While the rising young middle Hannah Tapp (above) has left, Firenze has brought in an army of reinforcements, including Germany’s top player Louisa Lippmann.
The tournament hosts, Azerbaijan will take on Germany in their quarterfinal match at the 2017 CEV European Women’s Championships. Azerbaijan won their pool in the pool play phase of the tournament, giving them the automatic pass to the quarterfinals, while Germany had to play Bulgaria to advance.
Bulgaria and Germany are set out today to fight for the last remaining spot in the quarterfinals of the 2017 CEV European Women’s Championships.
Italy, Azerbaijan, Serbia, and Russia win trip straight to quarterfinals. Meanwhile, their opponents will be determined from a simple playoff system that will feature the remaining teams. Ukraine, Belgium, Hungary, and Georgia are already eliminated.
Title favorites dominate play. Meanwhile, Georgia, Hungary, and Belgium are the first squads eliminated.
Germany is coming off a third place finish at the FIVB World Grand Prix this summer, where the squad had some strong players leading the team.
South Korea, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have qualified for the Group 2 final four of the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix.
Germany, South Korea and Puerto Rico finished week two with an undefeated record in Group 2 of the FIVB World Grand Prix.
The conclusion of week one of the World Grand Prix brings in a string of top players that showed off their dominance in the first week of play.
This year’s FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix marks the 25th anniversary of the event and with that a record-breaking 48 matches set to be played in the first week.