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.
This is the first time the Dutch will participte in the WCH since 2002
Stade Poitevin Volley Beach, or Poitiers, hopes to improve on its 7th place finish in the 2016-2017 regular season table in the upcoming Ligue A Masculine Season
After two days of play, Germany sits atop Pool B at 2-0, while Belgium is undefeated in Pool D.
Despite not winning the World League, or finishing in the top three, the Netherlands Wouter Ter Maat scored the most points among any other player in Group 2 with 176 points.
Australia came out victorious in the third-place match of Group 2 at the 2017 FIVB World League.