What about Belgium and Croatia ??:)
Sorry I made a mistake, No.13 is Belgium not Bulgaria. And Korea is No.9 if WCh qualificaiton scores is added, Germany No.10.
Since some countries (ranking ahead of Netherland, Croatia and Bulgaria) participated in WCh qualificaiton but didn't got through, and I'm not sure what scores they will get, I don't know the exact rankings for NED, CRO and BUL. But I think the following rankings and scores will be:
No.14 ARG 77
No.15 PUR 71
No.16 CAN 63
No.17 KEN 57 (not sure) NED 57 CRO 57, they are all 57
No.20 PER 53 KAZ 53
No.22 BUL 52, Bulgaria has rising a lot in rankings
Poland, Azerbaijan and Czech are ranking around No.25-30
Does anyone see updated Best Player Stats? I cannot find any.
I'm so flabbergasted by these results, anyway it woke me up and I realised that anything can happen here
Many people criticised Kiraly for his style of coaching during matches but both Larson and Hill woke up in key moment moreover Glass' setting also helped a lot
on the other side of the net Garay with Sheilla did her best, but Jaqueline disappointed me in such a moment and Fabiana was a weak link too
And big congratulations to China Ting Zhu, Xinyue Yuan and Qiuyue Wei as team's leaders Bonitta tried desperate movement with both Centoni and Diouf on court, but it didn't help much, Costagrande was invisible in important game as often nowadays... even Del Core in top shape wasn't enough
Now I wonder who'll be without a medal and who'll get the title - both matches seem to be open battles
Lang Ping knows so much about Costagrande from Italy club to China club, but I think Costagrande is dropping her level due to ages, pity.
Very nice stats. The figure for Japan is very convincing, as they are the best receiving team. But still many credits should go to the new Mikasa ball though...
Mikasa ball benefits Japan indeed, as women's reception level drops so much while Japan still keeps good reception ability And Mikasa is also good for float serve than jump serve, which also increase Japan's serving ability. Anyway technology do make a difference.
New World Ranking has changed a lot due to the 2 semifinals (new WCh scores according to Men's although No.5-6 score is different and unknown):
No.1 USA 335-345 going back to No.1 again
No.2 BRA 300-310
No.3 CHN 276-286 surpassing Japan and Italy
No.4 JPN 271
No.5 ITA 258-268
No.6 DOM 183 surpassing Russia, Korea, Serbia and Germany (assuming No.5 score is 60, while Men's No.5 is 62, Men's No.6 is 56)
No.7 RUS 182
No.8 SRB 150
No.9 KOR 141 dropping due to no participation in WCh (sorry I forgot to add qualification scores)
No.9 GER 139
No.11 TUR 120
No.12 THA 87
No.13 BEL 82 rising high (sorry that's Belgium not Bulgaria)
Great China today with a good reception (much better than in the st game) and a powerful attack
+ a bad surprise for Italy : Yuan as MB
Italy tries to remain alive with its young guard (Diouf Folie) and a part of the old one ( Del Core Costagrande).
Dai dai raga'
I'm sorry for Xu Yunli's injury but Yuan gets her shining moment!!
I'm gonna cry!!!!!!!!!!!!! so many surprise tonight!!!!! Yuan Xinyue and Zhu Ting are the future superstar!!!!!
Never thought of getting into finals given such a young team with so many weaknesses and yet they made it !!!!!
I cannot sleep now
Larson leads P3 stats in spike, reception and dig! Serve and block is also good! MVP of the match!
Jaque and Fabiana zero spike effeciency
I am so proud of the girls for their win today. I though after the first set, here is London all over again, but that second set could have killed them. Larson with 2 service errors, the setting errors by Glass. Getting behind big, getting close and then a mistake. But they prevailed in the end 29-27.
The third set showed that the girls wanted to stop any chance for Brazil to get into the match. And they did that. Yes Brazil made it closer, but when your up 6 with only 4 points left, you know that if Brazil makes any mistakes your one point closer to winning.
I hate to say this, but this might be the best match they have played against good competition in this tournament. In other matches, they would let teams back into the match, Russia in 1st and 3rd round, Italy with leads in the sets and then losing them.
We complain about some of Karch's tactics, but getting to the Final by beating Brazil 3-0 shows that it works.
As a boy I watched the women lose to China in 1984, and I watched the London heartbreak of 2012. Karch will tell them in the locker room, I have 3 Gold Medals on men's side and I want one on the women's side.
A win for the team would not make the national news, but it will help tell a story going to Rio and then the expectations will be high. Just like they were in London. The match tomorrow will be tension filed and I am looking forward to it.
This is definitely the first time I saw a USA team so determined to win. I hope this time USA Women will be world champion after so many years as top team.
how did BRA have an easier time to the semis? facing RUS, US, SER, TUR, BUL????? really, people??????? what are you talking about?
Well I'm talking about facing China and Dominica with two 3-0
Such a surprising semi! But it may be good for Brazil to tight up for 2016OG
Thompson great use of middles!
Brasil making tons of silly mistakes, also DaniLins is playing so bad, I would give Fabiola a try
The low competition in Group F has killed Brazil's tight shape. Fabiola is definitely even worse according to yesterday's performance. And now Roberto uses Natalia only to make it even worse with her poor reception.
What a set! Glass is in such high level now despite minor mistakes.
I think the low competition in Group F has killed Brazil's shape.
The referee's wrong decision and replay actually helps Brazil
From European champion in 2013 to this awkward situation, Marichev should be to blame. He's not making any contribution to the team. Even Kiraly is trying to do better things with his own theory.