Italy's Boys' U19 Worlds gold showcases new volleyball generation

BKVC- Aug 31, 2019


Tunis, Tunisia, August 30, 2019 - Italy's triumph in the final over Russia was the highlight of a fortnight that celebrated the world's new generation of volleyball players during the 2019 FIVB Boys' U19 World Championship that wrapped up Friday night here in the Tunisian capital.

The tournament's Dream Team, headed by Italy's Tommaso Rinaldi, is full of names to watch out for as this group of very talented young players develops over the coming years to form the sport's next galaxy of stars.

Italy captain Piervito Disabato hold aloft the trophy at the 2019 FIVB Boys' U19 World Championship in Tunis after the 'Azzurri' beat Russia in the final

Incredible Italy proved just too powerful for Russia in the thrilling final for a 3-1 (26-24, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18) in a game between the two most physical teams in the tournament.

It had been 22 years since Italy last made the top of the podium at a youth World Championship.

Final Rankings:

  1. Italy
  2. Russia
  3. Argentina
  4. Egypt
  5. Iran
  6. Japan
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Belarus
  9. Brazil
  10. Czech Republic
  11. Korea
  12. Cuba
  13. Germany
  14. Nigeria
  15. USA
  16. Chinese Taipei
  17. Tunisia
  18. Mexico
  19. Dominican Republic
  20. Colombia


Posted in International on Aug 31, 2019


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