20 points from Wallace de Souza lifted Brazil over France in the best match of Thursday.
Zaytsev Has Stellar Night
The Foro Italico Center Court played as a spectacular sunset backdrop for the opening match of the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championships.
2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 9–30 September Schedule Teams Only a few hours to go before the year’s most…
Ivan Zaytsev led Italy with 16 points as they beat China for the second day in a row. Italy will start the World Championships on Sunday against Japan in Rome.
In Italy’s first match in a while, they started off rocky, but ultimately swept China.
Italy has whittled their roster from 16 to 14, including the elimination of an Olympic silver medalist. (Superstar Ivan Zaytsev, above, is included in the team).
Led by 21 points from Ivan Zaytsev (above) Italy was dominant in the first match, and then in the 2nd, the Netherlands won by the same 3-2 score that they recorded in the final of the 1996 Olympic Games.
Juantorena doesn’t want to call any attention to his team ahead of the WCH
Simone Anzani (above) and Italy will play a pair of friendlies against world #25 the Netherlands in early August.