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 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.
Teams in the SuperLega are scrambling for the last few playoff spots as the end of the season approaches
The Italian Men’s League is undoubtedly one of the strongest men’s leagues in the world, but could it quite possibly be the best?
Team USA hands the World League’s champions a 3-0 loss. They are now in first place of the round robin tournament with two games still left to go. Meanwhile, Brazil and Italy won their games, and trail the American team closely in the standings.
Iran adds another chapter to its up and coming volleyball resume, coming from behind 2-0 to hand Team USA its first defeat of the tournament.
Matthew Anderson ushered USA’s opening day straight-set (25-21, 25-18, 25-13) win over hosts Japan. Brazil and Iran also came out victorious.
Schedule, host information, and teams’ extended rosters for the seventh edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup
Czech opposite Michal Finger moves from Bundesliga champions VfB Friedrichshafen to Monza for the upcoming season.