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

  • Buijs at position 1 receiving was an easy point getter for Japan.

    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

  • "NED, from a 5 nil down, to the first TTO 8-7, that's the definition of a turnaround" - Commentator


    "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

  • Tell the JPN team they won't win a point just by a push!


    "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

  • Miyashita's sets were terrible.

    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

  • The Dutch team was just a fingertip away from being swept by the Japanese team. Plak reversed the outcome 26-24.


    I think it's a mistake by Nakada to take out Ishikawa & Shinnabe, sub them with Kurogo and Miyashita at the end of set 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

  • A wonderful win by the Japanese team -- full 3 points


    JPN v NED 3:1 (25-18, 27-25, 24-26, 25-21)


    At 6 victories in the World Cup, it's a good achievement by the host team ==> and at 19 points, JPN ranks #5 in this World Cup, gets additional 50 WR points!


    "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

  • Brazil beat Russia on purpose so they could be fourth place instead of Japan. Those Brazilians.


    Nice finish girls.


    NED seems affected the most negatively playing Japan at home. This is familiar.


    Fun tournament for me but I'm glad it's over :drink:

  • Considering Brazil is back in world cup competition, fifth place is a nice rank for Japan.


    Brazil goes up from 5th in 2011 to 4th in 2019 so we 're finally not going to hear the baseless complaints about Brazil's fifth world cup ranking being repeated all the time in the world rankings anymore. :teach:

    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

  • Here are FIVB Rankings provided VNL and Continental Championships are not included after today's results.

    1. China 320

    2. USA 266

    3. Serbia 252

    4. Brazil 220

    5. Russia 208

    6. Netherlands 203

    7. Japan 190

    8. Italy 165

    9. S. Korea 138

    10. D. R. 108

    11. Argentina 83

    12. Turkey 72

    13. Puerto Rico 70

    14. Thailand 65

    15. Germany 59

    16. Bulgaria 55

    17. Cameroon 52

    18. Canada 44

    19T. Kenya & Belgium 42