Maciej Muzaj(OP) has extended his contract with Jastrzębski Wegiel for the next season.
Lukas Kampa(S) and Salvador Hidalgo Oliva((OH) have signed 2 more year contract with the club.
38 - Mariusz Wlazly - POL - 2016/2017 POL League - PGE Skra Belchatow - Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle
Marco Falaschi (S, ITA) from Lotos Trefl Gdansk(POL) to GKS Katowice(POL).
Andrezj Wrona (POL, MB) from PGE Skra Belchatow to AZS Politechnika Warszawska
James Shaw (S, Stanford) will start his first professional season in Pallavolo Padova (ITA). He's signed 2 yr contract.
Dominik Witczak (OP) from Zaksa to Skra. He'll replace Marcel Gromadowski (OP) who has joined Luczniczka Bydgoszcz.
You're right that this situation was quite unfair, but we must remember about sport. To be honest, Japanese players since 6-12 in tie-break have been incredible determined and they've played amazing for me, much better than Thailand. If Thai team was really stronger than Japan they could end the match in 4th set, or didn't make a service mistake...There are a lot of points of view.
About the 4th set (THA23-24JPN), Thailand wanted to substitute Yupa, 166cm who's a defensive player and apparently not a choice for front row defense, with Thatdao (she was standing in the right position holding the number readily), but the referee didn't allow the change due to no substitution signal reaching their system. Meanwhile in Japan side, Araki repalced Nabeya with no problem and in that point they hit the ball through blocks easily. This "no signal" problem also happened to us 2 times in the 5th set. Why Technology thing wasn't working in crucial moments for us? I doubt that. For me, if we lost without the problem i mentioned, I would accept any kind of result willingly (even with 9 or 10 points lead and then lost at the end from making a lot of our own mistakes). This is my point of view.
S: Nikola Jovovic, Aleksa Brdjovic, Maksim, Bulculjevic
OP: Tomislav Dokic, Drazen Luburic
MB: Dragan Stankovic, Marko Podrascanin, Srecko Lisinac, Petar Krsmanovic
OH: Uros Kovacevic, Marko Ivovic, Milan Katic, Nemanja Jokovljevic
L: Nikola Rosic, Neven Majstorovic
S: Lienert Cosemans, Sander Depovere, Matthias Valkiers
OP: Thomas Konings, Gert van Walle, Jolan Cox
MB: Pieter Verhees, Simon Van de Voorde, Arno Van de Velde
OH: Seppe Baetens, Lou Kindt, François Lecat, Kevin Klinkenberg
L: Sebastien Dumont, Jelle Ribbens
Skra(with 18 wins) and Resovia(with 15 wins) both have 49 pts, but Skra is behind just because they have less set ratio
From first chance in WC to the edge of the cliff in this tournament, They made it finally!
Women's coach: Zoran Terzic
1. Tatiana Kosheleva
2. Lonneke Sloetjes
3. Maja Ognjenovic
Men's coach: Laurent Tillie
1. Osmany Juantorena
2. Earvin N'Gapeth
3. Michal Kubiak
S: Dmitry Kovalev, Pavel Pankov
OP: Maxim Zhigalov
OH: Alexander Markin, Sergey Nikitin, Igor Kliuka, Egor Feoktistov
MB: Ilia Vlasov, Igor Filippov, Ilyas Kurkaev, Alexander Kimerov
L: Aleksey Kabeshov
Marcin Janusz(S) from Effector Kielce to Skra Belchatow.
Kurek was superb especially in 4th set. Kubiak didn't shine today but at least he made some blocks :D. Many serve errors from Poles need to be improved btw.
Poland's roster for the matches against Russia.
S: Fabian Drzyzga, Grzegorz Lomacz
MB: Piotr Nowakowski, Marcin Mozdzonek, Andrzej Wrona, Wojciech Grzyb, Mateusz Bieniek
OH: Mateusz Mika, Michal Kubiak, Rafal Buszek, Bartosz Bednorz
OP: Bartosz Kurek, Jakub Jarosz
L: Pawel Zatorski, Piotr Gacek
14 Serbians in Brazil.
S: Nikola Jovovic, Aleksa Brdjovic
MB: Marko Podrascanin, Dragan Stankovic, Srecko Lisinac, Aleksandar Okolic
OH: Marko Ivovic, Uros Kovacevic, Konstantin Cupkovic, Milan Katic
OP: Aleksandar Atanasijevic, Sasa Starovic
L: Nikola Rosic, Neven Majstorovic
Jurij Gladyr(MB) with another year in Zaksa.
After 5 years in JW, Mateusz Malinowski(OP) has signed 2 yrs contract with Cuprum Lubin.