Friday marked the first day of action in Groups B and D at the European Championships. The Czech Republic and Germany outlasted their foes in Pool B, while Turkey and Belgium came out on top in Pool D.
The team returns 14 members of that squad, which went 7-2 and lost to Australia in the bronze medal match, for the European Championships.
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.
Group 2 play commenced with the semifinal round as Slovenia and Japan advancing to the championship match.
The third week of the World League ended and a number of players stepping up for their teams in crucial moments of the tournament.
France’s Stephen Boyer remains on fire after the third week of play in the FIVB World League.
The Netherlands secured the top spot in Pool I2 and kept the momentum going heading into the Final Four in Australia with a four-set win over Czech Republic
The Czech Republic inserted themselves back into the final four mix as they gave Slovakia a huge loss.
The Netherlands were able to keep a perfect record in the second round of Pool F2 of the World League.