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#VNL Preview: Final Six Pool A – China Hosts Brazil & Netherlands

China will host Brazil and Netherlands with two spots in the semifinals on the line from Pool A of the Volleyball Nations League Final Six.

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Slöetjes And Dijkema Headline Dutch Diamond-Studded VNL Final 6 Roster

With a 12-3 record, good enough for 4th place, the Duth women proved once and for all that they are a volleyball powerhouse to be reckoned with

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Turkey, Germany Wrap up Pool Play with Four-Set Wins

A 20-point lead in kills was the difference for Turkey in a hotly contested match with China to wrap up VNL play. The Dutch edged Germany in every way in a four-set victory to cap its VNL preliminary round efforts.

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Netherlands, Turkey Win in 4 to Claim Last Two Final Six Spots

In a win and in situation, the Dutch proved up to the task, besting top ranked China in four sets to claim their spot among the VNL Final Six. Turkey followed suit, securing its spot with a four-set win over Germany.

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Errors Key as Netherlands, China Win in Five Sets in Pool 17

Thirty-seven errors and 16 Dutch blocks secured the Netherlands a five-set win over Turkey on Tuesday, meanwhile 37 errors were just two much for Germany to overcome as it let a 2-0 lead slip away into a five-set loss.

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Italy Rallies for 5-Set Win Over Netherlands, Serbia Posts Sweep

Serbia bounced back from its five-set loss to Italy with a quick sweep of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Italians continued their heart-stopping efforts with a second-straight, five-set win, this time over the Netherlands.

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Egonu’s 28 Points Lift Italy Past Serbia in 5; Netherlands Sweeps DR

Italy overpowered Serbia offensively with help from a 28 points effort by young star Paola Egonu in a five-set win on Tuesday, the Italians third straight VNL victory, while the Netherlands took advantage of 20 Dominican Republic miscues in a home sweep.

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Serbia, Netherlands, Italy Look to Jockey for Position in #VNL Pool 13

Serbia is the hottest team coming into this group, with wins in last six matches, including a five-setter over Turkey in its last outing. While much of the focus is on Pool 14 this week with World No. 1 China, No. 2 USA, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 facing off, the results of this pool could be just as important as teams look to block each other out of the race for the Final Six and Serbia, Italy and the Netherlands still very much in the mix.

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Brazil, Netherlands Post Sweeps to Set Up Epic Thursday Battle

Four Brazilian players turned in double-digit scoring efforts as Brazil owned the net in a sweep of Poland on Wednesday. South Korea was overmatched in every facet of the game as the Netherlands nearly doubled the Koreans’ point tally (75-40) in a sweep.

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Tandara Drops 33 in Brazil’s 4-Set Win; Dutch Sweep Poland

Tandara Caixeta racked up 33 points to lead Brazil in an all-around effort in the team’s four-set win over South Korea. Meanwhile, Poland was held under 10 blocks for the first time in VNL play in a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands.

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