Canada, Iran, and Bulgaria will try to stop team USA
Iran nailed down its spot as the No. 2 team coming out of Pool D with a five-set comeback win over Finland. Meanwhile Poland snatched up its fifth-straight win, topping Bulgaria in four sets.
Bulgaria continues to roll in Pool D with a 3-0 win over Cuba.
After opening the World Championships against host Bulgaria on Sunday, Finland had a couple of days to regroup and bounced back with a sweep of No. 16 Cuba. Meanwhile, Bulgaria moved to moved to 2-1 and secured its place in the second round with a dominant blocking effort (12-0) in a sweep of Puerto Rico.
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.
A team-high 14 points for Valentin Bratoev (#10) led Bulgaria to a first win of the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship in front of a home crowd in Varna.
Bulgaria, one of two host nations of the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championships, have announced their 14-man roster for…
Co-hosts Bulgaria wants to do well in front of its home crowd in this year’s WCH
Rozalin Penchev and Valentin Bratoev turned in 21 points apiece to lead the way for Bulgaria in a final five-set victory. Thirty-one errors were too much for Germany to overcome against host Iran, which ended its three-match homestand with a five-set win.
A 10-2 lead in blocks and help from 26 South Korean miscues lifted Germany to a sweep on Saturday. Meanwhile, Iran bested Bulgaria in every way in a four-set win for the home side.