2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League

  • Ever since Italy's A team lost against Japan's B team I knew they could beat every single team of this VNL easily and easily win the whole tournament! Clearly no team is on their level :teach:


    Croatia is number one in the world btw bcs they beat Turkey's D team 3-2 in Mediterranean games! :box:


    Therefore I have to say, I agree with Crovolley.

  • Italy would have added so much energy, good volleyball and quality in this Final 6. It isnt even not necessary to write the "if" clause.
    What pity they didnt play with their main roster in the firts weeks.


    But since they didnt qualify, let's talk about the finalists: USA x Turkey.


    In one side, you have a talented and experienced team, but with a low-level trainer in the bench. In the other side, a young talented team, but with a master-class trainer.
    First two matches were decided in the tie-break. Let's hope it will be the same tomorrow :drink:

  • I hope it is not true that China will be hosting the Finals again next year....They don`t deserve it...We all know Lang Ping never takes GP/VNL seriously as she even sends a B team to the finals, but now as they are hosting she`s forced to do it....but still she`s not playing to win it. So it is pointless to give them the finals every year.


    Look at Brazil last year and France this year.... They took it seriously and played with their main lineup throughout the whole tournament making only a few changes here and there....but not crazy changes like Lang Ping.


    And mostly important... the empty arena again??? :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:


    Its been a great tournament....but I`m not gonna lie....6 weeks of play is too much....And how crazy that since 2007 only Brazil and USA can win this tournament, I think there`s something to do with the way how they prepare for such a long tournament especially the physical aspect and it is not a secret that Brazilians and North Americans have a upper hand over the Europeans and Asian when it comes down to that.....and adding up 2 week of play will certainly make it Brazil-USA as winners again for the next 10 years.

  • Like always Turksih users again gone wild. I don't what is wrong with my comment ? Everyone with little brain, I repeat with little brain can agree with me that Italy would make huge impact at this competion. Don't act stupid or you are not acting ? But that is not my problem.


    beri is very well know as users who read every comment on this forum like this. You write "My God" but he reads "My God, I want to kill everyone etc". He has some huge problems.


    Guys calm down it is just VNL, WCH is soon coming.


    Don't delete my comment, first calm down this crazy users who are attacking everyone if you don't agree with them. Especially Turkish ones.


  • Yeah only someone with little brain can agree with you :lol:

  • I hope it is not true that China will be hosting the Finals again next year....They don`t deserve it...We all know Lang Ping never takes GP/VNL seriously as she even sends a B team to the finals, but now as they are hosting she`s forced to do it....but still she`s not playing to win it. So it is pointless to give them the finals every year.


    Look at Brazil last year and France this year.... They took it seriously and played with their main lineup throughout the whole tournament making only a few changes here and there....but not crazy changes like Lang Ping.


    And mostly important... the empty arena again??? :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:


    Its been a great tournament....but I`m not gonna lie....6 weeks of play is too much....And how crazy that since 2007 only Brazil and USA can win this tournament, I think there`s something to do with the way how they prepare for such a long tournament especially the physical aspect and it is not a secret that Brazilians and North Americans have a upper hand over the Europeans and Asian when it comes down to that.....and adding up 2 week of play will certainly make it Brazil-USA as winners again for the next 10 years.



    The reason why mostly USA and BRA won this title in recent year is mostly due to the fact that they take this tournament more serious than European teams and always bring their top players. It makes sense for them since their continental championship is not strong. European top teams like SRB, ITA, RUS generally did not bring their key players to GP since ECh is more important to them unless it is Olympic years :whistle:

  • Don’t even talk about brain when you don’t even have a piece of it.

  • i think ITA would have been an interesting team in the finals. however, as we all know, each team has different priorities. obviously the upcoming WCh are more important. as noted, even lang ping doesn't seem to be playing to win it. some teams are using subs and young players and experimenting a lot. we shall see what happens at the WCh ...


    i saw the BRA x CHN match yesterday. ze used his A team, only monique (serve) and carol (block) came in as subs. lang ping used many combinations in contrast.


    i only caught the end of USA x CHN today. everybody that watched the pan am games (3 yrs ago?) would have known what a talent bartsch is. she was of course great today. i thought li yingying was too, what shots she took. i'm still worried about lloyd-foluke connection, which is not good.


    congrats to US and TUR... let's hope for a good match... i can't wait for the WCh.