Even amid the country’s serious economic crisis, Brazil’s Superliga still found room to a grow and continue to be one of the world’s premier volleyball competitions
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.
Canada opted not to play many of its starters and came up just short in a five-setter against first place France, which won its sixth straight VNL match. Thirty-three errors proved to be too much to overcome as Brazil fought valiantly before falling to Bulgaria in five sets for the team’s third-straight loss in Varna.
Dawid Konarski and Bartosz Kwolek made their way back into the starting lineup for Poland and made the most of it, combining for 35 points in a four-set win on Sunday. Meanwhile, forty-three errors undid Italy in a five-set loss to host Japan.
Dmitry Muserskiy produced one of the most dominating performances of the Volleyball Nations League. He and Russia will square off against Serbia, Bulgaria, and Australia in Pool 5.
The USA bested Bulgaria in every statistical category behind an 18-point effort by Taylor Sander in a four-set win in VNL Pool 2 on Saturday.
Bulgaria dominated China on the offensive side of the ball and in serving, but had to overcome 39 miscues in a five-set win on Friday.