FIVB World Cup 2019 - Sept. 14 to 29, Japan

  • Low energy match between the US and DR right now. Both teams playing without any fire. Like they're there because their obligated and forfeiting is not option.

    Understandable given USA's defeat yesterday. They came here to try to get the gold.

  • Freaking Korea... I knew Serbia was not gonna win with Blagojevic on the floor.


    Hopefully Thailand qualifies for Tokyo.

    Are you mad at Korea? :)


    It wasn't Serbia's best game and it was one of Korea's better games. I thought it was a fun match. You know Serbia better than I do but it didn't look like they blew the match, it looked like Korea won it. Serbia was a little sleepy at the beginning, yes.

  • KHJ and her headband 19/40 and a couple aces. Hard to beat that

  • I thought korea wold lose because they're mossing their starting setter Lee dayeong. But they overcome it with kyk khj on fire.

    4th set was absolutely for kyk. She almost got 6 straight points(I can't remember the accurate points) though everyone knows the ball will gonna get to her.

    Korea will get more serious if all the members are back and use the starters all in once.

  • I thought korea wold lose because they're mossing their starting setter Lee dayeong. But they overcome it with kyk khj on fire.

    4th set was absolutely for kyk. She almost got 6 straight points(I can't remember the accurate points) though everyone knows the ball will gonna get to her.

    Korea will get more serious if all the members are back and use the starters all in once.

    I think Yeum HS, the backup setter, was responsible for HJK's good game. She puts the ball a little further from the net. She did an overall great job setting the match.

  • Are you mad at Korea? :)


    It wasn't Serbia's best game and it was one of Korea's better games. I thought it was a fun match. You know Serbia better than I do but it didn't look like they blew the match, it looked like Korea won it. Serbia was a little sleepy at the beginning, yes.

    Serbia is already showing sings of fatigue. And as soon as this tournament is over they will be heading to their clubs.....no rest.


    Yeah, I`m mad at Korea...super unfair they rested Kim against NED, and played her today X(.


    Korea played really well, they really wanted this match.......just not what I wanted :wall:

  • For those interested in why the main players from the Korean didn't play against Russia. I read some Korean news articles and here's what they said:

    Freaking Korea... I knew Serbia was not gonna win with Blagojevic on the floor.


    Hopefully Thailand qualifies for Tokyo.

    Someone's salty..


    Happy for Team Korea!

  • Blagojevic actually scored 15 points (15/33). But when she was on the net she just made things easier for Korea..... Serbia got only 2 blocks =O


    Bjelica with 21 points....She might end up as the highest score of the tournament.

  • FIVB Senior World Ranking - Women

    http://www.fivb.org/en/volleyball/VB_Ranking_W_2018-10.asp


    After FIVB removes the points from 2015 World Cup, then the array will be as below:


    1. SRB 232

    2. CHN 220

    3. NED 178

    4. USA 176

    5. ITA 165

    6. BRA 150

    7. JPN 140

    8. RUS 128

    9. KOR 98

    10.DOM 78

    11.TUR 72

    12.ARG 68


    Then FIVB will add in the new points from the 2019 World Cup as follows:


    WC Rank -- WR Points

    1. 100

    2. 90

    3. 80

    4. 70

    5. 50

    6. 40

    7. 30

    8. 25

    and for position No. 9 to 12: each gets 5 points



    We can only know the exact new WR positions after the completion of this tournament.


    "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