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

  • JPN team made a wonderful recovery to win the set #3 27-25.


    Can RUS enforce the tie-break 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

  • Almost a come back from Russia thanks to Koroleva blocks (it was 15-20), but it wasnt enough. Ishii is just in monster mode :super:


    Russia deeply miss Fetisova. Im still wondering why Efimova is still in the team, even as a starter. I know she is more used like a slider, but her block skills are just :what:

  • Genius sub by Busato, subbing out their only scorer:aww:

    I wouldn't say that was a bad substitution because they couldn't defend the ball to prove it. Goncharova's serve is pretty weak. I think that's really where she needs to improve as a player. Romanova without an opposite is a little questionable though. It could've improve the block but Lazareva is playing the OH so...

    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

  • Where is the beautiful Fetisova? And why is that girl from area 51 still playing?


    Fetisova suffered apendicitis some weeks ago. She had a surgery. She even didnt play all the European Championship.

    Efimova has taken her spot in the starting 6. I think a youngster MB is in the team in order to complete the roster.

  • There was a nice Miya Sato defense maneuver. She's not up to the others mentioned but she has improved

  • Ishikawa have some serious hops for a little girl.

    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

  • Mayu Ishikawa is batting about 50% 18/37 :super:

  • Ugh Efimova is so slow with the step back transition to attack. :white:

    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

  • Goncha should reach 30pts by the end of this match hope her arms dont fall off :lol:

  • tie-break request is granted!


    Busato speaks a functional Russian, no need for interpreter! He blends well with the Russians, providing much better atmosphere for the teams, warm-hearted, fatherly, compared to both Marichev and Pankov... now there are more smiles among the Russian players on court.


    Does anyone notice that Startseva is beautiful? Must say it out and aloud :-) <3


    "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

  • Goncha should reach 30pts by the end of this match hope her arms dont fall off :lol: