2020 Olympic Games - qualification

  • Netherlands looks at the end of its cycle, the home advantage can help only to a certain degree and we have no doubts the coach will not be able to fix this team in a few months out of nowhere. Turkey should make it, assuming it doesn't go to another tiebreak which they would probably lose up 10-1.

  • Colombia has been awarded the hosting of the south american qualifier.


    I think that with this decision they become the clear favorite to qualify.

  • Colombia has been awarded the hosting of the south american qualifier.


    I think that with this decision they become the clear favorite to qualify.

    They were considered favourites before that, now even more. Let's go Colombia, I believe in you! <3

  • The Turkish and Polish teams as the strongest contenders should reap benefits from this sudden head coach departure, with the Dutch team is ridden with some problems at present. Their replacement coach may not have enough time to work on the team for the Olympic qualifying tournament in January 2020 hosted there, the last chance to get the sole ticket to the 2020 OG.


    Jamie Morrison is no longer the coach of Dutch volleyball players. The Dutch Volleyball Federation announced this on Saturday (05 Oct). Support for Morrison in the player group disappeared last year.

    ...

    Morrison reacts disappointedly to the Nevobo Volleyball Federation:


    "For the last three years, I have been fully dedicated to the Dutch volleyball team, we have not achieved our goals in 2019 and I am responsible for that, I would have liked to finish the assignment that I started in 2017 towards Tokyo, but that is no longer possible."


    https://newsbeezer.com/netherl…layers-as-national-coach/


    "The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

  • I think that it was the right time for change. This is so close to something big (medals of some color), but still so far away. Sadly, there will be little time to put it together as the national team season is over. Maybe Zwerver coaches them in qualifier?

  • Any news about the new head coach of Dutch NT?

    I read somewhere, Ferhat or Santarelli ?

    i may not be the tallest,
    the fastest, or the strongest,
    but at least i can do one thing better than anyone else,
    to be me...

  • NORCECA Qualifiers composition:


    Dominican Republic

    Puerto Rico

    Canada

  • Any news about the new head coach of Dutch NT?

    I read somewhere, Ferhat or Santarelli ?

    No there is no further information. Indeed those two names are named and some Dutch coaches, as Alberda, Selinger, Blangé who only would be the head coach during qualification tournament.

  • No there is no further information. Indeed those two names are named and some Dutch coaches, as Alberda, Selinger, Blangé who only would be the head coach during qualification tournament.

    I just wrote in DUtch NT-thread: the level-difference between Santarelli <--> Akbas is so huge, it must be a mistake both are a candidate...

  • NORCECA Qualifiers composition:


    Dominican Republic

    Puerto Rico

    Canada

    This time Dominican Republic has no reason to miss it like what happened in Rio 2016.



    "The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

  • do we have the definite pool composition for next year?

    Only after the Continental qualifications are done.


    "The majority of men are not capable of thinking, but only of believing and are not accessible to reason but only to authority." -­ Arthur Schopenhauer

  • NORCECA Qualifiers composition:


    Dominican Republic

    Puerto Rico

    Canada

    In 5th place match of NORCECA championship, Mexico will play again Cuba to compete for the last vacancy of pre-OG, the winner will qualify too.

    i may not be the tallest,
    the fastest, or the strongest,
    but at least i can do one thing better than anyone else,
    to be me...

  • the way DOM collapses during games, especially now without castillo, i wouldn’t be too shocked if PUR pulls an upset. we’ll see.

    I don't know, it's always the same old story: PR plays better technically and tachtically, but on the long run DR starts spiking over their block and wins easily the 5th set. Prieto was exhausted after 3 sets tonight. Ocasio was injured and didn't come at all. No one could kill the ball anymore.

  • yeah, it seems there’s always this regular norceca pecking order. DOM never beats USA, and PUR never beats DOM... it’s the old script. PUR played well for 4 sets, then collapsed at the end. but DOM, when they regroup and eliminate errors, can be a tough opponent. PUR just couldn’t stop brayelin at the end.

  • USA will really not drop a single set in the NORCECA Championship