The draw for the 3rd round of the FIVB Women’s World Championship features Italy, Japan and Serbia in Pool G and Netherlands, China and the United States in Pool H. Matches are set to begin on Oct. 14 in Noppon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
It’s on to the 3rd round of the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship for 7th-ranked Italy (9-0, 27 points), top-ranked China (8-1, 24 points) and the 2nd-ranked United States (7-2, 19 points). The Italians bested the Americans, who squeaked in after the Chinese knocked off the Russians Thursday night.
The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
The Americans and the Chinese will meet for the 4th time this summer. The Chinese have won 2 of those matches.
The Dutch women not only locked up a spot with a 3-0 sweep of Serbia, but won their group on Thursday.
It’s on to the 3rd round of 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championships for #1 China, #7 Italy and #3 Serbia. The final 3 slots will be determined on Thursday.
7th-ranked Italy and top-ranked China qualified for 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship 3rd round action with victories on Wednesday night inside Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium. The Italians remain undefeated at 8-0 with 24 points, while the Russians stand at 7-1 with 21 points.
Serbia suffered its first loss of the World Championships, falling to Japan in four sets on Wednesday. Brazil handed the Netherlands its first loss as well to stay in the race for the Final Six.
Italy was the only undefeated team remaining at the Women’s Volleyball World Championships after Wednesday’s matches.
The 2018 Men’s Volleyball World Championships deviated from the traditional format because of the logistics involved with having two host nations, FIVB says.