South American Volleyball

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.

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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.

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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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Poland, Brazil Bounce Back with Sweeps to Open #VNL Week 5

Even with top scorers Artur Szalpuk and Bartosz Kwolek on the bench for most of the match, Poland snapped its three-match losing skid with a sweep of Argentina. Wallace DeSouza scored a match-high 16 points and had help from Lucas Loh and Lucas Saatkamp in leading Brazil to a sweep of Australia, ending a three-match skid.

Jaqueline’s Libero Adventure Over, Back To OH For Now

Jaqueline Endres’ libero adventure didn’t last more than a couple of games for Brazil’s NT – At least for now

FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup: Colombia Wraps Up Pool A; Puerto Rico Earns Sweep

Colombia locked up Pool A while Puerto Rico clinched a semifinals bid in a sweep over Australia.

Due To Financial Difficulties, Londrina Has To Relocate In Superliga

Another bittersweet story from the world of Brazilian volleyball

Lucas Loh To Replace Injured Felipe In Brazil’s VNL Squad

Lucas Loh (5) will have big shoes to fill

FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup: Czech Republic Wins Pool B; Estonia Downs Kazakhstan

Czech Republic blocked their way to the Pool B win and Estonia improved to 1-1 on day two.

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#VNL Pool Preview: Brazil, Poland, Argentina, Australia

Australia is the only team of the three coming into the week on a victory, having found its stride, going 3-0 in South Korea, while the rest of the Pool 17 teams are looking to snap three-match losing streaks.

Winner of FIVB Men’s/Women’s Challenger Cups to Earn Bid to 2019 #VNL

An adjustment to the rule will have the winners of the Challenger Cup go directly to the 2019 Volleyball Nations League.

FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup: Colombia Surprises Peru; Bulgaria Wins 3-0

Colombia blocked host-nation Peru into submission as they and Bulgaria earned opening day sweeps.

FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup: Portugal & Czech Republic Get Opening Sweeps

Portugal gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about as they along with Czech Republic earned opening day sweeps.

Brazilian Star Takes To Instagram To Accuse Ex-Husband Of Abuse

A scandal shook the Brazilian volleyball community this week

Canoas Folds Out Of Brazilian Superliga

In what can be understood by fans as a prime example of the fragility of the domestic volleyball market around the world, yet another club has closed down its doors

Inside The Numbers: A Look at the VNL Women’s Preliminary Rounds

After 120 matches, 15 per team and several standout performances in women’s VNL play, there was no question about who was the standout performer of the preliminary round: Poland’s Malwina Smarzek

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).

France Edges Canada in 5, Brazil Falls in Five Sets in Varna

Canada opted not to play many of its starters and came up just short in a five-setter against first place France, which won its sixth straight VNL match. Thirty-three errors proved to be too much to overcome as Brazil fought valiantly before falling to Bulgaria in five sets for the team’s third-straight loss in Varna.

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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