France Leads Four Teams at 8-2 Atop #VNL Standings Through Day 10

2018 FIVB MEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 4

  • June 15-June 17, 2018
  • Schedule/Results

 

After 10 matches, four teams stand at 8-2, but Finals host France boasts the top spot in the standings with 25 points. Poland, Brazil and the United States follow.

France kept its stranglehold atop the standings with a sweep of Bulgaria, while the United States kept pace with a crushing sweep of Serbia.

Poland and Brazil both lost their second matches of the tournament on Friday, falling to Iran (3-0) and Canada (3-0) respectively. Both were huge upsets on the world scale as No. 6 Canada knocked off No. 1 Brazil and No. 8 Iran downed No. 3 Poland.

Another highlight of the day’s action was Italy’s four-set win over China, which put the Italians in elite company alongside Brazil and Russia as the only countries to boast 500 world level victories.

Five of the day’s eight matches were decided in sweeps, while Japan went the distance in a five-set affair with Germany.

Here’s a look at how the results hashed out.

  • Pool 13 Recap
  • Pool 14 Recap
  • Pool 15: Iran Recap, USA Recap
  • Pool 16 Recap

Top scorers on the day were Japan’s Yuji Nishida (24), Australia’s Paul Carroll (21), Germany’s Christian Fromm (20), China’s Chuan Jiang (19) and Brazil’s Wallace DeSouza (19).

Injuries also were a big story on the day as Bulgaria lost Todor Skrimov to a calf injury on the opening point of its match with France. The United States lost Thomas Jaeschke to an apparent knee injury in Set 3 of its sweep of Serbia.

 

Up Next

France faces off with Brazil at 8:30 a.m. ET in Varna, Bulgaria. The United States wraps up the day’s action with an 8:30 p.m. ET contest with Poland.

 

Standings

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 France 8 2 25 26 9 2.889 851 735 1.158
2 Poland 8 2 23 25 10 2.500 845 742 1.139
3 Brazil 8 2 23 26 11 2.364 877 808 1.085
4 United States 8 2 23 26 13 2.000 893 798 1.119
5 Russia 7 3 22 24 11 2.182 839 786 1.067
6 Italy 6 4 19 23 17 1.353 907 873 1.039
7 Canada 6 4 18 21 15 1.400 839 830 1.011
8 Serbia 6 4 15 18 20 0.900 828 839 0.987
9 Japan 5 5 13 18 23 0.783 890 912 0.976
10 Germany 4 6 14 18 21 0.857 857 868 0.987
11 Iran 4 6 12 18 20 0.900 868 882 0.984
12 Bulgaria 3 7 9 14 24 0.583 817 875 0.934
13 Australia 3 7 9 14 24 0.583 799 873 0.915
14 Argentina 2 8 8 14 24 0.583 836 899 0.930
15 China 2 8 6 10 26 0.385 753 845 0.891
16 South Korea 0 10 1 3 30 0.100 657 799 0.822

 

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