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2019 Review: Russia triumph in Chicago for VNL 2 from 2

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 17, 2019 - Just as they had done a year earlier in the inaugural edition against France in Lille, Russia again denied the hosts in the final of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League - this time outplaying USA in Chicago in four sets for back-to-back gold in July.

2019 Review: Down to the wire in thrilling VNL pool play

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 16, 2019 - USA wrapped up the second edition of the women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League in early July with their second gold in as many attempts with an astounding comeback win over Brazil in the final - a thrilling finale to an amazing season that had begun almost a month and a half earlier.

2019 Review: USA amaze with incredible VNL gold

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 15, 2019 - USA wrapped up the second edition of the women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League in early July with their second gold in as many attempts with an astounding comeback win over Brazil in the final - a thrilling finale to an amazing season that had begun almost a month and a half earlier.

2019 Review: Exhilarating Women's VNL pools set off FIVB season

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 14, 2019 - One hundred and twenty matches, 443 sets, 19,486 rallies for a net total of 204 hours and 27 minutes of play marked the build up to the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Finals, which set off the FIVB volleyball season this year, starting in late May.

Social media, videos, web & Volleyball TV: fans all over the world engaged with #VNL like never before

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 27, 2019 - The 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League saw more digital fan engagement than ever before in a competition that excited and captivated fans all over the world.

Watch the VNL Men's Finals mini movie

Chicago, USA, July 18, 2019 - The 2019 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League ended with a bang as Russia claimed victory against hosts USA to win their second title in the FIVB's flagship annual competition.

VNL Finals - Men: Individual stats

Chicago, USA, July 18, 2019 - The six teams participating in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals in Chicago from July 10-14 played 10 matches at the highest level of international volleyball, keeping fans at the Credit Union 1 Arena and around the world on their toes. Here are some of the individual stats from the tournament highlighting some of the top performances from the climax of this season's VNL.

Men’s VNL Finals: Top plays of the week

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 16, 2019 – The second edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League concluded with a repeat gold medal victory for Russia as they defeated the hosts United States on Sunday, while a young Polish team prevailed against Brazil for the bronze.

Russia golden again with second straight Men's VNL title

Chicago, USA, July 14, 2019 – Russia successfully defended its FIVB Volleyball Nations League title by defeating USA 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20) on Sunday, and for the second year in a row winning the gold-medal match against the host country. Last year the Russians beat host France to claim the first-ever VNL title.

Matt Anderson earns 2019 VNL MVP/Best Opposite honours

Chicago, USA, July 14, 2019 - The 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League ended on a high as reigning champions Russia successfully defended their title by defeating USA 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20) to win gold after Poland overpowered Brazil earlier in the day to claim bronze.

Russia power past USA to win second VNL title

Chicago, USA, July 14, 2019 - Russia defeated hosts the United States 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20) to claim a historic second FIVB Volleyball Nations League title on Sunday in the 2019 VNL Finals at the Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago.

Bednorz on target as Poland claim bronze

Chicago, USA, July 14, 2019 - Bartosz Bednorz scored 20 points to lead Poland to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-21) victory against Brazil and claim the bronze medals at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals at the Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago on Sunday.

Stars to collide in VNL championship match for Russia and USA

Chicago, USA, July 14, 2019 – Reigning FIVB Volleyball Nations League champions Russia have reached their second consecutive championship match and will face 2019 host USA on Sunday in Chicago for the opportunity to earn their second straight gold medal.

USA and Russia emerge from epic semifinals to play for gold

Chicago, USA, July 13, 2019 - Just two matches remain to be played as the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League reaches its climax on Sunday after Russia and USA emerged victoriously from the semifinals at the Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago. Russia defeated Poland 3-1 (25-19, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21), while USA overpowered Brazil in five sets 3-2 (25-21, 17-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9) in Saturday's matches.

Anderson scores 22 to help USA to victory against Brazil

Chicago, USA, July 13, 2019 - Hosts USA defeated Brazil in five sets 3-2 (25-21, 17-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9) in the second semifinal of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Saturday in Chicago.

Poletaev leads Russia to victory against Poland to extend title defence

Chicago, USA, July 13, 2019 - Reigning champions Russia defeated back-to back world champions Poland 3-1 (25-19, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21) in the first of two semifinal matches in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals in Chicago on Saturday.

Lucarelli: Brazil are on the up

Chicago, USA, July 13, 2019 – Brazil reached the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals with the best record in the preliminary phase, but they were the last team to secure a berth into the semifinals starting on Saturday.

VNL semifinals: Players to look out for

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 13, 2019 – A fascinating climax to the pool stages of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals on Friday resulted in exciting semifinal matchups between two European squads Poland and Russia, and hosts United States against Brazil on Saturday.

Bednorz heads standout pool play individual performances moving into VNL semis

Chicago, USA, July 13, 2019 – The six pool play matches for the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals Round produced some great individual performances that helped Poland, USA, Russia and Brazil advance to Saturday’s semifinal matches.

Brazil join hosts USA, title-holders Russia and Poland in 2019 VNL semifinals

Chicago, USA, July 12, 2019 - Brazil were the last team to qualify for the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Friday when they defeated Iran in a thrilling 3-2 (25-20, 25-23, 24-26, 20-25, 15-10) encounter.

A family affair for Erik Shoji in VNL Finals in Chicago

Chicago, USA, July 12, 2019 – USA libero Erik Shoji was born into a volleyball family, and he continues to get to play alongside his brother Kawika at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals Round in Chicago.

Jaeschke powers USA to victory against Russia

Chicago, USA, July 12, 2019 - The last match in 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Pool A saw hosts USA defeat last year's tournament winners Russia 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-20) as the North Americans claimed a first victory against their opponents in the fourth encounter between the two teams in the competition.

Lucarelli shows way into VNL semifinals for battling Brazil

Chicago, USA, July 12, 2019 - Five Brazilian players scored in double digits to lead their team to a thrilling five-set victory against Iran and qualification for the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Quick fire questions: Brazil

Chicago, USA, July 12, 2019 - As Brazil take on Iran in their final match in Pool B of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Chicago, get to know the team better with a little help from captain Bruno Rezende and Alan Souza.

Poland, Russia and USA all clinch VNL semifinal berths

Chicago, USA, July 11, 2019 – Poland and Russia won their FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals Round pool matches against Iran and France, respectively, on Thursday in Chicago. In the process, the United States also reached the semifinals before even playing their final Pool A match as France was eliminated with consecutive losses. The final semifinal spot will be settled on Friday with the Brazil-Iran winner advancing.

Saeid Marouf's magic touch

Chicago, USA, July 11, 2019 – Saeid Marouf led Iran to its first appearance in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals with his brilliant playmaking skills that leave fans marvelling and wanting for more.

France defeat sees Russia and USA through to semifinals in Pool A

Chicago, USA, July 11, 2019 - Title-holders Russia sprinted to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-17) victory in one hour and fifteen minutes against France as they began their campaign in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals in Chicago on Thursday with a re-match of last year's final against France.

Poland claim second win in Pool B to progress

Chicago, USA, July 11, 2019 - Poland claimed a four set victory against Iran 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22) on Thursday, just a day after defeating Brazil in five. Again led by Bartosz Bednorz, who scored 24 points, Poland qualified for the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Saturday. Iran and Brazil will play on Friday for the second semifinal berth up for grabs in the pool.

Toniutti: We have to play a little smarter

Chicago, USA, July 10, 2019 - As the new head coach of last year's winners Tuomas Sammelvuo said on Tuesday, ahead of this week's FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals in Chicago, every season has its history. And it is not because Russia were victorious in the final of last season's VNL that they will again prevail this year, or even on Thursday when they take on last year's runners-up France again.

Partisan crowds lead Poland and USA to VNL Finals opening victories

Chicago, USA, July 10, 2019 – The second FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League Finals opened Wednesday with two stellar matches for the fans in Chicago. In the first match, the heavily partisan Polish crowd cheered on the VNL underdog to a surprising Pool B five-set win over VNL Preliminary Round winner Brazil on a neutral court. In the second match, the home crowd spurred the USA to a four-set win over France in Pool A.

Holt lifts USA to victory over 2018 runners-up France

Chicago, USA, July 10, 2019 - Hosts and 2018 bronze medallists USA defeated 2018 runners-up France in four sets 3-1 (25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21) in their first match in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals in Chicago on Wednesday. Maxwell Holt led the USA team with 17 points, alongside Aaron Russell on 16, while Jean Patry was the leading scorer for France on 17.

Bednorz leads young Poland in defeat of Brazil on first day of VNL Finals

Chicago, USA, July 10, 2019 - In a clash between two in-form teams, the first match of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals in Chicago produced a five set win for a young Poland squad 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-9) against Brazil.

Pool B preview: Brazil to battle Iran and Poland

Chicago, USA, July 9, 2019 – The 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals has six teams who could all come away with the title in the second year of the event.

Pool A preview: Reigning champions Russia up against hosts USA and France

Chicago, USA, July 9, 2019 – The FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals has an intriguing three-team Pool A that starts on Wednesday in Chicago.

World's elite storm Chicago for Men's VNL Finals

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 8, 2019 - From Oleg Antonov's very first serve for Italy against Iran that set things in motion in Jiangmen on May 31 to Alan Souza's block on Italy's Alberto Polo that wrapped up pool play in Brasilia on June 30, there's been 20,770 rallies over 200 hours and 35 minutes net of pure volleyball played across the globe in the Preliminary Phase of the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League.

United States become double champions at Volleyball Nations League

Nanjing, China, July 7, 2019 – The United States claimed their second successive FIVB Volleyball Nations League title following their 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-13) win over Brazil in the final at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Sunday.

Andrea Drews leads 2019 VNL Dream Team

Nanjing, China, July 7, 2019 – The United States’ Andrea Drews was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, together with an outstanding corps of talents that comprise the Dream Team.

Drews’ 33 points boost USA’s tie-break win over Brazil in 2019 VNL final

Nanjing, China, July 7, 2019 – Andrea Drews delivered a powerful performance scoring 33 points to help the United States post a five-set comeback win against Brazil in the final on Sunday to claim successive FIVB Volleyball Nations League titles.

Drews with 33 leads USA comeback for VNL gold

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 7, 2019 - Andrea Drews wrapped up the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League with yet more scoring for the record books, bagging 33 points in the final of the competition to spearhead USA's comeback from two sets for a 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-13) win and back-to-back VNL titles Sunday in Nanjing.

United States take on new rivals Brazil for VNL title defence

Nanjing, China, July 7, 2019 – The United States are set to face their new rivals – Brazil – in the final of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Sunday. Last year, USA defeated Turkey to win the title, while Brazil missed the podium following their loss to hosts China.

Liu Yanhan and Gong Xiangyu steer China’s 3-1 win to claim second VNL bronze

Nanjing, China, July 7, 2019 – Liu Yanhan and Gong Xiangyu guided China to a 3-1 (25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21) win over Turkey to finish their 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League campaign with another bronze medal.

Karakurt bags 31 in failed Turkey comeback for bronze

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 7, 2019 - Ebrar Karakurt tried to lead Turkey's comeback against China in the bronze medal match of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League and scored 31 points Sunday in Nanjing, but her performance fell short of taking the match into a tie-break as the hosts prevailed 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 20-25, 25-21) to earn a place on the podium.

Turkey and China vie for 2019 VNL bronze medal

Nanjing, China, July 7, 2019 – 2018 VNL runners-up Turkey will vie for the bronze against last year’s third-placers China in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Turkey lost to Brazil in straight sets, while China lost in four sets against defending champions United States.

BFFs Natalia and Gabi share bond on and off court

Nanjing, China, July 7, 2019 – Brazil’s Natalia Pereira and Gabi Guimaraes have played together since 2012 and over the course of time have established a strong bond off the court and a reputation as Ze Roberto’s pillars in offence. The two players lead the Brazilian team as they take on the finals of 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Men's VNL - Who are your breakout teams? (Part 2)

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6, 2019 - With the Men's Finals of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League set to be played in Chicago, USA from July 10-14, FIVB.com editors Anna Tomas, Constantine Dimaras and Nikolay Markov predict which teams will claim the medals next week.

Thomas Jaeschke: Excited to play in Chicago - it’s where I’m from!

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6, 2019 – A bronze medallist at the 2016 Olympic Games, Thomas Jaeschke is really excited about Chicago hosting the Men’s Finals of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Not just because it is his country, but also because it is the city he grew up in.

Drews and Bartsch-Hackley dominate as United States return for another VNL title run

Nanjing, China, July 6, 2019 – The United States’ scoring tandem of Annie Drews and Michelle Bartsch-Hackley powered the four-set victory against hosts China at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, steering their side for another title run. Brazil, meanwhile, stunned last year’s runners-up Turkey in straight sets to become USA’s challenger in the final.

USA rally past China to reach 2019 VNL title match

Nanjing, China, July 6, 2019 – Reigning champions United States rallied past China 3-1 (25-11, 15-25, 25-17, 25-20) on Saturday to reach the FIVB Volleyball Nations League final for the second time.

Brazil overwhelm Turkey to reach the VNL final for the first time

Nanjing, China, July 6, 2019 – Brazil had an overwhelming straight-set (25-23, 25-15, 25-10) win against last year’s runners’ up Turkey in the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Saturday. After losing both of their encounters with Turkey at the VNL, the South American squad finally put a stop to their winless run with an upward trending performance and reach the finale for the first time.

Liu Xiaotong and Liu Yanhan team up as China march into 2019 VNL semis

Nanjing, China, July 5, 2019 – Liu Xiaotong and Liu Yanhan teamed up to lead China’s four-set victory, while Jordan Thompson’s 33-point performance powered the United States’ triumph in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals.

China secure last semifinal spot with four-set victory over Italy

Nanjing, China, July 5, 2019 – China showed great team effort to outshine Italy in four sets (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22) on Friday to complete the final four cast of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Jordan Thompson earns praise from captain Jordan Larson

Nanjing, China, July 5, 2019 – Jordan Thompson had a breakthrough performance for the United States in their pool play match against Brazil in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals on Friday.

Egonu gets 38 in fourth-best all-time VNL scoring feat

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 5, 2019 - Paola Egonu lived up to her scoring reputation with 38 points against China as pool play wound up in the Final Six of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Friday in Nanjing, but it was not good enough to keep Italy alive in the competition, as they succumbed to hosts China 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22) and crashed out.

Thompson strikes 33 to keep USA undefeated in VNL Final Six

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 5, 2019 - Jordan Thompson became the first American player to score 30 points or more in a single FIVB Volleyball Nations League match Friday in Nanjing, scoring 33 and leading USA to a 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21) win over Brazil in the Final Six of the 2019 edition.

USA edge Brazil to reign in final round pool play

Nanjing, China, July 5, 2019 – The United States defeated Brazil 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21) to grab the top spot in Pool B heading into the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Friday. Team USA redeemed their four-set preliminary round loss against Brazil.

Ana Beatriz, Akman put net defence in spotlight as Brazil and Turkey claim semifinal berths

Nanjing, China, July 4, 2019 – Brazil’s Ana Beatriz Correa and Turkey's Kubra Caliskan (Akman) had strong performances at net defence on Sunday, leading their teams into the semifinals of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Malwina Smarzek: We continued to fight

Nanjing, China, July 4, 2019 – Poland’s Malwina Smarzek is 1.91 metres tall and has a hammer of an arm when she spikes the ball, but behind that intimidating presence is a gentle and sensitive person.

Ana Beatriz leads Brazil’s block party in Nanjing

Nanjing, China, July 4, 2019 – Brazil’s Ana Beatriz Correa made more than half of Brazil’s 15 blocks in their tie-break win against Poland at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Thursday.

Fromm excited for Germany future despite mixed VNL showing

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 4, 2019 – Germany’s 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League may have finished with defeat to Japan on Sunday, but Christian Fromm, one of the team’s leading players remains confident that the team has a bright future.

Smarzek bags 32, breaks 400-mark as Poland bow out of VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 4, 2019 - Malwina Smarzek said farewell to the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League with yet another high-scoring performance of 32 points against Brazil on the second day of the Final Six tournament in Nanjing, though this proved not enough to keep Poland in the tournament as they suffered their second loss and were eliminated.

Turkey secure 2019 VNL semifinal berth with straight-set win over Italy

Nanjing, China, July 4, 2019 – FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship runners-up Italy begin their campaign in Nanjing against last year’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League runners-up Turkey on Thursday.

Brazil reach 2019 VNL semifinals with 3-2 defeat of Poland

Nanjing, China, July 4, 2019 – Brazil redeemed their five-set loss in the preliminary round to Poland with a 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 15-10) triumph in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals on Thursday.

Drews delivers as United States open with win in 2019 VNL Finals

Nanjing, China, July 3, 2019 – Andrea Drews delivered a 23-point performance for the United States to record a win, while last year’s runners-up Turkey beat hosts China on opening day of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals.

Turkey claim redemption against China with four-set win in Nanjing

Nanjing, China, July 3, 2019 - Turkey started their final round campaign with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22) win over Turkey in Nanjing on Wednesday, redeeming their preliminary round loss to the hosts in Jiangmen in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Reigning champions USA begin Finals with victory against Poland

Nanjing, China, July 3, 2019 - The 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Women's Finals started on Wednesday with a victory for last year's winners the United States 3-1 (21-25, 25-16, 25-15, 26-24) against Poland, one of two teams with Italy participating in the Finals for the first time this year.

Drews takes on bigger role in USA’s VNL title defence

Nanjing, China, July 3, 2019 – Andrea 'Annie' Drews has taken on a bigger role in the United States’ 2019 campaign at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League and she is embracing the opportunity to help her team defend the title.

Six teams all set for Women’s VNL Finals clash in Nanjing

Nanjing, China, July 2, 2019 – After five weeks of competition and a profusion of the best volleyball talents and entertainment, the final stage of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League women’s tournament will take place in Nanjing from July 3 to 7.

VNL anthem “Worlds Collide” out now!

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1, 2019 - From today, volleyball fans all over the world are able to download, stream and watch “Worlds Collide”, the VNL anthem by Grammy award-winning Australian DJ duo NERVO.

Men's VNL Final Six lineup: How it all unfolded

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1, 2019 - Iran, Brazil, Russia, France and Poland all qualified to join hosts USA in the Final Six of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, 10-14 July in Chicago, during the last weekend of the Preliminary Round. The weekend started with all five available tickets still unclaimed and this is how it all played out:

Looking back: Women's VNL Finals line-up decided in thrilling fashion

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1, 2019 – Week five of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League provided some thrilling action as the six finalists were decided.

Patch leads as Finals hosts USA wrap up Men's VNL pool play with a bang

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 30, 2019 - USA finished their 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League pool play obligations on a high with a win over Iran 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 25-20) on Sunday evening, ahead of hosting the Final Six of the competition, 10-14 July in Chicago.

Can Gabi show the way for Brazil?

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 30, 2019 – Gabriela Braga Guimaraes, or Gabi as she is known to her Brazilian teammates and the rest of the volleyball world, has been in sensational form during the preliminary rounds of the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.

Ben Patch: We’re here to win gold!

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 30, 2019 – If someone is dancing on the court between rallies in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League and it’s not a cheerleader, then it’s probably Benjamin Patch. If a single player really fits well with the cool vibe of the VNL, it would probably be Ben Patch. And the permanent smile on his face in no way means he is in it only for the fun. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. “We’re here to win gold!” he told fivb.com and he means it.

Pool 20: Poland defeat Portugal in Leipzig

Leipzig, Germany, June 30, 2019 - Pool 20 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League was completed on Sunday with a victory for Japan against hosts Germany and for world champions Poland against Portugal.

Pool 19: USA claim win against Iran in Plovdiv on Sunday

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 30, 2019 - The United States defeated Iran in the first match in Pool 19 in Plovdiv on Sunday in the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 18: Brazil defeat Italy to wrap up pool in Brasilia

Brasilia, Brazil, June 30, 2019 - The final matches in 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League Pool 18 featured a victory for France against Canada and for hosts Brazil against Italy.

Pool 17: Argentina victorious against hosts Australia

Brisbane, Australia, June 30, 2019 - Argentina claimed a three-set win against Pool 17 hosts Australia in the second match in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Brisbane on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Russia also claimed a victory against China.

Tillie lifts France to deciding win over Italy

Brasilia, Brazil, June 29, 2019 - Kevin Tillie kept France going amidst a range of substitutions, leading the 2018 silver medallists to a decisive 3-1 (27-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-20) win over Italy Saturday in Brasilia, on the penultimate day of pool play at the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League.

Brazil and Italy to wrap up VNL preliminary round

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 30, 2019 – Brazil and Italy will meet in the very last game of the preliminary round in the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. The two powerhouses will lock horns at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia at 19:00 local time on Sunday to wrap up the five weeks and 120 matches of exciting round-robin action on the road to the Final Six to take place from July 10 through 14 in Chicago.

Seyed Mohammad Mousavi: We aim at the medals!

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 29, 2019 – After a 2018 season, not the best for them in terms of results from world-level competitions, in 2019, Iran stormed back as one of the best teams in the men’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League so far. With star players, such as middle blocker Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi, leading the way, they are placed second in the current standings...

Pool 20: Poland claim victory against Germany in Leipzig

Leipzig, Germany, June 29, 2019 - 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League Pool 20 in Leipzig started with a victory for world champions Poland against Germany on Saturday.

Pool 19: USA defeat Serbia in first match in Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 29, 2019 - USA defeated Serbia in the first match on day 2 of 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League Pool 19 in Plovdiv on Saturday.

Pool 18: France beat Italy in first match in Brasilia on Saturday

Brasilia, Brazil, June 29, 2019 - France claimed victory against Italy before hosts Brazil defeated Canada in Pool 18 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Brasilia on Saturday.

Pool 17: Title-holders Russia defeat Argentina in Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia, June 29, 2019 - Day 2 of Pool 17 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League began with a victory for title-holders Russia against Argentina in Brisbane.

Brazil stay on top with win over France, Canada win four in a row

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 29, 2019 – Brazil had to survive a fierce challenge by France on Friday to win their match in four sets and stay on top of the rankings, while Canada bolted with their fourth straight win in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Maar leads Canada in knock down of Italy

Brasilia, Brazil, June 28, 2019 - Stephen Maar was Canada's top scorer as the North Americans stopped Italy in their tracks 3-1 (15-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18) Friday evening on the opening day of the last weekend of pool play at the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball League.

Yuan Xinyue aiming for home glory

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1, 2019 – Yuan Xinyue has quickly established herself as a key part of China’s team and this week she will be out to help China to home glory when they host the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League Finals.

Canada come out swinging after week 4 sweep

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 28, 2019 – After completing a sweep of their FIVB Volleyball Nations League weekend at Hoffman Estates, Canada enter the final week swinging with momentum against Italy in their encounter at Brasilia on Friday.

Men's VNL down to the wire with five tickets to finals unclaimed

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 27, 2019 - Pool play at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League is down to its business end, as five tickets to the Final Six of the tournament remain up for grabs during this last weekend of action before the finals in Chicago, from July 10 to 14.

Crunching the VNL numbers ahead of Women's Final Six

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 27, 2019 - It took us 120 matches, 443 sets, 19,486 rallies in a net total of 204 hours 27 minutes to get to where we are today: at the threshold of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Final Six, which starts next week in Nanjing.

Pool 20: World champs Poland victorious in Leipzig

Leipzig, Germany, June 27, 2019 - Poland defeated Japan 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-20) in their first match in Leipzig in 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League Pool 20 on Friday.

Pool 19: Iran begin with victory against Serbia in Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 27, 2019 - Iran claimed a four set victory against Serbia on Friday in Pool 19 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Plovdiv.

Pool 18: Brazil defeat France in Brasilia on Friday

Brasilia, Brazil, June 27, 2019 - Week 5 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Brasilia featured victories for Canada against Italy and for pool hosts Brazil against France.

Pool 17: Argentina get week 5 started with victory against China

Brisbane, Australia, June 28, 2019 - The fifth week of Preliminary Round action in the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League began with a victory for Argentina 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-21, 25-19) against China in Pool 17 in Brisbane with Bruno Lima top scoring for the South American side with 15 points, ahead of Nicolas Mendez on 14 points and Facundo Conte on 12.

Women’s VNL – Who are your breakout teams? (Part 2)

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 26, 2019 – With the Preliminary Round of the women's 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League completed and the Finals set to take place in Nanjing, China next week from July 3 to 7, FIVB.com editors Anna Tomas, Constantine Dimaras and Nikolay Markov tell us who they think might go all the way as this year's competition reaches its climax. Join the conversation!

Sliwka: We show how much we care about winning

Leipzig, Germany, June 26, 2019 - Reigning back-to-back world champions Poland complete their Preliminary Round campaign in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Pool 20 in Leipzig, where they will take on Japan, pool hosts Germany and Portugal from Friday to Sunday. They need a good run of results to progress to the Finals from July 10-14 in Chicago.

Brazil take lead, but race for Final Six spots still wide open

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 24, 2019 – Brazil took advantage of Iran’s straight-set loss to France to take the lead in the standings as the fourth competition week of the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League wrapped up on Sunday. However, the race for the five spots in the Final Six is still wide open as no team, other than hosts USA, have secured their advancement.

Watch: Men's VNL Week 4 highlights

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 24, 2019 - Week 4 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League is now completed and with four days to wait before the final set of preliminary round matches from Friday to Sunday, here is your opportunity to look back at some of the highlights from the last three days of action.

France win extends suspense in race for VNL Finals

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 23, 2019 - France put a stop to Iran's seven-match winning streak Sunday with a solid and convincing 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-21) sweep that extends the suspense in the race for tickets to the Final Six of the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 16: Brazil defeat Russia in Cuiaba

Cuiaba, Brazil, June 23, 2019 - Wallace De Souza (12 points) and Ricardo Lucarelli (11) were the top scorers as Brazil defeated Russia in their last match in Cuiaba in week 4 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 15: Williams leads Australia in victory against Portugal

Ardabil, Iran, June 23, 2019 - The final day of action in Ardabil in Pool 15 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League featured victories for Australia against Portugal in a match between two of this year's challenger teams, and between France against Iran, two of the top teams in the current ranking.

Pool 14: Lima and Palacios key as Argentina defeat Serbia in Milan

Milan, Italy, June 23, 2019 - Bruno Lima and Ezequiel Palacios both scored 15 points to help Argentina claim a victory against Serbia in the first match in Pool 14 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Milan on Sunday.

Pool 13: Maar on target for Canada in victory against Japan

Hoffman Estates, USA, June 23, 2019 - Twenty-one points from Stephen Maar helped Canada to victory against Japan in the first match in Hoffman Estates on Sunday. It was Canada's third win of the weekend.

Clashes between top teams to boost Sunday’s VNL excitement

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 23, 2019 – Three matches between teams in the top six of the current standings are set to take place on Sunday and the first tickets to the finals may be booked as the penultimate fourth weekend in the preliminary round of the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League is completed.

Iran almost seal Men's VNL Final Six spot

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 22, 2019 - Iran is one win short of securing a Final Six spot, with four matches to spare in pool play, as Amir Ghafour once again led the side to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-14) sweep of Australia for their 10th win in 11 games at the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League.

Serbia hope to bounce back against Poland as VNL action continues on Saturday

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 22, 2019 – Poland and Serbia will lock horns in Milan on Saturday as both sides are still well in contention, but currently below the cut-off line for the finals of the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 16: Brazil power past Germany in five sets

Cuiaba, Brazil, June 22, 2019 - Seventeen points from Alan Souza and 16 by Yoandy Leal helped Brazil to a five set victory against Germany in Cuiaba on Saturday.

Pool 15: Amir Ghafour leads Iran to second victory in Ardabil

Ardabil, Iran, June 22, 2019 - Amir Ghafour scored 16 points to lead Iran to victory against Australia in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Saturday.

Pool 14: Kwolek scores 24 for Poland in victory against Serbia

Milan, Italy, June 22, 2019 - Bartosz Kwolek led world champions Poland to victory against Serbia with 24 points in Milan on Saturday in Pool 14 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 13: Maar helps Canada to victory against USA

Hoffman Estates, USA, June 22, 2019 - Stephen Maar scored 18 points to help Canada to victory against North American neighbours USA in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

Italy, Iran close in on Men's VNL Finals

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 19, 2019 - Italy moved a step closer to the Final Six of the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League Friday, after sweeping Serbia 3-0 (26-25, 25-19, 25-22) at home in Milan for their eighth win in ten games, as pool play resumed for Weekend 4 of pool play.

Top teams to host men’s VNL fourth weekend

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 21, 2019 – The fourth competition week of the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League will get underway on Friday with matches hosted by the top three teams in the current standings - Iran, Brazil and Italy, as well as sixth-placed USA, also hosts of the finals from July 10 through 14.

Pool 16: Brazil begin with victory against Bulgaria in Cuiaba

Cuiaba, Brazil, June 21, 2019 - Pool hosts Brazil defeated Bulgaria on the first day of action in Cuiaba on Friday in 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League Pool 16.

Pool 15: Boyer and France start pool in Ardabil with win against Australia

Ardabil, Iran, June 21, 2019 - Stephen Boyer was among France's leading players as coach Laurent Tillie's men began their campaign in 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League Pool 15 in Ardabil with a victory against Australia.

Pool 14: Muzaj helps Poland to strong start in Milan

Milan, Italy, June 21, 2019 - Maciej Muzaj was one of three Polish players to score 15 points as his team began their campaign in Pool 14 of the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League with a victory against Argentina in Milan on Friday.

Pool 13: USA defeat Japan in Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates, USA, June 21, 2019 - Week four of the men's 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League visits Hoffman Estates in the United States where Friday saw Canada win against China before the hosts defeated Japan in the second match of the day.

Turkey outlast Brazil to close pool play as top six head for VNL finals

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20, 2019 - Last year's silver medallists Turkey brought pool play of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League to a close with a bang, outlasting Brazil 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 25-20, 23-25, 16-14) as both sides join hosts China, defending champions USA, plus Italy and Poland in the Final Six of the competition, 3-7 July in Nanjing.

Double 30+ from De La Cruz and Kurogo for VNL first

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20, 2019 - The Dominican Republic's Bethania de la Cruz scored 35 points and Japan's Ai Kurogo 30 Thursday for the first ever double 30+ in an FIVB Volleyball Nations League match when the two teams clashed on the closing day of this year's pool play at Boryeong.

Turkey to face Brazil in last rehearsal before Final Six

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 20, 2019 – Two of the teams that have secured their spots in the Final Six of the women’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League will face each other in the very last match of this year’s preliminary round.

Pool 20: Dominican Republic defeat Japan in Boryeong

Boryeong, Korea, June 20, 2019 - The Dominican Republic defeated Japan in the first match in Boryeong on Thursday.

Pool 19: Netherlands defeat pool hosts Russia in Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg, Russia, June 20, 2019 - The Netherlands defeated Russia in pool action in Ekaterinburg on Thursday.

Pool 18: China claim victory against Serbia in Ningbo

Ningbo, China, June 20, 2019 - China defeated Serbia in the final day of action in 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Pool 18.

Pool 17: Belgium defeat Italy on final day of preliminary round

Ankara, Turkey, June 20, 2019 - Belgium defeated Italy in the first match in Ankara on the final day of the 2019 women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League preliminary round.

Brazil down Belgium, pull Poland through to VNL Final Six

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 19, 2019 - Poland became the last team to advance to the Final Six of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League, after Brazil knocked out Belgium at Ankara on the penultimate day of pool play.

Smarzek smashes 34, brings Poland within an inch of VNL Final Six

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2019 - Malwina Smarzek has brought Poland within an inch of a berth in the Final Six of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League after scoring 34 points against the Dominican Republic Wednesday morning to outlast the Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 17-15) in the penultimate match day of pool play.

Poland win but drop point in race to Nanjing

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 19, 2019 – Poland defeated the Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 17-15) in the first match on Wednesday but dropped a point to leave the race open for the final berth at the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Finals in Nanjing, China from July 3-7.

Pool 20: Korea win and end Japan's hopes of qualifying for Nanjing

Boryeong, Korea, June 18, 2019 - Poland defeated the Dominican Republic in five sets in the first match in Boryeong, but Korea ended Japan's hopes of progressing to the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Finals by defeating their Asian rivals in the second match of the day.

Pool 19: Drews leads USA to victory against the Netherlands

Ekaterinburg, Russia, June 18, 2019 - Andrea Drews scored 24 points to lead USA to victory against the Netherlands in the first match in 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Pool 19 on Wednesday.

Pool 18: Pool hosts China defeat Bulgaria in Ningbo

Ningbo, China, June 18, 2019 - China claimed a three-set victory against Bulgaria in 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Pool 18 after Germany defeated world champions Serbia earlier in the day.

Pool 17: Brazil defeat Belgium in Ankara

Ankara, Turkey, June 18, 2019 - Brazil defeated Belgium on the second day of action in 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Pool 17 in Ankara to end the European team's hopes of progressing to the Finals in Nanjing.

Five down, one to go for women's VNL Final Six lineup

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 18, 2019 - The Final Six lineup for the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League is almost complete after the opening day of pool play Week 5 today, as Brazil, Turkey, Italy and USA all moved beyond the reach of the rest of the contenders and will join hosts China in Nanjing 3-7 July to fight for the title.

Poland's Smarzek back to top-scoring ways with 31 against Japan

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 18, 2019 - Malwina Smarzek is back with her 30+ scoring, as she led Poland to a 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22) win over Japan in Boryeong at the start of Week 5 in the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League contributing 31 of her team's total 94 points.

Pool 20: Poland claim key win against Japan in Korea

Boryeong, Korea, June 18, 2019 – Poland defeated Japan in the first match in Boryeong on Tuesday to improve their chances of progressing to the women's 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals in Nanjing, China from July 3-7.

Pool 19: Netherlands begin pool in Ekaterinburg with victory against Thailand

Ekaterinburg, Russia, June 18, 2019 – The Netherlands claimed a three set victory against Thailand and their fifth win in the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League in the first match in Ekaterinburg on Tuesday.

Pool 18: Bulgaria score second VNL victory in match against Serbia

Ningbo, China, June 18, 2019 – Bulgaria claimed their second win of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League on Tuesday with a victory against Serbia in China.

Pool 17: Brazil defeat Italy at top of ranking

Ankara, Turkey, June 18, 2019 – Brazil defeated Italy in three sets on Tuesday at the top of the 2019 Women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League ranking.

Clashes in Turkey and Korea to start providing answers

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 18, 2019 – As the women’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League preliminary round is going into its last week of competition, the big question as to which teams will make the cut for the Final Six in Nanjing is most likely to find its answer in the outcome of the matches to be played in Korea and Turkey.

Sixth place in focus as Japan and Poland meet in VNL home straight

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 17, 2019 – Japan and Poland will be facing off for the sixth and final FIVB Women’s VNL Finals qualifying place when they meet in week five in Boryeong, Korea.

Marouf crafts Iran’s upset of VNL champions Russia

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 17, 2019 – Saeid Marouf ran Iran’s well-crafted offence to record their eighth win, along with Brazil in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Sunday.

Holt hammers home USA victory

Cannes, France, June 16, 2019 – Maxwell Holt held his nerve in spectacular style to lead USA to a 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 28-26, 27-25) victory over France in the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League on Sunday.

Vernon-Evans first player in 2019 VNL to go 30+

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 16, 2019 - Canada's Sharone Vernon-Evans became the first player this season to break the 30+ points barrier in a single FIVB Volleyball Nations League match, when he scored 31 in his team's 3-1 (25-20, 25-27, 25-20, 28-26) defeat to Poland Sunday in Urmia.

Get to know: Nikolay Uchikov

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 16, 2019 – Bulgarian opposite Nikolay Uchikov has led his team in the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League as the Balkan Lions prepare to take on Italy in Varna on Sunday. In a video interview, the 33-year-old athlete told us a few interesting facts about himself.

Defalco puts United States one step to sweep in Cannes

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 16, 2019 – Torey Defalco’s upbeat performance against Germany on Saturday puts the United States a win away from sweeping Pool 12 of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Cannes.

Pool 12: Argentina celebrate victory against Germany in Cannes

Cannes, France, June 16, 2019 – Argentina claimed back-to-back wins with victory against Germany in Cannes on Sunday.

Pool 11: World champions Poland victorious in Urmia

Urmia, Iran, June 16, 2019 – World champions Poland defeated Canada in Urmia on Sunday.

Pool 10: Japan defeat Australia in Bulgaria

Varna, Bulgaria, June 16, 2019 – Japan ended their campaign in Bulgaria with a victory against Australia on Sunday.

Pool 9: Serbia win against China in Gondomar

Gondomar, Portugal, June 16, 2019 – Serbia defeated China in the first match on Sunday in Gondomar in the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Lucky seven! Conte the hero as Argentina beat France

Cannes, France, June 15, 2019 – Facundo Conte hit the winning shot as Argentina beat France 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 19-25, 25-20) at the Palais des Victoires on Saturday to record their first win of week three of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.

Simon Hirsch shows the way forward for Germany

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15, 2019 – Despite only winning two of their matches so far, Germany are hoping they will be able to pick up some valuable experience as the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League nears its business end and opposite striker Simon Hirsch believes his team has the quality to compete against the world’s best.

Ghafour’s all-round game powers Iran to first win in Urmia

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15, 2019 – Amir Ghafour’s versatile performance that produced 16 markers powered Iran’s straight-set (25-15, 26-24, 25-16) win in their opening match against Canada in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Friday.

Pool 12: USA claim four-set victory against Germany

Cannes, France, June 15, 2019 – The United States and Germany got the action underway in Cannes on Saturday with coach John Speraw's men claiming a four-set victory. Find out more on the dedicated Match Centre pages.

Pool 11: Iran undo Poland in Urmia

Urmia, Iran, June 15, 2019 – Iran defeated world champions Poland in Urmia in the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Saturday.

Pool 10: Italy dominate Australia in Varna

Varna, Bulgaria, June 15, 2019 – Italy defeated Australia in Varna on Saturday in the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 9: Brazil defeat China in three sets

Gondomar, Portugal, June 15, 2019 – Brazil defeated China in three sets in the first match on Saturday in Gondomar in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Cirovic winner gives Serbia victory over Brazil

Gondomar, Portugal, June 14, 2019 - Lazar Cirovic hit the winner as Serbia beat Brazil 3-2 (17-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-20, 15-12) in a match that swung back and forth in the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League at the Multiusos do Gondomar Arena on Friday.

Quick Fire Questions: Micah Christenson

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019 – After a club season in Italy, setter Micah Christenson joined his USA teammates in the second week of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Match week 3 – Marouf-led Iran host world titlists and VNL champions in Urmia

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019 – Saeid Marouf and his teammates are back on their home turf for the third week of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League at Ghadir Arena in Urmia, with the six matches in Pool 11 featuring hosts Iran, reigning world champions Poland, VNL winners Russia and Canada.

Maja Aleksic - Tips on blocking

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019 - The competition's most efficient blocker with an average of 0.88 per set, Serbia captain Maja Aleksic has been key to her team's progress in the 2019 women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Watch the video below to get her tips on the art of blocking.

Pool 12: USA open pool with victory against Argentina

Cannes, France, June 14, 2019 – The United States are counting on their winning edge over Argentina, while France are looking to bounce back from their previous loss in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 11: Russia defeat world champions Poland

Urmia, Iran, June 14, 2019 – Russia defeated reigning world champions Poland in the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Friday.

Pool 10: Italy celebrate victory against Japan

Varna, Bulgaria, June 14, 2019 – Italy defeated Japan in the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Friday.

Pool 9: Serbia, Brazil, Portugal and China get pool underway in Gondomar

Gondomar, Portugal, June 14, 2019 – Serbia defeated Brazil on Friday to get pool action underway in Gondomar in the 2019 men's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Friday.

Bartsch-Hackley and Robinson inspire USA against China

Jiangmen, China, June 13, 2019 – Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and Kelsey Robinson found their best form to help the USA finish week four with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-21) win over China at the Jiangmen Sports Center Gym on Thursday.

Karakurt leads Turkish comeback with 30 points against Poland

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 13, 2019 - Turkey's Ebrar Karakurt made the list of players to have scored 30 points or more in a single match, as Turkey came back from two sets down to beat Poland 3-2 (22-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-12) on the closing day of Week 4 of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League.

Lippmann focused on performance

Stuttgart, Germany, June 13, 2019 - Currently ranked sixth in the competition's best scorer table, Louisa Lippmann leads the German team in this year's FIVB Volleyball Nations League. The 25-year-old international, who has scored a total of 159 points so far, spoke to fivb.com about her current impressions and hopes for the future ahead of the final day in week 4 when Germany are up against the Netherlands in Stuttgart.

Watch 2019 VNL on Volleyball TV

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 13, 2019 - Week 4 of the 2019 women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League is completed on Thursday with matches in pools in Italy, Germany, Japan and China. Watch all the action live on Volleyball TV, your one stop resource for live coverage, video on demand and exclusive content from the FIVB's top competitions.

Pool 16: USA and Turkey victorious in Jiangmen

Jiangmen, China, June 13, 2019 – Reigning champs USA and vice-champions Turkey claimed victories on the final day of action in Jiangmen in 2019 women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League week 4. The North Americans defeated Olympic champions China and Turkey claimed a win against Poland.

Pool 15: Pool hosts Japan and Brazil claim wins in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2019 – Brazil and Japan claimed victories against Serbia and Thailand, respectively, in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Thursday.

Pool 14: Dominican Republic dominate Belgium

Stuttgart, Germany, June 13, 2019 – The Dominican Republic claimed a five set victory against Belgium on Thursday in the final day of action in week 4 of the 2019 women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 13: Bulgaria victorious against Korea

Perugia, Italy, June 13, 2019 – Bulgaria claimed a first victory in the 2019 women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Thursday against Korea.

Gabi heads Brazilian clash with Serbia

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 13, 2019 – Brazil’s top two scorers – Gabi Guimaraes and Ana Paula Borgo Bedani Guedes – will lead the charge for Brazil when they meet reigning world champions Serbia in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Tokyo at 15:40 local time.

Gong Xiangyu helps China close gap to Turkey at top of VNL

Jiangmen, China, June 12, 2019 – China moved to within a point of table toppers Turkey at the top of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League after they beat them 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-21) at the Jiangmen Sports Center Gym on Wednesday.

Pleumjit Thinkaow: My favourite moment in 2019 VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 12, 2019 - Thailand star middle blocker Pleumjit Thinkaow looked back at her favourite moment in the 2019 women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League when she kept the ball alive with some clever footwork in her team's victory against Korea in Macao in week 2 of the competition.

Poland, Smarzek face giant task against United States

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 12, 2019 – Poland, led by scoring giant Malwina Smarzek, have a huge task when they take on defending champions the United States in Jiangmen on Wednesday in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 16: China hope to extend win-streak

Jiangmen, China, June 12, 2019 – Poland and the United States are looking for a win after losing their respective matches on Tuesday, while China and Turkey are playing to break each other’s the winning streak at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 15: Brazil count on winning edge over Thailand

Tokyo, Japan, June 12, 2019 – Brazil are banking on their win-advantage over Thailand to claim their fourth consecutive victory, while hosts Japan and Serbia are looking for a win in Tokyo at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Pool 14: Dominican Republic look for sixth win at 2019 VNL

Stuttgart, Germany, June 12, 2019 – The Dominican Republic are looking to add one more another victory to their five total wins, while Germany are seeking to impress on their home court at the Volleyball Nations League and extend their four-match winning run against Belgium.

Pool 13: Russia meet Bulgaria for 10th time

Perugia, Italy, June 12, 2019 – Russia are hoping to win against Bulgaria for the 10th time, while Italy are aiming for their ninth win in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Kelsey Robinson: We are constantly working on being better versions of ourselves

Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, June 11, 2019 - Kelsey Robinson had a stand-out season for Team USA last year in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League, filling at libero to shore up the passing game. Her position switch helped propel the Americans to the VNL title last year.

Grobelna goes 30+ in Belgium comeback against the Netherlands

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 11, 2019 - Kaja Grobelna scored 32 points today as she led Belgium to an amazing comeback win 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19, 15-10) over the Netherlands in the regional classic at Stuttgart on the opening day of Week 4 of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League.

Zhu Ting and China maintain winning ways against Poland

Jiangmen, China, June 11, 2019 – China didn’t wait around to keep up their winning run in the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League as they took less than two hours to defeat Poland 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-22) at the Jiangmen Sports Center Gym on Tuesday.

USA begin VNL week 4 against 2018 final rivals Turkey

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 11, 2019 – The United States take on Turkey in a repeat of last year’s Volleyball Nations League final on Tuesday at 16:00 local time in Jiangmen.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 11 – Pool 16 – Head-to-Head Stats

Jiangmen, China, June 11, 2019 – The United States and Turkey are reviving their rivalry, while China are seeking to extend their winning run to eight victories at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 11 – Pool 15 – Head-to-Head Stats

Tokyo, Japan, June 11, 2019 – Serbia are counting on their advantage in wins over Thailand, while Brazil are looking to win their seventh match in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 11 – Pool 14 – Head-to-Head Stats

Stuttgart, Germany, June 11, 2019 – Belgium are meeting European neighbours the Netherlands aiming for their sixth win, while Dominican Republic take on Germany seeking their third straight win in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 11 – Pool 13 – Head-to-Head Stats

Perugia, Italy, June 11, 2019 – Russia and Korea meet on the fourth week seeking their second win, while Italy are seeking to bounce back in their match against winless Bulgaria in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Zhana Todorova: VNL experience – great asset for Bulgarian volleyball’s future

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2019 – Her team has yet to win a match at the ongoing women’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, but determined libero Zhana Todorova has learned that by competing against world-class rivals in the top-tier, five-week-long tournament, debutants Bulgaria can improve in leaps and bounds in the near future. At the same time, 170-cm-tall Todorova has shown some impressive individual stats, especially in defence, and has emerged as the best digger in the VNL so far.

Brazil plough through Week 2 to remain only undefeated team in VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2019 - Brazil remain the only undefeated team in the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations after registering three more wins on the second weekend - though they had to fight tooth and nail in two entertaining five-setters to do so.

Match week 4 – Poland’s Smarzek on pace to break personal best at VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2019 – With six matches left in the women’s preliminary round of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Poland’s Malwina Smarzek is showing no signs of slowing down in scoring which keeps her on track to smash her previous personal best of 361 points.

Men's VNL Finals in Chicago - Get your tickets now!

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9, 2019 - Tickets have gone on sale for the Finals of the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League, hosted by Chicago from July 10-14.

Poletaev again wraps up Russia's perfect weekend

Ufa, Russia, June 9, 2019 - Speared on again by Victor Poletaev, defending champions Russia wrapped up a perfect weekend at home with a 3-0 (29-27, 25-16, 25-18) sweep of Italy, advancing to 5-1 after six matches so far in the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League.

Russia and Italy in direct battle to stay unbeaten in Ufa

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9, 2019 – Russia vs Italy is shaping up as the big clash on Sunday’s programme in the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Each with two victories at the Ufa Arena in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan from the first two of this week’s competition days, reigning VNL title-holders Russia entertain the aspiring young Italian squad at 19:00 local time.

Boskovic’s rise to volleyball stardom

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9, 2019 – Serbia’s Tijana Boskovic sat down with fivb.com to talk about the sport that started her athletic career, her early successes and her rise to volleyball stardom.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 9 – Pool 8 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ottawa, Canada, June 9, 2019 – Australia are looking for a repeat of their last year’s 3-2 defeat of Germany, while Canada are seeking to extend their winning run in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 9 – Pool 7 – Head-to-Head Stats

Tokyo, Japan, June 9, 2019 – Brazil are seeking to keep their perfect win-record, while Japan are looking for their second consecutive wins in Pool 7 of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 9 – Pool 6 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ufa, Russia, June 9, 2019 – Portugal and the United States meet for the first time, while Russia and Italy race for the fifth victory in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 9 – Pool 5 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ningbo, China, June 9, 2019 – France are one win away from their sweep of their pool matches, while Poland are looking for back-to-back wins on the second week of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Poletaev, Philippov guide Russia past USA

Ufa, Russia, June 8, 2019 - Defending champions Russia walked all over USA Saturday 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-15) evening as the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League continued across the globe, with Victor Poletaev leading the scoring and Igor Philippov dealing with the blocking as the Europeans claimed their fourth win in five matches.

2018 VNL medallists Russia and USA to clash in Ufa

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 8, 2019 – Reigning title-holders Russia and bronze medallists USA will lock horns on competition day five of the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. The titanic clash is set to get underway on Saturday at 19:00 local time at the Ufa Arena in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 8 – Pool 8 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ottawa, Canada, June 8, 2019 – Serbia are counting on their winning edge over Australia, Canada are looking to win four matches in a row in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 8 – Pool 7 – Head-to-Head Stats

Tokyo, Japan, June 8, 2019 – Iran are hoping to keep their winning edge over Argentina, while Brazil are hoping to keep their unbeaten record against hosts Japan at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 8 – Pool 6 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ufa, Russia, June 8, 2019 – Italy are hoping to keep their unbeaten record against Portugal in six encounters, while Russia are looking to keep their winning run when they meet the United States in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 8 – Pool 5 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ningbo, China, June 8, 2019 – Poland are aiming to get back on the winning track as they face winless Bulgaria, while France are pursuing a 5-0 winning start in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Nelli shines in Italy v USA battle of opposites

Ufa, Russia, June 7, 2019 - Gabriele Nelli led Italy to a convincing 3-1 (25-23, 13-25, 25-20, 25-23) win over USA on the opening day of the second weekend of the 2019 FIVB Men's Volleyball Nations League, scoring a match-high 28 points.

Unbeaten Iran and Brazil to get VNL week two underway

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 7, 2019 – The second competition week of the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League will get started with a clash between two of the three teams that emerged undefeated from their three matches last week. Starting at 15:40 local time on Friday at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza in Tokyo, Brazil and Iran will lock horns in a battle to continue their winning streaks.

Sliwka helping shape Polish young guns

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 7, 2019 – Aleksander Sliwka is ensuring that Poland doesn’t rest on their laurels in the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League, despite celebrating their third FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship less than a year ago.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 7 – Pool 8 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ottawa, Canada, June 7, 2019 – Serbia and Australia are looking to end their losing streak when they meet Germany and Canada in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 7 – Pool 7 – Head-to-Head Stats

Tokyo, Japan, June 7, 2019 – Brazil are seeking to continue their winning run, while Argentina are hoping to recover from their loss on the first week when they meet hosts Japan on the second week of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 7 – Pool 6 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ufa, Russia, June 7, 2019 – Italy are aiming for their third straight win, while defending champions Russia are seeking to bounce back following their loss in their third match in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 7 – Pool 5 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ningbo, China, June 7, 2019 – France are aiming for 4-0 start, while hosts China are still seeking for their first win in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Gabi propels Brazil to conquest of USA as VNL Week 3 wraps up

Lincoln, USA, June 6, 2019 - Gabriela 'Gabi' Guimaraes was the driving force of Brazil that brought down USA in front of their home crowd in Nebraska with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20) win at the very end of Week 3 in the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League.

Smarzek yet again with 30+ lifts Poland above Russia

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 6, 2019 - For the fourth time in this FIVB Volleyball Nations League Malwina Smarzek got on the list of players to have scored 30 points or more, as she lifted Poland to triumph over Russia 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 25-27, 25-20, 15-9) at the close of this week's pool in Kortrijk.

Egonu batters Zhu in scoring head-to-head, but Italy fall to China

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 6, 2019 - Paola Egonu bagged 40 points Thursday for Italy against China in the second-highest scoring performance in the history of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League - but still it was not enough to push her side to victory as China rallied from two sets down to take the game 3-2 (18-25, 22-25, 25-23, 26-24, 15-13).

Egonu vs Zhu in big VNL clash on Thursday

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 6, 2019 – Two of the most successful teams in the women’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League are set to clash with each other on the last day of the third week of competition. The fans at the Hong Kong Coliseum will get to see the young squad of Italy take on hosts China at 20:30 local time on Thursday as both sides try to continue their winning streaks.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 6 – Pool 12 – Head-to-Head Stats

Kortrijk, Belgium, June 6, 2019 - Kortrijk, Belgium, June 6, 2019 – Poland take on Russia looking to win their seventh win, while Serbia play hosts Belgium to earn their sixth win in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 6 – Pool 11 – Head-to-Head Stats

Bangkok, Thailand, June 6, 2019 - Dominican Republic v Bulgaria and Thailand v Turkey are the two fascinating matches fans can look forward to in Bangkok on Thursday.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 6 – Pool 10 – Head-to-Head Stats

Lincoln, United States, June 6, 2019 - Korea are hoping to keep their four-match winning run against Germany, while the United States are aiming back-to-back wins against Brazil in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 6 – Pool 9 – Head-to-Head Stats

Hong Kong, China, June 6, 2019 - The Netherlands and Japan get things started in Hong Kong on Thursday. Their match will be followed by the encounter between pool hosts and reigning Olympic champions China and Italy.

Zhu Ting powers China in Dutch sweep

Lausanne, Switzerlad, June 5, 2019 - Steadily now as a starter on the China team, Zhu Ting powered the reigning Olympic champions to a comprehensive sweep of the Netherlands 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-19) before a home crowd in Hong Kong on the second day of Week 3 of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League.

Brayelin Martinez makes new entry at No. 3 in VNL scorers list

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 5, 2019 - Brayelin Martinez inspired the Dominican Republic to a thrilling 3-2 (31-29, 13-25, 30-28, 20-25, 16-14) win over Thailand in Bangkok Wednesday evening, collecting 36 points for a new entry at No. 3 in the list of players to have scored 30 points or more in a single Volleyball Nations League match.

Get to know: Denise Hanke

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 5, 2019 - After defeating Brazil in five sets on Tuesday in Lincoln, Germany take on pool hosts and 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League winners USA on Wednesday. Listen to captain Denise Hanke talk about her team's journey in this year's competition.

China out for sixth consecutive VNL win as they face Netherlands on Wednesday

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 5, 2019 – After a shaky start, losing their first two games of the season, China have now piled up five wins in a row, and as they face the Netherlands on Wednesday, they hope to add their sixth consecutive victory to their 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League record.

Lippmann smothers Brazil 30 times to make 30+ list

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4, 2019 - Louisa Lippmann of Germany became the fourth player this season to score 30 points or more in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, after leading her side to a stunning 3-2 (21-25, 31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13) over Brazil in Lincoln, Nebraska, Tuesday night.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 5 – Pool 12 – Head-to-Head Stats

Kortrijk, Belgium, June 5, 2019 – Serbia are seeking to continue to extend their five-match winning streak against Russia, while Belgium and Poland are meeting for the second time at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 5 – Pool 11 – Head-to-Head Stats

Bangkok, Thailand, June 5, 2019 – Turkey and Bulgaria are meeting for the first time, while Thailand are seeking to win back-to-back matches in Bangkok at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 5 – Pool 10 – Head-to-Head Stats

Lincoln, USA, June 5, 2019 - Korea and Brazil will meet in Lincoln in the first match on Wednesday before the United States take on Germany.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 5 – Pool 9 – Head-to-Head Stats

Hong Kong, China, June 5, 2019 – Italy are trying to add another win to their seven triumphs so far, while China are looking for a fifth straight-set win in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Teenager Lazovic lifts Serbia to knockdown of Poland

Kortrijk, Belgium, June 4, 2019 - Even without their top guns, reigning world champions Serbia stopped table leaders Poland in their tracks Tuesday evening at Kortrijk with a very convincing 3-0 (27-25 25-21, 25-22) win on the opening day of Week 3 of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League.

Ajcharaporn thunders into VNL 30+ scorers list

Bangkok, Thailand, June 4, 2019 - Thailand's Ajcharaporn Kongyot became the latest player to score 30 points or more in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, as she led her side to a 3-1 (25-27, 25-20, 25-22, 25-22) win over Bulgaria in Bangkok.

Sorokaite ties all-time VNL serving record with 7 aces

Hong Kong, China, June 4, 2019 - Italy's Indre Sorokaite served seven aces today against the Netherlands as Week 3 opened in the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League, tying the all-time VNL record of most aces in a single match.

Poland start week 3 as favourites against world champs Serbia

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4, 2019 – As women’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Pool 12 action gets underway at 17:15 local time on Tuesday, the fans at the Lange Munte in Kortrijk will get to see the best performing challenger team so far, Poland, take on reigning world champions Serbia.

Grobelna ready for emotional clash with Poland

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 4, 2019 – With week three of the 2019 women’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League about to start, Belgium’s Kaja Grobelna is looking ahead to a match that will carry more emotional weight than many of the others.

Women's VNL getting down to business as it nears halfway mark

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 3, 2019 - With pool play reaching the halfway point this week, the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League is getting down to business, as teams begin their final push to make the Final Six in Nanjing, 3-7 July.

Iran, France and Brazil keep perfect win record, Kliuka leads scorers in Men's VNL Week 1

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 3, 2019 – Iran, France and Brazil enjoyed a perfect start with three wins, while Egor Kliuka’s high-scoring performances helped Russia to a 2-1 win-loss record in the first week of the men’s tournament in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 4 – Pool 12 – Head-to-Head Stats

Kortrijk, Belgium, June 3, 2019 – Serbia will have a rematch with Poland in Kortrijk, while Belgium will be utilising home court advantage to earn their fourth win in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 4 – Pool 11 – Head-to-Head Stats

Bangkok, Thailand, June 3, 2019 – Turkey meet the Dominican Republic for the second time, while Thailand play Bulgaria for the first time in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 4 – Pool 10 – Head-to-Head Stats

Lincoln, United States, June 3, 2019 – Brazil are aiming to win their fifth match, while the United States are looking to keep their winning streak over Korea in their respective encounters in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – June 4 – Pool 9 – Head-to-Head Stats

Hong Kong, China, June 3, 2019 – The Italians are hoping to claim their sixth victory in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League against the Dutch who are looking to snap their losing streak, while the Chinese take home court and winning advantage over the Japanese who are on a three-match winning run.

Brazil beat Poland to make perfect start to VNL

Katowice, Poland, June 2, 2019 – Brazil fought back from losing the opening set to beat Poland 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-17) at the Spodek Arena on Sunday and end week one of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League with three wins from three.

Luke Perry: Focused on progression

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2, 2019 – For Australia’s libero Luke Perry his team’s focus for the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League should be on improvement.

Front-runners Konarski and Wallace to renew Poland-Brazil World Championship rivalry at VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2, 2019 – Scoring leaders Dawid Konarski and Wallace De Souza will head their squads as they revive the World Championship finals rivalry of Poland and Brazil at the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Zhang Changning: It's all about adapting

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2, 2019 - Reigning olympic champions China have not always performed to par this season, but they're still experimenting around with their team - and being assured of a spot in the final of the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League as hosts of the Final Six from July 3 to 7 in Nanjing, they can afford to do so.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 2 – Pool 4 – Head-to-Head Stats

Novi Sad, Serbia, June 2, 2019 – France are aiming of a sweep of their matches in Pool 4 against Japan, while Russia are hoping to improve their record to 2-1 at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 2 – Pool 3 – Head-to-Head Stats

Katowice, Poland, June 2, 2019 – Australia and the United States are seeking their first win, while Brazil and Poland meet again in the replay of the 2018 World Championship final at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 2 – Pool 2 – Head-to-Head Stats

Mendoza, Argentina, June 2, 2019 – Winless Portugal will face Bulgaria, while Argentina will be looking for a sweep of their home court matches in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 2 – Pool 1 – Head-to-Head Stats

Jiangmen, China, June 2, 2019 – Germany and Iran meet on the third day opener, while China seek to win their first match in 2019 edition against Italy at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Sliwka leads world champions Poland to spectacular 3-2 victory against USA in Katowice

Katowice, Poland, June 1, 2019 - Aleksander Sliwka scored 20 points to lead reigning back-to-back world champions Poland to their second victory of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League by defeating 2018 bronze medallists USA 3-2 (17-25, 34-32, 26-28, 25-23, 15-9) at the Spodek Arena in Katowice on Saturday. For both teams it was the second match of the 2019 campaign with Poland defeating Australia and USA losing to 2016 Olympic champions Brazil on Friday.

Walker serves record seven aces in all-time highest-scoring VNL match

Katowice, Poland, June 1, 2019 - Australia's Samuel Walker served seven aces Saturday afternoon in Katowice against Brazil, breaking the all-time FIVB Volleyball Nations League high and establishing the new record to go for in most aces in a single match.

Milad Ebadipour: Life is volleyball

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1, 2019 – Milad Ebadipour Ghara H., one of the key players on Iran’s roster for the men’s 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, is psyched about the opportunity his team will get to improve on their 10th place finish in 2018 and they have begun the 2019 tournament well with a victory against Italy on Friday and against China on Saturday. His optimism is fuelled by the fact that Iran will host as many as two pools in the preliminary round of the second edition of the VNL.

Double trouble - Shoji brothers aiming to fire USA to VNL glory

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1, 2019 – Kawika Shoji and Erik Shoji have both enjoyed a taste of success with USA and they will be aiming to add to their impressive medal tally when they begin their 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League campaign.

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