FIVB: 2011 Club World Championships

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The FIVB Club World Championships take place this year from October 8th - 14th in Doha, Qatar.  NORCECA has chosen Canada to represent our region in Qatar on the men's side of the tournament.  Without a pro league in Canada, the highest level of organized competitive indoor volleyball is the CIS.  The Spartans from Trinity Western University have been chosen as the team to represent NORCECA at this tournament.  Here is a exerpt from the FIVB website:

Canada is in Pool A alongside Russia’s Zenit Kazan, Poland’s KS Jastrzebski Wegiel and last year’s bronze medallists, Iran’s Paykan.  The Spartans are well aware of the challenge that lies ahead of them, but coach Ben Josephson said the tournament is the opportunity of a lifetime for many of his players.

“Now, we are going to be able to give our players a visual of what it takes to be a great international player, not just a great CIS player,” he said.

Team lists, matches, results and live streams below:

Men's Pool A

Canada Trinity Western Spartans
Poland Jastrzę™bski Wę™giel
Russia Zenit Kazan
Iran Paykan Tehran

Men's Pool B

Italy Trentino Diatec
Egypt Al-Ahly
Brazil Sesi São Paulo
Qatar Al-Arabi

Women's Pool A

Turkey VakifBank Ttelekom Istanbul
Kenya Kenya Prisons
Dominican Republic Mirador

Women's Pool B

Azerbaijan Rabita Baku
Brazil Osasco Voleibol Clube
Thailand Chang

Results, matches and live streams after the jump.

Men's Pool A Results

Russia Zenit Kazan vs. Canada Trinity Western Spartans 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-16)
Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel vs. Iran Paykan Tehran 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-14)
Iran Paykan Tehran vs. Russia Zenit Kazan 0-3 (24-26, 18-25, 23-25)
Canada Trinity Western Spartans vs. Iran Paykan Tehran 3-2 (25-23, 18-25, 17-25, 25-18, 15-6)
Poland Jastrzę™bski Wę™giel vs. Russia Zenit Kazan 3-2 (25-22, 25-17, 11-25, 21-25, 19-17)
Poland Jastrzę™bski Wę™giel vs. Canada Trinity Western Spartans 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-18)

Men's Pool B Results

Egypt Al-Ahly vs. Qatar Al-Arabi 2-3 (23-25, 31-29, 24-26, 25-21, 12-15)
Italy Trentino Diatec vs. Egypt Al-Aahly 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-22)

Women's Pool A Results

Turkey VakifBank TT vs. Dominican Republic Mirador 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-14)
Kenya Kenya Prisons vs. Dominican Republic Mirador 2-3 (25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 24-26, 7-15)
Turkey VakifBank TT vs. Kenya Kenya Prisons October 12th 1:00 p.m. EST

Women's Pool B Results

Brazil Sollys Osasco vs. Thailand Chang 3-1 (25-17, 25-21, 24-26, 26-24)
Azerbaijan Rabita Baku vs. Thailand Chang 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-15, 25-17)
Brazil Sollys Osasco vs. Azerbaijan Rabita Baku October 12th 11:00 a.m. EST

Men's Brackets

Women's Brackets

Live Streams