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Bruno pens farewell message to Lube Civitanova

Civitanova, Italy, April 8, 2020 – Bruno Rezende’s victorious stint at Italy’s Cucine Lube Civitanova is coming to an end as the experienced Brazilian setter wrote a farewell message to the club and the country on his Instagram account.

2019 Review: Lube conquer world on third attempt

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 31, 2019 – Having settled for silver at their previous two attempts to conquer the world, in 2017 and in 2018, Italy’s Cucine Lube Civitanova finally topped the podium of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship, claiming gold at this year’s edition in Brazil.

The records that made the 2019 Men's Club Worlds

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 10, 2019 - Italy's Cucine Lube Civitanova got it right in their third try and the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship record books were updated.

Men's Club World Championship - Results

Betim, Brazil, December 8, 2019 - The 2019 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship took place in Betim, Brazil from December 3 to 8 with Cucine Lube Citivanova defeating Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei to claim gold.

Third time is a charm for Lube Civitanova at Club Worlds

Betim, Brazil, December 8, 2019 – After losing the gold medal matches of both the 2017 and 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championships, Cucine Lube Civitanova finally took the elusive world title home as the Italian powerhouse topped the podium of the 2019 edition of the tournament on Sunday.

Lube dominate Men’s Club World Championship’s Dream Team

Betim, Brazil, December 8, 2019 – It was not just the trophy of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship that Cucine Lube Civitanova took home. The Italian team's players also secured most of the individual awards on offer in Betim, Brazil.

Sada Cruzeiro & Lube Civitanova to play for Club World Championship gold

Betim, Brazil, December 7, 2019 – Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei and Cucine Lube Civitanova are the finalists of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship as the Brazilians and the Italians both advanced to the gold medal match on Saturday with straight-set semifinal wins at the Ginasio Poliesportivo Divino Braga, in Betim, Brazil.

Lukinha filling Serginho’s big shoes with Sada Cruzeiro

Betim, Brazil, December 7, 2019 – Serginho Nogueira was the face of Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei for the last nine years. Since the start of the 2019-2020 volleyball season, however, the libero shirts of the Brazilian team have been worn by a different player, 32-year-old Lucas ‘Lukinha’ de Deus.

Mikhaylov embraces positional change to help Zenit

Betim, Brazil, December 6, 2019 – Maxim Mikhaylov has been among the best opposites in the world for the last decade. However, fans following the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Betim, Brazil probably noticed that the 31-year-old Russian star has been playing a different role for Zenit Kazan lately.

Lube on top as semifinals are set in Betim

Betim, Brazil, December 5, 2019 – Italian powerhouse Cucine Lube Civitanova secured the best record of the preliminary round of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship even though the reigning European champions lost the last of their three matches at the Ginasio Poliesportivo Divino Braga, in Betim, Brazil on Thursday.

Thankful for 2019, Facundo Conte looks for more in 2020

Betim, Brazil, December 5, 2019 – Facundo Conte can already consider 2019 a very successful year in his career. But the Sada Cruzeiro Volei outside hitter hopes to add another cause for positive memories this week as his team play at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Betim, Brazil.

Leal leads Lube’s win over former team Sada Cruzeiro

Betim, Brazil, December 4, 2019 – Cucine Lube Civitanova are the only undefeated team after the second day of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship as the Italians secured their second straight-set victory against hosts Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei at the Ginasio Poliesportivo Divino Braga, in Betim, Brazil on Wednesday.

Marcus Vinicius: “It's the biggest tournament of my career”

Betim, Brazil, December 3, 2019 – The last time Marcus Vinicius Costa played a volleyball match in Brazil was back in 2014, but the 25-year-old outside hitter is back in his home country this week for good reason as his team, Qatar’s Al-Rayyan Sports Club, take part in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Betim.

Juantorena enjoying Lube’s success alongside his Cuban brothers

Betim, Brazil, December 4, 2019 – The year of 2019 has been virtually flawless for Italy’s Cucine Lube Civitanova so far. The team triumphed in both the Italian League and European Champions League and is currently facing its most important challenge in the season, the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Betim, Brazil.

Dominant Sada Cruzeiro crush Zenit in Club Worlds debut

Betim, Brazil, December 3, 2019 – Hosts Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei came out on top of the rematch of the 2015 and 2016 finals of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship as the Brazilian side downed Russia’s Zenit Kazan in the teams’ debut in the 2019 edition of the tournament at the Ginasio Poliesportivo Divino Braga, in Betim, Brazil on Tuesday.

Men’s Club World Championship brings stars back to Betim

Betim, Brazil, December 2, 2019 – The Ginasio Poliesportivo Divino Ferreira Braga in Betim, Brazil is ready to host the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship for the fourth time in seven years, but the 2019 edition is arguably one of the most exciting of all as the four clubs competing for the title between December 3-8 have already had a fair amount of success in the tournament.

Sada Cruzeiro drop thriller ahead of Men’s Club World Championship

Betim, Brazil, November 30, 2019 – Sada Cruzeiro Volei’s preparation for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Betim didn’t end as the Brazilian team expected as the hosts lost their last match before their debut at next week’s tournament.

Club Worlds legend Sokolov stoked to return with new team Zenit

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 30, 2019 – He already knew he would play for Zenit Kazan in the coming season. Yet in his last match for Cucine Lube Civitanova, the final of the 2019 CEV Champions League, Tsvetan Sokolov top scored 17 points against Zenit to triumph with the trophy.

Men's Club World Championship - Players in the spotlight

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 29, 2019 - The 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship in Betim, Brazil will be another great chance to see the top players in the sport go head to head. With just a few days to go before the last world-level volleyball event of the year, we look at some of the players expected to take to the court from December 3-8.

Marco and Marko excited about Al-Rayyan’s return to Club World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 28, 2019 – Qatar’s Al-Rayyan are one of the four teams set to take part in the upcoming men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship to be held in Betim, Brazil from December 3 through 8 and their players, including international stars Marco Ferreira and Marko Vukasinovic, are excited about this opportunity to measure up against the best in the world.

Men's Club Worlds: The numbers to beat

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 27, 2019 - The 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship starting next week in the Brazilian city of Betim, but will we see new entries in the competition's record books?

Lube players target golden upgrade

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 18, 2019 – After their silver medals in both 2017 and 2018, it is only natural that the players of Italy’s Cucine Lube Civitanova are now aiming at a gold medal finish at the upcoming men’s 2019 FIVB Club World Championship set to take place in Betim, Brazil from December 3 through 8.

Team rosters: Men's Club World Championship boasts stellar line-ups

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 18, 2019 – The rosters of the four clubs participating in the upcoming men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship in Brazil have been announced.

2019 Men’s Club World Championship match schedule announced

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 13, 2019 – The match schedule has been announced for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship, which will be held in Brazilian city Betim from December 3 to 8.

Sada Cruzeiro all geared up for another home Club World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 12, 2019 – One of the most decorated teams in the history of the men’s FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships, Brazil’s Sada Cruzeiro Volei Belo Horizonte, are all geared up to host the event for the fifth time as the 2019 edition is set to take place in Betim from December 3 through 8.

Amir Ghafour grateful for lessons learned

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 8, 2019 – A key player for club and country, opposite Amir Ghafour took some time out from Iran's successful run at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League last summer to talk about his teammates gaining experience from different club leagues and influences on his own career.

Sada Cruzeiro stumble in Brazil season opener

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 8, 2019 - Sada Cruzeiro of Contagem, hosts of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship next month, struggled at the domestic season opener in Brazil, falling to Funvic Taubate 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-18) Thursday night at the 'Sabiazinho' in Uberlandia.

Perugia lift Italian men's Supercup, Modena knock out Lube

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 2, 2019 - Sir Safety Conad Perugia has won the men's 2019 Italian Super Cup with a stunnning 3-2 (27-25, 23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 15-12) over Leo Shoes Modena in the final of the four-team competition Saturday night.

Galaxy of champions line up for 2019 Men's Club World Championship

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 15, 2019 - Four teams will contest the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship this year, with three-time world champions and reigning South American champions Sada Cruzeiro Volei hosting the event in Betim, Brazil from December 3 to 8.

Looking back: 2018 Club Worlds MVP Aaron Russell following in legend’s footsteps

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 31, 2018 – His performance at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship earned Trentino Volley's Aaron Russell an MVP award as his club cruised to a fifth title in the history of the competition.

2018 Review: Trentino claim record fifth Club World Championship title

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 30, 2018 – Italy’s Trentino Volley Trento went all the way at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Poland to become the first team to collect five titles in the history of the competition. In an all-Italian final, played in Czestochowa, Trentino mastered a 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18) victory over Cucine Lube Civitanova to triumph with the gold.

Statistical review: a historic 2018 Men's Club World Championship in numbers

Czestochowa, Poland, December 4, 2018 - All-time duration records were shattered left right and centre this year at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship as well-balanced teams played some long, exciting and sometimes tense rallies on the road to glory with Diatecx Trentino eventually triumphing over Cucine Lube Civitanova in the all-Italian final.

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