The draw for the 3rd round of the FIVB Women’s World Championship features Italy, Japan and Serbia in Pool G and Netherlands, China and the United States in Pool H. Matches are set to begin on Oct. 14 in Noppon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
While Brankica Mihajlovic (above) has played through some knee pain, Tijana Boskovic has sat out the team’s last 2 contests with an abdominal injury.
The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
It’s on to the 3rd round of 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championships for #1 China, #7 Italy and #3 Serbia. The final 3 slots will be determined on Thursday.
Serbia suffered its first loss of the World Championships, falling to Japan in four sets on Wednesday. Brazil handed the Netherlands its first loss as well to stay in the race for the Final Six.
Kelsey Robinson is settling in nicely to her new role as the American libero.
Brazil bounced back from a five-set upset to Germany with a four-set win over Mexico, meanwhile the Netherlands and Serbia stayed perfect on the tournament with sweeps of the Dominican Republic and Germany.
After a dominant first set, Japan was knocked on their heels in front of a huge home crowd on Sunday.
2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 29 September – 20 October Schedule Teams Power Rankings Best Scorers As was expected,…
Pool D continued its trend of sweeps on the final day of preliminary round action at the FIVB Women’s World Championships with Serbia, the Dominican Republic and Brazil coming up victorious.