2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

  • Someone above mentioned how MBs are the most fun to watch, and I could not agree more. Serbia seems to have the strongest middles right now. Any from Stevanovic, Rasic or Veljkovic can deliver, though you can see from Rasic's game that she's fresh from injury. Italy's Lubian is a revelation, I can't wait to see more of her, I'm sorry but one of Bonifacio or Danesi has to go. Lubian, Chrichella, Folie will do the job. Brazil still has the best team block - Ade is a monster in block. Oh my

  • Someone above mentioned how MBs are the most fun to watch, and I could not agree more. Serbia seems to have the strongest middles right now. Any from Stevanovic, Rasic or Veljkovic can deliver, though you can see from Rasic's game that she's fresh from injury. Italy's Lubian is a revelation, I can't wait to see more of her, I'm sorry but one of Bonifacio or Danesi has to go. Lubian, Chrichella, Folie will do the job. Brazil still has the best team block - Ade is a monster in block. Oh my

    Adenizia, Bia, and Carol are all good blockers but they seem to be lacking in the attacking department. Maybe the connection with Roberta is not there yet. Dani Lins with Thaisa and Fabiana were to most fun to watch.


    Is there something in the water in Serbia coz they seemed to be having all the best MBs in the world? Both in the men and women's department.

  • Is there something in the water in Serbia coz they seemed to be having all the best MBs in the world? Both in the men and women's department.

    Actually, Mina Popovic aint so bad too. Is she the 4th MB on the team? I can't think of a stronger trio than Serbia's right now except for Brazils Fabiana-Walewska-Thaisa Beinjing 2008. Any takers?

  • I feel that the Americans were above in terms of offense for the middle position. What the Brazilians were above that period were their OH, setter, libero, and opposite.


    The Cubas were legendary.

  • I'm not sure, if anybody noticed, but a while ago Puerto Rico defeated Canada in NORCECA Challenger Cup and currently the South American (CSV) Challenger Cup finals will be Peru vs. Columbia. Both winners and the others (Asia, Europe) will fight for a place in the VNL 2019.


    Format: Wikipedia article Challenger Cup



    Actually South American champion will play against the African champion for a spot at the challenger cup

  • Actually South American champion will play against the African champion for a spot at the challenger cup


    Yes, and I guess, that the two European League (Gold) winners will also be eligible for Challenger Playoff. At least I can't imagine, that CEV will carry out one more competition.

  • Germany will go into 3rd week with the same roster as in week 2, i.e. no Hanna Orthmann again :S I hope there will be some changes for 4th and 5th weeks played in Europe, I guess having the same roster in Korea and Thailand was planned from the beginning in order to reduce the travel stress for some players.

  • Will be so funny if Germany after beating the Champs (Brazil) go win less for the rest of the tournament... I guess they should get a win against Argentina...but other than that they gotta play hard to win even against D.Republic and Belgium.

  • I don`t know....how about Turkey? I want to see Ebrar against Boskovic


    I bet they will as they hosting.


    id like to see Ebrar against Boşkovic 2-3 years later not now :D


    i guess Turkey will compete with a similar roster as in week 2..
    Hande should be with the team for a better offence.

  • My fav. is Serbia vs Russia... :win:


    Japan vs Italy will be interesting.


    Turkey gotta beat Belgium and Russia if they want to advance to the Final Round. ...


    It is safe to say that USA-SRB-BRA-CHN will be there....the final 2 spots will probably come down to Turkey-Russia-Netherland-Italy.

  • agree with you , Turkey has to beat Belgium and Russia to keep its chance alive for a spot in the f6


    Belgium had played a 5-set match with Dutch team.Turkey should be well-focused on the match and served well


    if Serbia plays with its best lineup i dont think Russia has a chance ..but if Serbia plays with the lineup they had played against Germany adn Brazil then Russia can win

  • Mihajlovic only needs rest when they play Brazil.... I`m pretty sure she will be playing all 3 games this week :lol:

    agree with you , Turkey has to beat Belgium and Russia to keep its chance alive for a spot in the f6


    Belgium had played a 5-set match with Dutch team.Turkey should be well-focused on the match and served well


    if Serbia plays with its best lineup i dont think Russia has a chance ..but if Serbia plays with the lineup they had played against Germany adn Brazil then Russia can win