Serbia snapped its two-match losing skid on Sunday with a sweep of Japan to open Pool G play in the Final Six at the FIVB Women’s World Championships.
The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
Serbia suffered its first loss of the World Championships, falling to Japan in four sets on Wednesday. Brazil handed the Netherlands its first loss as well to stay in the race for the Final Six.
Brazil bounced back from a five-set upset to Germany with a four-set win over Mexico, meanwhile the Netherlands and Serbia stayed perfect on the tournament with sweeps of the Dominican Republic and Germany.
After a dominant first set, Japan was knocked on their heels in front of a huge home crowd on Sunday.
It was a day full of strong performances for match-favored teams, as 8th-ranked Netherlands, 13th-ranked Germany and 6th-ranked Japan recorded wins in straight sets inside Yokohama Arena on Wednesday night.
Pool A action on Monday at the 2018 FIVB World Championship was very competitive, however, the results all game in straight sets for Germany, Netherlands and Japan. The Netherlands is alone atop the standings in Pool A with a 3-0 mark and 8 points.
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