2020 Men's Intercontinental Olympics Qualification Tournament

  • It is rude and offensive gestures indeed, but there are lots of people probably don't know that asian people are so obsessed with eye shape and take it as offensive:/

    apparently it’s euros who are obsessed with the eye shape of other people.


    these people — and maradona — are just retarded.

  • I feel Russia should start with Kobzar as they run a considerably faster game with him as compared to Butko. I think this match can go either way..

    They need to think from the perspective of making break points rather than the speed. Nominally, two OHs (Kluka, Voronkov) can work vs organised block and the MBs are much taller than their counterparts. The key q is how to move Marouf off the net and make 🇮🇷 spike vs organised block. I would go with a better serving line-up therefore. That is, if the duo Butko-Mikhaylov serves better, at the morning training, they should probably start.

  • Shoji's just so bad defensively in the game against the dutchies. Thank god the block worked for USA.


    There's also some crucial serving from Russell, anderson and Smith that saved the match for them.


    Anderson is still too systemic as an opposite. Nimir was outplaying him in the third set. Almost unstoppable and his serve was on point.


    I said it before. Anderson takes way too time to adjust as an opposite which could be a problem when the reception is not going well but he did become more reliable during the fourth set.


    What a great series for Russell. He had to be atleast 80% these whole three days because neither Sander and Jaeschke were fit enough to play and I guess the US coach still doesn't completely trust Patch to move Anderson to pos 4. Muagututia was okay but Christenson struggled with his choices because he can't rely on him as consistently as he do with the american trio and the block of Netherlands was a little harder to penetrate than as expected. They're the giant killers of World championship last year so I expected USA to have a hard time but the third set should've been closed easily then Nimir happened.

    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

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  • In my opinion, Russia just needs a decent passing level to defeat Iran.


    The setter doesn't matter for me.

    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

  • Oh god. Muserskiy block vs Shafiei is not a good sight.

    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

  • Judging with how South Korea, China and Australia played. Asian Qualification is not going to be a cakewalk for Iran it seems.

    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

  • What a blazing start for Bulgaria. This almost feels like a dream.


    I won't mind it really. Brazil can easily win the southern american qualification with Minas club and we have another european team instead of Chile.

    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

  • What a blazing start for Bulgaria. This almost feels like a dream.


    I won't mind it really. Brazil can easily win the southern american qualification with Minas club.


    I think the same. Brazil is one of my fav teams (eventhough it has been harder and harder to support them because of the coach and some players), but for them would be just a training to get the ticket for Tokyo in the southamerican qualifier. Even more now, because Argentina is already qualified.

  • I know Musersky is just getting used to playing MB again but I feel like at this point Iakovlev has already surpassed him. But since he plays Fulltime Opposite in his club, being able to play two positions really well makes him really valuable to Russia

  • It seems Brazil loves to Chile right now. :lol:


    Lmao at Bulgaria for almost trying to throw the game away. :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