Brazil may not be the favorites entering the semifinals of the #VNL, but they reached the final of the World League 4 of the last 5 times and 14 times since 2001.
France’s serve and attack sliced through Serbia as they join Russia as Pool winners on the day with the semifinals next.
The United States used an entirely different starting lineup on Friday against Russia than the day before. John Speraw has now started all 14 players on his roster in the VNL Final Six.
The United States swept Poland as they join Brazil in clinching bids to the semifinals of the VNL.
With a 3-0 win over Poland, the United States qualifies for the VNL Semifinals with Russia in Pool B. Taylor Sander left the match with an injury late in the 3rd set.
Dmitry Kovalev and Russia are the first to qualify for the VNL semifinals. They clinched a spot in the semifinals when the United States took a 2-0 lead over Poland on Thursday.
Ben Patch got the start at opposite for the Unite States in their VNL Final Six opening match against Poland. Matt Anderson and Taylor Sander started at outside hitter.
Taylor Sander missed the last 4 weeks of group play while awaiting the birth of his first child. Now a father, he’ll return to Team USA for the Final 6.
Taylor Sander is back on the roster for the United States in the #VNL Final Six. The United States will face Russia and Poland for a chance to reach the semifinals.
Levi Cabral will be playing in France again next season with Montpellier. He won the CEV Cup with Tours VB the last time he played in France in 2017.