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History written as Argentina claim World U23 title

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017 - Argentina wrote history Friday evening in Cairo as they claimed the country's first ever world title in any volleyball competition, when they knocked out defending champions Russia for the gold medal of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship after six dramatic sets.

Argentina's Johansen leads Men's U23 Dream team

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017- Two Argentina players have been rewarded for their efforts in taking their team to gold at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World championship by winning places in the tournament Dream Team.

I still can't believe we have won - Argentina coach Soto

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017 - Argentina were elated Friday night after the huge win over Russia in the final for a historic title at the FIVB Men's U23 World Championship. In the opposite camp they were looking inwards to determine the causes of the defeat.

Argentina dethrone Russia with epic win for historic world title

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017 - Argentina swept Russia off the court 4-2 (15-10, 15-11, 16-14, 14-16, 13-15, 15-9) here on Friday to dethrone the defending champions and claim the gold medal of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship.

Fifth place is championship for us - Egypt coach Miranda

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017 - Egypt beat Japan for the second time at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here on Friday - this time in straight sets for 5th place in the final ranking. The two sides acknowledged the key role the Egyptian fans played for the home team to achieve this victory.

Egypt thrill fans with a 4-0 win over Japan for 5th place

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017- Egypt claimed the fifth position at the 2017 Men's U23 World Championship after they powered past Japan 4-0 (15-9, 15-8, 15-11, 15-12) in the ranking match at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Friday.

Bronze with youngest team is great achievement - Cuba coach Vives

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017 - Cuba overwhelmed a disappointed Brazil 4-1 here Friday for the bronze medal of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship, fielding a young team full of potential. This is the post-game reaction from the two sides:

At least we finished with a victory - Iran coach Cichello

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017 - Iran wrapped up their 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship obligations with a 4-1 win over China and a seventh-place finish here on Friday. Here's the reaction from the two sides at the completion of the tournament:

Cuba outclass Brazil for Men's U23 bronze

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017 - Cuba won the bronze medal at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here on Friday, outclassing Brazil 4-1 (18-16, 15-13, 15-13, 20-22, 15-11) as the last day of the competition got underway.

Iran overwhelm China for 7th place at Men's U23

Cairo, Egypt, August 25, 2017- Iran captured the seventh position at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship following their victory over China 4-1 (17-15, 15-5, 15-11, 17-19, 20-18) in the ranking match at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Friday.

Argentina challenge Russia for gold at Men's U23 Worlds

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017 - Defending champions Russia meet Argentina on Friday in the final of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship, after both scored impressive wins here in Thursday's semifinals over Brazil 4-3 and Cuba respectively.

I want to thank our fans - Egypt captain Deyaa

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017 - Hosts Egypt scored their third straight win here Thursday at the FIVB Men's U23 World Championship Egypt and from the captain's side there was praise once again for the support of the fans.

Egypt power past China to play for the fifth position

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017- Egypt eased past China 4-1 (15-12, 15-13, 12-15, 19-17, 15-8) in the play off 5 to 8 positions in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Thursday.

We played like a team - Argentina coach Soto

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017 - There was satisfaction in the Argentina camp following the 4-1 win over Cuba in the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here on Thursday - not just for the victory, but also for the team's performance.

Argentina take down Cuba to set up final against Russia

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017 - Argentina outclassed Cuba 4-1 (15-7 15-7, 11-15, 15-13, 17-15) in the second semifinal of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here on Thursday to set up a final against Russia on Friday evening at 18:00 local time (16:00 GMT).

We had prepared for tough moments - Russia coach Voronkov

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017 - Thanks to some genious tactics by coach Voronkov, Russia edged Brazil 4-3 for a ticket to the final of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here on Thursday. Here's how the two coaches summed it up:

"We avenged Iran after the Asian qualifiers," says Japan coach

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017- Japan came twice from behind to clinch a victory over Iran in the play off 5 to 8 positions at Men's U23 World Championship. Here are the quotes of the coaches and captains after the thrilling encounter.

Russia subs bring Brazil crashing down for ticket to final

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017 - Defending champions Russia handed Brazil their first defeat at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship 4-3 (11-15, 13-15, 15-11, 17-15, 13-15 15-13, 15-8) in an amazing semifinal that saw the European side come back from 0-2 and 2-3 down in an hour and 55 minutes here on Thursday.

Japan prevail in close-fought contest with Iran

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017 - Japan emerged as 4-3 victors (16-14, 10-15, 13-15, 15-11, 12-15, 15-13, 15-7) against Iran in the play off of 5 to 8 positions at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship here at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Thursday.

Argentina's Johansen eyes Men's U23 trophy

Cairo, Egypt, August 24, 2017- German Johansen is a name that delights in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo. He was a key player as Argentina progressed to the semifinals, and as they hope to claim a first ever world championship title.

Semifinals schedule set at Men's U23 Worlds

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Undefeated Brazil meet defending champions Russia and Argentina take on Cuba in the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship here on Thursday, but the day's schedule has been modified after Egypt beat Poland 4-1 on Wednesday to advance for positions 5-8.

Brazil v Russia & Argentina v Cuba in Men's U23 Top Four

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Undefeatd Brazil meet defending champions Russia and Argentina take on Cuba as the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Champioship comes down to the semifinals on Thursday after a day of intense action here on Wednesday in desperate bids by teams to stay alive in the competition.

It was the only solution for our fans - Egypt coach Miranda

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Egypt's great win over Poland in five sets to stay alive in the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship owes a lot to the support of the fans, according to the post-game reaction.

We should have performed better - Turkey coach Arig

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Turkey and Algeria were winless coming into this last game of pool play here on Wednesday, but Turkey managed to register their first win in six sets. Here's the reaction after the game, as both sides crashed out of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship.

Turkey take down Algeria as both depart Cairo

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Turkey scored their first win at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here on Wednesday, 4-2 (15-10, 17-19, 14-16, 15-11, 15-12, 15-13) over winless Algeria as the two sides take the last two spots in the standings of Pool B and will not be continuing in the competition.

Egypt thrill home fans with grueling victory over Poland

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Egypt continued their magnificent performance to cruise past the struggling Poland team 4-1 (15-13, 15-7, 32-30, 13-15, 17-15) after a show made the spectators on their toes for 81 minutes in Pool A of 2017 Men's U23 World Championship at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Wednesday.

We should have worked harder - Russia captain Pankov

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Iran brought defending Russia crashing down in seven sets here Wednesday on the closing day of pool play at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship, but it was the European side that made it through to the semifinals. Despite this, from the Russian side it was felt that they could have done better.

Now I think only of tomorrow's match - Cuba coach Vives

Cairo , Egypt, August 23, 2017- After Cuba shut out Mexico 4-1 in their last match at the preliminary round Championship, FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship The Coaches and the captains of the two teams commented on the game:

Russia suffer first loss, but knock Iran out of semis

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Defending champions Russia lost their first match at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here on Wednesday, going down to Iran 4-3 (15-11, 12-15, 10-15, 15-13, 13-15, 20-18, 15-11), but knocked the Asians out of the semifinals when they claimed their third set for a 3-2 lead.

Cuba through to semifinal spot with Mexico win

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017- Cuba booked the second semifinal ticket of Pool A at Men's U23 World championship after they upset Mexico 4-1 (15-7, 15-9, 15-13, 15-11) at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Wednesday.

We are not afraid of anyone - Brazil captain Fernando

Cairo , Egypt, August 23, 2017- Brazil over came Japan in straight set to end the preliminary round of in FIVB Volleyball Men's U 23 World Championship without any defeat. These are the reactions from both sides

We expected a much harder match - Argentina coach Soto

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Argentina shut out China with remarkable ease in their four-set sweep here Wednesday for the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship. Here's the post-match reaction from the two sides:

Argentina in semifinals after 4-0 sweep of China

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Argentina secured the first of two qualiyfying spots from Pool B to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship with a 4-0 (15-8, 15-9, 15-9, 15-9) sweep of China here Wednesday in 45 minutes - the quickest match of the tournament thus far.

Brazil outlast Japan to top Pool A

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017- Brazil finished Pool A at the top of the standings after they see off Japan 4-0 (15-9, 15-12, 15-7, 16-14) on Day 5 of the 2017 Men's U23 World Championship held at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Wednesday.

Watch Men's U23 World Championship live on YouTube

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Be sure to watch the final stages of the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship on the FIVB's YouTube page as a fascinating competition prepares to reveal which team will claim the coveted title of world champion.

Hisham Ewais walks in the steps of legend Salah

Cairo, Egypt, August 22, 2017- Egypt's opposite attacker Hisham Ewais is considered one of the most promising stars at the ongoing FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship held in Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt, and is one of the competition's best scorers including 29 points against Cuba.

One down, three to go for Men's U23 Worlds semifinals

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017 - Brazil claimed the first ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship, as defending champions Russia - the only other undefeated team in the tournament - dropped a point to Argentina and were denied an early qualification, as the penultimate day of pool play wrapped up here on Monday.

"We are desperately in need of our fans against Poland," says Egypt coach Miranda

Egypt Coach Marcos Miranda: “The match for us was wonderful we won the game. The victory was very important for us. We played very good and the game was equal almost all the time but pour team was better. Poland is a very hard school of volleyball but we will do our best to qualify among the 8 best of the world. We are desperately in need of our fans against Poland”

We showed our psychological power - Russia coach Voronkov

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017 - Russia remained undefeated at the FIVB Men's U23 World Championship after their seven-set win over Argentina, but the point they dropped means that both qualifying positions from Pool B are still open. Here's the reaction after the game:

Russia hold off Argentina but are denied early semifinal ticket

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017 - Argentina took Russia all the way here on Monday, denying the defending champions an early qualification to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship, despite their thrilling 4-3 (11-15, 15-12, 13-15, 15-13, 8-15, 15-12, 16-14) win.

Egypt electrify home crowd with a second victory over Mexico

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017- Egypt won their second game at the 2017 Men's U23 World Championship beating Mexico 4-1 (15-5, 15-7, 13-15, 15-9, 20-18) in Pool A day 4 encounter at Cairo Stadium Complex in front of 4500 excited fans.

We always find a way to win - Brazil coach Giovane

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017 - Cuba took Brazil all the way, but the South Americans persevered to come back from 1-3 and win 4-3 here on Monday, securing their berth in the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship. Here's the reaction:

Mathematically we have a chance for the semi final- Iran Coach, Juan Cichllo

Cairo, Egypt, August21, 2017- Iran succeeded to pick up an easy win and defeated Turkey in straight set. The Asian champion put their foot in the second round, However , for Iran coach it was not as easy match as it may have looked.

Brazil survive seven sets to make semifinals

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017 - Brazil staged a thrilling comeback from two sets down at 1-3 to beat Cuba 4-3 (13-15, 15-13, 11-15, 11-15, 15-11, 15-8, 15-12) here Monday, remain unbeaten in four matches, and secure a ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship.

Sahand Verdian helps Iran past Turkey

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017- Iran virtually confirmed their place in the second round of the 2017 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship with a surprisingly comfortable straight-sets win (15-12, 15-9, 17-15, 15-10) over Turkey in Pool B at Cairo Stadium on Monday.

We reached our target of 4th in the pool - Japan captain Oya

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017 - Japan's win in six sets over Poland brought satifaction to the Asia camp while causing disappointment to the European side - though all agreed it was a great and difficult game.

I'm satisfied with our performance today- China coach

Cairo, Egypt, 21 August 2017- After two defeats, China came back to prevail over Algeria 4-0 at Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo complex to revive their hops to qualify to next round.

Japan blow Pool A wide open with win over Poland

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017 - Japan scored their second win in the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here Monday 4-2 (15-13, 14-16, 15-12, 15-13, 8-15, 15-13), blowing wide open both the races for a berth in the 5-8 bracket a ticket to the semifinals.

China see off Algeria in straight sets

Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2017- China cut one more step towards a second round ticket as they cruised past Algeria 4-0 (17-15, 15-13, 15-7, 15-11) in Pool B match at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Monday.

Russia alone with perfect record at Men's U23 Worlds

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017 - Russia are the sole team to retain an absolutely perfect record at the conclusion of Day 3 at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship, after they shut out China in straight sets and Brazil dropped a set for the first time in the competition to plucky Egypt here on Sunday.

We should learn a lot from this match - Iran coach Cichello

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017 – Iran kept their chances to reach the semifinals at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship with their 4-1 win over Algeria, but the Asian side's Argentine coach believes there's lessons to be learnt.

We also had to play to our maximum to win today- Brazil coach

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017- Brazil maintained their momentum to win Egypt 4-1 and remain unbeaten at the 2017 Men's U23 World Championship.

Brazil maintain momentum with Egypt win

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017- Brazil maintain their winning streak with 4-1 (15-12, 18-16, 15-11, 12-15, 15-12) over Egypt in front of their excited fans on Day 3 of the 2017 Men's U23 World Championship at Cairo Stadium complex in Egypt on Sunday.

Iran recover from first set to take down Algeria in five

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017 - Algeria stunned Iran to take the first set, but the Asian side pulled together to take the next four for a 4-1 (16-18, 15-8, 15-7, 15-12) win in an hour and seven minutes here Sunday, that theoretically still keeps them alive in the race for a ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship.

Win was very important to us - Argentina coach Soto

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017 - Argentina downed Turkey in six sets here Sunday for the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship and the winners were quick to point out how important that win was as the South Americans remained undefeated.

I hope to win against Japan tomorrow- Poland coach Dariusz

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017- Poland was superior in all skill elements to easily beat Mexico in straight sets.

Argentina outblock Turkey to stay undefeated

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017 - Argentina survived six sets to take down Turkey 4-2 (15-8, 6-15, 15-7, 15-17, 15-11, 15-9) in an hour and 19 minutes and remain undefeated after three matches at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here Sunday.

Poland too strong for Mexico

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017- Poland cruised past Mexico in straight sets (15-8, 15-8, 15-10, 15-10) to win their second match in Pool A at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday.

"We are able to qualify to the second round," says Cuba coach

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017- Cuba overcame a resistant opponent Japan after a thrilling encounter 4-2 in Hall 1 of Cairo Stadium Complex

Cuba beat spirited Japan

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017- Cuba overcame the struggling Japan in a thrilling encounter 4-2 (15-13, 19-17, 14-16, 13-15, 16-14, 15-13) in Day 3 of the 2017 Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Sunday.

We had prepared for China seriously - Russia coach Voronkov

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017 – Russia's sweep of China at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here today was greeted with satisfaction from the winners' camp. Here's the reaction from the two sides:

'Fire and Fury' from Russia attack in sweep of China

Cairo, Egypt, August 20, 2017 - Russia demolished China 4-0 (15-8, 15-11, 15-11, 15-11) in yet another show of force here Sunday, as Day 3 of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship got underway. It took the defending champions a mere 49 minutes to get the job done.

Russia, Brazil on perfect records at U23 Worlds

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017 - Russia and Brazil continued on their winning ways here Saturday on Day 2 of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship and lead the standings in each of the two pools as the only teams on perefect records, while Argentina, the only other undefeated side, trails Russia in Pool B on set ratio.

We came back to beat a strong home team - Cuba coach Vives

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017 - Cuba came back from a set down at 1-2 to beat Egypt 4-2 in the closing match of Day 2 at the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship. The two coaches acknowledged that the match was very tough for both teams.

Cuba deny hosts Egypt second victory with 4-2 win

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017 - Cuba scored their first win and handed hosts Egypt their first defeat in a 4-2 (13-15, 16-14, 10-15, 15-12, 15-11, 18-16) thriller here Saturday night, as Day 2 of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship came to a close.

"We were prepared to face Turkey" says Russia Captain

Russia Coach Andrey Voronkov: “The match was not easy for us. Turkey is a good team. We did not have many mistakes today so that is why we won. If Russia won two years ago, this does not mean that we will be the winners. We have to concentrate on every match and more attention is given to every match to be able to make it successfully to the finals.”

Russia overwhelm Turkey in a high-flying clash

Cairo, Egypt August 19, 2017 - Russia continued their higher approach over others as they took on Turkey 4-0 (18-16, 15-13, 15-6, 15-13) in Pool B of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday.

It is usually difficult to win against unknown teams- Argentina coach

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017- Argentina continued their victory rhythm to beat Algeria in straight sets in Pool B.

Small details make the difference - Brazil coach Giovane

Cairo, Egypt, August 19 ,2017 - It was a tough thriller between Brazil and Poland on the second day of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship, but Brazil made it through 4-0 on details, according to two-time Olympic champion Giovane Gavio, who is debuting as a National Team coach in this competition.

Rodriguinho, Gabriel guide Brazil past Poland for perfect record

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017 - Brazil shut out Poland 4-0 (15-10, 22-20, 22-20, 15-7), but it took the South Americans an hour and 23 minutes to get the job done after a couple of very tight sets of tourament-high scores on Day 2 of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here Saturday.

Argentina see off Algeria in Pool B clash

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017- Argentina maintain momentum with a second victory over Algeria 4-0 (15-11, 15-8, 15-9, 15-12) on Day 2 of the 2017 Men's U23 World Championship held at Cairo Stadium Complex Hall 2 on Saturday.

"Our attack was more aggressive today," says Iran coach

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017- Iran rebounded after opening loss against Argentina to beat China 4-0.

Iran attack too strong for China

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017- Having suffered a narrow defeat at the start of their FIVB Men's U23 World Championship campaign against Argentina, world No.7 Iran rebounded with an impressive straight-sets win(15-12, 15-12, 15-8, 15-13) win against world No.17 China in pool B of the 2017 Men's U23 World championship at Cairo Stadium Complex in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday.

Japan captain Oya: I am happy to win today

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017- Japan put behind them their defeat to Egypt in their opening match to pick up their first win in the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship with 4-0 sweep over Mexico.

Japan thrash Mexico for first win at U23 Worlds

Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017 - Japan registered their first win at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here today, demolishing Mexico 4-0 (15-12, 15-12, 15-11, 15-10) in 58 minutes and leaving the American side winless and setless after two matches.

"Japan is not an easy team," says Egypt coach

Cairo, Egypt, 18 august, 2017- Egypt snatch a hard win 4-3 against Japan in the second tie break match of the FIVB volleyball U23 men's championship in Cairo under the new scoring rules.

Russia, Brazil open U23 Worlds with show of power

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017 - Defending champions and hot favourites again this year Russia opened their campaign at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship with a convincing show of strength against Algeria, while Brazil, the only other country to win an U23 title, posted the other straight-set win of the day over Algeria as the competition opened here Friday.

Egypt thrill home crowd with comeback victory against Japan

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017 - Egypt electrified their hometown crowd with a marathon seven-set 4-3 (15-10, 15-13, 12-15, 15-8, 9-15, 13-15, 15-15) comeback win against Pool A rivals Japan in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship at Cairo Stadium Complex on Friday.

Johansen lifts Argentina to decisive win over Iran

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017 - Argentina outlasted Iran 4-2 (16-14, 11-15, 15-11, 18-16, 13-15, 15-10) here Friday to wrap up the opening day of Pool B at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship, with an impressive 27 points from German Johansen and in impressive 53% overall attacking efficiency.

We are happy to win opening match- Poland coach

Cairo ,Egypt 18 August ,2017- After a tough match Poland claimed their first win in the FIVB Volleyball U 23 championship as they beat Cuba 4-1 in Cairo complex .

Poland come with goods against struggling Cuba

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017- Poland overwhelmed the net action to overcome the struggling Cuba 4-1 (15-12, 12-15, 16-14, 15-10, 17-15) in an exciting face off in Pool A of 2017 Men's U23 World Championship here at Cairo Stadium Complex on Friday.

We are confident we can win the championship - Russia captain Pankov

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017 - There was satisfaction in the Russia camp here Friday after the defending champions opened their bid to retain the title at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship with a convincing 4-0 (15-8, 15-11, 15-11, 15-8) sweep of Algeria.

Russia open defence of Men's U23 Worlds with solid win over Algeria

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017 - Defending champions Russia overwhelmed Algeria 4-0 (15-8, 15-11, 15-11, 15-8) in 49 minutes here Friday on the opening day of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship, with Denis Bogdan scoring 12 points and Sergei Pirainen adding another 10.

"We played well but first match is always nervous," Brazil coach

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017- Brazil opened their way towards the title of the FIVB world championship U 23 with a 4-0 win over Mexico

We believe in ourselves - China captain Xu

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017 - China's captain Zu Zhenshen was super positive about his team's capabilities going forward, though coach Ju Genyin was slightly more reserved after China beat Turkey 4-3 (19-17, 12-15, 11-15, 15-8, 15-10, 10-15, 15-10) on the opening day of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship.

Zhou leads China to 4-3 win over Turkey

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017 - China came back from a set down at 1-2 and to defeat Turkey 4-3 (19-17, 12-15, 11-15, 15-8, 15-10, 10-15, 15-10) in an hour and 42 minutes on the opening day of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship.

Brazil upset Mexico in straight sets at Men's U23 World Champs opening

Cairo, Egypt, August 18, 2017- Brazil started their 2017 Men's U23 World Championship in the right way beating Mexico 4-0 (15-7, 15-8, 15-7, 15-10) in Pool A at Cairo Stadium Complex on Friday.

Brazil coach excited to play in front of full house in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt, August 17, 2017- Wherever Brazil is playing they are always under pressure of being heavy favourites at any World Level competition, however Men's U23 Brazil coach Giovane Gavio is feeling enthusiastic to conduct his team in the huge 30.000 seat hall at Cairo Stadium Complex when the 2017 Men's U23 World championship gets underway on Friday.

U23 Worlds testbed for new scoring rules

Cairo, Egypt, August 17, 2017 - The 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship starting here Friday will be a testing ground for a new scoring scheme currently under review by the FIVB, which, if successful, could mark a historical turning point for volleyball - much as the introduction of the Rally Scoring System did in the late 1990s.

Coaches meet media to set pace for Men's U23 Worlds

Cairo, Egypt, August 17, 2017 - All twelve coaches of the participating teams faced the media Thursday afternoon here, to set the pace for the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship which begin in two halls of Cairo National Stadium on Friday.

Stars in transition to shine in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt, August 17, 2017 - Twelve teams from across the globe are on the line for the start of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here Friday, as a plethora of star players in transition between junior status and their countries' full senior National Teams get to showcase their skills.

Iran set up full power for Men's U23

Cairo, Egypt, August 17, 2017- Iran showed maximum power in their final preparation sessions ahead of the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World championship to start in Cairo, Egypt on Friday.

Algeria warm up for Men's U23 World championship

Cairo, Egypt, August 16, 2017- Algeria Men's U23 Volleyball team started the final preparation for the 2017 Men's U23 World championship due to start at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Friday.

Turkey face Egypt in the last Men's U23 World Championship preparations

Cairo, Egypt, August 15, 2017- Turkey Men's U23 Volleyball team faced hosts Egypt twice in their last touches of preparations ahead of the 2017 Men's U23 World championship due to start in Cairo Stadium Complex next Friday.

Egypt's U23s in intense build-up to World Championship

Cairo, Egypt, August 5, 2017 - Led by Brazilian coach Marcos Miranda, Egypt have begun their final preparations ahead of the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship to be held in Cairo from August 18 to 25. On Saturday, the African champions trained for the first time at the Cairo Stadium complex, which will serve as the venue for the World Championship.

Egypt prepares for 2017 Men's U23 World Championship

Cairo, Egypt, August 1, 2017 - Preparations for the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship at the Cairo Stadium Complex have begun as Egypt look forward to hosting the competition from August 18 to 25.

U23 World Championship to showcase bright new generation

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 10, 2017 - Qualification for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship wrapped up with Iran and Japan advancing from Asia, after topping the age-group Asian Championship this week in Ardabil, Iran.

Hosts Iran retain Asian Men's U23 Championship title with unbeaten record

Ardabil, Iran, May 9, 2017 – Iran pulled off a hard-fought 27-25 26-24 25-20 victory over formidable Japan in the final showdown at the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship at the packed Rezazadeh Indoor Stadium to successfully defend their crown with remarkable unbeaten record on Tuesday.

Japan and Iran progress to Asian Men's U23 Championship final

Ardabil, Iran, May 8, 2017 – Iran moved a step closer to retaining their title at the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship when the hosts and title-holders brushed off Thailand in straight sets in a semi-final clash at the Rezazadeh Indoor Stadium on Monday.

Iran, Thailand, Japan and Chinese Taipei progress to Asian Men's U23 Championship semifinals

Ardabil, Iran, May 7, 2017 - Title-holders Iran, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Thailand pulled off straight-set wins over their respective rivals on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship at the 6,000-seater Rezazadeh Indoor Stadium.

Iran, Japan and China remain unbeaten at Asian Men's U23 Championship

Ardabil, Iran, May 4, 2017 – Reigning champions Iran, Japan and China remain unbeaten at the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship at the 6,000-seater Rezazadeh Indoor Stadium, with Iran and China setting up a clash on Friday to decide the Pool E winners.

Asian Men's U23 Championship reaches quarterfinal stage in Iran

Ardabil, Iran, May 3, 2017 - Hosts Iran, Pakistan, Japan, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, China and Malaysia claimed spots in the last eight teams at the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship on Wednesday. The top two teams will earn berths at the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Egypt from August 18 to 25.

Japan join Iran and Pakistan in quarterfinals at Asian Men's U23 Championship

Ardabil, Iran, May 2, 2017 – On the second day of the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship, China, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand played their first encounters in this top-flight tournament, but only the first two tasted victories.

Hosts Iran, Malaysia, Japan and Kazakhstan seal first victories at Asian Men's U23 Championship

Ardabil, Iran, May 1, 2017 – Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Japan, and hosts Iran overcame their respective rivals to register their first wins at the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship at the Rezazadeh Stadium on Monday, with Malaysia pulling off a stunning 3-1 win over Australia.

Reigning champs Iran delight home fans at Asian Men's U23 Championship

Ardabil, Iran, May 1, 2017 – Iran, led by ace spiker Amin Esmaeilnejad, who scored a match-high 17 points, pulled off a stunning straight-set 3-0 (25-12, 29-27, 28-26) victory over Pakistan in their Pool A clash at the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship on Monday.

Asian Men's U23 Championship to begin in Ardabil on May 1

Ardabil, Iran, April 30, 2017 - All is set for the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship between May 1 and 9 in Ardabil, where reigning champions Iran hope to successfully defend their title before home supporters to become one of the two teams to qualify for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U23 World Championship in Egypt.

2017 Age-Group World Championships taking shape

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 10, 2017 - The qualification of six teams from Europe this weekend for the 2017 FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship filled a few gaps in the lineups of the six Age-Group FIVB World Championships schedule for this year and which are now nicely taking shape.

Asian Men's U23 Championship logo launched

Tehran, Iran, March 13, 2017 - The Iran Volleyball Federation has launched the logo of the 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship, which is due to take place in Ardabil, Iran from May 1 to 9.

Algeria book U23 World Championship ticket

Algiers, Algeria, February 22, 2017- Algeria overwhelmed Mauritius for the second time 3-0 (25-7, 25-16, 25-16) in the play-off of the Men’s U23 African Nations Championship held at Algiers, Algeria on Wednesday.

2017 Preview: Six Age-Group World Championships to highlight new talent

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 10, 2017 - The world's most talented young volleyball players will compete at six Age-Group World Championships in 2017.

Age-Group World Championship websites launched

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 28, 2016 - The websites for the Age-Group Volleyball World Championships scheduled to take place in 2017 are now launched and the first place to go to be bang up to date with all the news on next year's competitions.

FIVB volleyball returns to Cairo after 16 years with Men's U23 worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 17, 2016 - For the first time since Cairo hosted the 2001 Boys' Youth World Championship, Egypt welcomes an age-group FIVB event next year, when the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship comes to the country's capital from August 18 to 26, with 12 teams vying for top honours.

Five 2017 Men's U23 World Championship berths still to play for

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 15, 2016 - The qualification process for the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo, Egypt from August 18 to 26 featured successes for Cuba, Mexico (NORCECA Confederation) and Argentina (South American Confederation) in September, who joined Brazil, Poland and a second European country (pending confirmation of participation) as the teams qualified for next year's event, alongside hosts Egypt.

Argentina win U23 Men’s Pan American Cup

Guanajuato, Mexico, September 11, 2016 – Argentina defeated Cuba 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20) to claim the gold medal at the Men’s U23 Volleyball Pan American Cup on Saturday. The two teams were already qualified to next year’s FIVB World Championship.

Slovenia, Italy and Poland start Men’s U23 World Championship qualifier in style

Zagreb, Croatia, July 27, 2016 - On Wednesday Slovenia opened the programme of the European qualification tournament for next year’s FIVB U23 Men’s Volleyball World Championship by cruising to a comprehensive 3-0 victory (25-20, 25-16, 26-24) over Bulgaria.

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