Eight of the 12 matches on Wednesday were decided in straight sets and five teams claimed spots in the FIVB Women’s World Championships second round.
Brazil secured its spot in the second round, while Kazakhstan was eliminated in Pool D on Wednesday. Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Serbia all won in sweeps.
Sweeps were the result of the day at the World Championships on Day 3 with all three matches in Pool A and in Pool D ending in short order.
Maret Balkestein-Grothues led Netherlands to a 3-2 win over Japan on Sunday, giving them the Pool A lead.
Pool D still hasn’t seen a competitive match at the 2018 World CHampionships. That will (hopefully) change on Monday when Serbia and Brazil play.
The Netherlands now have an inside track on preliminary perfection, while Mexico and Germany both bounced back with their first wins.
The first day was a day of firsts in Japan, including Trinidad & Tobago’s first-ever World Championship match.
2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 29 September – 20 October Schedule Teams Pool D – Brazil, Serbia, Dominican Republic,…
Cameroon made national and continental history on Saturday morning in Yokohama, Japan.
Brazil is ranked 1 in the world and is one of two teams from South America still competing in the 2018 FIVB World Championships