WATCH: All Week 3, Day 1 Videos at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD GRAND PRIX

  • Group 1
  • July 7th – August 6th
  • FIVB World Grand Prix Round 3
  • Pool I1
  • Cuiaba, Brazil
  • Schedule/Results

There were only two matches played on Thursday, as the 3rd weekend of action in the FIVB World Grand Prix started in Cuiaba, Brazil in Pool I1.

The hosts Brazil got the dominant 3-0 win that they needed over Belgium (though a 28-26 first set out come could come back to bite them, depending on how deep the tiebreakers go).

Courtesy: FIVB

But then, in the late game, The United States picked up 3 huge points with a 3-1 win over the Netherlands. That’s the big shakeup, and while they have a game-in-hand over Serbia, the Americans now sit atop the Grand Prix table with a nearly all-rookie team that returned only 2 players from their Olympic Team for the Grand Prix.

This improbable run has almost cemented the Americans’ spot in the Final 6 – as they still have a match against winless Belgium on Friday. If they get to 6 wins, they will almost definitely be in. If they beat Brazil on Sunday in their final match, they’re a lock.

Brazil still needs at least 1 more win to lock up a spot in the Final 6. That will be a tough order, given the two teams that they still have to play (the United States and the Netherlands), but suddenly their Friday match against the Dutch looks the more winnable of the two.

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 United States 5 2 16 19 10 1.900 675 603 1.119
2 Serbia 5 1 15 15 4 3.750 461 377 1.223
3 Netherlands 5 2 15 18 8 2.250 597 546 1.093
4 Brazil 4 3 12 14 11 1.273 579 551 1.051
5 Italy 4 2 10 13 10 1.300 517 495 1.044
6 China 4 2 10 12 12 1.000 537 550 0.976
7 Japan 4 2 9 13 13 1.000 560 561 0.998
8 Dominican Republic 3 3 9 12 13 0.923 551 550 1.002
9 Russia 2 4 9 12 13 0.923 542 555 0.977
10 Thailand 1 5 4 8 15 0.533 476 538 0.885
11 Turkey 1 5 4 7 16 0.438 467 535 0.873
12 Belgium 0 7 1 3 21 0.143 480 581 0.826
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Match points
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. If the tie continues as per the point ratio between two teams, the priority will be given to the team which won the last match between them. When the tie in points ratio is between three or more teams, a new classification of these teams in the terms of points 1, 2 and 3 will be made taking into consideration only the matches in which they were opposed to each other.

Match won 3–0 or 3–1: 3 match points for the winner, 0 match points for the loser
Match won 3–2: 2 match points for the winner, 1 match point for the loser

DAY 1 RESULTS (WITH LINKS TO FULL STATS):

  • Venue:  Ginásio Aecim Tocantins, Cuiabá, Brazil
  • All times are Amazonas Time (UTC−04:00).
  • Day 1 VolleyMob recap
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
20 Jul 14:05 3–0 Belgium 28–26 25–19 25–20 78–65 P2P3
20 Jul 16:10 3–1 Netherlands 25–15 23–25 28–26 25–21 101–87 P2P3

Full video replays and highlights

Brazil def. Belgium 3-0

United States def. Netherlands 3-1

 

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