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.
It’s on to the 3rd round of 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championships for #1 China, #7 Italy and #3 Serbia. The final 3 slots will be determined on Thursday.
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.
After a dominant first set, Japan was knocked on their heels in front of a huge home crowd on Sunday.
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At the end of the day, the Netherlands, Italy, the United States and Serbia wrapped up the preliminary round with perfect 5-0 marks and pool titles.
8th-ranked Netherlands finished strong in pool play with a sweep of 26th-ranked Mexico and will enter the second round with an undefeated 5-0 mark. 6th-ranked Japan came in second in Pool A, wrapping play at 4-1 following its 3-0 win over 13th-ranked Germany.
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.
Japan and The Netherlands should shine bright in Pool A