having won a medal in every continental championship they participated since 1967 (except for 2009). Eight-time African Championship Tunisia have participated in six Olympics, with a best finish of ninth at Los Angeles 1984
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Bulgaria Men's National Volleyball Team
The BULGARIA MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM is the national volleyball team from Bulgaria
Bulgaria
, controlled by the Bulgarian Volleyball Federation , which represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Statistics * 2.1 Olympic Games * 2.2 World Championship * 2.3 World Cup * 2.4 European Championship * 2.5 World League * 2.6 European Games * 3 Team * 3.1 Current squad * 3.2 Head coaches * 4 Kit providers * 4.1 Sponsorship * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe team's achievements include winning the Balkan Championships in 1980, Runners-Up (1970) and Third Place (1949, 1952, 1986, 2006) at the World Championship . At the European Championships Bulgaria
Bulgaria
has one Runners-Up (1951) and four Third Place (1955, 1981, 1983, 2009) finishes
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Slovakia Men's National Volleyball Team
The SLOVAKIA MEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM represents Slovakia
Slovakia
in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches. It is governed by the Slovak Volleyball
Volleyball
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Italy Women's National Volleyball Team
7 (as of August 2017) UNIFORMS HOME AWAY THIRD SUMMER OLYMPICS APPEARANCES 5 (First in 2000 ) BEST RESULT 5th (2004 , 2008 , 2012 ) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES 10 (First in 1978 ) BEST RESULT Gold : (2002 ) WORLD CUP APPEARANCES 4 (First in 1999 ) BEST RESULT Gold : (2007 , 2011 ) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES 23 (First in 1951 ) BEST RESULT Gold : (2007 , 2009 ) www.federvolley.it (in Italian) Honours MEDAL RECORD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2002 Germany WORLD CUP 2007 Japan 2011 Japan WORLD GRAND CHAMPIONS CUP 2009 Tokyo/Fukuoka FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX 2004 Reggio Calabria 2005 Sendai 2017 Nanjing 2006 Reggio Calabria 2007 Ningbo 2008 Yokohama 2010 Ningbo EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
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Netherlands Women's National Volleyball Team
8 (as of August 2017) UNIFORMS HOME AWAY THIRD SUMMER OLYMPICS APPEARANCES 3 (First in 1992 ) BEST RESULT 4th (2016 ) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES 13 (First in 1956 ) BEST RESULT 7th (1998 ) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES 26 (First in 1949 ) BEST RESULT (1995 ) www.volleybal.nl (in Dutch) Honours REPRESENTING NED WORLD GRAND PRIX 2007 Ningbo 2016 Bangkok EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 1995 Netherlands {{{2}}} 1991 Italy {{{2}}} 2009 Poland {{{2}}} 2015 Netherlands/Belgium {{{2}}} 1985 Netherlands {{{2}}} MONTREUX VOLLEY MASTERS 1984 Coupe des Nations {{{2}}} 2007 Montreux Volley Masters {{{2}}} 2015 Montreux Volley Masters {{{2}}}The NETHERLANDS WOMEN\'S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM is the national volleyball team of the Kingdom of the Netherlands . It is governed by the Nederlandse Volleyball Bond (NeVoBo)
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