Now that the dust has finally settled, it’s time to objectively look at the best players in this year’s WCH.
As the FIVB Men’s World Championship heads into the Final Six beginning on Wednesday, here’s a roundup of the statistical leaders through the first two rounds of action.
Pool A Daily Recap
Italy has whittled their roster from 16 to 14, including the elimination of an Olympic silver medalist. (Superstar Ivan Zaytsev, above, is included in the team).
Simone Anzani (above) and Italy will play a pair of friendlies against world #25 the Netherlands in early August.
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.
Italy will look to pile up the wins this week with the bottom three teams in the Men’s Volleyball Nations League joining them in Pool 13.
Simone Giannelli, the starting setter for the Italian Men’s Volleyball team, will miss action this week after suffering an injury.
Poland piled up 15 blocks and had help from 33 Italian errors in a five-set win Friday to stay atop the men’s Volleyball Nations League standings. Bulgaria snapped a three-match losing streak with a sweep of Japan, despite missing starting setter Georgi Brateov and Todor Skrimov.
Italy bested Iran in kills and aces, while Ivan Zaytsev notched a match-high 16 points, in a sweep. Canada put up 12 blocks and benefitted from 31 Argentine miscues in a four-set win on Saturday.