Robertlandy Simon is back in the middle and putting up big numbers for Lube Civitanova.
Aaron Russell and Uros Kovacevic led Trentino over Sora.
Poland was dominant in all phases of the game against Puerto Rico, earning its second win of the World Championships. Iran also moved to 2-0 with a four-set win over co-hosts Bulgaria.
Co-hosts Bulgaria wants to do well in front of its home crowd in this year’s WCH
Canada opted not to play many of its starters and came up just short in a five-setter against first place France, which won its sixth straight VNL match. Thirty-three errors proved to be too much to overcome as Brazil fought valiantly before falling to Bulgaria in five sets for the team’s third-straight loss in Varna.
Just one day after a shocking defeat at the hands of No. 6 Canada, top ranked Brazil stumbled again on Saturday, falling to No. 9 France via sweep. Boyan Yordanov accounted for half of No. 14 Bulgaria’s 40 kills in a surprise sweep of No. 6 Canada.
Viktor Yosifov, above, is the captain of the Bulgarian Men’s National Team and led Serie A in blocks last season playing for Piacenza.
Poland piled up 15 blocks and had help from 33 Italian errors in a five-set win Friday to stay atop the men’s Volleyball Nations League standings. Bulgaria snapped a three-match losing streak with a sweep of Japan, despite missing starting setter Georgi Brateov and Todor Skrimov.
Poland looks to stay atop the standings in the Men’s Volleyball Nations League with a strong week in Pool 10 vs. Italy, Japan & Bulgaria.
Russia took advantage of 36 Australian errors and boasted an 11-4 lead in blocks in a four-set win on Friday. Forty Bulgarian errors helped fuel Serbia in a five-set comeback victory.