Usa is coming to Brazil with almost the same players that faced Japan recently. Only changes are Bartsch, Gibbemeyer and Dixon also coming to play here.
DVV now published the list of players for WCH preparation starting on Monday:
S: Denise Hanke, Denise Imoudu, Pia Kästner
OPP: Kimberly Drewniok, Louisa Lippmann
OH: Nele Barber, Maren Fromm, Jennifer Geerties, Hanna Orthmann, Jana-Franziska Poll, Lena Stigrot, Ivana Vanjak (also MB?)
MB: Lisa Gründing, Marie Schölzel, Leonie Schwertmann, Barbara Wezorke
L: Lenka Dürr, Anna Pogany
From VNL team, Jennifer Pettke is out and as posted before Nele Barber has been added to the OHs. DVV lists Vanjak as OH but I still think she has better chances as MB due to her height and the weaknesses of the other MBs.
I remember watching a couple of games from Vanjak couple of years ago on NCAA, she was quite strong OH.
Brazil will host 4 friendly games against USA next week. All matches will be broadcasted by Globo and Sportv. I dont know yet which american team Kiraly will bring to Brazil, I just know so far that Larson wont come.
12/08, 10h - Brazil x USA - Brasília (DF) - TV Globo
14/08, 19h - Brazil x USA - Uberaba (Minas) - Sportv
16/08, 20h - Brazil x USA - Uberaba (Minas) - Sportv
18/08, 19:30h - Brazil x USA - Rio de Janeiro (Rio)* - Sportv
*its will be the first volleyball game in Maracanazinho since the Olympics finals!!Kind of crazy to think it took so long for us to have any volleyball games there again...
And Brazil probably wont have Mara as well. She is already back with her club.
Smarzek will be presented tomorrow in Bergamo.
Dont know if anyone wrote it yet, but Jaqueline retired from NT.
Orro was with Nt in the last VNL group. She was in the stands, so I imagine she is training with NT still...but she is the youngest of the setters, so maybe Mazzanti doesnt wanna get ahead of things, plus Malinov and Cambi are doing a good job.
After my completely failed prediction, Bergamo presented today Cambi (S), Carraro (S), Loda (OH) and Siressi (L)
Hey guys, did you hear anything about Giba working in some club in Poland, or maybe for the Polish federation? Cause he posted in his insta stories today that he is moving to Poland. He just flew out of Brazil...and I saw that he will play an All Star Game there, but no one moves to another country just for one game.... did you guys hear anything?
Cause here everything seems really suspisious....he and Pirv are in a legal battle because of their kids pension. Giba didnt pay the pension the state determined he should for a few months, and for that Justice even released a order of prison against him (here that is something really serious and justice act very fast so dads can provide for their children), after that, he paid everything he owned so he wouldnt end up in jail of course. But he released a statment saying he didnt have the means to pay everything it was settled anymore and that he missed his kids and that Pirv wouldnt let him stay much with them...and so on....
But now he decides to live in another country? I dont know what to think, but it does feels suspisious, a lot of people here thinking he might be escaping everything...and of course his image is not as clean as once was around here, cause of all the pension problem, so maybe he might find a better job there dont know... do you guys have any info about a possible job for him there?
Totally agree. I would not complain if they were coaches in other countries, because the foreign rules could avoid an accumulation of high level players from the same nationality in the same club.
Yeah, that is a situation I could get on board with too, its better than in their own country for sure...but still I think I'd prefer if they didnt coach same gender.
I'm pretty sure they wait for good offer. Chemik paid 600 000 PLN for Malwina's contract in 2016 (~ 150 000 EUR) so I don't think they will loan her for free
For sure....I dont know how is Bergamo budget for next season, but if Smarzek go there, they will definetly pay something to Chemik, plus the salary.
Chemik made a statement that Malwina had calid contract with club for the next season.
Maybe they will loan her then, or maybe Zanetti will buy their contract? Cause Ive read so many times...I imagine its something they are sure of....but I guess we will have to wait and see. Thank you.
Are you guys in Poland sure that Smarzek wont play in Bergamo? Cause I keep reading news from Italy, and they all pretty sure she wil be part of Bergamo next season.
Ive recently read that the club will announce soon, Sirressi, Smarzek, Sara Loda, Megan Courtney and Camila Mingardi.
I can understand this questioning, honestly I dont really like coaches training club and Nt in same gender...I do think it makes an impact on how players approach the club. Even if its not intended, and even if the coach in question does not use that "advantage" in any form, it kind of makes a pressure on players. Its hard to refuse a proposal from NT coach, cause if its not Felix, Im pretty sure managers will raise that doubt so it makes harder to refuse it. The same happen in Brazil and in Turkey....I think its something it can be avoided
Question....what are the simbols Koolhaas does during national anthem? Does she do dutch sign language or something? I am intrigued..
Megan Courtney maybe in Zanetti Bergamo next season?
both club and player started following each other on instagram...
Sesc - RJ has made official almost the hole team for next season...only missing the MB, though they are known already...
to be confirmed
SESC - RJ
S: Roberta (BRA), Carol Leite (BRA)
Opp: Monique (BRA), Natiele (BRA)
OH: Kosheleva (RUS - Galatasaray), Drussyla (BRA), Peña (DOM), Kasiely (BRA)
MB: Juciely (BRA), Bia (BRA - Osasco), Mayhara (BRA)
L: Gabi (BRA), Vitória (BRA)