FIVB U23 World Championship - 2017 | Egypt

  • Fernando Kreling is a terrible leader. No wonder Brazil is down 3 pts.


    Edit 4 pts.

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Russia defeated Brazil 4-3 in a best-of-seven sets at the U23 Men's to book a ticket to the Finals vs Argentina. Russian players that stood out in the SF were Bogdan, 21 (OH) and Chereiskii, 22 (MB).


    It's interesting to note just two years ago at the U21, Russia and Argentina met in the finals with Russia prevailing in 5 (D. Volkov was actually part of that squad, but has since moved to senior NT). If Russia wins tomorrow, we will have another new generation of Russian "golden boys" following in the footsteps of Poleteav, Vlasov, etc.

  • Russia defeated Brazil 4-3 in a best-of-seven sets at the U23 Men's to book a ticket to the Finals vs Argentina. Russian players that stood out in the SF were Bogdan, 21 (OH) and Chereiskii, 22 (MB).


    It's interesting to note just two years ago at the U21, Russia and Argentina met in the finals with Russia prevailing in 5 (D. Volkov was actually part of that squad, but has since moved to senior NT). If Russia wins tomorrow, we will have another new generation of Russian "golden boys" following in the footsteps of Poleteav, Vlasov, etc.


    Because of injuries, timing and ... the National Games, China U23 NT in 2017 is much weaker than U21 NT in 2015 and U19 NT in 2013.
    I still hope the Chinese players born in 1995 and in 1996 become stronger and the team becomes one of the strongest teams around the world.


    The roster of U19 WCH 2013 (the runner-up):
    S - Yu Yao-chen (senior NT), Xu Zhen-sen (U23 but weak)
    OP - Tang Chuan-hang (senior NT), Wang Xiao-yong (retired for ... study?)
    OH - Zhu Zhi-yuan (injured), Xia Run-tao (injured), Du Hai-xiang (senior NT but as a "second libero")
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia (injured), Li Yuan-bo (injured), Rao Shu-han (senior NT), Wang Zhao-rui (he could come but refused)
    L - Zhi Jia-cheng (U23 NT)


    The roster of U21 WCH 2015 (the third place):
    S - Yu Yao-chen (senior NT), Xu Zhen-sen (U23 but weak)
    OP - Yu Guang-hui (he could come but refused), Lin Wei-qi (weak)
    OH - Liu Li-bin (senior NT), Xia Run-tao (injured), Du Hai-xiang (senior NT but as a "second libero"), Fu Hou-wen (National Games)
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia (injured), Li Yuan-bo (injured), Rao Shu-han (senior NT)
    L - Zhi Jia-cheng (U23 NT)

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

    Edited once, last by tomen ().

  • My eyes when the argentina men gone shirtless after their victory. 8|:heart:

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda