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FIVB Girls' U18 Volleyball World Championship in Korat
« on: May 10, 2013, 05:37:59 PM »

The FIVB Girls' U18 Volleyball World Championship will be held in Korat from July 26 to August 4, 2013.

Hosts Thailand are in Pool A along with European champs Poland, African-best Egypt, the U18 Pan-Am Cup winners Puerto Rico and world No 16 Tunisia.

Pool B has Asian powerhouses and three-time world champs China, Asian champs Japan, and Serbia, Argentina and Greece.

Brazil - also three-time world champions - line up in Pool C along with the USA, Dominican Republic, Algeria and Slovenia, while Italy joined title-holders Turkey, Peru, Mexico and Taiwan in Pool D.

Thailand and Egypt play the curtain-raiser on July 26 at Chartchai Gym. The top four teams in each group will advance to the knock-out second round.

Pool A and C clashes will be held at Chartchai Gym, while the adjacent Liptapanlop Gym will host Pool B and D matches. Thailand face Egypt in the opening fixture on July 26.

The lowest-ranked team in each group after the preliminaries will be eliminated, with the top four teams advancing to the second round.

Nakhon Ratchasima’s governor, Vinai Buapradit, said the region was well prepared. “We are greatly honoured to host the World Championship and I would like to confirm that we are ready for the tournament. Nakhon Ratchasima’s residents look forward to welcoming you and all foreign guests during the meet,” he said.

Thailand’s coach, Apichart Kongsawat, was optimistic of home success. “Most teams in our pool are Africans and I think we have almost the same standard,” he said. “Pool B might be the toughest draw. I’m upbeat that playing on home soil and with long-term preparation, we should advance to the second round without much effort.”

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Re: FIVB Girls' U18 Volleyball World Championship in Korat
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 05:40:18 PM »

Pool Composition

Pool A: Thailand, Poland, Egypt, Tunisia, Puerto Rico

Pool B: China, Serbia, Japan, Argentina, Greece

Pool C: Brazil, USA, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Slovenia

Pool D: Italy, Turkey, Peru, Mexico, Chinese Taipei

Match schedule


July 26

Pool A: Tunisia v Poland, Egypt v Thailand

Pool B: Japan v China, Serbia v Greece

Pool C: Slovenia v Algeria, Brazil v Dominican Republic

Pool D: Turkey v Italy, Peru v Mexico

July 27

Pool A: Poland v Egypt, Puerto Rico v Tunisia

Pool B: China v Serbia, Argentina v Japan

Pool C: Algeria v Brazil, USA v Slovenia

Pool D: Italy v Peru, Chinese Taipei v Turkey

July 28

Pool A: Egypt v Puerto Rico, Thailand v Poland

Pool B: Serbia v Argentina, Greece v China

Pool C: Brazil v USA, Dominican Republic v Algeria

Pool D: Peru v Chinese Taipei, Mexico v Italy

July 29

Pool A: Puerto Rico v Thailand, Tunisia v Egypt

Pool B: Argentina v Greece, Japan v Serbia

Pool C: USA v Dominican Republic, Slovenia v Brazil

Pool D: Chinese Taipei v Mexico, Turkey v Peru

July 30

Pool A: Thailand v Tunisia, Poland v Puerto Ric

Pool B: Greece v Japan, China v Argentina

Pool C: Dominican Republic v Slovenia, Algeria v USA

Pool D: Mexico v Turkey, Italy v Chinese Taipei


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Re: FIVB Girls' U18 Volleyball World Championship in Korat
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 09:51:49 PM »

The FIVB Girls' U18 Volleyball World Championship starts tomorrow, July 26 2013, and will run to August 4, 2013.

It will be held in Korat in two neighbouring halls; Chartchai Hall with a capacity of 5000 spectators hosting pool A and C, and Lipatapanlop Hall (2000) for Pools B and C.

The opening ceremony will be attended by a number of guests of honour led by Former Dept. Prime Minister Mr Suwat Lipatapallop, Governor of Nakhon Ratchasima province Mr Winai Buapradit and President of Nakhon Ratchasima Adminsrtrative Organisation Mr Sub Lt Ranongruk. 



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Re: FIVB Girls' U18 Volleyball World Championship in Korat
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 02:23:40 PM »

Its the reason the Sima Thai is pretty full. The other day when I stayed there, I shared a floor with the Peruvians, which had its attractions. Also noticed the Poles and Argentinian in residence. Also noticed the hotel was selling beer on the Tuesday just gone, after I had already bought some from a 'mom & pop' shop, thinking they wouldn't.


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Re: FIVB Girls' U18 Volleyball World Championship in Korat
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 09:17:28 PM »

I went to watch today and there was a really good standard of volleyball throughout.  The schedule seems to have changed a bit, so here is an updated version of the matches for anyone interested.  Serbia and Poland have also switched pools for some reason.  Tickets are 100 baht for entrance into both halls all day.

Sunday 28th

12:00   Brazil   v   USA      Peru   v   Taiwan
14:00   Dominican   v   Algeria      Mexico   v   Italy
16:00   Egypt   v   Puerto Rico      Greece   v   China
18:00   Thailand   v   Serbia      Poland   v   Argentina
Monday 29th
12:00   USA   v   Dominican      Turkey   v   Peru
14:00   Slovenia   v   Brazil      Taiwan   v   Mexico
16:00   Tunisia   v   Egypt      Japan   v   Poland
18:00   Thailand   v   Puerto Rico      Argentina   v   Greece

Tuesday 30th
12:00   Dominican   v   Slovenia      Italy   v   Taiwan
14:00   Algeria   v   USA      Mexico   v   Turkey
16:00   Serbia   v   Puerto Rico      Greece   v   Japan
18:00   Thailand   v   Tunisia      China   v   Argentina

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