Iran nailed down its spot as the No. 2 team coming out of Pool D with a five-set comeback win over Finland. Meanwhile Poland snatched up its fifth-straight win, topping Bulgaria in four sets.
After opening the World Championships against host Bulgaria on Sunday, Finland had a couple of days to regroup and bounced back with a sweep of No. 16 Cuba. Meanwhile, Bulgaria moved to moved to 2-1 and secured its place in the second round with a dominant blocking effort (12-0) in a sweep of Puerto Rico.
A team-high 14 points for Valentin Bratoev (#10) led Bulgaria to a first win of the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship in front of a home crowd in Varna.
Coach Tuomas Sammelvu has anounced Finland’s preliminary roster (with just one cut left) for the FIVB Men’s WCH
The Italian Men’s League is undoubtedly one of the strongest men’s leagues in the world, but could it quite possibly be the best?
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.
France’s Stephen Boyer remains on fire after the third week of play in the FIVB World League.
At the conclusion of week one of the World League, Brazil’s Evandro Guerra emerged as the Best Scorer with 68 total points over the three matches in Group 1.