France easily dominated the Netherlands in Quezon City, Philippines, in its sixth match of the 2022 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.
Quickly done and well done – that’s the best description of the French victory over the Dutch team in Pool 3, in Week 2: 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-13). Winners of the match against China by forfeit due to Covid cases within the opposing team, a day earlier, ‘Les Bleus’ have spent an hour on the court in Quezon City today. Apart from the resistance in the second set, ‘Oranje’ couldn’t do anything to avoid the defeat by the Olympic champions. In their first game in the this Nations League, three members of the team that helped France win gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year played a key role in the European powerhouses’ fifth victory in the competition (one defeat): Clévenot, Le Goff, and captain Toniutti. The second of these highlighted France in blocking (6), while Stéphen Boyer top-scored the winning side with 15 points, including 4 blocks. Barthélémy Chinenyeze had 83.33% attack (10/12).
Poland easily outclassed Canada in Pool 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The head coach of the world champions Nikola Grbić stirred his squad a bit, leaving several starters from the previous match against Brazil, in which his side prevailed, on the bench. But, it didn’t reflect on the play of Poland who recorded its fourth successive win (5-1). Łukasz Kaczmarek top-scored Poles with 13 points.
2022 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League – preliminary stage, Week 2, today’s matches: