Japan defeated Argentina in five sets, but missed out on a spot in the second round on point totals (6-5) to the Argentines. The day’s other match planted Italy firmly atop the group at 5-0 as the host nation edged Slovenia in four sets after dropping the opener.
In the run up to the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships, the Japanese men’s national team has gone on…
On August 28th, the Japanese Volleyball Association (JVA) held a press conference at the Ajinomoto National Training Center in Tokyo…
Masahiro is a star in Japan, with massive social media following due to his Ikemena (handsome) status
With both VNL preliminary phases over, 10 teams were sent home, and with them, some very good players we wish we could have the chance to see more of
Graham Vigrass turned in a match-high 18 points and the Canadians strong-armed Japan in blocks and aces in a sweep to round out their VNL campaign. Top scorer Drazen Luburic poured in 28 points and Serbia owned the net in a four-set win over host China on Sunday.
Serbia put up 10 blocks and had help from four double-digit scoring efforts in a four-set win over Japan to secure its spot in the VNL Final Six. Stephen Maar was back on his game for Canada with 16 points to lift his team to a sweep of China.
Thirty-four errors plagued Germany in its five-set loss to Japan on Friday, nullifying the team’s advantages in kills and blocks. Argentina boasted a slight edge in kills and aces, but could not get out of its own way in the match, committing 24 errors in a 3-0 loss to Russia.
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.
Filippo Lanza notched 20 points to pace the Italians in a four-set win, which snapped a two-match VNL skid for the team, while Poland showed its depth and bested Japan in every way to stay atop the VNL table as Damian Schulz and Bartosz Bednorz turned in all-around efforts.