After a two-year run that included leading Canada to an all-time best finish at the 2017 World League, Stephane Antiga has resigned as the head coach of the VolleyMaples.
France and Brazil had a gem of a game today in Bulgaria
Team USA beat Serbia 3-2 in the biggest match of Wednesday at the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championships.
Pool favorites France, Brazil, and Canada all debuted at the tournament with relatively easy 3-0 wins
France’s Earvin Ngapeth (center) says he may not play in France’s opener at the World Championships, but that he does expect to be available for most of the tournament.
2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 9–30 September Schedule Teams Only a few hours to go before the year’s most…
France played both matches without Earvin N’Gapeth, and they got some momentum late in the 2nd when they brought in 3 reserves to finish the match.
Italy put up 15 blocks and star Ivan Zaytsev chalked up a match-high 23 points to lift the team past first place France to keep its Final Six hopes alive on Saturday.
With the top three teams in the VNL standings plus seventh place Italy in Pool 20, it could be considered the group of death in terms of toughness. The Russians and Americans are just mere points away from the Final Six, while Italy will rely on home court advantage to push through.
Canada opted not to play many of its starters and came up just short in a five-setter against first place France, which won its sixth straight VNL match. Thirty-three errors proved to be too much to overcome as Brazil fought valiantly before falling to Bulgaria in five sets for the team’s third-straight loss in Varna.