We preview and predict the European Champions League Finals for the men. Matches will be played in Kazan, Russia, on May 12-13.
Julio Velasco made comments this week criticizing naturalized players on national teams, which seemed targeted most directly at Italy, where he coached the national team to the 1990 and 1994 World Championships.
Lube Civitanova comes back from a 0-2 set deficit to win in 5 sets to tie the series against Sir Safety Perugia
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.
Zaytsev is expected to return to play with the Italian National Team this summer.
Lube Civitanova advances to the Italian men’s SuperLega finals while Diatec Trentino forces a surprise deciding game 5 with Sir Safety Perugia.
Sir Safety Perugia and Lube Civitanova now lead their respective series 2-1, and only need one more game to close out the best-of-5 semifinals.
Italian outside hitter Ivan Zaytsev is one of eight athletes involved in a book competition for school children in Italy. Zaytsev came up with a quote and theme for a book, which was then completed by a class at Giuseppe Pescetti di Sesto Fiorentino secondary school.
The era of volleyball super teams is upon us
Zaytsev has gone through deep changes within himself