2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship

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2019 Men's U21 World Championship
بطولة العالم للكرة الطائرة رجال تحت 21 عاما
2019 البحرين
Tournament details
Host nation  Bahrain
City Riffa
Dates 18–27 July
Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Champions  Iran (1st title)
Runners-up  Italy
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Russia
Tournament awards
MVP Iran Amir Hossein Esfandiar
Best Setter Italy Lorenzo Sperotto
Best OH Italy Daniele Lavia
Iran Morteza Sharifi
Best MB Italy Lorenzo Cortesia
Brazil Guilherme Voss Santos
Best OPP Russia Maksim Sapozhkov
Best Libero Iran Mohammad Reza Hazratpour
Official website
FIVB Men's U21 World Championship

The 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship was the twentieth edition of the international volleyball tournament and the world championship for men's national teams under the age of 21, organized by the sport's world governing body, FIVB. The tournament was hosted by Bahrain in Riffa from 18 to 27 July 2019.[1] 16 teams from the 5 confederations competed in the tournament.

Iran won its first title in the competition, defeating Italy in the final. Brazil defeated Russia for the bronze medal. Amir Hossein Esfandiar from Iran was elected the MVP.[2]

Qualification[edit]

A total of 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. In addition to Bahrain, who qualified automatically as the hosts, another 10 teams qualified via six separate continental tournaments while the remaining 5 teams qualified via the FIVB Junior World Ranking.

Means of qualification Date Venue Vacancies Qualifier
Host Country 28 August 2018 Switzerland Lausanne 1  Bahrain
2018 European Championship 14–22 July 2018 Belgium Kortrijk
Netherlands The Hague and Ede
2  Russia
 Czech Republic
2018 Asian Championship 21–28 July 2018 Bahrain Riffa 2  Iran
 South Korea
2018 NORCECA Championship[3] 27 August – 1 September 2018 Cuba Havana 1  Cuba
2018 African Championship[4][5] 12–19 September 2018 Nigeria Abuja 2  Tunisia
 Egypt
2018 South American Championship[6] 23–27 October 2018 Argentina Bariloche 2  Brazil
 Argentina
2019 Pan-American Cup[7] 5–11 May 2019 Peru Lima 1  Puerto Rico
FIVB Junior World Ranking[8] January 2019 Switzerland Lausanne 5  Poland
 China
 Canada
 Morocco
 Italy
Total 16

Pools composition[edit]

First round[edit]

Teams were seeded in the first two positions of each pool following the Serpentine system according to their FIVB U21 World Ranking as of January 2019.[8] FIVB reserved the right to seed the hosts as head of pool A regardless of the U21 World Ranking. All teams not seeded were drawn to take other available positions in the remaining lines, following the U21 World Ranking.[9] The draw was held in Manama, Bahrain on 3 June 2019.[10] Rankings are shown in brackets except the hosts who ranked 42nd.

Seeded teams Pot 1 Pot 2

 Bahrain (Hosts)
 Cuba (1)
 Russia (2)
 Poland (3)

 Brazil (4)
 Iran (5)
 Argentina (6)
 China (7)

 Canada (8)
 Egypt (9)
 Czech Republic (10)
 Morocco (11)

 Italy (12)
 Tunisia (12)
 South Korea (15)
 Puerto Rico (77)

Draw
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
 Bahrain  Cuba  Russia  Poland
 China  Argentina  Iran  Brazil
 Morocco  Egypt  Czech Republic  Canada
 Puerto Rico  South Korea  Tunisia  Italy

Second round[edit]

Final eight 9th–16th places
Pool E Pool F Pool G Pool H
1A  China 1B  Argentina 3A  Puerto Rico 3B  Cuba
1C  Russia 1D  Italy 3C  Czech Republic 3D  Poland
2B  South Korea 2A  Bahrain 4B  Egypt 4A  Morocco
2D  Brazil 2C  Iran 4D  Canada 4C  Tunisia

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Referees[edit]

There were sixteen referees from 5 continental confederations in this tournament.

Pool standing procedure[edit]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. If the tie continues as per the point ratio between two teams, the priority will be given to the team which won the last match between them. When the tie in points ratio is between three or more teams, a new classification of these teams in the terms of points 1, 2 and 3 will be made taking into consideration only the matches in which they were opposed to each other.

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

First round[edit]

Qualified for the Final eight (Pools E and F)
Qualified for the 9th–16th places (Pools G and H)

Pool A[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  China 3 0 9 9 1 9.000 248 197 1.259
2  Bahrain 2 1 5 7 5 1.400 262 247 1.061
3  Puerto Rico 1 2 3 3 7 0.429 229 249 0.920
4  Morocco 0 3 1 3 9 0.333 248 294 0.844
Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
18 Jul 16:30 Morocco  0–3  China 16–25 23–25 13–25     52–75 P2
18 Jul 19:00 Bahrain  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–18 25–14 25–20     75–52 P2
19 Jul 17:00 China  3–0  Puerto Rico 25–23 25–22 25–23     75–68 P2
19 Jul 19:17 Morocco  2–3  Bahrain 14–25 25–23 21–25 25–22 12–15 97–110 P2
20 Jul 16:30 Puerto Rico  3–1  Morocco 25–22 25–21 34–36 25–20   109–99 P2
20 Jul 19:30 China  3–1  Bahrain 25–19 23–25 25–18 25–15   98–77 P2

Pool B[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Argentina 2 1 7 8 5 1.600 306 288 1.063
2  South Korea 2 1 6 7 4 1.750 267 257 1.039
3  Cuba 2 1 4 7 7 1.000 310 308 1.006
4  Egypt 0 3 1 3 9 0.333 250 280 0.893
Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
18 Jul 11:38 Cuba  1–3  South Korea 25–27 25–17 22–25 25–27   97–96 P2
18 Jul 14:20 Argentina  3–1  Egypt 25–19 26–24 22–25 25–18   98–86 P2
19 Jul 11:30 South Korea  3–0  Egypt 25–22 25–18 25–21     75–61 P2
19 Jul 14:00 Cuba  3–2  Argentina 25–23 25–23 19–25 22–25 15–13 106–109 P2
20 Jul 11:30 South Korea  1–3  Argentina 25–20 27–29 22–25 22–25   96–99 P2
20 Jul 14:15 Cuba  3–2  Egypt 26–24 25–20 21–25 20–25 15–9 107–103 P2

Pool C[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Russia 3 0 8 9 3 3.000 278 240 1.158
2  Iran 2 1 7 8 3 2.667 259 230 1.126
3  Czech Republic 1 2 3 4 6 0.667 225 236 0.953
4  Tunisia 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 169 225 0.751
Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
18 Jul 11:30 Iran  3–0  Tunisia 25–13 25–19 25–19     75–51 P2
18 Jul 14:00 Russia  3–1  Czech Republic 25–22 18–25 25–21 25–13   93–81  
19 Jul 11:30 Tunisia  0–3  Czech Republic 21–25 21–25 21–25     63–75 P2
19 Jul 14:00 Iran  2–3  Russia 25–21 19–25 25–23 21–25 14–16 104–110 P2
20 Jul 11:30 Tunisia  0–3  Russia 23–25 17–25 15–25     55–75 P2
20 Jul 14:00 Iran  3–0  Czech Republic 29–27 25–18 26–24     80–69 P2

Pool D[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 3 0 9 9 0 MAX 228 174 1.310
2  Brazil 2 1 6 6 4 1.500 228 207 1.101
3  Poland 1 2 3 4 7 0.571 251 263 0.954
4  Canada 0 3 0 1 9 0.111 183 246 0.744
Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
18 Jul 17:00 Poland  1–3  Brazil 23–25 25–23 18–25 19–25   85–98 P2
18 Jul 19:40 Italy  3–0  Canada 25–17 25–17 25–15     75–49 P2
19 Jul 17:10 Brazil  3–0  Canada 25–15 25–19 25–13     75–47 P2
19 Jul 19:10 Poland  0–3  Italy 23–25 21–25 26–28     70–78 P2
20 Jul 17:00 Brazil  0–3  Italy 22–25 15–25 18–25     55–75 P2
20 Jul 19:05 Poland  3–1  Canada 20–25 25–20 25–18 26–24   96–87 P2

Second round[edit]

Qualified for the Semifinals
Qualified for the 5th–8th semifinals
Qualified for the 9th–12th semifinals
Qualified for the 13th–16th semifinals

Pool E[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Brazil 3 0 9 9 1 9.000 249 210 1.186
2  Russia 2 1 6 7 3 2.333 239 197 1.213
3  China 1 2 3 3 6 0.500 202 213 0.948
4  South Korea 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 155 225 0.689
Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jul 11:30 China  0–3  Brazil 26–28 23–25 21–25     70–78 P2
22 Jul 14:00 South Korea  0–3  Russia 16–25 13–25 15–25     44–75 P2
23 Jul 11:30 Russia  1–3  Brazil 25–21 22–25 20–25 22–25   89–96 P2
23 Jul 14:10 South Korea  0–3  China 18–25 22–25 20–25     60–75 P2
24 Jul 11:30 South Korea  0–3  Brazil 19–25 13–25 19–25     51–75 P2
24 Jul 14:00 Russia  3–0  China 25–21 25–19 25–17     75–57 P2

Pool F[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Italy 3 0 9 9 1 9.000 251 190 1.321
2  Iran 2 1 6 7 4 1.750 279 247 1.130
3  Argentina 1 2 3 4 7 0.571 243 261 0.931
4  Bahrain 0 3 0 1 9 0.111 169 244 0.693
Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jul 16:30 Argentina  1–3  Iran 19–25 25–23 22–25 30–32   96–105 P2
22 Jul 19:30 Bahrain  0–3  Italy 10–25 15–25 13–25     38–75 P2
23 Jul 16:30 Italy  3–1  Iran 25–23 25–22 20–25 31–29   101–99 P2
23 Jul 19:30 Bahrain  1–3  Argentina 22–25 19–25 25–19 15–25   81–94 P2
24 Jul 16:30 Italy  3–0  Argentina 25–21 25–13 25–19     75–53 P2
24 Jul 19:00 Bahrain  0–3  Iran 18–25 14–25 18–25     50–75 P2

Pool G[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Czech Republic 2 1 7 8 5 1.600 315 288 1.094
2  Canada 2 1 5 7 6 1.167 295 287 1.028
3  Egypt 2 1 5 7 6 1.167 311 307 1.013
4  Puerto Rico 0 3 1 4 9 0.444 261 300 0.870
Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jul 11:30 Puerto Rico  1–3  Canada 19–25 14–25 25–19 17–25   75–94 P2
22 Jul 14:00 Egypt  1–3  Czech Republic 27–29 27–25 26–28 21–25   101–107 P2
23 Jul 11:30 Czech Republic  2–3  Canada 19–25 25–20 26–28 25–15 15–17 110–105 P2
23 Jul 14:35 Egypt  3–2  Puerto Rico 25–23 21–25 22–25 25–19 15–12 108–104 P2
24 Jul 11:30 Egypt  3–1  Canada 26–24 25–21 26–28 25–23   102–96 P2
24 Jul 14:15 Czech Republic  3–1  Puerto Rico 25–13 25–18 20–25 28–26   98–82 P2

Pool H[edit]

Rank Team Matches Pts Sets Points
W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Cuba 3 0 9 9 1 9.000 255 212 1.203
2  Poland 2 1 6 7 3 2.333 252 205 1.229
3  Tunisia 1 2 2 3 8 0.375 225 252 0.893
4  Morocco 0 3 1 2 9 0.222 195 258 0.756
Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
22 Jul 16:30 Cuba  3–0  Tunisia 25–19 25–19 25–22     75–60 P2
22 Jul 19:00 Morocco  0–3  Poland 16–25 16–25 11–25     43–75 P2
23 Jul 17:40 Poland  3–0  Tunisia 25–21 25–16 25–20     75–57 P2
23 Jul 19:40 Morocco  0–3  Cuba 15–25 22–25 13–25     50–75 P2
24 Jul 16:50 Morocco  2–3  Tunisia 25–19 19–25 25–23 19–25 14–16 102–108 P2
24 Jul 19:00 Poland  1–3  Cuba 25–21 24–26 22–25 31–33   102–105 P2

Final round[edit]

13th–16th places[edit]

 
13th–16th semifinals 13th place match
 
           
 
26 July
 
 
 Egypt 3
 
27 July
 
 Morocco 1
 
 Egypt 3
 
26 July
 
 Tunisia 1
 
 Tunisia 3
 
 
 Puerto Rico 2
 
15th place match
 
 
27 July
 
 
 Morocco 3
 
 
 Puerto Rico 2

13th–16th semifinals[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Jul 11:30 Egypt  3–1  Morocco 25–20 18–25 25–19 25–22   93–86 P2
26 Jul 14:10 Tunisia  3–2  Puerto Rico 25–22 25–18 23–25 26–28 15–12 114–105 P2

15th place match[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 10:00 Morocco  3–2  Puerto Rico 25–22 25–22 32–34 19–25 15–12 116–115 P2

13th place match[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 12:30 Egypt  3–1  Tunisia 25–19 20–25 25–14 25–22   95–80 P2

9th–12th places[edit]

 
9th–12th semifinals 9th place match
 
           
 
26 July
 
 
 Cuba 3
 
27 July
 
 Canada 0
 
 Cuba 0
 
26 July
 
 Czech Republic 3
 
 Czech Republic 3
 
 
 Poland 2
 
11th place match
 
 
27 July
 
 
 Canada 2
 
 
 Poland 3

9th–12th semifinals[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Jul 16:30 Cuba  3–0  Canada 25–19 28–26 25–19     78–64 P2
26 Jul 19:10 Czech Republic  3–2  Poland 25–20 22–25 19–25 25–20 15–9 106–99 P2

11th place match[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 15:40 Canada  2–3  Poland 25–15 23–25 26–28 25–23 12–15 111–106 P2

9th place match[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 18:45 Cuba  0–3  Czech Republic 26–28 24–26 20–25     70–79 P2

5th–8th places[edit]

 
5th–8th semifinals 5th place match
 
           
 
26 July
 
 
 China 3
 
27 July
 
 Bahrain 0
 
 China 1
 
26 July
 
 Argentina 3
 
 Argentina 3
 
 
 South Korea 0
 
7th place match
 
 
27 July
 
 
 Bahrain 1
 
 
 South Korea 3

5th–8th semifinals[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Jul 11:30 China  3–0  Bahrain 25–23 25–18 25–18     75–59 P2
26 Jul 14:00 Argentina  3–0  South Korea 29–27 25–21 25–21     79–69 P2

7th place match[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 10:00 Bahrain  1–3  South Korea 19–25 23–25 25–13 23–25   90–88 P2

5th place match[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 12:35 China  1–3  Argentina 25–23 23–25 19–25 19–25   86–98 P2

Final four[edit]

 
Semifinals Final
 
           
 
26 July
 
 
 Italy 3
 
27 July
 
 Russia 1
 
 Italy 2
 
26 July
 
 Iran 3
 
 Brazil 0
 
 
 Iran 3
 
3rd place match
 
 
27 July
 
 
 Russia 0
 
 
 Brazil 3

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Jul 16:30 Italy  3–1  Russia 24–26 25–19 25–22 25–21   99–88 P2
26 Jul 19:00 Brazil  0–3  Iran 20–25 14–25 17–25     51–75 P2

3rd place match[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 15:05 Russia  0–3  Brazil 21–25 25–27 12–25     58–77 P2

Final[edit]

Date Time Team 1 Score Team 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
27 Jul 19:00 Italy  2–3  Iran 25–17 17–25 23–25 25–22 12–15 102–104 P2

Final standing[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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