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WCH 2018 M: Dutch preliminary list announced, Rauwerdink misses World Champs for family reasons

by WoV
source: volleybal.nl; Photo: cev.eu

The Netherlands national team head coach Gido Vermeulen announced the preliminary list of players for the 2018 FIVB World Championship in Italy and Bulgaria (September 9-30).


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The Netherlands began their World Championship preparations with 18 players at the beginning of July. The head coach Gido Vermeulen shortened the list to 15 players of which one will be crossed out before the final list for the tournament is send.

„Oranje“ will play a group stage of the World Championship, the first one in which they will participate since 2002, in the Bulgarian city of Ruse. They will play Pool B with Canada, China, Brazil, France, and Egypt.

Vermeulen has been able to put together a wonderful practice program with friendly matches against Italy, France, Brazil, Belgium, and Argentina.

Compared to the roster that competed in the 2018 CEV European Golden League, Vermeulen added middle blocker Thomas Koelewijn while outside hitter Jeroen Rauwerdink decided to skip the World Championship in order to spend the summer with his family.

The Netherlands preliminary list:

Setters: Daan van Haarlem, Wessel Keemink.

Outside hitters: Maarten van Garderen, Thijs ter Horst, Gijs Jorna, Robbert Andringa.

Middle blockers: Jasper Diefenbach, Fabian Plak, Tim Smit, Thomas Koelewijn, Michael Parkinson.

Opposites: Nimir Abdel-Aziz, Wouter ter Maat.

Liberos: Dirk Sparidans, Just Dronkers.


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