Poland men's national volleyball team
The Poland national men's volleyball team is controlled by the Polski Związek Piłki Siatkowej, which represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches. Poland is one of the world's strongest teams, it is the reigning World Champion since 2018 and is ranked fourth in the FIVB world ranking. Poland achieved some of its best results in the 1970s, with gold medals at 1974 World Championship and the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, they won five consecutive silver medals at the European Championship, between 1975 and 1983. On January 17, 2005 was chosen new coach - Raúl Lozano. On May 27, 2005 he debuted as the coach in official match against Argentina - first meeting at 2005 World League. Polish national team won 9 of 12 matches in intercontinental round in Pool C and achieved promotion to final round in Serbia and Montenegro, they lost just 2 matches with Montenegro and Greece. On January 17, 2009, it was announced that the new head coach is Daniel Castellani, who led PGE Skra Bełchatów.
In June 2009 Polish team played in Pool D of intercontinental round of the World League 2009. They won 5 of 12 lost all 4 matches with Brazil and 3 meetings with Finland. Poland took 11th place in general classification. On September 3, 2009, Poland played its first match in preliminary round Pool A of the European Championship 2009 held in Turkey. Polish players beat France in opening match 3-1. Won with Germany and hosts - Turkey. Poland took first place in Pool A and went to play off round, where in Pool F beat European Champion 2007 - Spain and won two another meetings with Slovakia and Greece, they reached the first place in the group and Poland advanced to the final round. In semifinal played against Bulgaria and won 3-0. In final they met with France once again; this two teams opened and closed European Championship 2009. On September 13, 2009 Poland won a title of the European Champion first time in history. 2 of 8 individual award were achieved by Polish players. Paweł Zagumny was the Best Setter and Most Valuable Player was awarded the captain and opposite hitter of Polish national team - Piotr Gruszka.
On September 14, 2009 all players were awarded Knight's Cross of Polonia Restituta and coach Daniel Castellani received Officer's Cross of Polonia Restituta. In November 18–23, 2009, Poland participated as the European Champion in World Grand Champions Cup held in Japan; the Polish team won 2 of 5 matches with Egypt. Poland took 4th place. Polish men's national volleyball team was elected the best team of 2009 in 75th Plebiscyt Przeglądu Sportowego 2009 in Poland and Piotr Gruszka was 3rd in the Top 10 of Polish Athlets in the same competition. Polish national team started season with intercontinental round of the World League 2010. At the beginning they lost twice with German team in Stuttgart. On June 11–12 beat hosts of final round - Argentina in San Juan. On June 18–19 played with Cuba. Poland lost first match 2-3, but next day beat opponent 3-0; the remaining 6 matches Polish national team played in Poland. On June 25–26, Poland beat Argentina in Wrocław, they moved to Atlas Arena to Łódź. Matches with Germany on July 8 -- 9 ended.
Poland won the next day 3-1 at Spodek in Katowice. On September 25, 2010, players of Polish national team played their first match at the World Championship 2010, they won all 3 matches in Pool F with Canada and Serbia, which were held in Trieste, Italy. In second round Poland lost their both matches with Bulgaria. Poland ended Championships in place 13-18. On October 25, 2010 after the vote of the board of Polish Volleyball Federation, Castellani was fired. Polish national team after bad previous year changed squad. Andrea Anastasi began work as head coach on February 23, 2011, when Poland was ranked 11th in the FIVB ranking, his assistant was Andrea Gardini. They started season without an important players like Winiarski or Wlazły; the team started with the World League 2011. Poland as host was in final tournament, held at Ergo Arena in Gdańsk. During a first match against Bulgaria, an opposite hitter - Zbigniew Bartman injured. Despite this Poland won after tie-break. Poland lost with Italy and beat Argentina in five sets.
They lost the match against Russia. On July 10, 2011 Poland won first medal of the World League in history. Polish achieved individual awards - Bartosz Kurek was the Best Scorer and Krzysztof Ignaczak the Best Libero. In the same year the Polish national team wanted to defend a title of European Champion from 2009; the team, without injured Zbigniew Bartman, won in playoff round with Czech Republic and went to quarterfinals. In Karlovy Vary beat Slovakia, they moved to Vienna and lost the match against Italy. Poles again played the 3rd place match. On September 18, 2011 they beat the winners of World League 2011 - Russia and achieved their second bronze in 2011. In addition, individual award for Best Server received Bartosz Kurek. In November was the first chance to qualify for the Olympic Games 2012. At FIVB World Cup 2011 won, they lost with Iran and Russia. Polish national team won promotion to the Olympics on December 3, 2011, when they won first two sets against Brazil. In conclusion Poland won the silver medal, repeated the success of the FIVB World Cup 1965, where Poland achieve silver too.
For the first time in the history Polish national team
Cross of Merit (Poland)
The Cross of Merit is a Polish civil state decoration established on June 23, 1923, to recognize services to the state. The Order has three grades: At the time of its establishment in 1923, the Cross of Merit was the highest civilian award in Poland, it was awarded to citizens who went beyond the call of duty in their work for the country and society as a whole. May be awarded twice in each grade to the same person. Wanda Paulina Gluszek, Political Activist, Chicago, Illinois. Krzysztof Kazimierz Miller, Urbanist. Stansilaw Lukaszewicz, Sargeant 10 Dragoons, 1 Polish Armoured Division, 1 Polish Corps for action at Falaise Gap, France 1944. Moses Schorr, Polish Historian, Bible Scholar and orientalist. Arthur Szyk, Polish-Jewish fine artist, book illustrator, political artist. Francis K. Czyzewski. Bronisława Rychter-Janowska, Cracovian artist. Henri Strzelecki, co-founder of Henri Lloyd. Jerzy Łucki - Toronto, Canada Geertjan Lassche, Dutch reporter and documentary film maker Izabella Zielińska, Polish pianist Wlodzimierz Mieczyslaw Wojciechowski, Polish soldier and resistance fighter, London.
Michał Kwiatkowski, Polish road cyclist Jerzy Zralski, II WW veteran and writer. Bogdan Labecki. Adam Świerkocz, Polish brigadier general Tomasz Miśkiewicz, Mufti - for work with the immigrant and native Islamic Youth, for work with the Muslim minorities, for interfaith dialogue Michal Kuleczka. Bogdan Labecki. John Dodunski - New Zealand - March 2013 Margaret Scannell née Dodunski - New Zealand - March 2013 Robert Dodunski - New Zealand - March 2013 Tomasz Trembowski - Canada - May 2013 Elwira Grossman - Scotland - August 2013 Krzysztof Wojciechowski - Poland - August 2013 Rudolf Gundlach - Gundlach tank periscope inventor Agnieszka Radwańska - Tennis Player Katarzyna Maria Dziewanowska- Scientific Research - University of Idaho September 26, 2013 Marcin Pawel Grzadka - Harcmistrz, Co-Founder of YPCPA. & Chairman of Quo Vadis Leadership Conference. - Canada - November 2013 Filip Slipaczek - UK - May 2014 Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm, USA, writer and academic Tomasz Moczerniuk - New York - September 2014 Grzegorz Fryc - New York - September 2014 Adam Skorek Karol Kłos - volleyball player, World Champion 2014 Andrzej Wrona - volleyball player, World Champion 2014 Fabian Drzyzga - volleyball player, World Champion 2014 Paweł Zatorski - volleyball player, World Champion 2014 Mateusz Mika - volleyball player, World Champion 2014 Philippe Blain - coach of Poland men's national volleyball team - World Champions 2014 Agata Mroz-Olszewska.
Thomas Gabriel Grasza Esq Postage Stamp & Coin Designer and Noted Canadian Polish Philatelist of Four Decades. Joanna Zawadzka - Community Activist living in Scotland, Director of Polish Cultural Festival Association. Jerzy Troszczynski - photographer Piotr Paweł Morta Helena Gąsienica Daniel - Olympic cross-country skier Captain Raymond Delver Smith Carrington J. P. - For outstanding service to Poland and its people. Cross of Merit
Brazil men's national volleyball team
The Brazil men's national volleyball team is governed by the Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Brazil has three gold medals at the Olympic Games, won three times the World Championship and nine times the World League. Brazil is the #1 team on the FIVB World Rankings; the team is referred to as volleyball's "Dream Team" due to its success under coach Bernardo Rezende. After the sixth place in the Sydney Olympic Games, the Brazilian men’s national team underwent some important changes ahead of the 2001 season. Mr. Bernardo Rezende, nicknamed Bernardinho, who had spent six years coaching the women's national team, was chosen to be the head coach of the Brazilian men's national team. In the first season with Bernardinho, the team conquered one silver medal. In 2002, Brazil finished second in the World League after losing the title at home in the match against Russia, but in that same season, they conquered the World Championship for the first time ever.
The beginning of the 2003 season was special for the World Champions. In an exciting final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won the World League gold medal for the third time, beating its opponent 3–2 in Madrid. After that, the team was defeated by Venezuela in the semifinal of the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo and ended up with the bronze in the competition. However, the Brazilian squad beat Venezuela by 3–0 in the South American Championship final only one month later; that year ended with Brazil conquering the last title it had not won yet: the World Cup, in Japan. In 2004, Bernardinho led the Brazilian team to a fourth title of the World League. In August, the Brazilian men's team won the second Olympic gold medal of its history, which happened in Athens in 2004. In the final, Brazil beat Italy 3–1. In the 2005 season, the Olympic Champion won four medals. In the final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won another gold medal in the World League, beating its opponent 3–1.
After that, the team became second in the America's Cup, defeated by the United States in the final. In the South American Championship, Brazil conquered its 25th title, winning all matches and losing just one set. To end this great season, Bernardo Rezende’s team secured the gold medal in the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. During the year 2006, the Brazilian team won a sixth title in the World League and a second title in the World Championship; this team was considered by most consistent men's volleyball team of all time. Gold: 2 times: 2011, 2013 Gold: 1 time: 2013 Gold: 4 times: 1993, 2001, 2007, 2009 Silver: 6 times: 1981, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2013 Bronze: 3 times: 1977, 1989, 1999 Gold: 18 times: 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 Silver: 4 times: 1980, 1982, 2000, 2008 Gold: 6 times: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2003 Silver: 1 time: 2005 Gold: 16 times: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012 Silver: 3 times: 2008, 2010, 2014 Gold: 1 time: 2011 Silver: 1 time: 2013 The following is the Brazilian roster in the 2018 World Championship.
Head coach: Renan Dal Zotto Incidentally, the Maracana Stadium holds the all-time volleyball attendance record from when 95,000 turned out to watch Brazil beat the USSR in an open-air friendly game in 1983. Ginásio do Maracanãzinho and Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves Brazil national team training and hosting venues; the table below shows the history of kit providers for the Brazil national volleyball team. Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Banco do Brasil, other sponsors: Globoesporte, Gol Transportes Aereos, Delta Air Lines, Ernst & Young and Asics. Brazil's matches and friendlies are televised by SporTV and Globo. Brazil women's national volleyball team Official website FIVB profile
Volleyball is a popular 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 since Tokyo 1964. The complete rules are extensive, but play proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a'rally' by serving the ball, from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, 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; the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court. The rally continues, with each team allowed as many as three consecutive touches, until either: a team makes a kill, grounding the ball on the opponent's court and winning the rally.
The team that wins the rally serves the ball to start the next rally. A few of the most common faults include: causing the ball to touch the ground or floor outside the opponents' court or without first passing over the net; the ball is played with the hands or arms, but players can strike or push the ball with any part of the body. A number of consistent techniques have evolved in volleyball, including spiking and blocking as well as passing and specialized player positions and offensive and defensive structures. In the winter of 1895, in Holyoke, William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette, a name derived from the game of badminton, as a pastime to be played indoors and by any number of players; the game took some of its characteristics from other sports such as handball. Another indoor sport, was catching on in the area, having been invented just ten miles away in the city of Springfield, only four years before. Mintonette was designed to be an indoor sport, less rough than basketball, for older members of the YMCA, while still requiring a bit of athletic effort.
The first rules, written down by William G Morgan, called for a net 6 ft 6 in high, a 25 ft × 50 ft court, any number of players. A match was composed of nine innings with three serves for each team in each inning, no limit to the number of ball contacts for each team before sending the ball to the opponents' court. In case of a serving error, a second try was allowed. Hitting the ball into the net was considered a foul —except in the case of the first-try serve. After an observer, Alfred Halstead, noticed the volleying nature of the game at its first exhibition match in 1896, played at the International YMCA Training School, the game became known as volleyball. Volleyball rules were modified by the International YMCA Training School and the game spread around the country to various YMCAs; the first official ball used in volleyball is disputed. The rules evolved over time: in 1916, in the Philippines, the skill and power of the set and spike had been introduced, four years a "three hits" rule and a rule against hitting from the back row were established.
In 1917, the game was changed from requiring 21 points to win to a smaller 15 points to win. In 1919, about 16,000 volleyballs were distributed by the American Expeditionary Forces to their troops and allies, which sparked the growth of volleyball in new countries; the first country outside the United States to adopt volleyball was Canada in 1900. An international federation, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball, was founded in 1947, the first World Championships were held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women; the sport is now popular in Brazil, in Europe, in Russia, in other countries including China and the rest of Asia, as well as in the United States. Beach volleyball, a variation of the game played on sand and with only two players per team, became a FIVB-endorsed variation in 1987 and was added to the Olympic program at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Volleyball is a sport at the Paralympics managed by the World Organization Volleyball for Disabled. Nudists were early adopters of the game with regular organized play in clubs as early as the late 1920s.
By the 1960s, a volleyball court had become standard in all nudist/naturist clubs. Volleyball has been part of the Summer Olympics program for both men and women since 1964. A volleyball court is 9 m × 18 m, divided into equal square halves by a net with a width of one meter; the top of the net is 2.43 m above the center of the court for men's competition, 2.24 m for women's competition, varied for veterans a
2014 FIVB Volleyball World League
The 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League was the 25th edition of the annual men's international volleyball tournament, played by 28 countries from 23 May to 20 July 2014. The Group 1 Final Round was held in Italy. No qualification tournament. All teams of the 2013 edition directly qualified. 10 teams were invited by the FIVB. It will be the first time the World League will feature 28 teams, having had 18 teams in 2013 and 16 teams from 2001–03 and 2006–12; the World League featured 8 teams in its inaugural year in 1990, 10 in 1991 and 12 from 1992–2000 and 2004–05. During the Intercontinental Round, Pools A to E will play double home and away matches, for a total of 12 matches per team. Pool F & G will feature two stand-alone tournaments per pool involving the four teams in the pool; the last ranked team of Group 1 after the Intercontinental Round could be relegated if the winners of the Group 2 Final Round can meet the promotion requirements set by the FIVB. The pools were announced on 1 December 2013.
Match points Number of matches won Sets ratio Points ratio Result of the last match between the tied teamsMatch 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 All times are local. The Group 1 Final Round hosts Italy, the top two teams from Pool A and B and the winners of the Group 2 Final Round will qualify for the Group 1 Final Round. If Italy finishes as one of the top two teams in Pool A, Pool A will send its top three teams. Venue: Arena Jaraguá, Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil Venue: Ginásio Chico Neto, Maringá, Brazil Venue: PalaTrieste, Italy Venue: PalaOlimpia, Italy Venue: Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil Venue: PalaFlorio, Italy Venue: Foro Italico Tennis Center Court, Italy Venue: Azadi Indoor Stadium, Iran Venue: Spodek, Poland Venue: Atlas Arena, Łódź, Poland Venue: Azadi Indoor Stadium, Iran Venue: Kraków Arena, Kraków, Poland Venue: Łuczniczka, Poland Venue: Azadi Indoor Stadium, Iran Venue: Unipol Arena, Casalecchio di Reno, Italy Venue: Ergo Arena, Gdańsk / Sopot, Poland Venue: Mediolanum Forum, Italy Venue: Palace of Culture and Sports, Bulgaria Venue: Čair Sports Center, Niš, Serbia Venue: Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, United States Venue: Arena Armeec, Bulgaria Venue: UIC Pavilion, United States Venue: Energetik Sports Complex, Russia Venue: Energetik Sports Complex, Russia Venue: Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, United States Venue: Yantarny Sports Complex, Russia Venue: SPC Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia Venue: Čair Sports Center, Niš, Serbia Venue: SPC Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia Venue: Arena Armeec, Bulgaria Venue: Pionir Hall, Serbia The Group 2 Final Round hosts Australia and the winners of Pool C, D and E will qualify for the Group 2 Final Round.
If Australia finishes first in Pool C, Pool C will send its top two teams. Venue: Sportcampus Lange Munte, Belgium Venue: Country Hall Ethias Liège, Liège, Belgium Venue: Stampede Corral, Canada Venue: Country Hall Ethias Liège, Liège, Belgium Venue: AIS Arena, Australia Venue: Lotto Arena, Belgium Venue: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, University Endowment Lands, Greater Vancouver Regional District, Canada Venue: Tampere Ice Stadium, Finland Venue: Lotto Arena, Belgium Venue: Rexall Place, Canada Venue: Sportcampus Lange Munte, Belgium Venue: Adelaide Arena, Australia Venue: Tampere Ice Stadium, Finland Venue: Tampere Ice Stadium, Finland Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Australia Venue: Brose Arena, Germany Venue: Polideportivo Municipal Gustavo Torito Rodríguez, San Martín, Argentina Venue: Park&Suites Arena, France Venue: Polideportivo Delmi, Argentina Venue: Microestadio de Lomas de Zamora, Lomas de Zamora, Argentina Venue: Porsche-Arena, Germany Venue: Kindarena, France Venue: Park Arena Komaki, Japan Venue: Palais des Sports André Brouat, France Venue: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Germany Venue: Shimadzu Arena, Japan Venue: Vendéspace, Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Venue: Koshigaya City Gymnasium, Japan Venue: Halle Georges Carpentier, France Venue: Eindhoven Sports Centre, Netherlands Venue: Pavilhão Desportivo Municipal da Póvoa de Varzim, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal Venue: Budvar Arena, České Budějovice, Czech Republic Venue: Topsportcentrum Almere, Netherlands Venue: SD Arena, Czech Republic Venue: Dongchun Gymnasium, South Korea Venue: Suwon Gymnasium, South Korea Venue: Centro de Desportos e Congressos de Matosinhos, Portugal Venue: Opava Sports Hall, Czech Republic Venue: Chungmu Gymnasium, South Korea Venue: Topsportcentrum Rotterdam, Netherlands Venue: Pavilhão Desportivo Municipal da Póvoa de Varzim, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal The Group 3 Final Round hosts Turkey, the winners of Pool F and G and the best second team among Pool F and G will qualify for the Group 3 Final Round.
Venue: Palacio de los Deportes Juan Escutia, Mexico City, Mexico Venue: El Menzah Sports Palace, Tunisia Venue: Coliseo Guillermo Angulo, Puerto Rico Venue: Steel Arena, Košice, Slovakia Venue: Cengiz Göllü Volleyball Hall, Turkey All times are Eastern European Summer Time. Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Australia All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time. Venue: Nelson Mandela Forum, Italy All times are Central European Summer Time. Official website Final Standing Awards Statistics of Group 1 Final Round Statistics
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów is a Polish professional volleyball team, based in Rzeszów, playing in PlusLiga. They are three-times winner of the Polish Cup; the club has had its current name since the 2006/2007 season. Asseco Resovia is ranked 7th in the Men's European clubs ranking. CEV Champions League 1973, 2015 CEV Cup 2012 Polish Championship 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 2012, 2013, 2015 1973, 2009, 2014, 2016 1970, 1977, 1987, 1988, 2010, 2011 Polish Cup 1975, 1983, 1987 Polish SuperCup 2013 In season 2014/2015 Asseco Resovia has been playing in 2014–15 CEV Champions League, they beat Russian club Lokomotiv Novosibirsk and lost in revenge match in Rzeszów on March 11, 2015. They went to Final Four, which will be held in Germany. Asseco Resovia will play with another Polish team – PGE Skra Bełchatów and for the first time in history two Polish teams will be playing at semi-final of CEV Champions League Final Four. On March 28, 2015 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów beat PGE Skra Bełchatów in semi-final of 2014–15 CEV Champions League Final Four held at Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin.
It was a historic match. On April 28, 2015 Asseco Resovia won their 7th title of Polish Champion. On 16-17 April 2015 Asseco Resovia was a host of 2015–16 CEV Champions League Final Four held in Tauron Arena Kraków; the team lost semifinal with Zenit Kazan and 3rd place match with Cucine Lube Civitanova, so Asseco Resovia took fourth place. Russell Holmes received individual award for the Best Middle Blocker. In 2015–16 PlusLiga, Resovia took second place in regular season because of better set ratio than PGE Skra Bełchatów. In finale, ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle beat Asseco Resovia Rzeszów in three matches
2014–15 PlusLiga is the 79th season of Polish Championship organized by Professional Volleyball League SA under the supervision of Polish Volleyball Federation. Professional Volleyball League SA decided to add to PlusLiga two teams - MKS Cuprum Lubin and MKS Banimex Będzin. In season 2014/2015 Poland was represented by PGE Skra Bełchatów, Asseco Resovia Rzeszów, Jastrzębski Węgiel in CEV Champions League, ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle in CEV Cup. Indykpol AZS Olsztyn resigned from participation in the CEV Challenge Cup. Any Polish team will not take part in this tournament. On October 8, 2014 PGE Skra Bełchatów as the Polish Champion 2014 played with ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle for the ENEA Polish SuperCup2014. PGE Skra won 3-1 at Arena Poznań in Poznań. Facundo Conte was awarded a title of the Most Valuable Player. Asseco Resovia Rzeszów achieved 7th title of Polish Champion. 1 AZS Politechnika Warszawska won the golden set 10–15. 1 BBTS Bielsko-Biała won the golden set 15–11. 1 Transfer Bydgoszcz won the golden set 15–12