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Friday, August 11th 2017, 10:37pm

Are France just​ so​ good​ or Poland​ are bad?

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Friday, August 11th 2017, 10:43pm

And France have fallen asleep now.. :what:

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Friday, August 11th 2017, 11:52pm

10th August
Finland vs. Germany 1:3
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11th August
Finland vs. Germany 1:3
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Apparantly Kaliberda did not take part. Don't know the reason.
never mess with your setter......

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Saturday, August 12th 2017, 2:21pm

Italy-Slovenia 8th August 3-0

Italy-Slovenia 9th August (Giannelli's birthday :P) 3-1


Italy will also play 2 matches vs Ned the next week

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Saturday, August 12th 2017, 3:10pm

Seeeeee, some people wants to think World League and Grand Prix are worthless tournaments and they don`t understand why even exists.

But why teams are always playing so many friendly games? :whistle: And they all just played WL ....don`t they need rest after such a long and exhausting season???

Now imagine if there were not WG or WL, these teams would have to play even more and more friendly games....

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Saturday, August 12th 2017, 3:28pm

But why teams are always playing so many friendly games? And they all just played WL ....don`t they need rest after such a long and exhausting season???

Well, speaking for Italy, having skipped the WL final6 it's like a month (even more) that they just train-train-train.
At a certain point you need to play vs a real opponent to asset your game condition. It would be very risky, imho, to start the ECh without playing an (almost) real match in 2 months!

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Saturday, August 12th 2017, 3:51pm

And Nick Hoag has never done anything​ good to his team.

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Saturday, August 12th 2017, 3:55pm

But why teams are always playing so many friendly games? And they all just played WL ....don`t they need rest after such a long and exhausting season???

Well, speaking for Italy, having skipped the WL final6 it's like a month (even more) that they just train-train-train.
At a certain point you need to play vs a real opponent to asset your game condition. It would be very risky, imho, to start the ECh without playing an (almost) real match in 2 months!


Exactly! But some people thinks they could just take off from the moment the club season is over, go on a vacation, do absolutely nothing, and then just show up for the whichever is the important tournament of the year such as OG, WCH, ECH etc.

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Saturday, August 12th 2017, 4:01pm

And Nick Hoag has never done anything​ good to his team.


I agree....

do u know why Maar did not go to Poland? he did no play well in the WL FInals, I hope he did not get cut because of that.

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Saturday, August 12th 2017, 4:12pm

And Nick Hoag has never done anything​ good to his team.


I agree....

do u know why Maar did not go to Poland? he did no play well in the WL FInals, I hope he did not get cut because of that.
Maybe Steph wants to test injured veterans like Hoag and Marshall for upcoming WCH qualifier. Maar did not play​ well during​ WL final, but I think he is still better than Hoag and Marshall​ anyway.

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Saturday, August 12th 2017, 8:40pm

That Russia-France match didn't look competitive at all to me after Russia pulled out Mikhailov,Volkov, Volvich.

Butko did amazing though. Zhigalov was only good with the serve and frankly limited Butko's options when he cannot kill at all.

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Sunday, August 13th 2017, 3:19pm

Any live links for the friendly between Brazil and USa today?

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Sunday, August 13th 2017, 5:06pm

Brazil - USA 3-0 (25/21, 26/24, 25/21)

Brazil: Bruno, Wallace, Lucão, M. Souza, M. Borges, Lucarelli, Brendle. (Raphael, Renan, Douglas, Rodriguinho)
USA: Christenson, Patch, Smith, Jendryk, Jaeschke, DeFalco, E. Shoji. (Muagututia)
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Bronze - World Championship 2014 (W) Prediction Game

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Monday, August 14th 2017, 3:59am

So Brazil played the World League, just spend the whole week in Chile playing the CVS Championship and I`m assuming they arrived in Sao Paulo only yesterday and had to get up really early today to play at 10am, and they still win in 3-0. And they will fly to Manaus play one game on Tuesday, and then fly to the USA play on Friday and Saturday. And then go to Japan for the Champions Cup.

Well I think that is a lot, and probably way too much considering this is a older team with players over 30 and a couple/mostly of them had no summer off in a long long time.

But at the same time, this shows why they are the the best team in the world. I don`t think there`s any other team in the world that could keep up with all this, especially if they had won GOLD at the OG. Simply no one can keep up with them. :heart:

A lot of teams can not even play 3 games in a row in the WL ( just like when Bulgaria had to rest their starters in the game against Brazil because the trip from Bulgaria to Argentina was too long, and they could not play 3 games in a row at the same level....and this applies to other teams as well).

This is what Champions are made of - HARD WORK.

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Monday, August 14th 2017, 7:42am

Will USA call back Anderson and Holt? (There is also Russell to consider, but I guess he is still recovering, or better, finding is shape back...)

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Monday, August 14th 2017, 7:50am

Will USA call back Anderson and Holt? (There is also Russell to consider, but I guess he is still recovering, or better, finding is shape back...)


Yes, Anderson, Holt and Russell will be playing against Brazil this weekend and I think they will be at Champions Cup as well. Not sure if he`s 100% recovered but he is listed to play.

and do you know what team Italy will send to the Champions Cup? A or B?

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Monday, August 14th 2017, 11:18am

Brazil - USA 3-0 (25/21, 26/24, 25/21)

Brazil: Bruno, Wallace, Lucão, M. Souza, M. Borges, Lucarelli, Brendle. (Raphael, Renan, Douglas, Rodriguinho)
USA: Christenson, Patch, Smith, Jendryk, Jaeschke, DeFalco, E. Shoji. (Muagututia)



If anyone comes across a video of the match please share- thanks.

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Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 9:58am

Brazil - USA 3-0 (25/21, 26/24, 25/21)

Brazil: Bruno, Wallace, Lucão, M. Souza, M. Borges, Lucarelli, Brendle. (Raphael, Renan, Douglas, Rodriguinho)
USA: Christenson, Patch, Smith, Jendryk, Jaeschke, DeFalco, E. Shoji. (Muagututia)



If anyone comes across a video of the match please share- thanks.



Here is the match: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCqgDVi93pE

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Wednesday, August 16th 2017, 12:06am

Will USA call back Anderson and Holt? (There is also Russell to consider, but I guess he is still recovering, or better, finding is shape back...)


Yes, Anderson, Holt and Russell will be playing against Brazil this weekend and I think they will be at Champions Cup as well. Not sure if he`s 100% recovered but he is listed to play.

and do you know what team Italy will send to the Champions Cup? A or B?


Nice to know that Russell is ok or at least quite close to be! :flower:

I strongly believe we will play with the same team of the ECh (or very similar), at least that's what everybody seem to suggest.
So, the answer is Italy A, unless with 'Italy A' you meant 'Italy with Zaytsev and Juantorena' ;)

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