Posts by skk95


    I know only Riho Otake, she played in the national team last season (during the 2013 FIVB Grand Prix & Grand Champions Cup) as middle blocker. Also, Saori Takahashi and Arisa Inoue were tried in Montreux this year and they played quite well. :win:

    Pool E (Bari - Trieste)




    10-01 Dominican Republic - Belgium 1-3


    10-01 Germany - China 0-3


    10-01 Italy - Azerbaijan 3-1


    10-01 Croatia - Japan 1-3




    10-02 Dominican Republic - Azerbaijan 3-2


    10-02 Germany - Japan 1-3


    10-02 Italy - Belgium 3-2


    10-02 Croatia – China 0-3




    10-04 Dominican Republic - China 1-3


    10-04 Germany - Belgium 2-3


    10-04 Italy - Japan 2-3


    10-04 Croatia - Azerbaijan 1-3




    10-05 Dominican Republic - Japan 1-3


    10-05 Germany - Azerbaijan 2-3


    10-05 Italy - China 1-3


    10-05 Croatia - Belgium 3-1




    Pool F (Modena – Verona)




    10-01 Serbia - Netherlands 3-1


    10-01 Turkey - USA 2-3


    10-01 Brazil - Kazakhstan 3-0


    10-01 Bulgaria - Russia 2-3




    10-02 Serbia - Kazakhstan 3-0


    10-02 Turkey - Russia 1-3


    10-02 Brazil - Netherlands 3-0


    10-02 Bulgaria - USA 3-2




    10-04 Serbia - USA 1-3


    10-04 Turkey - Netherlands 3-1


    10-04 Brazil - Russia 3-2


    10-04 Bulgaria - Kazakhstan 3-0




    10-05 Serbia - Russia 0-3


    10-05 Turkey - Kazakhstan 3-1


    10-05 Brazil - USA 3-0


    10-05 Bulgaria - Netherlands 3-1

    1st Round


    Pool A:


    23-09 Argentina - Croatia 0-3


    23-09 Dominican Republic - Germany 1-3


    23-09 Italy - Tunisia 3-0


    24-09 Dominican Republic - Tunisia 3-0


    24-09 Germany - Argentina 3-0


    24-09 Croatia - Italy 1-3


    25-09 Germany - Tunisia 3-0


    25-09 Croatia - Dominican Republic 3-1


    25-09 Argentina - Italy 0-3


    27-09 Tunisia - Croatia 0-3


    27-09 Dominican Republic - Argentina 2-3


    27-09 Italy - Germany 3-1


    28-09 Tunisia - Argentina 0-3


    28-09 Croatia - Germany 1-3


    28-09 Italy - Dominican Republic 3-0




    Pool B:


    23-09 Canada - Cameroon 3-0


    23-09 Serbia - Turkey 3-1


    23-09 Brazil - Bulgaria 3-2


    24-09 Turkey - Canada 3-0


    24-09 Cameroon - Brazil 0-3


    24-09 Serbia - Bulgaria 3-2


    25-09 Canada - Brazil 0-3


    25-09 Cameroon - Serbia 0-3


    25-09 Turkey - Bulgaria 1-3


    27-09 Bulgaria - Cameroon 3-0


    27-09 Serbia - Canada 3-0


    27-09 Brazil - Turkey 3-1


    28-09 Cameroon - Turkey 0-3


    28-09 Bulgaria - Canada 3-1


    28-09 Brazil - Serbia 3-0




    Pool C:


    23-09 Netherlands - Kazakhstan 3-1


    23-09 Russia - Thailand 3-0


    23-09 USA - Mexico 3-0


    24-09 Kazakhstan - USA 0-3


    24-09 Russia - Mexico 3-0


    24-09 Thailand - Netherlands 1-3


    25-09 Thailand - Mexico 3-2


    25-09 Kazakhstan - Russia 0-3


    25-09 Netherlands - USA 0-3


    27-09 Mexico - Kazakhstan 1-3


    27-09 Russia - Netherlands 3-0


    27-09 USA - Thailand 3-0


    28-09 Mexico - Netherlands 0-3


    28-09 Kazakhstan - Thailand 3-1


    28-09 USA - Russia 1-3




    Pool D:


    23-09 China - Puerto Rico 3-0


    23-09 Japan - Azerbaijan 3-0


    23-09 Cuba - Belgium 0-3


    24-09 China - Azerbaijan 3-0


    24-09 Belgium - Japan 0-3


    24-09 Puerto Rico - Cuba 3-2


    25-09 Puerto Rico - Azerbaijan 2-3


    25-09 Cuba - Japan 1-3


    25-09 Belgium - China 1-3


    27-09 Azerbaijan - Belgium 1-3


    27-09 Japan - Puerto Rico 3-0


    27-09 China - Cuba 3-0


    28-09 Azerbaijan - Cuba 3-0


    28-09 Japan - China 3-2


    28-09 Belgium - Puerto Rico 1-3

    Really early :what: so continental championships should be organised at latest in July/early August, while WGP should be even earlier...


    If European Championship will be from 26/09/2015 to 04/10/2015 and World Cup will be from 22/08/2015 to 06/09/2015... What will be the qualification for the World Cup in Europe? For men is the same question.

    In World Cup 2015 will play two best-ranked teams from each continent, host and the 2014 World Champion. Continental confederations could organise addictional qualification tournament to World Cup, but in 2015 it's impossible. It'll too many matches & competitions :) So, the FIVB ranking after 2014 will be very important.

    We'll see how these liberos will deal with it... I prefer Sato as starter, but why didn't they get Sano rest throughout GP and call her back right now :call: :mad: :thumbdown:


    btw. what's with another Japanese L, Kotoki Zayasu ?( is she injured/retired/pregnant ?( I haven't seen her recently.
    and what's with Akiko Ino ?(
    I know that Kanari Hamaguchi retired ;(


    Unfortunately, Akiko Ino also retired after 2013/14 season :( She wrote it on her official blog. Kotoki Zayasu was 2nd libero in Hisamitsu Springs, so she was worse than Sayaka Tsutsui.

    2nd Round


    Pool E:


    10-09 Argentina - France 0-3


    10-09 Serbia - Italy 3-2


    10-09 Poland - USA 3-1


    10-09 Australia - Iran 1-3


    11-09 Argentina - Iran 1-3


    11-09 Serbia - USA 1-3


    11-09 Poland - Italy 3-2


    11-09 Australia - France 0-3


    13-09 Argentina - Italy 1-3


    13-09 Serbia - France 2-3


    13-09 Poland - Iran 3-1


    13-09 Australia - USA 0-3


    14-09 Argentina - USA 2-3


    14-09 Serbia - Iran 3-1


    14-09 Poland - France 1-3


    14-09 Australia - Italy 2-3




    Pool F:


    10-09 Brazil - Bulgaria 3-1


    10-09 Finland - Russia 1-3


    10-09 Germany - China 3-0


    10-09 Cuba - Canada 1-3


    11-09 Brazil - China 3-0


    11-09 Finland - Canada 1-3


    11-09 Germany - Bulgaria 3-2


    11-09 Cuba - Russia 0-3


    13-09 Brazil - Canada 3-2


    13-09 Finland - China 3-1


    13-09 Germany - Russia 2-3


    13-09 Cuba - Bulgaria 0-3


    14-09 Brazil - Russia 3-1


    14-09 Finland - Bulgaria 3-2


    14-09 Germany - Canada 1-3


    14-09 Cuba - China 3-1

    Japanese roster (15 players, so 1 will be out)


    S: H.Miyashita, H.Nakamichi
    WS/OH : M.Nagaoka, S.Kimura, M.Ishida, A.Takada, Y.Ebata, S.Sakoda, R.Shinnabe, Y.Ishii, M.Uchiseto
    MB: M.Yamaguchi, K.Ono
    L: A.Sato, S.Tsutsui


    It's very similar roster to Final Six, but without Sano (Manabe said, that she is tired of season) :(
    However, Sakoda is back, finally! :heart:


    In my opinion the last player who will be out could be Uchiseto or Takada.

    Pool A:


    30-08 Poland - Serbia 3-1


    31-08 Venezuela - Argentina 1-3


    31-08 Cameroon - Australia 0-3


    02-09 Argentina - Serbia 0-3


    02-09 Venezuela - Cameroon 3-0


    02-09 Australia - Poland 1-3


    04-09 Cameroon - Argentina 0-3


    04-09 Serbia - Australia 3-1


    04-09 Poland - Venezuela 3-0


    06-09 Argentina - Australia 2-3


    06-09 Venezuela - Serbia 0-3


    06-09 Cameroon - Poland 0-3


    07-09 Australia - Venezuela 3-0


    07-09 Poland - Argentina 3-1


    07-09 Serbia - Cameroon 3-0




    Pool B:


    01-09 Brazil - Germany 3-2


    01-09 Finland - Cuba 3-0


    01-09 Korea - Tunisia 3-0


    03-09 Cuba - Germany 1-3


    03-09 Finland - Korea 1-3


    03-09 Tunisia - Brazil 0-3


    05-09 Korea - Cuba 3-2


    05-09 Germany - Tunisia 3-0


    05-09 Brazil - Finland 3-1


    06-09 Cuba - Tunisia 3-1


    06-09 Finland - Germany 1-3


    06-09 Korea - Brazil 1-3


    07-09 Tunisia - Finland 0-3


    07-09 Germany - Korea 3-2


    07-09 Brazil - Cuba 3-0




    Pool C:


    01-09 Russia - Canada 3-1


    01-09 Mexico - Bulgaria 0-3


    01-09 China - Egypt 3-1


    03-09 Bulgaria - Canada 2-3


    03-09 Mexico - China 0-3


    03-09 Egypt - Russia 0-3


    05-09 China - Bulgaria 1-3


    05-09 Canada - Egypt 3-0


    05-09 Russia - Mexico 3-0


    06-09 Bulgaria - Egypt 3-0


    06-09 Mexico - Canada 0-3


    06-09 China - Russia 0-3


    07-09 Egypt - Mexico 3-1


    07-09 Canada - China 3-0


    07-09 Russia - Bulgaria 3-0




    Pool D:


    31-08 Italy - Iran 3-2


    31-08 Belgium - USA 1-3


    31-08 Puerto Rico - France 0-3


    02-09 USA - Iran 3-1


    02-09 Belgium - Puerto Rico 3-1


    02-09 France - Italy 2-3


    04-09 Puerto Rico - USA 0-3


    04-09 Iran - France 1-3


    04-09 Italy - Belgium 3-1


    06-09 USA - France 3-2


    06-09 Belgium - Iran 1-3


    06-09 Puerto Rico - Italy 0-3


    07-09 France - Belgium 3-2


    07-09 Iran - Puerto Rico 3-1


    07-09 Italy - USA 2-3

    I think that Sano as MVP is good choice. Her spirit and play in defense are still incredible. :win:
    Congratulations for Japanese team. The tactics, called "Hybrid 6" was a success. Moreover, I'd like Japan will better during World Championships :thumbsup: Fortunately, they have easier way to third round ^^

    FINAL SIX:


    55 20-08 China - Belgium 3-2


    56 20-08 Turkey - Brazil 0-3


    57 20-08 Japan - Russia 2-3


    58 21-08 Russia - Belgium 3-1


    59 21-08 Brazil - China 3-0


    60 21-08 Japan - Turkey 3-1


    61 22-08 Turkey - Russia 1-3


    62 22-08 Belgium - Brazil 1-3


    63 22-08 China - Japan 1-3


    64 23-08 Turkey - China 3-2


    65 23-08 Russia - Brazil 0-3


    66 23-08 Japan - Belgium 3-1


    67 24-08 China - Russia 0-3


    68 24-08 Belgium - Turkey 1-3


    69 24-08 Brazil - Japan 3-1