China is set to host four women’s pools as well as the 2019 finals, while the American men will host one preliminary round weekend and the finals.
China, which hosted the women’s finals and two other legs of the inaugural Volleyball Nations League tournament this summer, has been chosen to host three stops per gender in 2019.
Wallace and Brazil are projected to keep their #1 FIVB World Ranking after reaching the semifinals of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Russia’s gold medal helped them break their rankings tie with Italy.
Jeff Jendryk will start his professional career in Germany with the Berlin Recycling Volleys. It is reported he will join Americans Ben Patch and Kyle Russell. Berlin has won the German Bundesliga the past 3 seasons.
Alan Domingos is one of the world’s most experienced active liberos. Set to undergo his 23rd professional season, his accolades with Brazil’s national team includes a World Championship gold medal in 2010
Mikhaylov didn’t play at all during the tournament’s preliminary stages, but went huge in the Final 6 to lead Russia to gold while dropping only 1 set in 4 matches.
The FIVB has announced that the United States will host the next three Nations League Finals on the men’s side, continuing the new tournament after its first year.
Russia defeated France 25-22, 25-20, 25-23, avenging a 3-0 loss from the final match of Pool 20 and claiming the country its first world level gold since the 2013 World League tournament.
The United States men finished out their grueling rollercoaster ride at the VNL Final Six with a bronze medal around their necks after sweeping Brazil on Sunday.
U.S. men’s coach John Speraw had to make several adjustments at this year’s Volleyball Nations League, and while it didn’t result in victory, it seems they’ve hit their best combination late against France.