Russia topped Italy in five sets to hand the hosts their first loss of the FIVB World Championships. Meanwhile, Finland was eliminated from the race for the title with a four-set loss to the Dutch.
This is the first time the Dutch will participte in the WCH since 2002
Two of Europes top professional teams, Berlin Recycling Volleys (pictured) and Paris Volley, played a friendly in Berlin on September 17.
Kyle Russell, a member of the U.S. Men’s national “B” team, has transferred from MKS Bedzin in the Polish league to Berlin Recycling Volleys in the German Bundesliga.