This group will be a piece of cake for Brazil and Serbia, as both teams should run through its competition, although the current Olympic silver medalists and European Champions should have the edge and finish in first place. Of the remaining teams, the Dominican Republic should grab the third seed, while Puerto Rico, which really lucked out in the pool drawings, will probably beat out Kazakhstan and Kenya to close off the pool.
Serbia is one of the hardest hitting teams in the world and plays the volleyball of the future. It is taking to the WCH most of its 2016 Olympic silver medal roster, so fans can expect something great to happen.
The Dominican Republic is a fun, athletic team to follow. Although that doesn’t always translate into wins, seeing one of the best liberos in the world inBrenda Castillo and athletic freaks such as Brayelin Martinez is always an spectacle in itself.
Once the strongest team in the African continent, the Kenyan team has stalled recently. There has been complaints within the team about the country’s volleyball federation lack of funding of the sport just a few days prior to its trip to Japan. Will it affect the players?