Russia claimed its place in the World Championships final six with a sweep of Finland, behind 18 points by substitute Victor Polataev. Italy rested all of its starters and still came out with a 3-1 win over the Netherlands to remain atop the group.
Australia followed Lincoln Williams to its first victory of the World Championships.
A well-rested Russian team blazed through Tunisia, including a record-setting 25-6 second stanza.
Pool C got started with a trio of matches in Bari, Italy, on Wednesday. Cameroon and Russia walked away with sweeps, while the United States survived a five-set battle with Serbia.
Russia, the leading team in VolleyMob’s WCH Power Rankings, is the most decorated team in WCH history with 6 titles, but with no successes since 1982
2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 9–30 September Schedule Teams Only a few hours to go before the year’s most…
Russia is going to Poland at full-strength
Russia found balance offensively and stifled the Brazilian attack to move on to the Gold Medal match.
Bartosz Kurek led Poland with 23 points in a defeat to Russia in the first match of the #VNL Final Six. He has a relaxed attitude going into Thursday’s match against the United States.
Dmitriy Muserskiy will headline a strong lineup for Russia in the VNL Final Six. Artem Volvich and Maxim Mikhailov are also on the roster in Lille, France.
Taylor Sander is back on the roster for the United States in the #VNL Final Six. The United States will face Russia and Poland for a chance to reach the semifinals.