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

  • Zhu and Zhang are best spikers.

    Yan Ni is 2nd best blocker. Yuan had an insanely high kill percentage.

    Zhang, Ding, and Zhu are 4-6th servers

    Gong 5th in reception.

    Gong and Wang had plenty of digs too.

    Ding is apparently the 5th best setter :whistle:


    Congratulations girls on 11-0. This form is very strong and convincing.

  • These two teams are fighting hard for a warming up which one will represent Africa in the 2020 OG, and who will hold the key to bottom here: CMR vs KEN. Can KEN stage an upset here?


    "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

  • World Cup - World Ranking Point Distribution


    And as in the past practices, FIVB will allocate WR point as follows:


    Rank -- WR Points

    1. 100

    2. 90

    3. 80

    4. 70

    5. 50

    6. 40

    7. 30

    8. 25

    And position 9 till 12: each team shares an equal point of 5.


    "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

  • Lang Ping's relationship with these girls are beyond the ones between a coach and players. It's intimate yet serious. You can't see these kind of relationship in any other team. It's kind of remarkable.

    just want to see more women coaches in the court. just cant stand more men coaches make dramas in the court ,they acts like a bad kid.

  • Lang Ping's relationship with these girls are beyond the ones between a coach and players. It's intimate yet serious. You can't see these kind of relationship in any other team. It's kind of remarkable.

    Do you think that you will ever see a scene like this elsewhere? A head coach, a legendary one, mopped the court during the training because she cared much the safety of her players? :whistle: Many might care too much about "self-esteem" or prestige things to ever do this!!!


    Priceless!




    "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

  • A great duel between two African teams: CMR v KEN, facilitated by FIVB and Japan, and we all are their witnesses :super:


    For every one who has written off the Kenyan team, incl. myself :P this convincing victory is a strong declaration... that KEN is the champion of the Africa :dance4: (I just knew from the post-match info by Moim, the KEN captain, that the team just beat CMR not long ago)


    The Olympic seat for the African Continent is still widely opened... and it may be KEN that attends i/o CMR...


    CMR v KEN 1:3 (15-25, 24-26, 25-14, 21-25)


    KEN took the last train to elevate themselves, handed over the key to bottom to the CMR team :whistle:


    "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

  • Cameroon won the title in Africa this year beating Kenya 3-2.

    Hard to predict which team will go to Tokyo.

  • Cameroon won the title in Africa this year beating Kenya 3-2.

    Hard to predict which team will go to Tokyo.

    Okay, I read that info earlier in this forum, but the KEN captain, Moim, did mention her team just beat CMR team not long ago in the post-match on court interview, dunno in which event it was. Yes, it now becomes an open seat between the two.


    "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

  • This is my first time seeing coach Nakada being so joyful

    Her team is leading one set and playing very well so far.... good result may come to the host team!


    "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

  • It's hard to believe that Risa Shinnabe at 173 or 174 can repeatedly block the tall Dutch attackers


    "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

  • Carlini is so happy today, enjoying herself... I always saw Carlini as a robotic player, with lots of technique but without the "feeling" for a good setter... But lately, she's growing on me.. Really good to see her like that..

    Trust me, in Novara She did what She was had to according to her coach. I don't count Scandicci, cause It was a very weak and bad team. She looks like back in her college data.

  • Okay, I read that info earlier in this forum, but the KEN captain, Moim, did mention her team just beat CMR team not long ago in the post-match on court interview, dunno in which event it was. Yes, it now becomes an open seat between the two.

    african games, in rabat, just last month.


    but CMR lost 2 matches 2-3 here, whereas KEN lost all matches 0-3, until this last match, so it’s hard to say KEN is a better team for sure.

  • JPN is leading two sets against NED 25-18, 27-25... good result should not be far away.


    Kumi Nakada is smiling a lot today ...


    and a 3 points here will elevate JPN to #5 surpassing KOR team, which is quite an achievement for the host team!


    "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