Russia claimed its place in the World Championships final six with a sweep of Finland, behind 18 points by substitute Victor Polataev. Italy rested all of its starters and still came out with a 3-1 win over the Netherlands to remain atop the group.
Russia topped Italy in five sets to hand the hosts their first loss of the FIVB World Championships. Meanwhile, Finland was eliminated from the race for the title with a four-set loss to the Dutch.
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This is the first time the Dutch will participte in the WCH since 2002
South Korea’s V-League has signed 7 foreigners for the upcoming season.
Friday marked the first day of action in Groups B and D at the European Championships. The Czech Republic and Germany outlasted their foes in Pool B, while Turkey and Belgium came out on top in Pool D.
The Netherlands downed Slovenia to move to the top of Pool I2 and secure a spot in the Final Four with a 2-0 record.
The Netherlands were able to keep a perfect record in the second round of Pool F2 of the World League.
The Dutch handled Portugal, while the Czech Republic hung on for a five-set win over Egypt to begin Pool F2 play.
China’s Chuan Jiang added another 20 points to his early outpouring, but this time it resulted in a Chinese victory.