2018 FIVB World Championship - Japan

  • Am I the only one who's tired sick of those stupid music jingles they play after aces, block, spikes? Monster block, ace ace ace, here comes the boom... So ridiculous.

    I like "monster block". But i never understood the "boom" in "here comes the boom", you definitely blow my mind now lol but i can be a little bit deaf sometimes

    You all stay relaxed and kind to each other out there.

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  • That was really easy living for USA, Italy and even Germany today, fully deserved three set wins. Only the Dominicans are capable to play a real match and now try hard to get back into the match in third, trailing 0:2 due sets.

  • That was really easy living for USA, Italy and even Germany today, fully deserved three set wins. Only the Dominicans are capable to play a real match and now try hard to get back into the match in third, trailing 0:2 due sets.

    The dominicans are playing a really slow and predictable game. Boring to watch :(

  • Brazil X Serbia next round. Now things will be more interesting :D

  • Rooting for China and i hope to hear again the phrase "Zhu Ting arrives" like in Rio 2016

  • it’s interesting that there’s no mercy rule in volleyball or some other sports. PUR lost a set by 25-7 to BRA yesterday, and PUR is not even one of the weakest teams.


    at the recent asian games, if you look at the scores in some women’s sports, it was pathetic, showing the great disparity in many countries’ levels (handball, basketball, football). in the latter for example, there were many matches that ended like 16-0!!!! sad. in such cases, they should stop the match at half time.

  • it’s interesting that there’s no mercy rule in volleyball or some other sports. PUR lost a set by 25-7 to BRA yesterday, and PUR is not even one of the weakest teams.

    As you can see, we have 7 teams from NORCECA. Like, average european team (for example Finland or Hungary) would probably beat Trinidad or Mexico...

    On the other hand, we have only 2 teams from South America: Brazil and really weak Argentina which plays without their best players.

    In the previous editions, African teams were the weakest. This year Cameroon beat Mexico 3-1 and Kenya beat Kazakhstan 3-0! I would rather see Peru, Colombia or Belgium instead of Kazakhstan or Trinidad.


    I'm curious why FIVB decided to give NORCECA 7 spots, Europe 8 and South America only 2...

  • China is showing their power...

  • Both teams are playing quite well up to now, but China took the lead at the beginning and is not letting it go. Chinese block is really high!