Four teams punched their tickets to the second round of the FIVB World Championships with Italy and China notching Pool B wins to move through and the USA and Russia also staying perfect in Pool C to secure their spots.
A balanced American offense saw 4 players score in double figures as they earned an opening win over Azerbaijan.
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Russia used a strong block to get past Germany in four sets, while Italy’s balanced offensive attack won the team its second straight, topping Korea in a sweep to wrap Volleyball Nations League Pool 6 play.
Italy earned its first win of VNL play with an all-around effort against Germany, while South Korea won its fourth straight, besting Russia in a sweep in Pool 7.
Chinese middle blocker Xinyue Yuan scored 15 points and hit 83% to lead China over Belgium.
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