FIVB: U21 World Championships

While the world's best battle it out in Japan, the world's next are on the other side of the world in Mexico for the 2015 FIVB U21 World Championships! 

Sixteen teams are divided into three pools for the initial stage, where the top two teams from each pool will move on to Pools E and F while the bottom two will move on to Pools G and H. From there, the top two teams from E and F will advance to the semi-finals, with the bottom two playing for 5th-8th. Top Two from G and H will play for 9th-12th, and the bottom two will compete for 13th-16th. 

Canada qualified for the Championships by defeating the U.S. in the semi-finals of the 2014 NORCECA U20 Championships last year, while the United States paid them back with a semi-final win of their own at the U21 Pan Am Cup in Gatineau earlier this year. 

While both teams feature a wide-array of skill, the USA as found themselves in the "Pool of Death" while their neighbours to the north are favoured to win their pool.

Round 1

Pool A

TurkeyTurkey - 1st
CanadaCanada - 2nd
MexicoMexico - 3rd
EgyptEgypt - 4th

Pool B

RussiaRussia - 1st
ArgentinaArgentina - 2nd
PolandPoland - 3rd
USAUSA - 4th

Pool C

BrazilBrazil - 1st
ChinaChina - 2nd
IranIran - 3rd
CubaCuba - 4th

Pool D

ItalyItaly - 1st
SloveniaSlovenia - 2nd
FranceFrance - 3rd
JapanJapan - 4th

Round 2

Pool E

BrazilBrazil
TurkeyTurkey
ArgentinaArgentina
SloveniaSlovenia

Pool F

CanadaCanada
ItalyItaly
RussiaRussia
ChinaChina

Pool G

USAUSA
MexicoMexcio
IranIran
JapanJapan

Pool H

PolandPoland
FranceFrance
CubaCuba
EgyptEgypt

Canada Schedule

Turkey Turkey def.Canada Canada 3-1 (17-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19)
CanadaCanadadef.EgyptEgypt3-2 (30-32, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19, 15-9)
Canada Canada def. Mexico Mexico 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-20)
Italy Italy def. Canada Canada 3-1 (37-39, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19)
Canada Canada vs. Russia Russia Wednesday September 16th - 5:00 p.m. EST
Canada Canada vs. China China Thursday September 17th - 5:00 p.m. EST

USA Schedule

ArgentinaArgentinadef.USAUSA3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 22-25, 15-10)
PolandPolanddef.USAUSA3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-14)
RussiaRussiadef.USAUSA3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-15)
USAUSAdef.IranIran3-2 (25-19, 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 16-14)
USAUSAvs.MexcioMexicoWednesday September 16th - 10:00 p.m. EST
USAUSAvs.JapanJapanThursday September 17th - 3:00 p.m. EST

Live Streams

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Wednesday September 16th

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