Belgium national team head coach Andrea Anastasi has selected 17 players to start the 2018 FIVB World Championships campaign.
Preparations of the “Red Dragons” will include friendly matches against Bulgaria (August 24, 25 and 26), The Netherlands (September 1 and 2), Poland (September 5 and 7), and Australia (September 8 and 9).
Belgium will play their first match in the World Champs against Argentina on September 12 (Pool A) in Florence, Italy.
Preliminary list of Belgium:
Setters: Stijn D’Hulst and Matthias Valkiers
Opposites: Gert van Walle, Bram van den Dries, Jolan Cox, and Hendrik Tuerlinckx
Outside hitters: Sam Deroo, Tomas Rousseaux, Kevin Klinkenberg, François Lecat, and Igor Grobelny
Middle blockers: Pieter Verhees, Arno van De Velde, Simon Vandevoorde, and Pieter Coolman
Liberos: Lowie Stuer and Jelle Ribbens.