European volleyball

Serbia, Brazil Move Into VNL Final Six, Poland/Italy Waiting

Five of the six spots in the Final Six are booked as Brazil and Serbia claimed their tickets to France with wins on Saturday.

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Italy Keeps #VNL Final Six Hopes Alive with Sweep of France

Italy put up 15 blocks and star Ivan Zaytsev chalked up a match-high 23 points to lift the team past first place France to keep its Final Six hopes alive on Saturday.

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WATCH LIVE: FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup – COL vs. PRI; BGR vs. PER

Puerto Rico looks to upend Colombia in the first of two Women’s Challenger Cup semifinals that you can both watch live.

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Novara Inks Albanian Youth Star Erblira Bici

Erblira Bici has turned heads with her high-powered offensive game

Germany Blanks South Korea, Iran Pleases Home Crowd with 3-1 Win

A 10-2 lead in blocks and help from 26 South Korean miscues lifted Germany to a sweep on Saturday. Meanwhile, Iran bested Bulgaria in every way in a four-set win for the home side.

CEV’s Queen Of The Snow Makes International Beach Volleyball Debut

Michaela Knoblochova made her official international debut in beach volleyball in Wednesday’s qualifications at the Ostrava four-star event on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Young American Lineup Falls to Russia in Sweep

With its ticket to France for the Final Six already in hand, the United States decided to rest most of its starting lineup, opting to give a young roster of a players a shot and fell to Russia 3-0 in a close match.

Thaisa Rips Eczacibasi’s Handling Of Her Injury, Parties Reach Buy-Out

Brazilian middle blocker Thaisa Daher and Turkish club Eczacibasi have reached an agreement for the early termination of the athlete’s contract

More European volleyball

FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup: Czech Republic & Portugal Advance to Finals

Hadrava’s 27 points pushed Czech Republic to the Finals where they will play Portugal for a spot in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League.

Georgia Tech’s Gabriela Stavnetchei Signs 1st Pro Contract In Italy

Italy’s Zambelli Orvieto has signed the first international transfer of its history

Serbia Tops Japan to Make Final Six; Canada Sweeps China

Serbia put up 10 blocks and had help from four double-digit scoring efforts in a four-set win over Japan to secure its spot in the VNL Final Six. Stephen Maar was back on his game for Canada with 16 points to lift his team to a sweep of China.

Brazil Edges Poland, Claims Final Six Spot; Argentina Wins in 4

Five of the six Argentine starters scored in double digits as the team garnered its third win of VNL play against home-standing Australia. Brazil secure its spot in the VNL Final Six with a four-set win over fellow contender Poland with help from a 19-kill effort by Evandro Guerra.

WATCH LIVE: FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup Semis – PRT vs. CUB; CZE vs. EST

Estonia celebrated their last try with Czech Republic but they go again in one of two Challenger Cup semifinal matches that you can watch live.

FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup: Bulgaria Wins Pool B; Peru Advances to Semis as Well

Bulgaria won Pool B over Puerto Rico, although both advance, while Peru will join Colombia from Pool A in the semifinals.

Casalmaggiore Signs Polish Star Agniezka Kakolewska And Giulia Bertolo

Pomi Casalmaggiore is still working very hard in order to not repeat its 2017-18 season fiasco that almost saw it get relegated

Scandicci Signs Serbian Youngster Bojana Milenković

Bojana, who is currently playing with Serbia in the VNL, has called attention to herself with expressive performances, such as when she torched team USA with 23 points on 17/37 (46%) hitting, including 6 blocks, in her teams 3-1 over the Americans

Standings Update: France, Russia, USA Are Set for #VNL Final Six

Coming into Friday’s action, the United States needed one point to secure its spot in the VNL Final Six and the Americans got just that with a five-set loss to top seeded France. Russia also earned the right to plan its trip to Lille, France, with a sweep of Italy.

FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup: Portugal Wins Pool A; Cuba Also Clinches Semis Bid

Portugal wrapped up Pool A while Cuba punched a bid to the semifinals as Pool B runner-ups.

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