Lille, France, July 5, 2018 - Russia and USA are both qualified for the
semifinals of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, but they go
head-to-head Friday in Lille to decide top position in Pool B. They meet
for 59th time in volleyball history, with Russia (including the USSR
and CIS) leading the series 35-23. This is a rematch of their pool play
encounter on the penultimate day of the preliminary phase, by when both
had qualified for the final six, allowing both coaches to rest some key
players. Russia won that one in straight sets.