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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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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.

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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.

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.

2018 Men’s #VNL Pool 13 Preview: Australia, China, Italy, South Korea

Italy will look to pile up the wins this week with the bottom three teams in the Men’s Volleyball Nations League joining them in Pool 13.

Australia, Japan Score Day 9 Upsets, VNL Top 4 Teams Remain the Same

Sunday brought a few surprise results and standout performances, but the top four teams stood strong in Brazil, Poland, France and the United States.

Australia Shocks Germany, Capitalizing on Miscues in Five-Set Win

Australia ended its three-match losing streak by registering a five-set win over Germany, making good on 40 German miscues in the upset.

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#VNL Standings: Poland Surges Into Top Spot, Canada Drops to 7th

Poland, Brazil and France maintained the top three spots in the Volleyball Nations League settings after Day 8, but it was a mixed bag of results that shook up the Top 5.

Anderson’s 20 Points Drive USA to 4-Set Win over Australia

It wasn’t perfect, with 29 miscues plaguing the team, but the United States bested Australia in every way in a four-set win to bounce back after two devastating losses.

Brazil Surges Into #VNL Lead, USA Drops to Fifth with Loss

At the end of Day 7, the VNL men’s top five are Brazil, Poland, France, Canada and the United States, with the teams divided by just four points.

Maar, Derocco Guide Canada to Home Sweep of Australia

Stephen Maar and Jason Derocco led the way as Canada edged past Australia in an all-around effort to please the home crowd in Ottawa.

Germany Continues Role as Giant Killer, Sweeping No. 2 USA

After upsetting World No. 3 Poland to wrap up Week 2 of the VNL, the Germans rode that confidence to a surprise sweep of the second ranked United States on Friday.

#VNL Pool 9 Preview: Australia, Canada, Germany, USA

As Week 3 approaches, the United States is one of three 5-1 teams atop the VNL standings. Canada is right behind at 4-2. The teams will meet on Sunday in a rematch of the 2017 World League bronze medal match.

Poland, Brazil Tied Atop #VNL Standings, USA One Point Behind

Day 6 of the Volleyball Nations League brought some surprising results, but in the end, the top three teams – Poland, the United States and Brazil – moved to 5-1 although Brazil surged ahead of the USA in the standings with a five-set win.

Serbia Wins Third Straight in 5; Russia Crushes Bulgaria in Sweep

Serbia moved its third straight five-set match in as many days, holding on for the victory over Australia behind Dusan Petkovic. Meanwhile, Egor Kliuka and Dmitriy Muserskiy proved too much for Bulgaria to handle as the team fell to Russia in a sweep.

VNL Day 5 Standings: Australia Earns 1st Win; USA, Poland Move to 5-0

At the end of the day, Poland and the United States moved to 5-0 atop the standings with the Poles boasting the maximum 15 points to the USA’s 13. Brazil, France and Italy round out the top five at 4-1.

Luburic Lifts Serbia over Russia in 5; Australia Grabs First #VNL Win

Drazen Luburic racked up 29 points, including 28 kills, and Serbia capitalized on 32 Russian miscues for its second straight five-set win. Australia broke into the win column, scoring a slight upset over 14th-ranked Bulgaria, winning via sweep of the home team on Saturday.

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