United States emerges champion

The United States wins the FIVB World Cup for the first time since 1985 and secures a berth at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Players of the United States team celebrate after winning a point against Argentina during the FIVB Men's World Cup.   -  Getty Images

The United States won its first men’s volleyball World Cup in 30 years on Wednesday with a 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 25-20 victory over Argentina.

Maxwell Holt scored 18 points as the U.S. team won the event for the first time since 1985 and secured a berth at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Italy also wrapped up an Olympic spot by finishing second with a 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19 win over world champion Poland, which lost its first match and finished third.

The United States, Italy and Poland all finished with 10 wins and one loss. The final ranking was determined by fewest sets lost.

Matt Anderson of the U.S. finished the tournament with 172 points and was named the Most Valuable Player.

Defending champion Russia beat host Japan 27-29, 25-17, 21-25, 25-17, 15-13 to finish fourth.