Men’s World Champs Scenarios for Sept. 17

After Sunday’s matches in Italy and Bulgaria for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, Belgium, Netherlands, the USA, Serbia, Bulgaria and Finland have all clinched their spots in the second round with their victories on Sunday. So with two more days of play in the first round, there are four spots remaining in the …

“I Am Ready” – Natália Makes Her Return To The Courts After 8 Months

After 8 months of recovery, Natalia Zilio made her much awaited return to the hardwood. After being confirmed in the team in the tournament’s eve, she missed the team’s first three games before debuting against Kenya, as the team’s captain, scoring 12 points in 2 sets in the 3-0 win. She followed that performance with …

Nishida and Conte Make History with 30+ Point Outputs in Same Match

For the first time since rally scoring was introduced at the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championships in 2002, two players have hit the 30-point mark in the same match. In Wednesday’s high-intensity preliminary round showdown between Argentina and Japan, vying for the last spot in the 2nd round of the tournament, Japan won 3-2; but …

German Captain Fromm – “It is My Last Game; My Heart is Bleeding”

At age 32, Maren Fromm is saying goodbye to the German national team after an 11-year career. “I’m a bit emotional,” Fromm said after the team’s loss to the Dominican Republic on Thursday. “It was my last game. This farewell showed what our team is about. My heart is bleeding because I have to leave, …

“It’s A Pity Kurek Became A Volleyball Player” – NBA’s Marcin Gortat

WCH MVP Bartosz Kurek is a physical specimen, standing at 6’9″ and weighing at 231 lbs. Considering that basketball superstar Kevin Durant is listed by the NBA at 6’9″ and 240lbs, its safe to say that Kurek has the ideal body type of an NBA player. Add to that the fact that his attack height has been measured …

USA, Russia Get Sweeps; Thailand Wins Crucial Match to Open Pool C

2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 29 September – 20 October Schedule Teams Pool C – USA, Russia, Azerbaijan, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago Kobe Green Arena, Kobe On the first day of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championships, Pool C saw two favorites (Russia and the United States) win, while Thailand topped …

Recent GCU Graduate Shalev Saad Signs 1st Pro Contract In Poland

Polish club KPS Siedlce has announced in its official Facebook page that it has signed Shalev Saad to its roster. The 26-year-old 6’5″ outside hitter, a Israeli native, is signing his first pro contract after graduating from Grand Canyon University. He is also a member of the Israeli national team and played beach volleyball during …

Martha Revuelta Optimistic About Mexico’s Beach Volleyball Future

The Mexican east-coast city of Chetumal is currently hosting a 3 star FIVB World Tour event that bears its name. In it, Mexican fans were able to see the country’s new faces of beach volleyball. Mexico fielded four teams for the event, and six of its eight athletes, all under 20 years of age, made …

Inside the Emotions: USA vs. Serbia, #FIVBMensWCH Bronze Medal Match

The United States won its first medal at the World Championships since 1994 (bronze), besting Serbia in four sets on Sunday for the bronze at the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat were on full display in the FIVB video below, following both teams before, during and …

Superstar Abdel-Aziz Talks About The Netherland’s Chances At The WCH

2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 9–30 September Schedule Teams Power Rankings Background If you were a fan of volleyball in the 90’s, then you remember a Dutch male squad that completely dominated the sport, which culminated with gold medals at the 1996 Olympic Games and 1997 European Championship, in addition to many more podium …