Giba is the best known player in one of the greatest volleyball teams ever, Brazilian men’s volleyball team from this decade. Giba may be the best player in Brazilian superb volleyball team and is a superstar among volleyball fans all over the world.
Giba is not only an excellent professional volleyball player, but also has passion, energy and charisma which make him lovable by the volleyball fans – and the power to inspire the whole Brazilian team to play its best.
San Luis, Argentina, August 28, 2009 — Argentina, fresh off a fifth-place showing in the 2009 World League, are the overwhelming favorites to claim the final South American berth at the 2010 World Championship during the third round of qualifiers at Ave Fénix Stadium this weekend.
Runners-up at 10 of the last 12 South American Volleyball Championships, including the latest edition that finished last week with Brazil winning their 27th title, Argentina is the undisputed second-best team on the continent.
Player in zone 6 passes a ball to setter.
Setter sets a ball to zone 4 for other player who performs the attack.
On the other side of net, setter tries to block the attack, while other players should receive a spike. If they succeed, they perform the counter-attack from zone 4 as previous team.
Attacks should be performed until one team wins a point.
Guadalajara, Mexico, August 27, 2009 – Four men’s teams will battle in a Playoff Round here this weekend vying for the last two NORCECA tickets available to the Final Round of the FIVB World Championship next year in Italy.
Hosts Mexico, Canada and Dominican Republic (the second-place teams from three third round tournaments) are joined by Panama (the best third-place side from those events). Puerto Rico, Cuba and United States have already booked their spots in Italy as NORCECA representatives.
His father Pietro always wanted his son to become a policeman, which was the family tradition and would ensure Luigi a regular income at the end of each month. But Luigi Mastrangelo, or better Gigi (now everyone simply calls him Mastro), had other plans.
He liked playing football near his house in Mottola, a little town of 20,000 citizens South of Italy. Being a very good defender and an enthusiastic supporter of Juventus Turin, everybody called him Brio, who is a strong and tall football player. But Gigi Mastrangelo, who chose shirt number 3 following his idol Antonio Cabrini, was growing day by day and found it increasingly hard to move as agile on the football pitch as his close friend Nicola Legrottaglie, who was born in Gioia del Colle. While Nicola continued dribbling the ball, Gigi made a decision and changed to volleyball.
Chia Yi, Chinese Taipei, August 25, 2009 — The last two Asian tickets to the finals of the 2010 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Championship in Japan will be decided from August 28-30 in Taipei as Kazakhstan, Korea, New Zealand and host Chinese Taipei compete in Pool E of the third round.
The four teams will play a round-robin format at Chia Yi City Gymnasium, where the top two teams will advance to Japan, following China and Thailand, which secured their berths in July in Chengdu, China after finishing 1-2 in Pool D.
Goran Vujević was born in Cetinje, Yugoslavia, 27th February 1973. He started his career in Partizan Belgrade when he was 17 and from the very beginning of his playing there, he seemed to be an extra good server. That’s when he has got his nickname Kvisko.
Kvisko was the mascot of a quiz in which, if Kvisko was used and the answer was correct, the competitor would gain double points. Goran has been given this nickname after many matches he would play as a substitute and then become the key player of the match.
He has played for Partizan for six seasons – from 1990/91. to 1995/96. After that, he’s played for Italian clubs Colmark Brescia and Conad Ferrara for a season each. This season (1998/99.) he plays for Olympiakos Athens where he’s coached by Zoran Gajić.