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

  • It's funny both China and USA won the game in a 5-set long rally. Japan played with their usual style - "sticky candy" defense to drag the game into set 5. Literally, China vs USA will decide who's gonna win the WC champion.

  • It's funny both China and USA won the game in a 5-set long rally. Japan played with their usual style - "sticky candy" defense to drag the game into set 5. Literally, China vs USA will decide who's gonna win the WC champion.

    USA still has Russia to play. I think USA will win but its not a foregone conclusion yet.

  • No kyk on starting line up again. Is she injured??

    Yes... Yesterday she was under physical supervision and sometimes camera showed her having some treatment, she was subbed off all sets.. I don't know exactly what she has, but she is not 100%

  • No kyk on starting line up again. Is she injured??


    I dont think it is serious injury. She played the whole last match against Argentina. It is strange, because she skipped the match against Russia, where she was more "needed" than against the southamericans.

    Maybe Lavarini wants to see how Korea responds without Kim against some specific teams.

  • Both Korea and the Netherlands without their captains?(

  • Sloëtjes can't get the ball on the ground and Beliën can't block a single ball...

  • What is happening with NED? They look so lost

    I think that they are mentally a bit broken after the bad national team summer they had. Next to that they don't have a clear starting six, so it's messy on court and the players don't have a good connection.

  • No matter what is the result tomoroow. the world ranking will be changed... China will be no.1 again!

    Moreover, it will affect the allocation of the group in the olympics in 2020 !:teach:

    And some may still have big smile(s) witnessing the brilliant strategy to dispatch the lesser team to the 'meaningless' World Cup :whistle:


    Talking about consequences.


    "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 dont think it is serious injury. She played the whole last match against Argentina. It is strange, because she skipped the match against Russia, where she was more "needed" than against the southamericans.

    Maybe Lavarini wants to see how Korea responds without Kim against some specific teams.

    Kim is resting because her waist and shoulder were in bad shape. The goal of Korea is to maintain their ranking so they will not overuse her.

  • Beliën:aww:

    Again such a good coaching by Morrison:down:

  • Kim is resting because her waist and shoulder were in bad shape. The goal of Korea is to maintain their ranking so they will not overuse her.


    Thanks for the info! Good to know! Korea does need her in Janaury. She shouldnt have played against Argentina.

  • Getting set from NED without kyk. Would be impossible task if there's no lavarini. 1st set would be different if lee dayeong was there. 16-13 from 19-25 when whe get out. She has nice tosswork plus high block. When she was out NED keep attacking over KOR's backup setter. Also her setting was quite bad.

  • Getting set from NED without kyk. Would be impossible task if there's no lavarini. 1st set would be different if lee dayeong was there. 16-13 from 19-25 when whe get out. She has nice tosswork plus high block. When she was out NED keep attacking over KOR's backup setter. Also her setting was quite bad.

    I just thought that NED already owns the match after Lee DY was out with such scoring spree in the end of set 1. Getting any set by KOR here is an achievement indeed.


    "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

  • Gabi, Parubets, Lee Jae-young, Gong Xiang-yu are amazing attackers considering their heights and the tall blocks nowadays!


    "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

  • These two teams: NED and KOR, which are good representatives of the strength from both European and Asian volleyball, seem to be quite on par so far.


    "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 full team KOR with its biggest player, KYK, will fight better matches like this against the strong teams like NED!


    "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