France Remains on Top, USA Climbs into Second in #VNL Standings

2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League

  • May 25-July 8, 2018
  • Schedule/Results

It was another day of shocking results in the Volleyball Nations League as Brazil crumbled for the second straight match, falling via sweep to France. Canada, which was a big winner on Friday, also experienced a collapse, stumbling 3-0 against a short-handed Bulgaria squad.

Poland, which was in second place coming into Day 11, dropped to fourth place with a sweep at the hands of the United States.

Russia, meanwhile, took advantage of the shakeup in the Top 5, vaulting from fifth to third with a 3-0 win over Japan.

Italy and Serbia kept themselves in the Final Six race with wins over Korea and Iran, each in five sets.

The day also brought a 32 point effort by Serbia’s Aleksandar Atanasijevic in a five-set win over Iran, 21 points from Bulgaria’s Boyan Yordanov in an upset of Canada and 21 points by China’s Libin Liu in a four-set loss to Australia.

Here is a look at how it all happened.

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

Thus far only South Korea (0-11, 2 points) has been mathematically eliminated from the Final Six race with four days left in the competition.

 

Up Next

The United States looks to grab its third home victory and fifth-straight, when it wraps up Pool 15 with a match against Iran (11th, 4-7).

Canada (8th, 6-5) looks to climb back into the Final Six race in a head to head with first place France (9-2).

Brazil (5th, 8-3) looks to bounce back from two uncharacteristic sweeps against Bulgaria (12th, 4-7), which is riding high after a sweep of Canada on Saturday.

At the other end of the spectrum, the bottom two teams will face off. Last place South Korea (0-11) will face 15th place China (2-9) looking to get its first VNL victory.

 

Standings

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 France 9 2 28 29 9 3.222 926 800 1.158
2 United States 9 2 26 29 13 2.231 968 856 1.131
3 Russia 8 3 25 27 11 2.455 914 837 1.092
4 Poland 8 3 23 25 13 1.923 903 817 1.105
5 Brazil 8 3 23 26 14 1.857 942 883 1.067
6 Italy 7 4 21 26 19 1.368 1016 979 1.038
7 Serbia 7 4 17 21 22 0.955 936 947 0.988
8 Canada 6 5 18 21 18 1.167 907 909 0.998
9 Germany 5 6 17 21 22 0.955 952 953 0.999
10 Japan 5 6 13 18 26 0.692 951 987 0.964
11 Iran 4 7 13 20 23 0.870 976 990 0.986
12 Bulgaria 4 7 12 17 24 0.708 896 943 0.950
13 Australia 4 7 12 17 25 0.680 933 1002 0.931
14 Argentina 2 9 8 15 27 0.556 921 994 0.927
15 China 2 9 6 11 29 0.379 867 965 0.898
16 South Korea 0 11 2 5 33 0.152 776 922 0.842

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