14. 06. 2019

VNL 2019 M: USA keep Argentina away even after 5 years, Germany fall to reinforced France

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The United States scored the third win in the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.


The USA defeated Argentina on Day 1 (Week 3) in Pool 12 by a 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21) to reach a 3-4 record in the 2019 VNL.

By suffering a defeat today, the South American side equaled their longest VNL losing streak (5), which they set a year ago. Argentina are at 2-5 as they failed to beat the United States in a major world level tournament even after five years (their last win vs. the USA came in the 2014 FIVB World Championship).

Benjamin Patch tallied 17 points for the USA, while Maxwell Holt made 4 kill blocks. Facundo Conte scored 16 for Argentina.


France did not allow Germany to beat them in a major world level tournament for the fifth straight year as they downed them in four sets at home in Cannes.

Pool 12 hosts were reinforced today compared to the first two weeks as Toniutti, Ngapeth and Le Roux made their debut in the 2019 VNL, playing the first two sets as starters.

Kévin Tillie noted 14 points for the “Les Bleus“ who are at 6-1, while 19-year-old middle blocker Anton Brehme top-scored for Germany (2-5) with 15 points (4 kill blocks).

2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League, Week 3 – Day 1:

Pool 9 (Gondomar, Portugal):

Brazil – Serbia 2-3 (25-17, 22-25, 25-17, 20-25, 12-15)

Portugal – China 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-23)

Pool 10 (Varna, Bulgaria):

Japan – Italy 1-3 (25-23, 15-25, 27-29, 21-25)

Bulgaria – Australia 3-2 (20-25, 29-27, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13)

Pool 11 (Urmia, Iran):

Russia – Poland 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-22, 25-19)

Iran – Canada 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-16)

Pool 12 (Cannes, France):

USA – Argentina 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21)

France – Germany 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20)




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