Simone Anzani (above) and Italy will play a pair of friendlies against world #25 the Netherlands in early August.
Oleg Antonov has signed with his father’s club team for the 2018-2019 season.
Nikola Jovovic is staying in Turkey for the 2018-2019 season, but has signed with Ziraat Bankasi Ankara.
Simone Giannelli is the latest Italian starter to be left home to rest, in spite of the team teetering in 7th place and on the verge of a spot in the Final 6.
Ivan Zaytsev scored 17 points for Italy, but it was not enough to help his side past a Canadian team that was slightly better in every way. Facundo Conte scored a match-high 19 points to pace Argentina, but his team but gave away 40 points on errors in a five-set loss to Iran and dropped to 0-4.
Serbia and Germany were doomed by their own errors in losses to Italy (3-1) and Brazil (3-0) on opening day of Volleyball Nations League play.
Ivan Zaytsev is back in the fold for the Italian men’s National Team.
Ivan Zaytsev (above) and Osmany Juantorena will bring some of the punch back to the Italian lineup this summer, though there are still key absences from the Blue.
Belegorie Belgorod will take on Ziraat Bankas Ankara in the men’s CEV Cup finals