Short answer: Yes
The FIVB has announced that it will punish Polish players Michał Kubiak and Mateusz Bieniek after they did not cross the mixed zone after Poland’s match against Iran in Varna at the WCH
Poland was dominant in all phases of the game against Puerto Rico, earning its second win of the World Championships. Iran also moved to 2-0 with a four-set win over co-hosts Bulgaria.
The Polish men’s national team built more confidence and momentum heading into the World Championships with two four-set wins over Belgium in friendlies on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Even with top scorers Artur Szalpuk and Bartosz Kwolek on the bench for most of the match, Poland snapped its three-match losing skid with a sweep of Argentina. Wallace DeSouza scored a match-high 16 points and had help from Lucas Loh and Lucas Saatkamp in leading Brazil to a sweep of Australia, ending a three-match skid.
Offense was key for Serbia as the team’s 44-37 edge in kills was the difference in a sweep of Poland decided by just six points.
Poland piled up 15 blocks and had help from 33 Italian errors in a five-set win Friday to stay atop the men’s Volleyball Nations League standings. Bulgaria snapped a three-match losing streak with a sweep of Japan, despite missing starting setter Georgi Brateov and Todor Skrimov.
Nine blocks and 24 French errors as well as a key substitutionary effort by Dawid Konarski lifted Poland to a sweep of France and a perfect 4-0 VNL mark. Chuan Jiang turned in a match-high 24 points for China, but it was not enough to lift the team to an upset of No. 10 Germany.
Mateusz Bieniek, Poland’s 3rd-best scorer in last year’s World League, will rejoin the team for week 2 of the Nations League.
One of the season’s most expected teams has just been announced