After scoring the majority of Italy’s points thus far in the VNL, Osmany Juantorena and Ivan Zaytsev will not be travelling with the team to Osaka, Japan in Week 3.
Fabio Balaso will join a new club for the first time since 2012 with his new five-year contract at Volley Lube.
Ivan Zaytsev (above) and Osmany Juantorena will bring some of the punch back to the Italian lineup this summer, though there are still key absences from the Blue.
Schedule, host information, and teams’ extended rosters for the seventh edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup
They will still, however, be without Olympic stars Ivan Zaytsev, Emanuele Biraelli, and Osmany Juantorena, but veteran Simone Buti (above) will be present to captain the team.
The 2017-18 season of the Italian Men’s Superleague is finally set in stone with competition beginning on October 15.