2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championships: Oct. 11 Daily Summary
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.
Pool F: #7 Italy Stays Perfect, #1 China Sends #5 Russia Packing
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.
Dutch Sweep Serbia for 1st in Group E; Japan Also Makes Final 6
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.
Pools Set for Final 6 of 2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championships
The Americans and the Chinese will meet for the 4th time this summer. The Chinese have won 2 of those matches.
6 Teams Locked in for Final 6 at Volleyball World Championships
The Dutch women not only locked up a spot with a 3-0 sweep of Serbia, but won their group on Thursday.
2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championships: Oct. 10 Daily Summary
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.
Pool F: #7 Italy, #1 China Qualify for 3rd Round of FIVB Worlds
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, Netherlands Suffer First Losses of World Championships
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, China Joins Serbia in Final 6; United States Still Not Clinched
Italy was the only undefeated team remaining at the Women’s Volleyball World Championships after Wednesday’s matches.
Dual-Nation Hosting Led to Change of Format for Men’s Volleyball World Championship
The 2018 Men’s Volleyball World Championships deviated from the traditional format because of the logistics involved with having two host nations, FIVB says.