Players serve on libero and passer.
Passer and libero pass a ball to setter.
Outside hitter and opposite hitter should beat two blockers.
After some time players change their position.
Varna, Bulgaria, August 16, 2009. After Bulgaria had pretty much secured for itself one of the two tickets for the 2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship during the previous competition days in Varna, the Czech Republic and The Netherlands had to enter an indirect battle for the second spot. Portugal also had its slim chances and decided to put them to the test. The Southwestern Europeans put the Czech Republic on a real roller-coaster before letting them have their way in the first match of the day. The Czechs completely walked over Portugal in sets 1, 3 and 5, but allowed their opponents to come back twice and maintain the drama in the game. Opposite David Konecny was once again the one with the best contribution for the win by scoring 19 points, while Flavio Cruz topped the Portuguese chart with 14 points. The Czechs registered a second victory in this tournament and had to wait for the outcome of the last match between Bulgaria and Holland before finding out if they would travel to Italy 2010.
Kragujevac, Serbia, August 16, 2009. As it was expected, the two pre-favorite teams managed to qualify for the final round of the 2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship after two days of competition at the tournament being currently staged in Kragujevac. This afternoon Spain had to go all the way through up to the fifth set to beat a promising Romanian team 3-2 (25-17, 23-25, 21-25, 27-25, 15-13), and Serbia easily broke the Estonian defense to win 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-22) in front of 3100 spectators at the “Jezero” Hall of Sports.
The reigning European champions of Spain had to dig deep to overcome all sort of problems that the Romanian team put in front of them, but at the end they managed to complete the mission of having two victories in the first two competition days.
Havana, Cuba, August 13, 2009 – Cuban head coach Orlando Samuels talked very confidently about the chances of his team ahead of the Norceca-H third round tournament of the FIVB 2010 Men’s World Championship that kicks off on Friday in the Ciudad Deportiva Gymnasium in the Cuban capital.
“The objective is a clear, one and only: Win the tournament,” said Samuels during the pre-tournament press conference held on Thursday.
Cuba, currently 18th in the FIVB World Rankings, finished fourth during the recently completed 2009 World League and is considered a strong favorite to claim the ticket to the Final Round of the Men’s World Championship in Italy next year.
San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela, August 12, 2009 — Venezuela became the first South American team to qualify for the 2010 FIVB Men’s World Championship after they comfortably beat Uruguay 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-16) to sweep the South America Pool B undefeated on the final day of competition at Domo Bolivariano.
Having beaten Paraquay and Ecuador on the two previous days of competition, Venezuela came up against their toughest opponent of the pool, taking a little of two hours to claim victory.
Cuba is the heavy favorite to claim the ticket to the Final Round of the 2010 Men’s World Championship when the third round NORCECA Pool H tournament gets under way here on Friday.
The Cubans arrive at the competition to be played at Ciudad Deportiva’ Gymnasium after a successful season in the 2009 edition of the FIVB World League and several of their players were part of the team that finished as runners-up in the FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship in Pune, India.
Vladimir “Vanja” Grbić (Serbian: Владимир “Вања” Грбић; born December 14, 1970) is a Serbian volleyball player. He is 193 cm and plays as passer-side attacker. He was born in Klek, then in the Socialist Republic of Serbia, Yugoslavia, now in Serbia. He is Nikola Grbić’s brother and currently plays for Fenerbahçe Istanbul in the Turkish volleyball championship.
Association of Serbian National Team Players decided to give the “Fair Play” award for the year 2006 to Vladimir Vanja Grbic.
The decision was made by the Governing Committee of the Association.