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Women's Volleyball FIVB Nations League 2018

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VolleyRuller96    166

Day 04

 

:POL Poland 3-2 :CHN China (18-25 / 25-17 / 25-18 / 22-25 / 15-12)

 

 

 

one of the best matches for our girls in many years :d

 

 

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heywoodu    2,343

This thing is going pretty well :d 

 

@Brazilians: who are the Brazilian players I should be looking out for next week in Apeldoorn? :p 

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hoversaBR    38
19 minutos atrás, heywoodu disse:

This thing is going pretty well :d 

 

@Brazilians: who are the Brazilian players I should be looking out for next week in Apeldoorn? :p 

Maybe Carol,  who must be crazy to see Anne :p

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heywoodu    2,343
11 minutes ago, hoversaBR said:

Maybe Carol,  who must be crazy to see Anne :p

Who is Anne? :p 

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hoversaBR    38
17 minutos atrás, heywoodu disse:

Who is Anne? :p 

Buijs, her girlfriend, of course :lol: 

 

If you want other options you can choose Tandara, Adenizia, Jaque (If she is). You can also dance a samba with Mara, because it seems that is the only thing she does in the national team. :lol:

 

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VolleyRuller96    166

DAY 04 SUMMARY 


:RUS RUSSIA 3-0 :ITA ITALY


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Suwon, Korea, May 22, 2018,- A clutch all-round performance from Irina Voronkova has guided a confident Russia to a perfect start in the second phase of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League with a 3-0 (26-24, 25-12, 25-23) win over hapless Italy on Tuesday.
  
The straight sets scoreline belied the competitive and highly energetic affair but Voronkova stepped up at various stages when Russia was threatened by a plucky Italy, who are now in deep trouble without a win from four games.
 
Voronkova finished with 14 points (11 spikes and 3 serves) and she was ably supported by middle blocker Irina Fetisova (12 points), Natalia Malykh (12 points) and captain Kseniia Parubets (11 points) in an even performance from the victors. 
 
Serena Ortolani (14 points) tried her hardest for a gallant Italy, who matched Russia's intensity for two of the sets.  
 
Russia's sole loss in the first phase was to in-form Netherlands and they have continued their strong form into the second week. It was sweet revenge for Russia who had lost to Italy in last year's World Grand Prix in a five-set heartbreak.  
 
Russia had long dominated the matchup over their European foes with 22 wins from 27 matches although, in a quirk, four of Italy's victories had been on Asian soil. 
 
Anchored near the bottom of the overall standings after a winless opening phase, Italy is now in major strife despite some encouraging signs but they will rue a poor second set. 
 
Most of the lively crowd at Suwon Indoor Gymnasium were eagerly anticipating watching their beloved home team later in the evening but the fans were treated to a high-octane affair. 
 
Ominously, it was a poor start for Italy with Anastasia Guerra serving into the net to start the game as the energetic and confident Russians took control early with a 4-1 lead before Italy found their groove due to some sensational defensive work from middle blocker Marina Lubian.
 
An aggressive Italy aimed to dictate through power but that desire to dominate backfired through a series of errors to hand Russia the initiative. 
 
The early going was marked by terrific net work from both desperate teams during a tight first set as the scores were deadlocked on numerous occasions. 
 
With scores level at 24, opposite spiker Malykh produced a thunderous spike to give her team the lead and Russia closed out a gruelling first set in 29 minutes. 
 

Despite the heartbreak of losing the opening stanza, Italy came out with intent in the second set but were matched at every step by Russia, who were led by powerful serving from Voronkova. 

 
Following a familiar pattern, Russia appeared to be getting on top but the brave efforts of wing spiker Lucia Bosetti, who produced an astonishing block to deny a powerful attempt from Ekaterina Efimova, kept Italy in the game before the floodgates opened. 
 
Malykh and Voronkova produced a series of thunderous spikes with Russia winning 10 of 11 points to take firm control of the match with one of Voronkova's high-powered spikes powering at 100 kmph. 
 
Fetisova was also proving impregnable and a booming net kill gave Russia the lead and, soon enough, a two-set advantage. 
 
With their backs against the wall, Italy battled bravely in the third set with Miryam Fatime Sylla dominating on serve to give her team a handy 7-3 lead before Russia fought back. 
 
Much like the first set, the scores see-sawed and there were several fantastic long rallies but Russia's defence held firm marked by winning a pulsating 28-second exchange with the scores locked at 9 apiece.  
  
Aiming to avoid a fourth straight loss, Italy blunted Russia's power with dogged defence at the net as they edged ahead 18-15.
 
In a vital moment in the set, with the fans on their edge of the seats, Russia won a long rally as they cunningly manoeuvred from defence to attack punctuated by a thunderous spike from Voronkova to get Russia within one point. 
 
Shortly later, a brilliant block by Fetisova to deny Rossella Olivotto evened the scores and Russia could sense victory was imminent. 
 
Despite some jitters, including a service error from youngster Anna Kotikova, Russia fittingly closed it out winning another long rally. 
 

The teams will be back in action on Wednesday when Italy takes on Germany, while Russia play hosts Korea.

 

:NED NETHERLANDS 3-2 :BEL BELGIUM

 

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Toyota, Japan, May 22, 2018 - Lonneke Sloetjes produced a brilliant all-round performance to lead The Netherlands to a heartstopping 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 23-25, 31-29, 15-10) win over Belgium in a sensational start to Week 2 in the inaugural women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Tuesday.
 
Sloetjes finished with 26 points, including 21 spikes from 49 attempts, as well as three vital blocks as the Dutch survived a match point to stretch their unbeaten run in the competition to four matches after winning each of their three games in Russia last week.
 
Outside hitter Anne Buijs also had a superb match, finishing with 20 points after The Netherlands saved a match point in the fourth set to beat their European neighbours in a classic match that lasted 2 hours 17 minutes.
 
Kaja Grobelna scored a game-high 28 points for Belgium while Britt Herbots racked up 22 points in another impressive performance from the teenage wing spiker but their combined tally of 50 points was not enough to get the Yellow Tigers over the line.
 
Ranked five places ahead of Belgium on the world rankings and in great form after finishing 3-0 in Week 1, The Netherlands went into the match as slight favourites but had to produce their absolute best to overcome the Yellow Tigers.
 
With middle blocker Marlies Janssens (7 blocks) providing stiff resistance at the net and Grobelna, Herbots and Celine Van Gestel (13 points) starring in attack, Belgium looked all set for victory after carving out a hard-earned 2-1 lead.
 
After trailling for most of the fourth set, the Yellow Tigers drew level and had a match point at 29-28 but with the athletic Buijs taking control, the Dutch survived and reeled off three points in a row to force a deciding fifth set.
 
The crowd at Sky Hall were treated to an nailbiting encounter as the teams went for broke in the fifth set, diving all over the court as every point was hotly contested, with many decided by thrilling rallies and monster blocks as the tension escalated.
 
Dutch wing spiker Maret Balkestein-Grothues was heavily involved and finished with 14 points as the Netherlands finally got in front for the first time before pulling clear late in the fifth set while Yvon Belien and Celeste Plak, who was substituted after the third set, each scoring 10 in an all-round team effort.
 
Belgium's next match is against the Pool 5 hosts Japan on Wednesday while The Netherlands face the USA.
 
:SRB SERBIA 3-1 :THA THAILAND
 
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Macao, China, May 22, 2018 - Opposite spiker Tijana Boskovic steadied Serbian nerves and drove them on to 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19) victory over a spirited Thailand as Week 2 of the 2018 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League took the action to the southern Chinese city of Macao.
 
The reach and range of the 21-year-old Boskovic (30 points) eventually proved insurmountable at the net and her efforts, combined with and hot-and-cold effort from wing spiker Brankica Mihajlovic (12 points) saw the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medalists improve their VNL record to 3-1, as the Thais fell to 1-3.  
 
While Boskovic was sometimes guilty of wild serves - most notably to hand the Thai's the third set - she seemed to rally her teammates to the cause the longer the match went on, challenging calls and urging them on. 
She was rested in the fourth set by coach Zoran Terzic and reacted with a look that could have frozen ice.  
 
Thai coach Danai Sriwacharamaytakul's game plan was to go deep, and dodge the Serb's two most imposing players, and it worked best in that second and third sets when the likes of Thai top-scorer Onuma Sittirak (15 points) gave as good as she got against her team's more fancied opponents.
 
But the Serbs proved just why they are one of the strongest teams in the women's game come the fourth stanza. Captain Milena Rasic (13 points) was particularly strong when the pressure was on and will be looking to build on Tuesday's success when the Serbs next turn out, against Poland on Wednesday. 
 
The Macao crowd had warmed to the Thais and their underdog status, after the two-time Asian champions had lost to the Netherlands (3-0) and Russia (3-1) in the VNL's first round. 
Inventive attacks had their opponents double-guessing in the middle two sets. But a yellow card for dissent in the fourth set for Terzic seemed to rally the Europeans, and experienced heads prevailed for the Serbs, particularly Bozkovic who by that stage had made her presence felt across the court.
 
:KOR SOUTH KOREA 3-1 :GER GERMANY 
 
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Suwon, South Korea, May 22, 2018,- Kim Yeon Koung showcased her impeccable leadership to inspire Korea to a thrilling comeback victory over Germany on Tuesday in front of a delighted home crowd.
    
Kim dominated in all areas to ensure the hosts recovered from a slow start to overcome a gritty Germany in a 3-1 (23-25, 26-24, 25-16, 25-16) win to start the second phase of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in style. 
 
With a game-high 29 points, Kim was the standout but she was well supported by Jeongah Park (13 points) and Jaeyeong Lee (12 points). Dynamic duo Louisa Lippmann and Maren Fromm combined for 33 points to lead Germany. 
 
The result continued Korea's dominance over Germany stretching four games during the last six years. 
 
In front of a loud and capacity crowd at the Suwon Indoor Gymnasium, the Pool 6 encounter followed a familiar trend between the teams with Korea now having beaten Germany four straight times despite losing the first set on each occasion.  
 
Fresh off their major upset of China to cap off the first phase, Korea has won three straight while Germany has slumped to three consecutive losses after shocking Brazil to memorably open the VNL. 
 
Unbeaten at world level in Suwon and fuelled by a boisterous crowd, Korea came out strong with explosive attack but the gritty Germans repelled the constant waves with dogged defence to quiet the energetic fans. 
 
Middle blocker Marie Scholzel was terrific in the early going as Germany stormed out to a 16-11 lead punctuated by several imposing kills by Lippmann. 
 
Perhaps starting too energised amid the cauldron, a rash Korea endured numerous errors but eventually rediscovered their noted high-octane game with Kim inspiring a fightback. 
 
However, Germany kept their noses in front and despite some hiccups, including when Scholzel faltered on serve with the visitors ahead 22-18, they wrapped up a 31-minute first set to stun the crowd. 
 
Middle blocker Lisa Grunding emphatically denied a spike attempt to showcase her renowned blocking ability as Germany made the ideal start to the second set and soon led 6-2 as the ardent local fans started to get nervous. 
 
The feisty German defence blunted Korea but Kim gamely rallied a comeback, which seemed to inspire her team and spark the crowd.
 
But Germany kept responding with Scholzel providing a highlight reel with an imperious spike to give her team a 14-9 advantage as the visitors continued to defy their fancied opponents. 
 
Attempting to avoid a major hole, Korea once again rallied through Kim, who served calmly and was seemingly everywhere, and a spectacular spike from wing spiker Lee brought the fans to their feet and trimmed the margin to two points. 
 
It was bedlam shortly after when a high-flying Kim produced her 10th spike to give Korea the lead and momentum. 
 
However, Germany would not be overawed as Fromm produced a spectacular spike to even the scores at 21 as the pulsating second set reached a crescendo with the teams trading points. 
 
Germany demonstrated composure to save two set points but Lippmann missed a spike and, quite fittingly, Kim closed out the 39-minute second set with a brilliant backcourt spike to level the contest.
 
Korea's momentum continued in the third set with Hyo Jin Yang producing several kill blocks to stifle Germany, who appeared to be buckling under the tidal wave before clutch serving from Scholzel reduced the margin to just five points. 
 
Soon enough, the 2014 Asian Games champions reground and wrapped up the stanza to take firm control of the contest. 
 
There was no respite from Kim who continued to dazzle with spikes and blocks to deflate Germany in the fourth set. 
 
Germany kept fighting but they were continually halted by Kim and Lee, who was dazzling the fans with her aerial prowess. The crowd erupted in euphoria when Korea eventually wrapped up victory to continue their long held dominance at home. 
 

Both teams will be back in action on Wednesday with Korea playing a confident Russia, while Germany take on winless Italy. 

 

:USA UNITED STATES 3-0 :JPN JAPAN

 

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Toyota, Japan, May 22, 2018 - Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and Kimberley Hill combined for 38 points as the United States turned on the power to beat Pool 5 hosts Japan 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-23) in the inaugural women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Tuesday.
 
Utilising their height advantage at the net, the two American heavy hitters dominated in attack, with Bartsch-Hackley scoring 21 points and Hill finishing with 17 as Team USA chalked up an 11th consecutive win over Japan, dating back to 2011.
 
The Americans, ranked No.2 in the world, were even more dominant in defence, outscoring Japan 12-2 in blocking, led by Lauren Gibbemeyer, who was an almost impenetrable presence at the net, collecting a game-high seven blocks.
 
While the sixth-ranked Japan could not match the USA in defence, they did marginally outpoint them in spikes, with 10 players registering at least one kill.
 
Yuki Ishii led the way for Japan with 13 spikes from 28 swings while Mami Uchiseto and the left-handed Mari Horikawa had six each.
 
With the win, the USA improved to 3-1 in the tournament after hosting Pool 3 last week while Japan dropped to 1-3 with the loss after an entertaining match for the crowd at Sky Hall Toyota.
 
The USA took control of the match right from the outset with Bartsch-Hackley and Hill leading the attack and Gibbemeyer frustrating the Japanese hitters with her extended reach.
 
Kelly Murphy (7 points) and Rachael Adams (4 points) were also prominent before the Japanese started to find some inroads in the third set with captain Nana Iwasaka (4 points) and Risa Shinnabe (4 points) spotting some holes in the American defence.
 
Japan led by three points late in the set but the visitors kept chipping away and inched past right at the end to win in straight sets.
 
Japan's next match is against Belgium on Wednesday while the USA faces the Netherlands, the only unbeaten team in the competition.



:DOM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 3-0 :ARG ARGENTINA 

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Ankara, Turkey, May 22, 2018 - Brayelin Martinez and Yonkaira Pena Isabel both scored 15 points as the Dominican Republic secured their first ever victory in the inaugural women's FIVB Nations League after a tense three-set victory 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 25-19) over Argentina. 

 
This Pool 8 clash was expected to be a tight battle between two sides who were still searching for their first win of the Nations League, and both teams looked far from assured in an error-strewn but engrossing battle in the Turkish capital, Ankara, with Martinez' and Pena Isabel's points haul enough to see off a ragged Argentine side, who are now rooted to the bottom of the Nations League with 4 defeats from 4 matches.
 
Dominican Republic, who had won the previous 3 meetings with Argentina and 5 of the last 7, had too much power with Martinez a constant thorn in the Argentina side with her power at the net, and she was aided by the likes of Annerys Valdez, while skipper Marte Frita marshalled her team-mates defensively.
 
Anahi Tosi was the game's joint-top scorer with 15 points for Argentina and was always a threat at the net, while Elina Rodriguez and Antonela Fortuna also chipped in with 11 and 9 points respectively.
 
The first set was incredibly close with neither side able to break clear, but it was the Queens of the Caribbean who led 8-7 and then 16-15 at the first two technical time outs. Marcos Kwiek's girls managed to stretch their lead to 20-17 to seemingly give themselves some breathing space, but his opposite number Guillermo Orduna called an Argentine time out and it appeared to do the trick with his side claiming 6 of the next 7 points to move into a 23-21 lead. But the South Americans pressed the self-destruct button and crucial block points from Martinez and Marte put the Caribbean side on the brink of the set, only for Argentina to level at 24-24 after a successful challenge. But two timely Martinez spikes handed Dominican Republic the set (26-24).
 
Into set two and Argentina, who haven't beaten Dominican Republic since 2011, responded from the blow of losing the opener with a more controlled display, helped by the excellent defensive work of libero, Tatiana Rizzo. The set will be remembered for a wonderful 47-second rally which Dominican Republic eventually won through Lisvel Eve's powerful spike. Anahi Tosi was looking increasingly dangerous from spike range as Argentina kept their noses in front at both technical time outs. But it all went horribly wrong for Orduna's side who threw away a 24-21 lead as the Caribbean side won 5 straight points to steal the second set and move into a two-set lead (26-24).
 
Argentina, who are ranked 11th in the world, 2 places below their opponents, looked shell-shocked after surrendering that second set and it was the Caribbean side who started the third set in brighter fashion. They led 8-7 at the first technical time out and surged into a 14-10 advantage with Argentina missing a hatful of chances - most notably Rodriguez who put a straightforward spike long with the scores at 12-10. Dominican Republic, who suffered agonising 5-set losses to South Korea and Belgium in their last 2 matches, weren't to be denied this time. They closed out the set relatively comfortably against the forlorn South Americans, who remain without a point in the women's Nations League. The Caribbeans' greater power at the net - Kwiek's girls amassed 5 points from blocks to Argentina's 1 - proved decisive as they closed out a 26-24 26-24 25-19 victory to lift them up to 10th in the Nations League table. 
 
:POL POLAND 3-2 :CHN CHINA
 
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Macao, China, May 22, 2018 - Malwina Smarzek added a further 35 points to her collection while Poland upset China 3-2 (18-25, 25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 15-12) in front of a stunned home crowd as the 2018 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League lit up the southern Chinese city of Macao on Tuesday night.
 
 
The 21-year-old opposite spiker has now amassed 100 for the tournament and the Chinese had no answer for her power as Polish coach Jacek Nawrocki made some clever rotations, set around the superb all-round court coverage of libero Agata Witkowska.
 
For China it was teenaged star Li Yingying who gave fans a look at the future.The 18-year-old Li has the whole volleyball world watching and duly delivered with 19 points in China's losing effort. 
 
But not much else went the way of the 2016 Rio gold medalists 
with Poland rising to the big occasion in front of China's vocal home fans.
 
As hosts, China are assured of a place in the VNL finals and coach Lang Ping has taken the opportunity to give court time to her younger players. It has had mixed results - as a first-round upset loss to South Korea (3-0) was matched by the Polish on Tuesday night. 
 
Poland were quick to pounce on a number of crucial mistakes in the middle sets - Smarzek in particular - as coach Lang mixed and matched her line-up. 
 
A record of 2-2 doesn't fully reflect Poland's form, given they took a set off world champions the USA in the first-round before losing 3-1 and ground out a gutsy 3-2 win over Italy. But coach Jacek Nawrocki and his charges didnlt seem to care too much as they celebrated their upset.
 
The big question now is just how quickly China can come up with a line-up that's settled enough to tackle the form teams of the VNL.
 
:BRA BRAZIL 3-1 :TUR TURKEY
 
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ANKARA, TURKEY, MAY 22, 2018 - Tandara Caixeta hit 25 points to inspire Brazil to a 3rd win from 4 games in the women's FIVB Nations League with a gritty 4-set victory (25-17, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21) over hosts Turkey in front of a raucous Ankara crowd.
 
The Brazilians - 2017 World Grand Prix winners - are big hitters on the women's volleyball circuit, and it showed in this Pool 8 clash against an energetic Turkey side who had won their opening 3 Nations League matches.
 
The Turks' good recent form belies their lowly world ranking of 12th, but they'd won just 1 of their last 9 world-level fixtures at home - and the world's 4th-ranked side Brazil added to that unwanted home record.
 
Tandara top-scored with 16 in Brazil's defeat to Germany in their opening fixture and hit a game-high 25 in the victory over Japan, and she matched that tally (25) against Turkey who struggled to defend her ferocious power from the net. Drussyla Costa was also a menace from close range and amassed 16 points while Amanda Francisco added 11 points to her mix of potent serving. 
 
Turkey, who fought back superbly to take a tense 3rd set, had their moments with top-scorer and skipper Erdem Dundar influential, she weighed in with 14 points while there were tenacious performances from the likes of Gamze Alikaya, Zehra Gunes (9 points), Meliha Ismailoglu and Hande Balogin (10 points).
 
The South American champions began in blistering fashion and had captain Roberta and the outstanding libero Suelen Pinto to thank for providing the defensive solidity as they manouevred their big spike hitters into the perfect positions. And one of those big hitters Tandara provided signs of what was to come with a powerful spike to put Brazil 6-3 ahead. Turkey roused themselves to level at 6-6 but the visitors turned on the style to score 6 straight points. That gap was out to 7 by the second technical time out, and Tandara added further powerful spikes as the Brazilians wrapped up the opening set with ease (25-17). 
 
Brazil had won on their 2 previous visits to Turkey, including last year's 3-2 victory in Ankara on their way to World Grand Prix honours, and they continued to move through the gears in the second set. The hosts were well in the set at 4-4 but Jose Roberto Guimaraes' girls went on a blistering burst of 6 unanswered points to move 10-4 clear. But Turkey, who beat Italy, USA and Poland in their opening 3 matches, fought back superbly in front of 2,500 expectant fans, with Erdem's serving causing the South Americans all sorts of problems as they drew level at 17-17. But Brazil wrestled back control and, thanks to a couple of huge Drussyla spikes, Guimaraes's side closed out the set (25-19) to silence the Ankara crowd. 
 
Turkey needed a miracle turnaround and they threw caution to the wind in the 3rd set with Erdem's huge block providing them with a 5-2 lead, which soon became 6-2 with coach Guimaraes calling a Brazilian timeout to try and calm some nerves. And his tactical talk did the trick with Brazil turning the set on its head in dramatic circumstances with Macris Carneiro's instinctive point hauling them level at 10-10, before the South Americans took a 13-11 lead after a wonderful block by Adenizia da Silva. But Turkey - with Italian coach Giovanni Guidetti roaring on from the sidelines - fought back again and took an 18-17 lead after Gunes' tremendous block. Brazil uncharacteristically began to make errors and Tandara's missed spike handed Turkey the set (25-23) and a way back into the match.  
 
The momentum was with the home side, but Brazil are masters at handling pressure situations and they did so again. Despite heading into the first technical time out 8-7 behind, Brazil responded with Drussyla finding her range as they scored 7 of the next 9 points to take control. Guimaraes' side established a 16-11 lead at the second technical time out, and despite another Turkish comeback - they scored 3 straight points to move to within 2 of the visitors under the serving of Ismailoglu - Brazil dug deep to get over the line and seal a tense 4-set victory in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Turkey showed enough to suggest they'll be a serious threat in this competition, but they were ultimately outclassed as they suffered an 8th defeat in 9 matches against Brazil. The visitors were good value for their win and make it 3 straight Nations League victories since their opening defeat to Germany. 

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VolleyRuller96    166

PRELIMINARY ROUND STANDINGS
after 4 played matches

System:
1. CHINA is automaticaly qualified as final 6 Host.
2. TOP 5 TEAMS after the preliminary round qualify for the final round.
3. If China is among the top 5 teams , THE 6-th RANKED TEAM also qualifies.

4. The 12 CORE TEAMS can not be relegated.

4. The WEAKEST PLACED  CHALLENGER team may be relegated from the competition if they lose the relegation playoff against the FIVB Challenger Cup (to be  played at a later date) winner.

Tie-Break Criteria:

1.Matches Won/Lost Ratio (MW/ML)
2. Points Achieved (3 PTS = 3:0 or 3:1 win ; 2 PTS = 3:2 win ; 1PTS = 2:3 defeat ; 0PTS = 0:3 or 1:3 defeat)
3. Set Ratio.

 

 

  Nation MW ML PTS SET 
1. :NED                        4   0      11 12:3
2. :USA  3 1 10 11:4
3. :SRB  3 1 9 10:4
4. :RUS  3 1 9 9:5
5. :BRA                           3 1 9 10:6
6. :TUR  3 1 8 10:5
7. :KOR  3 1 8 9:6
8. :CHN QUALIFIED  2 2 7 8:6
9. :BEL CHALLENGER                         2         2         6         8:8  
10. :POL CHALLENGER  2 2 4 7:10
11. :DOM CHALLENGER  1 3 5 7:9
12. :THA  1 3 3 5:9
13 :GER                                                1 3 5:10
14: :JPN  1 3 3 4:10
15 :ITA  0 4 1 2:12
16: ::ARG CHALLENGER                      0 4 0 2:12

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VolleyRuller96    166

WOMEN'S Week 2, day 2 SCHEDULE (23 MAY 2018)

all times are CEST

 

08:40 :USA United States - :NED Netherlands

09:00 :GER Germany - :ITA Italy 

11:30 :POL Poland - :SRB Serbia
12:00 :KOR South Korea -:RUS Russia

12:10 :JPN Japan - :BEL Belgium

13:00 :ARG Argentina - :BRA Brazil

14:00 :CHN China - :THA Thailand 

16:00 :TUR Turkey - :DOM Dominican Republic

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heywoodu    2,343
1 hour ago, hoversaBR said:

Buijs, her girlfriend, of course :lol: 

 

How should I know the personal relations of players when basically all Dutch team players I know are Celeste Plak and Robin de Kruif? :d 

 

Obrigado :d 

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NaBUru38    18

I can't find which broadcaster airs the tournament in Latin America.

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VolleyRuller96    166
4 hours ago, NaBUru38 said:

I can't find which broadcaster airs the tournament in Latin America.

I searched, but all I found is that SporTV broadcasts some of the games in Brazil :( I don't know about Uruguay but I think usually there have been broadcast of the games in Argentina and Peru too. If you are really interested and  have Facebook, maybe you could try to contact your country's volleyball body or FIVB via messenger and ask them if there is any way you could watch the games.

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