2018 MEMORIAL OF HUBERT JERZY WAGNER August 24th-26th, 2018 Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland Teams: Poland, France, Russia, Canada Official website…
Poland and Russia had to give it their all to be able to come out of day 2 with tie-break wins against France and Canada, respectively
Russia is going to Poland at full-strength
Dmitriy Volkov has undergone plastic surgery after captaining the Russians to victory in the Volleyball Nations League.
Mikhaylov didn’t play at all during the tournament’s preliminary stages, but went huge in the Final 6 to lead Russia to gold while dropping only 1 set in 4 matches.
Russia defeated France 25-22, 25-20, 25-23, avenging a 3-0 loss from the final match of Pool 20 and claiming the country its first world level gold since the 2013 World League tournament.
Brazil may not be the favorites entering the semifinals of the #VNL, but they reached the final of the World League 4 of the last 5 times and 14 times since 2001.
France’s serve and attack sliced through Serbia as they join Russia as Pool winners on the day with the semifinals next.
Stephen Boyer led France on Wednesday with 23 points in France’s 3-2 win over Brazil. In the other match, Russia handled Poland 3-1 while getting double-digit production out of 4 players.
France edged past an error-riddled Russian side for a sweep and the top spot on the VNL standings register heading into the Final Six.