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France, USA Lead #VNL Standings After Week 4

The battle for the Final Six is very much alive with only four teams mathematically eliminated: Iran (4-7), Argentina (2-10), China (2-10) and South Korea (1-11).

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Japan Rallies in 5-Setter vs. Argentina, Russia Sweeps Germany

In a match that featured three deuce sets, 15 blocks were not enough to lift Argentina past Japan, which won its second five-set affair of the week. Romanas Shkulyavichus and Dmitriy Muserskiy scored in double digits to lead Russia past Germany in a sweep.

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Korea Breaks Into Win Column; Australia Upsets Italy in 4 Sets

Even with Chuan Jing back in the lineup and scoring 17 points, China was no match for South Korea on Sunday as the Koreans earned their first VNL win with a home sweep. In a tight match, it was a handful of Italian errors that spelled the difference in a 3-1 Australian victory.

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France Remains on Top, USA Climbs into Second in #VNL Standings

It was another day of shocking results in the Volleyball Nations League and as the dust settled, France, the USA and Russia are now the top three teams.

Balance Lifts Germany Past Argentina, Muserskiy Stars in Russian Sweep

Simon Hirsch, Moritz Reichert and Tobias Krick starred in a four-set win over Argentina to snap a two-match skid for Germany. Russia owned the net both offensively and defensively in a sweep of Japan, marking its fourth straight win.

Italian Offense, Aussie Defense Lead to #VNL Pool 13 Marathon Wins

Korea dominated the offensive side of the ball and Italy excelled at the net before the Italians eventually hung on for the five-set victory. In a match featuring three deuce sets, all in extra points, a 12-kill advantage was the difference in a four-set Australian win.

France Leads Four Teams at 8-2 Atop #VNL Standings Through Day 10

After 10 matches, four teams stand at 8-2, but Finals host France boasts the top spot in the standings with 25 points. Poland, Brazil and the United States follow.

21-Year-Old Italian National Teamer Guerra Announces China Transfer

Guerra is one of many young Italian promises showcasing their skills in this year’s VNL

Japan, Russia Win Over Error-Riddled Foes in Pool 14

Thirty-four errors plagued Germany in its five-set loss to Japan on Friday, nullifying the team’s advantages in kills and blocks. Argentina boasted a slight edge in kills and aces, but could not get out of its own way in the match, committing 24 errors in a 3-0 loss to Russia.

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2018 Men’s #VNL Pool 15 Preview: Iran, Poland, Serbia, United States

Without Patch on the roster, Matt Anderson will shoulder the responsibilities t the opposite position for the United States. They will look to set themselves up for a run at the Final Round this weekend in front of a home crowd in Hoffman Estates, Illinois for Pool 15 of the Volleyball Nations League.

Italy Wins 500th World Level Match; Australia Stuffs South Korea

In what was Italy’s 500th world level victory, the team rode a balanced scoring effort and strong net play to a four-set win over China to kick off VNL Week 4. Twelve blocks and 32 Korean miscues gifted Australia a four-set win on Friday.

Pools Are Set for VNL Final Six, USA Leads Pool B

After 120 matches in round robin play, the Volleyball Nations League Final Six is set and the pools for Nanjing on June 27-29 are set.

Four of Final Six Win To Wrap Up #VNL Robin Play

With the Final Six field already set, Thursday’s results were about seeding, pride and final placement. The United States finished atop the standings, while Italy, Russia and the Dominican Republic ended round-robin play with wins.

Bjelica Leads Serbia in Dominating Sweep of South Korea

Serbia vaulted into second place in the Volleyball Nations League standings, capping a three-match win streak with a dominating sweep of South Korea.

Italy Wins Eighth Straight in 5-Setter vs. Brazil, Belgium Wins in 4

Britt Herbots scored a team-best 23 points as Belgium wrapped up VNL play with a victory over Thailand. Although the Final Six was mathematically out of reach, Italy did not hold back in its final match of the VNL, besting Brazil in five sets to end the tournament on an eight-match win streak.

Russia Outlasts Japan, Dominican Republic Snaps Seven-Match Skid

Twenty blocks and four double-digit scoring efforts lifted Russia past Japan to close out both teams’ Volleyball Nations League slate. In a fairly even match, 27 Polish errors helped the Dominican Republic to a four-set win, snapping a seven-match losing skid.

2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Challenger Cup’ Field Now Set

The six-team field for the 2018 Women’s FIVB Challenger Cup is now set after the teams from Europe have clinched their spots.

Turkey, Germany Wrap up Pool Play with Four-Set Wins

A 20-point lead in kills was the difference for Turkey in a hotly contested match with China to wrap up VNL play. The Dutch edged Germany in every way in a four-set victory to cap its VNL preliminary round efforts.

2018 Men’s #VNL Pool 14 Preview: Germany Hosts Argentina, Japan & Russia

Germany will look to play giant killer again as they host Pool 14 with Russia, Japan and Argentina.

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