World Cup 2019

  • Projected World Rankings before Japan-Canada match (Canada can only finish 8th or 9th with Iran).


    1. Brazil 335

    2. USA 280

    3. Poland 272

    4. Italy 206

    5. Russia 204

    6-7. Argentina 161

    6-7. Canada 157 (162)

    8. Iran 132 (137)

    9. France 130

    10. Japan 122

    11. Serbia 110

    12. Egypt 85

    13. Belgium 80

    14. Bulgaria 72

    15T. Australia 68

    15T. Netherlands 68

    17. Slovenia 62

    18. Cuba 50

    19. Finland 47

    20. China 44

  • So serpentine system for OG may looks like :


    Pool A Pool B

    Japan Brazil

    Poland USA

    Italy Russia

    Canada* Argentina

    Iran* France/Serbia*


    * non qualified teams

  • Christenson best setter? :gone:

    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


    #FreeBritney

  • What is the rest of the dream team? Brazilian federation was doing a live but they cut before the individual awarding :gone:

  • Finally an award for Thales. :heart:


    I wonder if he secured his olympic slot. Maique is still a threat but Thales' reception is still better and with the amount of aces we've seen from other teams, they might need a serve-reception specialist than another defensive libero.

    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


    #FreeBritney

  • What is the rest of the dream team? Brazilian federation was doing a live but they cut before the individual awarding :gone:

    Best OH- Leon and Ishikawa

    Best MB- Holt and Lucas

    Best Setter- Christenson

    Best Opposite- Nishida

    Best Libero- Thales

    MVP- Alan

    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


    #FreeBritney

  • Bruno should have been setter or MVP. At least Allan got it.

  • Wow 4th place take two individual award.


    :what::what:

  • Bruno should have been setter or MVP. At least Allan got it.

    Christenson have a huge asian fanbase. I guess that's the reason Bruno didn't take it. He's obviously the best setter of this world cup and there's still Matias who is more impressive despite the height.

    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


    #FreeBritney

  • African teams will probably take last spot in Pool B as Egypt, Tunisia and Cameroon are all higher than Venezuela and Chile in South America.

    So South America will take last spot in Pool A.

  • Alan got the MVP because the best opposite was made to Nishida.

    He did well, but didn't live up to the MVP standard to me.

    Most of the difficult balls of Brazil went to the outside, and too many errors of him at clutch time.

    :/

  • Congrats Alan you deserve to the MVP. :super::super:

  • Alan got the MVP because the best opposite was made to Nishida.

    He did well, but didn't live up to the MVP standard to me.

    Most of the difficult balls of Brazil went to the outside, and too many errors of him at clutch time.

    C’mon! He was consistent from the beginning till the end of this WC.

    He definitely deserved the MVP :wavy::wavy:

  • Well, before the tournament I said that 3 wins was what I expected for ARG team and it was 3 more than that.


    A really good team is shaping up together with the more experienced players that weren't here. They won't fear a death group at the olympics if it comes to that.

  • Happy for Thales and Alan! Two MVPs in a row for Alan -- dude is definitely going to Tokyo. Same for Thales, it's more than clear Maique is getting the cut.


    Christenson have a huge asian fanbase. I guess that's the reason Bruno didn't take it.

    I had no idea. Japanese users: is that because he kinda looks like Kageyama from the Haikyuu anime? :lol: I recall seeing a photo of Micah posing besides a Kageyama cut-out just yesterday.



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