Previews & Recaps
Can Poland defeat Brazil to win a 2nd-straight men’s volleyball World Championship? See what VolleyMob’s official prediction expects.
Russia claimed its place in the World Championships final six with a sweep of Finland, behind 18 points by substitute Victor Polataev. Italy rested all of its starters and still came out with a 3-1 win over the Netherlands to remain atop the group.
Russia topped Italy in five sets to hand the hosts their first loss of the FIVB World Championships. Meanwhile, Finland was eliminated from the race for the title with a four-set loss to the Dutch.
2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships – Round 2 – Pool E Sept. 21-24, 2018 Forum di Assago; Milan, Italy #4…
2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 9–30 September Schedule Teams Power Rankings Pool F Teams Matches Pts Sets Points Rank…
Italy, Netherlands, Russia, and Finland are ready to battle it out in Pool E
Japan defeated Argentina in five sets, but missed out on a spot in the second round on point totals (6-5) to the Argentines. The day’s other match planted Italy firmly atop the group at 5-0 as the host nation edged Slovenia in four sets after dropping the opener.
2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 9–30 September Schedule Teams Power Rankings Pool B – Preliminary Phase – Day 1; Day 2; Day…
Iran nailed down its spot as the No. 2 team coming out of Pool D with a five-set comeback win over Finland. Meanwhile Poland snatched up its fifth-straight win, topping Bulgaria in four sets.
Australia cemented its spot among the top four in Pool C and punched its ticket to the second round of World Championships play, riding the arm of Lincoln Williams to a four-set win over Tunisia. Meanwhile, Russia cruised past Cameroon to set up its Pool C finale against Serbia.
Australia followed Lincoln Williams to its first victory of the World Championships.
A well-rested Russian team blazed through Tunisia, including a record-setting 25-6 second stanza.
After opening the World Championships against host Bulgaria on Sunday, Finland had a couple of days to regroup and bounced back with a sweep of No. 16 Cuba. Meanwhile, Bulgaria moved to moved to 2-1 and secured its place in the second round with a dominant blocking effort (12-0) in a sweep of Puerto Rico.
20 points from Wallace de Souza lifted Brazil over France in the best match of Thursday.
The United States moved to 2-0 atop Pool C, holding on for a five-set win over Australia on Thursday.
Team USA beat Serbia 3-2 in the biggest match of Wednesday at the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championships.
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“Does The FIVB Want A Cabaret For African And Asian Players?” – Polish Volleyball Community Still Livid About 2020 Olympics Qualification Criteria
Recent reports in the Polish media have shown that the fire regarding the issue has not yet died out.
“We Need To Create A Player/Coach Union And Start A Strike Against The FIVB.” – Poland’s Wojciech Drzyzga
As was expected, most European national teams are not pleased with the FIVB’s recent published criteria for qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games.
At only 28 years old, it is safe to say that Zatorksi easily has at least another Olympic Games and WCH in his future. With that certainty, fans can be reassured that Poland’s backcourt will be at an elite level as long as he is around.
Poland’s WCH title meant more money for volleyball in the country
Some losses sting more than others
Short answer: Yes
Whenever a star player becomes a naturalized citizen of another country in other to play in major international championships, it is always a topic of deep controversy.
Kubiak’s dad feared for his life during the tournament
WCH MVP Bartosz Kurek is a physical specimen
The 2018 Men’s Volleyball World Championships deviated from the traditional format because of the logistics involved with having two host nations, FIVB says.
Good coaches listen to their players and are adaptable to new ideais when they need to be.
Taubaté is stacked at the outside position
Now that the dust has finally settled, it’s time to objectively look at the best players in this year’s WCH.
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Vital Heynen is a game changer