10. 10. 2019

WC 2019 M: Brazil put out USA’s title hopes, Nishida’s serves elusive to Russia

Source: worldcup.2019.fivb.com; Photo: worldcup.2019.fivb.com

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Thanks to a nearly perfect display on Day 7, Brazil National Team surpassed the United Stets, probably putting out rival’s title hopes at the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Cup.


Brazil maintained their 100% record at the 2019 World Cup (7-0) after beating defending champs USA in Hiroshima and pointed out their candidacy to win the title even more. With an impeccable delivery, especially in the third set, Brazil knocked down the USA by a 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-17), moving 5 points (21-16) and two wins ahead of them in the charts. Now, Poland remained the only real title contenders to Brazil. Although winning two sets against the North American side would secure them to stay at the top of the standings, the “Seleção” wanted to take all 3 points. The dominance of Brazil was most visible in the third set when they closed the match with a 9-2 run. Alan Souza was Brazil’s best scorer today with 16 points. Aaron Russell tallied the same number of points for the USA.

One more giants became Japan’s prey. The hosts stunned the volleyball world by beating Italy at the tournament’s opening. Now, they downed Russia: 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16)! Yuji Nishida drove “Zbornaya” crazy from a service line (5 aces), finishing the match with game-high 22 points. Pavel Kruglov scored 20 points for Russia, who came to the tournament with the “B” squad. Japan stayed in the race for winning a medal (No.4 with 5-2 and 15 points), while Russia fell to the eighth place on the table (3-4, 9 points).

Poland had an easy job against the team who had a powerful start of the World Cup, Egypt, but who failed to preserve the momentum in the continuation of the competition: 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-16). Poland’s head coach Heynen gave the chance to players who did not spend much time on the court in previous matches. Artur Szalpuk took this opportunity to top-score for his team with 15 points, while Karol Kłos made 4 kill blocks. In the absence of Ahmed Abdelhay “Salah”, who did not play due to injury, Hisham Ewais led Egypt with 10 points. Poland are now the nearest followers to the leaders Brazil (6-1, 18 points).

2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Cup – Day 7:

Argentina – Canada 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-20)

Poland – Egypt 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-16)

Tunisia – Iran 0-3 (24-26, 17-25, 22-25)

Italy – Australia 3-0 (30-28, 25-13, 25-22)

USA – Brazil 0-3 (23-25, 22-25, 17-25)

Japan – Russia 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16)




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

has serbia ever had a 3rd team?:D
serbia began all vnl and former grand prix tournaments with a-teams. they have 3 recent g. prix bronzes. In 2018 vnl, again they began with boskovic, mikailovic,veljkovic, popovic, rasic etc. went to finals in china but lost against turkey and usa and went home.In 2019 vnl again they began with top guns boskovic, mikailovic,veljkovic etc. in 1st week. actually their rivals, the turks again,came with their 2nd team ie. without veterans but with youngsters ozbay,karakurt, gunes,baladin etc. and swept serbs by 3-0 and this match had to disappoint terzic too much and he continued vnl with bench players and lost almost all remaining games. videos are everywhere in youtube, just watch them.

for better rankings, you need to compete in all tournaments, but unfortunately only great countries like china, usa with great human resources, great capacities can afford it.

or despite winning 'big' tournaments,you must be contented with your 6th position, because only the points you won do matter. Reply

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

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

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

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.