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Zenit Kazan wrap up Club Worlds with perfect record

Krakow, Poland, December 17, 2017 - As of Sunday night Zenit Kazan are the proud holders of the most coveted title in club volleyball, after completing a clean sweep of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship without dropping a single set on the way.

Leon is the real MVP - Osmany Juantorena

Krakow, Poland, December 18, 2017 – After winning the MVP award at an FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship for the fourth time in his career, Osmany Juantorena pointed out his Cuban-born compatriot Wilfredo Leon as the real MVP of the 2017 edition in Poland.

We are very happy with what we've done here - Wilfredo Leon

Krakow, Poland, December 17, 2017 - The Zenit Kazan players were ecstatic after their win over Cucine Lube Civitanova in straight sets in the final of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, as they filed through the Mixed Zone following the awards ceremony with the gold medals around their necks.

Juantorena makes comeback for 4th MVP award

Krakow, Poland, December 17, 2017 - After five years and for the fourth time in the history of the competition, Cucine Lube Civitanova spiker Osmany Juantorena has been named Most Valuable Player at the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship in Krakow. He heads a Dream Team of the top players of the competition.

Zenit Kazan rule the world!

Krakow, Poland, December 17, 2017 - After three failed attempts, Zenit Kazan are finally crowned champions of the world, following their solid win over Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 25-22).

Third place is important for us - Filipe Ferraz

Krakow, Poland, December 17, 2017 - Sada Cruzeiro came to Poland to defend their world title, but had to contend with third place after beating local side PGE Skra Belchatow in three sets in the bronze medal match of the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship - though captain Filipe Ferraz seemed happy with the final ranking.

Sada Cruzeiro rebound for Club World Championship bronze

Krakow, Poland, December 17, 2017 - Sada Cruzeiro regrouped after their semifinal defeat to sweep Skra Belchatow 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-13) and claim the bronze medal at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship.

Zenit and Lube set up all-European Club Worlds final

Krakow, Poland, December 16, 2017 - European and Russian champions Zenit Kazan will be in their third consecutive final of the competition after dealing defending champions and three-time gold medallists Sada Cruzeiro a heavy defeat in the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship, while Italy will be making a comeback after six years, following the straight-set success of Cucine Lube Civitanova over local favourites PGE Skra Belchatow in Saturday's semifinals.

We need to play better tomorrow - Giampaolo Medei

Krakow, Poland, December 16, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova swept local favourites PGE Skra Belchatow in straight sets to become the first team in six years to play in an FIVB Men's Club World Championship final - but in the winners' camp they know they need to up their game in the final against Zenit Kazan.

Lube sweep Skra to make final in Club Worlds debut

Krakow, Poland, December 16, 2017 - In their debut appearance in the competition, Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova shut out local favourites PGE Skra Belchatow 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-23) in the second semifinal of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship to set up a clash with Russia's Zenit Kazan in Sunday's final.

With big guns and top middle blockers we got what we wanted - Matt Anderson

Krakow, Poland, December 16, 2017 - Zenit Kazan defeated Sada Cruzeiro in straight sets to knock the defending champions out of contention at the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship and make their third straight final in the history of the competition.

Zenit claim convincing victory against Sada Cruzeiro for ticket to final

Krakow, Poland, December 16, 2017 - European and Russia champions Zenit Kazan took revenge for losing to Sada Cruzeiro in the last two finals of the competition with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-18) sweep of their arch rivals in the first semifinal of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship here today.

Top four teams of the world ready for final push at Club World Championship

Krakow, Poland, December 15, 2017 - Semifinals pairings are confirmed at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Champioship, at the conclusion of pool play on Thursday evening across the two pools in Opole and Lodz, as the top four teams arrived in Krakow ahead of the semifinals on Saturday and medals matches on Sunday.

Penchev vs. Penchev - rivalry, brotherly love and respect

Lodz, Poland, December 15, 2017 – Two Bulgarian brothers, both playing professional volleyball and both playing at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, but not with the same clubs... With Nikolay Penchev competing for Poland’s Skra Belchatow and Rozalin Penchev for Argentina’s Personal Bolivar, it was an emotional encounter when the two teams met in a Pool B match in Lodz.

Poland All-Stars warm up fans ahead of Club Worlds semifinals

Krakow, Poland, December 15, 2017 - As the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship takes a break today to allow the four semifinalists to catch their breath before the final push for the title over the weekend, fans in Krakow are in for a rare treat.

Finishing first gives us winning mentality - Giampaolo Medei

Opole, Poland, December 14, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova finished top of Pool A at the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship following a clean sweep of two-time Asian champions Sarmaye Bank of Tehran and setting the Italian side's mood ahead of Saturday's semifinals.

Reigning champs Sada Cruzeiro claim last semifinal spot

Lodz / Opole, Poland, December 14, 2017 - Sada Cruzeiro Volei claimed the last remaining vacancy in Saturday’s semifinals of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship. The Brazilian team won the most decisive match on the last competition day of the pool stage.

We are ready to face Sada Cruzeiro – Vladimir Alekno

Lodz, Poland, December 14, 2017 – Zenit Kazan made sure they beat Skra Belchatow in their last match of Pool B at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, because they really wanted a chance to meet archrivals Sada Cruzeiro Volei from Brazil in the semifinals, after losing to them in the finals o the previous two editions.

Zenit top Pool B with perfect record

Lodz, Poland, December 14, 2017 – Zenit Kazan topped the final standings in Pool B at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship without dropping any sets in their three matches.

Lube finish undefeated in Pool A

Opole, Poland, December 14, 2017 - Italian champions Cucine Lube Civianova shut out two-time Asian champions Sarmaye Bank of Tehran 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-23) to finish at the top of Pool A, undefeated, at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship.

I'm happy we improved our play - Marcelo Mendez

Opole, Poland, December 14, 2017 - Defending champions Sada Cruzeiro claimed the last available ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Champions with a brilliant performance against hosts ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle on the closing day of pool play - a fact acknowledged by by both sides in the post-match Press Conference.

We came to learn and enjoy the atmosphere - Facundo Conte

Lodz, Poland, December 14, 2017 – Happy with their historic FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship victory, the players of Shanghai Golden Age admitted that experiencing this high-level event is what was most important to them.

Shanghai persevere through five sets for first Club World Championship win

Lodz, Poland, December 14, 2017 - Leaving the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship with at least one win proved to be a high stake for China’s Shanghai Golden Age and Argentina’s Personal Bolivar. Without a shot at making the semis, the two sides engaged in a five-set battle in their last Pool B game at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, with the Asian rookies scoring their historic first victory.

Sada Cruzeiro alive to defend title after sweep of hosts ZAKSA

Opole, Poland, December 14, 2017 - Reigning Brazil and South America champions Sada Cruzeiro of Contagem are back on track to defend their world title here in Poland, after sweeping hosts and Polish champions ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle 3-0 (25-13, 32-30, 25-20) to claim the last remaining ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship - much to the disappointment of yet another delightful sellout crowd at Opole Arena.

Seeking last semifinalist at Club World Championship

Opole, Poland, December 14, 2017 - After three tickets to the top four were booked on Wednesday it's now all down to one huge battle on Thursday to determine the last semifinalist of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Chmapionship as pool play winds down in Opole and Lodz ahead of the final round in Krakow.

I am happy we improved our play - Marcelo Mendez

Opole, Poland, December 13, 2017 - After a disastrous opening on Tuesday, Sada Cruzeiro's straight-set win over Sarmaye Bank Tehran on Wednesday allowed the defending champions to stay alive in the race for one last remaining ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championhip.

Three spots in Krakow already booked!

Lodz / Opole, Poland, December 13, 2017 – Russia’s Zenit Kazan, Italy’s Cucine Lube Civitanova and Poland's Skra Belchatow booked their tickets to the semifinals on day 2 of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship.

Better serving and blocking – key to Skra’s success

Lodz, Poland, December 13, 2017 – All is well when it ends well – this seems to summarize the mood in Skra Belchatow’s camp after the 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Personal Bolivar, which sent the Polish side to the semifinals of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship.

Nothing personal! Skra knock out Bolivar to make final four in Krakow

Lodz, Poland, December 13, 2017 - Poland’s Skra Belchatow and Argentina’s Personal Bolivar face each other in what could be considered the most intriguing fixture in Pool B of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship. The home favourites meet their strong South American at the Atlas Arena in Lodz at 20.30 local time / 19.30 GMT. The match is streamed live on the FIVB YouTube channel.

Sada Cruzeiro bounce back with sweep of Sarmaye Bank

Opole, Poland, December 13, 2017 - Defending champions Sada Cruzeiro of Contagem bounced back from their opening day shock to shut out Sramaye Bank Tehran 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-22) here on Wednesday and stay alive in the race for a ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship - though the Asian champions gave the South Americans a run for their money.

We can fight for victory against anybody - Giampaolo Medei

Opole, Poland, December 13, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova's thrilling five-set win over hosts SAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle brings the Italian champions within touching distance of the semifinals at the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship - obviously leaving coach and captain of winners quite satisfied.

Sensational Lube outlast ZAKSA to stay undefeated in race for semis

Opole, Poland, December 13, 2017 - Twice, Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova trailed Polish champions and hosts ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle, but twice they came back to tie the intense and dramatic game, before rallying in the fifth for a sensational 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 18-16) win before another sellout crowd here for the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship.

Experience playing against great team key positive for Shanghai

Lodz, Poland, December 12, 2017 – While Zenit Kazan’s coach Vladimir Alekno was pleased with the result his team achieved against Shanghai Golden Age on the second day of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Lodz, the players of the Chinese squad were happy to gain some precious experience against such a good opponent.

Zenit crush Shanghai to reach out for semifinal spot

Lodz, Poland, December 13, 2017 - Zenit Kazan practically booked their ticket to the final round of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Krakow. After their 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-21) win against China’s Shanghai Golden Age, the chances that the Russian powerhouse does not take one of the top two spots in Pool B are only theoretical.

Semifinal berths in sight at Club Worlds

Opole, Poland, December 13, 2017 - Berths in the semifinals could already be secured on Wednesday as the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship enters its second day. The top two teams of the two four-team pools in Opole and Lodz at the end of three days of pool play advance to Saturday's semifinals, ahead of the medals matches on Sunday in Krakow.

Zaksa come back from two sets down, Lisinac hits seven aces to launch Club World Championship

Lodz / Opole, Poland, December 12, 2017 - The home fans in Poland have a reason to be cheerful after the first competition day of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, as both of their favourite teams celebrated victories.

We started the tournament in the right way - Giampaolo Medei

Opole, Poland, December 12, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova's sweep of Sada Cruzeiro Volei was a dream start to the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship for the reigning Italian champions, who destroyed the defending champions in straight sets.

Lube bring defending champions Sada Cruzeiro crashing down

Opole, Poland, December 12, 2017 - Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova defeated the defending world champions Sada Cruzeiro Volei 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-18) as the opening day at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship wound down.

Volleyball is about putting pressure and moving forward - Roberto Piazza

Lodz, Poland, December 12, 2017 – Skra Belchatow claimed a convincing straight-set win against Shanghai Golden Age on the opening day of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, but coach Roberto Piazza said his team made a lot of mistakes

Fantastic Lisinac drives Skra to straight-set victory over Shanghai

Lodz, Poland, December 12, 2017 - The home crowd at the Atlas Arena in Lodz was pleased to see their favourites from Skra Belchatow start off in Pool B in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship with a convincing victory. Inspired by the noisy support from the stands, the Polish squad mastered a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-21) win against China’s Shanghai Golden Age.

We were surprised by the Iranians - Gardini

Opole, Poland, December 12, 2017 - At the Zaksa camp they were all happy for the win over Sarmaye Bank on the opening day of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship, though both coach and captain agreed they were taken by surprise by the Iranian side's performance.

Zaksa save the day with nail-biting comeback over Sarmaye Bank

Opole, Poland, December 12, 2017 - For two sets, two-time Asian champions Sarmaye Bank silenced the 2,800-strong sellout partisan crowd at Opole Arena as they led reigning Polish champions Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle 2-0, before the reigning Polish champions found the way to turn the game around and open their 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship with a thrilling five-set win 3-2 (19-25, 20-25, 25-16, 31-29, 17-15).

Good victory over a good opponent for Zenit

Lodz, Poland, December 12, 2017 – Russia’s Zenit Kazan defeated Argentina’s Personal Bolivar in straight sets in the opening match of Pool B at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship. The winners were pleased with their performance, but, most importantly, with the good result against a good opponent.

Merciless Zenit Kazan shut out Personal Bolivar in Lodz

Lodz, Poland, December 12, 2017 - Russia's Zenit Kazan started off their campaign in Pool B of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in the best possible way. The Russian powerhouse mastered a 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-17) victory over Argentina's Personal Bolivar.

Watch Men's Club World Championship live on YouTube

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 11, 2017 - The 16 matches in the 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Poland will be streamed live on the FIVB's YouTube channel as eight clubs battle for honours from Tuesday to Sunday.

Questions call for answers at Men's Club World Championship

Opole, Poland, December 11, 2017 - The top teams of the world are lined up to vie for the ultimate honour in club volleyball, as the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship gets underway on Tuesday in the Polish cities of Opole and Lodz, ahead of the medals round next weekend in Krakow.

Stars in Opole set tone for Club World Championship

Opole, Poland, December 11, 2017 - Setting the tone for the ultimate volleyball club competition, the coaches and captains of the participating teams in Pool A of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship got together with organisers in the official Press Conference of the competition here today.

World’s best players and best fans come together in Lodz

Lodz, Poland, December 11, 2017 – On the eve of the first competition day in Pool B of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship, a press conference was held at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, where organizers, coaches and captains shared their common anticipation of a high-level tournament where the best teams, the best hosts and the best fans in the world will come together for a great celebration of volleyball.

Fierce battles await us - Maurice Torres

Lodz, Poland, December 10, 2017 – Maurice Torres, the Puerto Rican opposite of Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle, is well aware that the upcoming FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Poland will be a tough challenge – not just for him and his team, but for all eight clubs participating in the tournament.

Men's Club World Championship - Get your tickets now!

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 7, 2017 - With just under a week to go before the Polish cities of Lodz, Opole and Krakow host the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, be sure you have your tickets for volleyball's ultimate club competition.

WATCH: Libero Grebennikov following in some big footsteps

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 7, 2017 – If you’re French and you’re a libero, how do you measure your success? The obvious answer is: You play for top Italian club Lube Civitanova.

ZAKSA and Zenit with victorious Champions League start before Club World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 7, 2017 – The four European teams taking part in next week’s FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship registered two wins and two defeats in their matches of the first leg in the pool stage of the 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League, played on Wednesday evening.

With six days to go to Club World Champs, European contenders play Champions League games

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2017 – With next week’s FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship just around the corner, the four European participants are ready to test out their skills internationally on the continental level, in their first matches of the 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League.

South American teams searching for glory in Club World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5, 2017 – The FIVB Men’s Club World Championship may be taking place in Europe, but CSV powerhouses Sada Cruzeiro Contagem of Brazil and Argentina’s Personal Bolivar will be confident of taking the top prize home to South America.

Zenit Kazan head into Club World Champs with Russian Cup in the bag

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 4, 2017 – Zenit Kazan will head to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship with confidence sky-high after they won the Russian Cup on Sunday.

Ignaczak backing stars to shine at Club World Champs

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 1, 2017 – Krzysztof Ignaczak has no doubt that volleyball fans will be in for a feast of action when the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship takes place in Poland from December 12 to 17.

Opole students enjoy taste of Club World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 29, 2017 – A lucky group of Polish school children in Opole have had the chance to live every volleyball fan's dream by training alongside ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle team members before the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship.

Spotlight on Lube with Club Worlds ambassador Ignaczak

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 28, 2017 - Reigning Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova are on a quest to bring Italy back in the limelight when they take to the courts of Poland next month for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship from December 12 to 17.

Lisinac inspires Belchatow ahead of Club Worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 25, 2017 - Serbian middle blocker Srecko Lisinac is on a roll this season with PGE Skra Belchatow, ahead of the team's appearance in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship beginning in just over a fortnight in Poland.

Galaxy of stars light up Club Worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 22, 2017 - The preliminary wide rosters of the eight teams in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship have been confirmed, featuring some of the top volleyball players of the globe, ready to thrill the fans in three Polish cities, next month.

Yoandy Leal: We know how to be champions

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 20, 2017 - Three-time gold medallists, in 2013, 2015 and 2016, Sada Cruzeiro of Contagem are getting ready to fly off to Poland as their quest begins for a fourth title at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship beginning December 12.

Opole promising volleyball spectacular for Club World Champs

Opole, Poland, November 17, 2017 – Volleyball fans in Opole will be in for a treat when the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship takes place in the Polish city in December.

Four weeks out, fans in anticipation of star-studded Club Worlds in Poland

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 14, 2017 - With exactly four weeks to go until first whistle at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship excitement is mounting in anticipation of some of the world's top stars taking to the courts of Opole, Lodz and Krakow to contest the ultimate trophy for clubs in international volleyball.

Three-time Olympian Ignaczak heads social media push for Club Worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 3, 2017 - Three-time Olympian and world and European champion Krzysztof "Igla" Ignaczak has been named official Ambassador of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship scheduled for next month in Poland.

Tickets for 2017 Club Worlds in Poland available online

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 2, 2017 - Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship that will wrap up the year with the awarding of volleyball's ultimate club trophy next month in Poland.

Full schedule for 2017 Club World Championship now online

Lausanne, Switzlerand, November 2, 2017 - The for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, which will be played next month in three cities of Poland, is now available on the dedicated section of the FIVB website.

Mahdavi: “We are working hard for the best possible performance in Poland”

Tehran, Iran, October 28, 2017 – Sarmayeh Bank captain Mehdi Mahdavi retired from the Iranian national team after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but is still very active on the club volleyball scene and will see action in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship from December 12 to 17 in Poland.

CEV Champions League gets underway

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 17, 2017 – A new edition of the CEV Champions League begins on Tuesday with Russia’s Zenit Kazan set to begin their title defence later in the competition. The European champions will also participate in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Poland from December 12 to 17.

Club world champions Sada Cruzeiro beat Taubate for third straight Brazilian Super Cup triumph

Fortaleza, Brazil, October 11, 2017 – Reigning FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship winners Sada Cruzeiro bagged their third straight Brazilian Super Cup triumph, following their 3-1 (25-27, 25-22, 25-20, 25-22) win over EMS Funvic Taubate at the Olympic Training Centre on Wednesday.

Clubs learn fate in Men's Club World Championship draw

Warsaw, Poland, September 19, 2017 - Polish clubs ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle and PGE Skra Belchatow learned their fate as the draw for the pool stage of the 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship was held in Warsaw on Tuesday.

Clubs set to discover path to Club World Championship glory

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 19, 2017 – The eight teams that will compete in the Poland 2017, FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship will find out who they will face in the pool stages when the draw is made at the Polsat television studios in Warsaw at 16.30 today.

Zenit destroy Dinamo for record 9th Russia title

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 11, 2017 - Zenit Kazan became the most decorated team in the history of the Russian Superleague Thursday evening, when they crushed Dinamo Moscow 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) in the final to claim their fourth straight and ninth overall title.

Alarm over as Zenit, Dinamo advance to Russia final

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 10, 2017 - After all the drama and near-misses of pool play, favourites Zenit Kazan and Dinamo Moscow found easier paths to the final of the men's 2017 Russian Superleague with relatively comfortable sweeps of their opponents in Wednesday evening's semifinals.

High drama as favourites through to Russia semis

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 8, 2017 - Dinamo Moscow came within a hair's breadth of crashing out of the Russian Superleague, when they found themseleves trailing Fakel Novy Urengoy by two sets in the closing match of pool play at the Final Six tournament in Moscow.

Zenit back from the brink in Russia Final Six

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 7, 2017 - Defending champions Zenit Kazan survived a five-set scare as they came back from two sets down to edge Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-16, 25-22, 19-17) in their opening match at the Russian men's Superleague Final Six in Moscow, Sunday evening.

Lube sweep Italy final series to win 'Scudetto'

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 7, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova destroyed Diatec Trentino 3-1 (28-26, 25-20, 18-25, 25-14) Sunday afternoon to sweep the best-of-five final series of the men's Italian UnipolSai Superleague with back-to-back wins and claim their fourth title in the history of the competition.

Sada Cruzeiro thrill 14,000 with fifth Brazil title

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 7, 2017 - Sada Cruzeiro Contagem thrilled 14,000 fans as they smashed past Funvic Taubate 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 25-19) Sunday morning at Belo Horizonte's Mineirinho in the single final of the men's 2017 Brazil Superleague to pick up their fourth straight title.

No surprises as Russia Final Six opens in Moscow

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 6, 2017 - Lokomotiv Novosibirsk and Belogorie Belgorod opened the Russian men's Superleague Final Six with wins Saturday night in Moscow to take early leads in the two pools of three ahead of the semifinals and finals.

Zenit Kazan make hat-trick of Champions League wins

Rome, Italy, April 30, 2017 – Zenit Kazan didn’t hang around to win the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men Final Four at the PalaLottomatica in Rome on Sunday by defeating Sir Sicoma Colussi Perugia 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-14).

Zenit Kazan march on to Champions League final

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 29, 2017 – Zenit Kazan continued their dominant form in the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men, to reach the final with a straight sets win over Berlin Recycling Volleys in the semifinals at the PalaLottomatica in Rome on Saturday.

ZAKSA retain Polish title and earn ticket to Club Worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 - ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle successfully defended their Polish men's PlusLiga title Sunday night, when they came back from a set down to beat PGE Skra Belchatow 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-18) in the second leg of the home-and-away finals series, at home before a sellout crowd of almost 3,500.

ZAKSA two sets from hosting Club Worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 19, 2017 - ZAKSA Kiedzerzyn-Kozle made a huge leap towards defending their Polish men's PlusLiga title and earning a ticket for the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship next December, when they scored a very solid away win 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 25-19) over PGE Skra Belchatow in the first leg of the final on Wednesday evening.

European Champions League down to last four

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 13, 2017 - Berlin Recycling Volleys caused the sensation of the week when they beat Dinamo Moscow for the second time in a row to qualify for the Final Four of the 2017 Men's European Champions League. They are joined there by defending champions Zenit Kazan and Cucine Lube Civitanova who advanced Thursday night, in addition to Sir Sicoma Colussi Perugia who had qualified directly as hosts.

Lube, Trentino retake advantage in Italian League

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 9, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova and Diatec Trentino are both within one win of making it to the final of the Italian men's UnipolSai Superleague after taking 2-1 leads in their best-of-five semifinal series.

Night of drama keeps suspense high in men's Champions League

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 5, 2017 - Defending European champions Zenit Kazan, Cucine Lube Civitanova and Berlin Recycling Volleys enjoy an advantage in the race for tickets to the Final Four of the men's European Champions League after a night full of suspense and drama in the first legs of the last round of the Playoffs.

Semifinals set in Poland and Brazil Leagues

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2, 2017 - Asseco Resovia Rzeszow defeated table leaders and defending champions ZAKSA Kiedzerzyn Kozle 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-19) at home before 4,300 fans on the closing day of the Regular Season to secure second place in the standings ahead of the Polish men's PlusLiga Playoffs.

Italian League semifinals locked in 1-1 ties

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 26, 2017 - Both best-of-five semifinal series in the Italian UnipolSai Superleague are tied at 1-1 after the weekend's results when Sir Saftey Conad Perugia beat Diatec Trentino and defending champions Azimut Modena outlasted Cucine Lube Civitanova.

100% for Russia and Italy as drama unfolds across Europe

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 23, 2017 - Russian and Italian clubs dominated midweek play and qualified all their teams to the second round of the European Men's Champions League second round Playoffs - but not before some drama played out this week.

Upsets averted in Italy semifinals

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 19, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova, who had finished the Regular Season at the top of the table, narrowly survived five sets 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 20-25m 25-19, 15-11) against defending champions Azimut Modena as the Italian men's UnipolSai A1 League semifinals got underway on Sunday.

Dream week for Zenit Kazan and Italian clubs in Champions League

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 16, 2017 - Defending champions Zenit Kazan of Russia and the two Italian sides in the competition enjoyed a dream week as the Playoffs of the men's European Champions League opened in the race for the ultimate continental club title and a direct ticket to the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship.

Sarmayeh Bank defend Iranian League title

Tehran, Iran, March 12, 2017 – Sarmayeh Bank defended their title in the Iranian Premier League, following their 3-0 (33-31, 25-20, 25-18) win over Tehran Paykan to complete their sweep of the best-of-three final series.

Defending champs make it through to Italy semifinals

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 12, 2017 - Defending champions Azimut Modena turned around their Italian men's UnipolSai Superleague quarterfinal series against Calzedonia Verona with a deciding win Sunday night 3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 20-25, 25-19) before a sellout crowd of almost 5,000 at the PalaPanini that saw them through to the semifinals.

Tehran Paykan rout Urmia Shardari, advance to final of Iranian League

Tehran, Iran, March 6, 2016 – Tehran Paykan defeated Urmia Shahrdari 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 25-19) in the Iranian League semifinal on Sunday, to face the defending champions Sarmayeh Bank in the best-of-three finals slated to take place on Wednesday, March 8.

Verona stun Modena as Playoffs open in Italy

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 5, 2017 - Calzedonia Verona stunned defending champions Azimut Modena 3-1 (25-3, 18-25, 29-27, 30-28) in the only away victory as the Italian men's UnipolSai Superleague Playoffs got under way Sunday night. Verona next host Modena next Thursday in a bid to clinch the best-of-three quarterfinal series.

Down to 12 in race for European Champions League

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 1, 2017 - Poland's PGE Skra Belchatow and Asseco Resovia Rzeszow, Russia's Belogorie Belgorod, Belgium's Knack Roeselare and Turkey's Istanbul BBSK completed the puzzle of the 1st Round Playoffs in the European Men's Champions League, Wednesday night, as the race for the ultimate continental club title and a ticket to the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship next December in Poland enters the home stretch.

Playoffs all set in Italy Superleague

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 26, 2017 - Despite going down in five sets 3-2 (18-25, 25-14, 25-22, 17-25, 15-12) to Exprivia Molfetta, Cucine Lube Civitanova finished top of the table in the Italian men's UnipolSai Superleague Regular Season - a position they had already secured with two matches to spare and which gives them home advantage throughout the Playoffs, beginning next weekend with the quarterfinals.

Sada Cruzeiro claim South American title and ticket to Club Worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 26, 2017 - Sada Cruzeiro Contagem will be there to defend their title at the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship in Poland next December, after they shut out Personal Bolivar 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-23) in the final at Montes Claros to claim the 2017 South American Club Championship title which comes with a ticket to the Club Worlds.

Sada Cruzeiro take on Bolivar for South American Clubs title

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 25, 2017 - Argentina champions Personal Bolivar fought off the advances of hosts Montes Claros Volei and defending champions Sada Cruzeiro Contagem defeated UPCN San Juan in Friday night's semifinals at the 2017 South American Club Championship.

Semifinals set at South American Club Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 24, 2017 - Defending continental champions and reigning world champions Sada Cruzeiro Contagem comfortably sailed past Bohemios Montevideo 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-12) to complete the semifinalists of the 2017 Men's South American Club Championship in the Minas Gerais city of Montes Claros.

Two down, two to go for South American Club Championship semis

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 23, 2017 - The two Argentine representatives in the competition, reigning national champions Personal Bolivar and 2015 South American champions UPCN San Juan, both qualified for Friday's semifinals of the 2017 South American Men's Club Championship in the Minas Gerais state of Montes Claros, Brazil.

Favourites off to flying start in South American Club Champs

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 22, 2017 - Hosts Montes Claros Volei have taken an early lead in pool play at the South American Men's Club Championship, after they demolished Uruguay champions Bohemios of Montevideo 3-0 (25-15, 25-9, 25-21), Tuesday night at the Tancredo Neves Gymnasium of the Minas Gerais city.

South American Men's Clubs on the starting line

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 21, 2017 - Seven clubs are under starters orders in Montes Claros in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais, as the 31st edition of the South American Club Championship is about to get underway Tuesday evening - with a ticket to the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship, next December in Poland, also at stake.

Sada Cruzeiro head into continentals with new Superleague win

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 19, 2017 - Just a few days before starting their defence of the South American Men's Club Championship, reigning world and Brazil champions Sada Cruzeiro of Contagem confirmed their dominating position in the domestic Superleague with a solid 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-17) home win at the Riachao over Bento Volei Isabela.

European road to Club Worlds takes shape

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 16, 2017 - While seven clubs have already secured pole position in their pools and a berth in the European Men's Champions League Playoffs, things got complicated in Pool E, after Knack Roeselare of Belgium handed Final Four hosts (in Rome) Sir Sicoma Colussi Perugia of Italy their first defeat of the season 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-13) as the penultimate round of pool play concluded Wednesday night across the continent.

Race for Club Worlds heats up across the world

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 12, 2017 - Cucine Lube Civitanova crushed Diatec Trentino 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-15) Sunday evening to extend their lead at the top of the standings in Italy's men's UnipolSai Superleague with three rounds to go until the end of the Regular Season, as action picked up over the weekend in domestic leagues around the world.

New formula guarantees excitement at Men’s Club World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 31, 2017 – The FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship will be the final event on the international federation's 2017 volleyball calendar, with a new event formula to bring excitement to the volleyball community when Poland hosts the tournament from December 11 to 17.

Great fans to host top volleyball stars - Poland confirmed as Men’s Club World Championship host

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2017 – Passionate Polish fans will welcome the best men’s volleyball clubs in the world following the confirmation of Poland as the new host of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship from December 11-17.

Champions League heats up ahead of Club Worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 19, 2017 - Defending champions Zenit Kazan remain on track for their third European Champions League title and a direct ticket to the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship at the halfway point of the top club competition in Europe.

2017 Preview: Men's Club World Championship beckons

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 9, 2017 - The race for tickets to the 13th FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in 2017 is well underway.

Top clubs blast into 2017 as action resumes

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 8, 2017 - Table leaders Cucine Lube Civitanova opened the year in Italy's UnipolSai men's A1 League with a thundering 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-17) home win over Revivre Milan Sunday evening before 2,700 fans, as club competitions around the world resumed after the mid-season break.

2016 Review: Sada Cruzeiro simply cannot get enough of winning

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 2, 2017 - It was October 23 when Sada Cruzeiro were crowned FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship winners for the second time in a row and the third time in the last four years.

Italian star Giannelli to stay with club Trentino until 2020

Trento, Italy, December 23, 2016 – The fans of Italian club Trentino Volley received an early Christmas present on Friday, when the club announced that their star setter Simone Gianelli will be staying in Trento until June 30, 2020.

Kazan crush Paris as race for Club Worlds ticket continues

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 22, 2016 - Defending European champions Zenit Kazan stormed through Paris as the battle for the 2017 European Men's Champions League title and a direct ticket to the 2017 FIVB Club World Championship continued this week with Round 2 of pool play.

Sarmayeh Bank lead Iran Premier League midway through Regular Season

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 20, 2016 - Defending champions Sarmayeh Bank Tehran have taken an early lead in the race for the 2017 title in Iran's men's Premier League, finishing the top half of the Regular Season at the top of the table with just one defeat in 11 matches.

Kazan open race for 2017 Club Worlds with show of power

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 8, 2016 - Defending European champions Zenit Kazan of Russia embarked on their quest for a ticket to the 2017 edition of the FIVB Men's Club World Championship with a dynamic straight-set sweep of Turkey's Arkas in Izmir, as the pool phase of the European Champions League got underway this week.

Bidding process opened for 2017 Men's Club World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 27, 2016 - The FIVB is inviting bids to organise the 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship. All bids to host the event must be received by 12.00 (midday) Central European Standard Time on October 26, 2016.

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