Canada, Iran, and Bulgaria will try to stop team USA
Poland may be the only country in the world in which volleyball rivals the power of soccer in the public’s eye
With both VNL preliminary phases over, 10 teams were sent home, and with them, some very good players we wish we could have the chance to see more of
Stephen Marr scored a match-high 18 points, but it was not enough to lead home-standing Canada past streaking Germany on Saturday.
Italy will look to stay undefeated in Pool 7 as Argentina hosts them, Canada and Iran in week two of the Men’s 2018 Volleyball Nations League.
Seven service aces and 27 Canadian miscues lifted Poland past Canada and put the home team atop the Volleyball Nations League standings at 3-0 with the maximum nine points, meanwhile Russia put up 12 blocks to end any thoughts of a Korean upset to wrap Pool 3 play on Sunday.
Michal Kubiak and Lukasz Kaczmarek combined for 35 points to guide Poland to a sweep of Russia to put the team atop the VNL standings, while Canada stifled the Korean offense with eight blocks and kept the team off balance with tough serving, including six aces, in a quick sweep and its first win of Volleyball Nations League action.
With the conclusion of the FIVB World League, the tournament handed out their selections for the Dream Team, awarding each player with a cash prize for contributing immensely to their teams.
Micah Christenson has been a rock at setter for the United States throughout the tournament.
The U.S. Men’s National Team takes on NORCECA foe Canada with a podium-finish on the line.