Germany has gotten off to a slow start to the Volleyball Nations League, though coach Andrea Giani has shown the ability to lead teams to unprecedented levels of success.
Even Ben Patch’s 2 service aces and 13 service errors in week 1 were a big improvement from last year.
Serbia and Germany were doomed by their own errors in losses to Italy (3-1) and Brazil (3-0) on opening day of Volleyball Nations League play.
With Ricardo Lucarelli sidelined, Brazil will need to find offensive support for Wallace de Souza (above) in this year’s Nations League.
If any team hopes to take home the title this year, it must be ready to do away with Cruzeiro’s winning ways.
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Sada Cruzeiro continues its dominance in Brazilian volleyball with another title.
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Brazil is coming off a challenging five-set win over Team USA on day four of the World Grand Champions Cup and will take their turn at Japan on the final day.
Both Brazil and Team USA are fighting for the top spot at the World Grand Champions Cup, as they each have two wins and seven points apiece.