FIVB World Championship matches to follow today

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A berth to the FIVB World Championship third round has been already clinched — now it’s a matter of perfection.

The United States as the only remaining undefeated team at the tournament will play Iran in its second-round finale. Check out all the FIVB World Championship pool-play matches to follow today and how to follow them live.

Pool G matches

United States (7-0, 19 points) vs. Iran (4-3, 12 points)
Match vitals:
5 p.m. (9 a.m. CDT) in Sofia, Bulgaria
Follow live: Live stats, Pay-per-view online video, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: United States (1986);
Last time qualified for FIVB World Championship third round: United States (2010);
NCAA players on U.S. roster: Matt Anderson (Penn State 2006-08); Taylor Averill (Hawai’i 2012-15); Micah Christenson (USC 2012-15); Max Holt (Penn State 2006-09); Jeff Jendryk (Loyola 2015-18); Jake Langlois (BYU 2014-17); Dan McDonnell (UC Irvine 2011-12); Ben Patch (BYU 2013, 2016-17); Aaron Russell (Penn State 2012-15); Taylor Sander (BYU 2011-14); Kawika Shoji (Stanford 2007-10); Erik Shoji (Stanford 2009-12); David Smith (UC Irvine 2004-07); Dustin Watten (Long Beach State 2005-09)
NCAA players on Iran roster: None

Bulgaria (4-3, 12 points) vs. Canada (4-3, 11 points)
Match vitals:
8:40 p.m. (12:40 p.m. CDT) in Sofia, Bulgaria
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: Bulgaria (none); Canada (none)
Last time qualified for FIVB World Championship third round: Bulgaria (2010); Canada (2006)
NCAA players on Bulgaria roster: None
NCAA players on Canada roster: None

Pool E matches

Russia (5-2, 15 points) vs. Finland (2-5, 6 points)
Match vitals:
5 p.m. (10 a.m. CDT) in Milan, Italy
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: Russia (1982, 1978, 1962, 1960, 1952, 1949); Finland (none)
Last time qualified for FIVB World Championship third round: Russia (2014); Finland (never)
NCAA players on Russia roster: None
NCAA players on Finland roster: None

Italy (6-1, 19 points) vs. Netherlands (5-2, 14 points)
Match vitals:
9:15 p.m. (2:15 p.m. CDT) in Milan, Italy
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: Italy (1998, 1994, 1990); Netherlands (none)
Last time qualified for FIVB World Championship third round: Italy (2010); Netherlands (1994)
NCAA players on Italy roster: None
NCAA players on Netherlands roster: None

Pool F matches

Slovenia (4-3, 12 points) vs. Australia (2-5, 7 points)
Match vitals:
5 p.m. (10 a.m. CDT) in Bologna, Italy
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: Slovenia (none); Australia (none)
Last time qualified for FIVB World Championship third round: Slovenia (never); Australia (never)
NCAA players on Slovenia roster: None
NCAA players on Australia roster: Paul Carroll (Pepperdine 2006-09); Thomas Hodges (Pacific 2014; UC Irvine 2015-17)

Belgium (4-3, 13 points) vs. Brazil (6-1, 17 points)
Match vitals:
8:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. CDT) in Bologna, Italy
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: Belgium (none); Brazil (2010, 2006, 2002)
Last time qualified for FIVB World Championship third round: Belgium (never); Brazil (2014)
NCAA players on Belgium roster: None
NCAA players on Brazil roster: None

Pool H matches

France (4-3, 15 points) vs. Argentina (3-4, 8 points)
Match vitals:
5 p.m. (9 a.m. CDT) in Varna, Bulgaria
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: France (none); Argentina (none)
Last time qualified for FIVB World Championship third round: France (2014); Argentina (2002)
NCAA players on France roster: Kevin Tillie (UC Irvine 2012-13)
NCAA players on Argentina roster: None

Poland (5-2, 16 points) vs. Serbia (6-1, 17 points)
Match vitals:
8:40 p.m. (12:40 p.m. CDT) in Varna, Bulgaria
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets
FIVB World Championship titles: Poland (2014, 1974); Serbia (none)
Last time qualified for FIVB World Championship third round: Poland (2014); Serbia (2010)
NCAA players on Poland roster: None
NCAA players on Serbia roster: None