Now that the dust has finally settled, it’s time to objectively look at the best players in this year’s WCH.
As the FIVB Men’s World Championship heads into the Final Six beginning on Wednesday, here’s a roundup of the statistical leaders through the first two rounds of action.
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.
2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships – Round 2 – Pool E Sept. 21-24, 2018 Forum di Assago; Milan, Italy #4…
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 is going to Poland at full-strength
The Russian opposite will miss the World Championships after suffering an injury in Bulgaria last week.
Russia enters the Final Six with the #4 seed in the tournament. After starting the competition with a 2-4 record, the final week of play helped the Russian squad finish in the top-six of the World League.
The third week of the World League ended and a number of players stepping up for their teams in crucial moments of the tournament.