2020 Olympic Games - qualification

  • Congrats to Brazil for their spot in Tokyo. They had to fight hard for it, both yesterday and today.

    I have to say I liked Dom as well, even though they screwed up a bit in the fifth. They were focused, more then other times when it seems they don't really care about it. All the best to them, I want to see them in Tokyo too!!

  • 10. you forgot the hosts.


    DOM reception scheme is so confusing to me. BC eve stays in backcourt, usually brenda comes in for brayelin, but then when gonzalez is in back, sometimes she goes out. i don’t understand it at all.

    oh shit, I forgot Japan is automatically qualified. My bad

  • they’dda been in rio too except for fivb chicanery.

    No person with a living brain can make sense of that formula. It's honestly regrettable to see the second placed teams of the continental qualifications moved to the more competitive Olympic QT without proper and fair seeding.


    Honestly, without Japan in the mix... everything feels clearer and cleaner.

    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

  • Serbia really don't look at their best and I can see Poland giving them a test tomorrow if they don't make some improvements. Puerto Rico's serves are causing a big problem in reception and Mihajlovic is looking far from her best. Boskovic is phenomenal but they have to be careful because relying too much on 1 player is never a good sign.

  • I started watching Serbia x Puerto Rico and I didn't know Aury Cruz was still playing for Pur :what:


    Mihajlovic with so many mistakes, Terzic should give a chance to either Busa or Lazovic

  • Brazil is so beatable it hurts. I'm just so happy for Lorenne. She's coming unto her own. Just need more fluidity when she attacks.


    For Dom, Kwiek became too hesitant for not using Rivera when it mattered the most. The tiebreak is too crucial. He must've been planning to sub her in later but the reception was suffering and Brazil is the kind of team that dominates you if you give them the easy chances you should've taken to kill the ball.

    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

  • cruz just came back for PUR. she was gone for a while.


    where are ocasio & santana?

    Santana injured her knee in Italy. She was supposed to come back for this tournament but I guess she isn't ready yet

  • Mihajlovic was 6/21 in attack. That's some Busa-like efficiency.

  • Mihajlovic was 6/21 in attack. That's some Busa-like efficiency.

    Hey! Don't be picking on my Busa. She looks exactly like someone I dated in High School. Never gonna give her up.

  • Hey! Don't be picking on my Busa. She looks exactly like someone I dated in High School. Never gonna give her up.

    :lol:


    I like Busa and I think she's a useful player but I stand by my comment.

  • Does anybody know why Castillo is wearing that weave? I mean she's so easy to spot. Usually any players with the right mind set wants to avoid the libero at all cost but she makes it too easy because she stands out.

    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