05. 07. 2019

VNL F6 W: China snatch last semifinal ticket despite Egonu’s 38 for Italy

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The hosts China have taken the last vacancy in the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.


In the last match of the pool stage (Day 3) in the Final Six in Nanjing, the hosts China (1-1 and 3 points; 13-4 overall), who came to the tournament with the “B“ squad, downed Italy (0-2 and no points; 11-6 overall) by a 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22).

It was a direct clash for the last remained semifinal spot from Pool A, and last semifinal spot overall, as both sides noted one loss each prior to the game. By beating them both, Turkey secured their spot in the final-four lineup, yesterday.

An amazing display of Paola Egounu of 38 points (4 kill blocks) was in vain for Italy! This was the fourth best VNL single-game scoring output ever and Egonu’s name is written down twice in the top four. Poland’s Malwina Smarzek holds No.1 and No.3 in the list with 42 and 39 points, while Egonu is the second and fourth placed with 40 and 38. Liu Xiaotong and Liu Yanhan top-scored for China today with 18 points apiece.

With the host national team moving to the semis, the 2019 VNL final-four will have the same lineup as in the last year’s edition of the tournament: the United States, Brazil, Turkey, and China. And not only that - it will have the same semifinal pairings!

2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League, Final Six - Day 3:


China - Italy 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22)


USA – Brazil 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21)


Semifinals (July 6):

Turkey vs. Brazil (9:00 C.E.T.)

USA vs. China (13:30 C.E.T.)



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1 Comments about "VNL F6 W: China snatch last semifinal ticket despite Egonu’s 38 for Italy"

05.07.2019 | 18:04 |   xx [unregistered]

i think a usa brazil final is coming

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VNL must be an event that helps new players gain experience so that they can later join their country's first team. Serbia has always participated with its 2nd or 3rd team. The big tournaments are the Olympics Games, the World Championships and the continental championships. No one remembers who won the vnl. Ask a player to answer please. All for money fivb!!! Reply

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Serbian women had poor results in 2019 vnl (5W-10L) which has cost them to drop the 6th place.

Turkish women had 11W-4L in 2019 vnl. And beat China in final round though later lost to them in semifinal, it's still plus for them because you win more points defeating an opponent above you but lose less points when you are defeated.


FIVB releases new men’s and women’s world rankings

This is more laughable :) In 2017 turkey was the 12th country in old ranking list
behind the 11th argentina.Then the turks played eurovolley 2017 semifinal (took
bronze) and then vnl 2018 final, vnl 2019 semifinal, eurovolley 2019 final and won
the 2020 european olympic qualification tournament. After all of these,they were
still the 12th team behind the 11th argentina.:D:D:D

Of course the new rankings are more realistic and fairer,I think,but plz note they are not to tell which NT is stronger but to reflect potentials of countries by taking all their performances in a time span into account.

Well,serbia,world and european champ,but has no vnl / world cup medal so far,
why,if they are so mighty? Ok , we all know/guess why, but the ranking system don't pay attention why and it shouldn't for a healty evaluation of serbia's potential.

I also accept serbia's ideal line-up is presently the strongest NT,but this issue is something different. Reply