With 16 Teams Left… Where Are They From? What Are They Ranked?

2018 FIVB MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUND 2 September 21-23, 2018 Milan, Italy; Varna, Bulgaria; Bologna, Italy; Sofia, Bulgaria World Championships Event Page The FIVB World Championships continues on September 21st with Round 2. There are 16 teams still left in the competition after Round 1 concluded on Tuesday. With a few days off before the …

Kenya Wins First-Ever World Championship Match in Pool D

2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 29 September – 20 October Schedule Teams Pool D – Brazil, Serbia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan, Kenya Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu As was the story of day 1 in all 4 pools, there were no real upsets in Pool D, with a quartet of sweeps. Following the lead of …

Serbia’s Boskovic, Mihajlovic Both Battling Minor Injuries

2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championships September 30- October 20, 2018 Schedule/Results Teams The absence of Tijana Boskovic for Serbia’s last 2 matches of round 2 of the women’s volleyball World Championships is due to an injury, while Brankica Mihajlovic, who is only 4 months removed from knee surgery, is feeling pain in her knee. After Thursday’s …

Russia Claims Spot in Worlds Final Six; Italy Closes Round 2 with Win

2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships – Round 2 – Pool E Sept. 21-24, 2018 Forum di Assago; Milan, Italy #4 Italy, #4 Russia, #18 Finland, #25 Netherlands Russia claimed its place in the World Championships final six with a sweep of Finland, behind 18 points by substitute Victor Polataev. Italy rested all of its starters and …

Serbia Dominates Mexico in Friendly Behind 24 Tijana Boskovic Points

In preparation for the FIVB World Championship upcoming, the Serbian Women’s National Team dominated Mexico, 4-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-10, 25-17). It was the first friendly match for Serbia, as they wound up with more kills (52-21), blocks (10-1) and aces (13-5). Individually for Serbia, Tijana Boskovic (19 kills, 4 aces, 1 block) led the way …

Taylor Bruns Leaves Sweden To Sign In Germany With VfB 91 Suhl

Bundesliga’s VfB 91 Suhl has announced in its official Facebook page the signing of former South Carolina University star setter Taylor Bruns to its roster: “Taylor Bruns reinforces our wolf pack at the setter position! She has been training with us since last week, and is now officially a wolf. Welcome to the wolves, Taylor! “ The 27-year-old …

Poland Eliminates Italy In Front Of Its 12k Home Fans

2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 9–30 September Schedule Teams Power Rankings There is no stopping the Polish steamroll. The defending champs advance to the semifinals and will now face off against Team USA for a finals berth. Italy Defeated Poland 3-2 (14/25, 25/21, 18/25, 25/17, 15/11) Attendance: 12011 P2 Stats Sheet As a testament to …

Kenyan Coach Denies Pregnancy Rumors Affected His Team During WCH

This World Championship left Kenyan fans with a bittersweet taste. Once the major force in the sport inside the African continent, this time around it qualified for the WCH behind Cameroon, the current African Champions. Regardless, it debuted well against Kazakhstan, winning its first ever WCH game after 5 participations in the competition. One could …

Final Results at the 2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championships

The Serbian women earned their 2nd World Championship medal, and first-ever World Championship title, on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan. The story of their first World Championship title was well-told, but they weren’t the only country to hit a new high. But they weren’t the only country to hit a new best position. Below, see the …

Egor Kliuka Inspired By Wedding To Play Well In Russian Superleague

After a failed World Championships run with the Russian national team, Egor Kliuka  found motivation for this club season in his wedding. Russia finished sixth at the FIVB World Championships, advancing to the third round before being eliminated after losing matches to both Brazil and the United States. After the losses the 23-year-old wing spiker …