Matt Anderson and the U.S. Men’s National Team will have to overcome the defending Olympic champions Brazil or the defending Nations League champions Russia to advance at the World Championships.
Hungary has the third most daily bike users of any nation in the European Union, after the Netherlands and Denmark. It is also the EU country that least relies on cars for transport.
Teodor Salparov is contemplating retirement from the Bulgarian National Team.
Dave Smith took time after the match against Bulgaria to meet with children who also have hearing impairments.
Bartosz Kurek led Poland into the Third Round with a 21 performance over Serbia that included 5 aces.
Fabian Drzyzga responded when Poland had its back against the wall. A sweep against Serbia sees them through to the Third Round.
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.
Although Finland will not be moving on to the FIVB Men’s World Championship Final Six and lost all three of its Round 2 matches, spirits are high as the team celebrates its accomplishments and looks to the future.
Defending World Champions Poland took the final spot from France in the Final 6 by sweeping Serbia.
Michal Kubiak missed Friday’s match and barely played on Saturday, but has been announced as a participant for Sunday’s must-win showdown with Serbia.