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WL 2017: Statistics say – Italy’s ranking in 2017 World League is their worst-ever

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source: Photo: worldleague.2017.fivb.com

Italian Men’s National Team is, along with Brazil, a record holder in the number of appearances in the FIVB Volleyball World League, but they never failed in the tournament as in this year’s edition.



The statistics say that ranking of Italy in the 2017 World League was the worst-ever ranking of this European national team in the tournament. By losing to Canada 3-1 in the in the last round of Week 3 – Preliminary Round, the „Azzurri“ became the last-placed team in Group 1 with 2-7, breaking previous negative record which they set five years ago when they finished on the penultimate position.

The fact that Italy are the second-ranked by the number of gold medals in the World League (eight) shows how big this fail was. Brazil is the only team with more titles – nine.

Luckily for Italy, they will not suffer consequences for this underachievement (according to current regulations, the last-placed team loses a spot in Group 1) as the FIVB will change the format for the 2018 World League.


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Kovac June 19, 2017 - 9:06 pm

I call this b.s. The fact that new regulations for next year’s games come after Italy has been relegated is SUSPICIOUS. Whatever FIVB, change the format and this is it for me. It’s NOT FAIR to other countries who have worked really hard.

Random Person June 20, 2017 - 4:24 am

Re: @Kovac

I agree. Very Suspicious.


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