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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.

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