Poland, Brazil Tied Atop #VNL Standings, USA One Point Behind

2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League

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

Day 6 of the Volleyball Nations League brought some surprising results, but in the end, the top three teams – Poland, the United States and Brazil – moved to 5-1 although Brazil surged ahead of the USA in the standings with a five-set win.

With a four-set loss to Germany, Poland fell out of the ranks of the unbeaten, remaining at 15 points. Brazil moved to 15 points with the win over the USA, while the Americans stayed close, just one point behind at 14.

Russia swept Bulgaria to move into fourth with 13 points. No. 10 France rounded out the top five at 4-2 (13 points) despite a five-set loss to No. 20 China 

Italy, which occupied the fifth spot after Saturday’s action, dropped to seventh place at 4-2 (11 points) after a stunning sweep at the hands of homestanding Argentina.

South Korea is no the lone winless team, standing at 0-6 after falling to Japan in a five-setter on Sunday.

The day brought some questions for the future with Poland announcing captain Michal Kubiak could miss 30-60 days with a severe case of pink eye and possible retinal degeneration. Plus there is still the question of how Bulgaria will continue without setter Georgi Bratoev, who is out for the remainder of the tournament with an ankle injury.

The days results are below:

  • Pool 5 Recap
  • Pool 6 Recap: USA Recap, Japan Recap
  • Pool 7 Recap
  • Pool 8 Recap

Standings

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 Poland 5 1 15 16 4 4.000 486 424 1.146
2 Brazil 5 1 15 17 5 3.400 514 475 1.082
3 United States 5 1 14 17 8 2.125 571 517 1.104
4 Russia 4 2 13 14 7 2.000 491 438 1.121
5 France 4 2 13 14 8 1.750 522 471 1.108
6 Canada 4 2 12 13 9 1.444 513 498 1.030
7 Italy 4 2 11 13 9 1.444 514 479 1.073
8 Serbia 4 2 9 12 13 0.923 546 540 1.011
9 Japan 3 3 9 12 13 0.923 556 556 1.000
10 China 2 4 6 9 14 0.643 474 518 0.915
11 Bulgaria 2 4 6 9 15 0.600 504 543 0.928
12 Germany 2 4 6 8 14 0.571 487 519 0.938
13 Iran 2 4 5 9 14 0.643 518 544 0.952
14 Argentina 1 5 5 9 15 0.600 532 563 0.945
15 Australia 1 5 4 7 15 0.467 476 532 0.895
16 South Korea 0 6 1 2 18 0.111 402 489 0.822

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