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Netherlands: In quest for rise to VNL top

After making Final Six in 2018 seeking a spot in medals matches this year

Gabi soars high in VNL 2019

And just keeps getting better

Dominican captain Rivera ready for farewell

The 36-year-old outside hitter is set to retire at the end of the season

Germany: Men seek return to top 10 of VNL

Women preparing for the next step forward

Zhu dominates with all-around game

China's leading star shows way forward

Belgium: The small nation that punches above its weight

A force never to be underestimated in the VNL

Tandara flexes power game in VNL

And leads Brazil

Canada announce women's roster for VNL

Seventeen players to feature in first appearance in the tournament

Mix of experience and youth in Serbia roster for VNL

Head coach Zoran Terzic releases long list of players headed for Rimini 'bubble'

Tori Dixon: 2018 VNL breakout star in defence

The middle blocker plays key role in inaugural Finals

Talented generation to showcase Italian volleyball at VNL

Budding stars alongside more established players to represent the host country in the women's competition

China: In quest for their first VNL final

Women's team looking to rise above bronze

Erdem paves way for future

And leads Turkey to 2018 VNL silver

Brazil: Seeking to move up in 2021 VNL

Women's team look to turn silver to gold as men strive for podium

Libero Gonzalez retires from Argentinean national team

The 39-year-old veteran won’t be at this year’s VNL or at the Tokyo Olympics

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley: The inaugural VNL MVP

Will the outside hitter play a key role in USA’s three-peat campaign?

Kosheleva, Podkopaeva return for Russia

23 players receive calls from Busato to start preparing for upcoming season

Thatdao-led Thailand look to future with exciting young team

The Southeast Asian team usher in new era with young squad

Japan: Looking to leave mark on VNL ahead of home Olympics

Hosts of Tokyo 2020 in last show of power before Games

Cansu Ozbay has her say

The Turkish setter hopes to go one notch higher after VNL silver in 2018

Russia: In quest to retain VNL leadership

Two-time men's champions out to get third trophy

Garay announces baby break after Tokyo

The outside hitter is uncertain about the future of her career

Suelen earns 2018 VNL Best Libero award

And makes the role her own

Korea: Out to rise again to top of the pack

Looking at improving their VNL record in 2021

Netherlands release long list for 2021 Women's VNL

Most players from 2019 squad return to action after a year away

Kim leads Korea's 18-player squad

Stefano Lavarini names veterans and new faces to join his team this season

Thaisa bids farewell to national team

Two-time Olympic champion and 2020-21 Superliga MVP ends 14 years with Brazil

Brazil announce first call-ups for 2021

11 female and four male players will begin preparations next week

Parubets recovers well ahead of national team season

Russia's scoring machine is out since November

Thailand: Seeking first Final 4 in nine years

The dominant force of Southeast Asia keeps on giving

Gabi Guimaraes

Always smiling, always jumping high with her famous run-up and swing

Naz Aydemir: Making a sporting family proud

Turkish setter upholding traditions that span countries and sports

Italy to host VNL 2021 in secure bubble

Competition format and schedule also announced

It is a privilege to play with Maja Ognjenovic

The formidable Serbian setter has won a lot, but plans for more

Guidetti stays on in Turkey until 2024

The Italian coach extends contract for four more years

Louisa Lippmann

Read about the German standout

Thaisa: A special relationship

Middle blocker Thaisa and coach Ze Roberto go back a long way

Thailand’s Next Generation: Thatdao Nuekjang

Thatdao takes the spotlight in this series

Natalia still developing, still growing

The Brazilian outside hitter on being prepared

Araki to lead Japan women's team in 2021

The Olympic Games hosts aim for the podium in Tokyo

Larson Unlimited

A true all-rounder on and off the court

Milena Rasic, the kid who never gave up

The story of the middle with a killer instinct

Joanna Wolosz – Leading from the front for club and nation

Building on a Club World Championship title in 2019

Kim Hill relishes finest moments in career

USA outside hitter looks back at an incredible adventure

Eda Erdem: Captain of all trades

At the helm on court, at sea, in life

Bethania de la Cruz: Success everywhere she goes

The Dominican drives her national team and clubs to glory over the last decade

Secure bubble concept approved for VNL 2021

The concept is approved by the VNL Council

No match is too big for Sheilla

The opposite’s history blends with Brazil’s biggest wins

Roster 100: Paola Egonu

At 22, her star is still rising

Malwina Smarzek – Poland’s future starring in the present

Leading club and country with new challenges ahead

Nootsara & friends

Guess who joins the Thai volleyball setter in this quiz

Kim the Korean idol

How well do you know the Korean superstar?

Kim Yeon Koung: The one and only

One of the hardest working players, her successes long heralded by all

Erika Araki: A woman of many hats

Japan's Erika Araki always gives her best in whatever role she is given

Nootsara pushing her skills to the limit

Nootsara Tomkom shares why she is not the typical setter

Ding Xia - Ready to help China to more glory

The four years between 2015 and 2019 illustrate the importance of Ding Xia for China

Boskovic - born to play volleyball

The young Serbian star’s journey to the top of the world

Brenda Castillo: showing the value of defence

The libero takes the Dominican Republic into the volleyball elite

Lippmann, Kampa receive Germany awards

Named 'Players of the Year' for 2020

Monica De Gennaro inspires victory from defeat

An unsatisfactory result at the Rio Olympics serves as the driving force

De La Cruz set to join new American league

The veteran Dominican outside hitter will be one of the faces of the recently-created tournament

Jordan Larson

Get to know USA national team outside hitter Jordan Larson

Dominican Republic showcased

Relive highlights from the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix

Dominicans resume training ahead of next year’s Olympics

Coach Marcos Kwiek is leading training at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Park in Santo Domingo

Brazil coaches look ahead to 2021 VNL

Read what Brazil's coaches have to say about their preparations for next year.

Paola Egonu

Read about Italy's star opposite in this edition of Player of the Week

Martinez sisters together at Praia Clube

Dominican Republic stars Jineiry and Brayelin will be at the helm when Dentil Praia Clube begin their season.

Spotlight on Wilavan Apinyapong

Get to know Thailand’s Fab Five

Jaqueline stays with Osasco for another season

The two-time Olympic champion looks forward to an exciting season in Brazil.

Serbian star Tijana Malesevic ends career

“No one knows what the next day will bring. Maybe I will decide to coach kids or engage in sports management…”

Mazzanti set to hit the road

The Italy women's head coach sets out on journey around the South European country.

Kim Yeon Koung

Korea's star outside hitter is Volleyball World's Player of the Week

Irina Koroleva both focused and emotional

The 28-year-old middle blocker speaks about the last few months in this interview with the Russian national team's social media channels.

Nataliya Goncharova

Get to know the Russian opposite with a fondness for fishing

Tandara returns home for fourth stint with Osasco

Osasco, Brazil, July 9, 2020 – Tandara Caixeta has played in 11 different clubs during her career, but there’s just one place she learned to call home during that time. And the 31-year-old opposite will be back with the club during the 2020-2021 season after returning to Osasco for a fourth stint with the team.

Setter Niverka Marte believes in communication

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 9, 2020 – Good communication is one of the most indispensable tools for a setter to be successful in the game of volleyball, and Dominican Republic star Niverka Marte has taken that fact very seriously ... literally.

Player of the Week: Ding Xia

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6, 2020 - Ding Xia has been setting up China for triumphs for over half a decade, helping her team's top scorers bring the points and keeping opponents guessing where the next attack is coming from.

Bulgarian Lionesses start preparations for summer 2021

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 18, 2020 – Twenty-one of the 24 players on this summer’s Bulgarian women's national team roster are already in training for next year’s competitions.

Player of the Week: Sarina Koga

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15, 2020 - In a country famous for exceptional and often spectacular defending, Sarina Koga stands out as one of the leading attackers of Japan's national team and of her club of NEC Red Rockets. Wherever she plays, she creates havoc in opponents' defences and just keeps on bringing in the points.

‘I’m back’: Kim confirms return to Korean League

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 11, 2020 – “I’m back,” Korean volleyball superstar Kim Yeon-Koung announced at a press conference on Wednesday to confirm she will rejoin her former club Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders in the Korean League as she continues to pursue her ultimate dream of winning an Olympic medal.

Canadian rising star Van Ryk eager for improvement

Ottawa, Canada, June 9, 2020 – New experiences are an important element in the development process of any professional athlete and Canadian opposite Kiera Van Ryk is trying to make the most of the opportunities she has had and will continue to have in the early years of her young career.

World champs Serbia stoked to be in training again

Belgrade, Serbia, June 5, 2020 – After a long break imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the reigning world and European champions are back in training. The national federation of Serbia has called up 40 players to give them a chance to get together, work on fitness and prepare for the next club season.

Player of the week: Eda Erdem

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1, 2020 - Turkey's formidable middle blocker Eda Erdem has been leading her country's national team and her club of Fenerbahce Istanbul for a decade now, playing a critical role in both teams' international and domestic successes.

The Iron Hammer - A documentary on Lang Ping’s success story

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 29, 2020 – Look out for The Iron Hammer, a documentary about Lang Ping’s amazing success story in volleyball.

Live with Lauren Carlini: Watch all five sessions

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 2020 – United States setter Lauren Carlini gave us the lowdown on different aspects of volleyball and answered questions from fans in five Facebook Live sessions in April and May.

Kim's personal take on Haikyu!!

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 21, 2020 - Korea superstar Kim Yeon Koung has taken to YouTube again to present her own personal take on an animated clip of the highly popular Haikyu!!, as she explores the actions featured and explains how things would work in real-life volleyball.

Player of the Week: Onuma Sittirak

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 18, 2020 - Onuma Sittirak has been leading Thailand's national team for a full decade now, establishing herself as a necessary member of the squad and thrilling fans whenever she takes to the courts.

Sloetjes takes break, aims to come back stronger than ever

The Dutch opposite makes the announcement on her Instagram account

Live with Lauren - Professional volleyball

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 15, 2020 – United States setter Lauren Carlini joined us on Facebook Live to discuss professional volleyball and answer your questions. Watch the video and don't miss a surprise visit by Michelle Bartsch-Hackley.

Gabi: "My big dream is an Olympic medal"

Lausanne, May 12, 2020 - "My big dream is an Olympic medal and every day when I practice I think about this," said Brazil international Gabi Guimaraes in a Facebook Live session on Monday. Last week she had been named 'Player of the Week' and featured across the FIVB's website and social media channels.

Dani Lins targets Brazil national team return

Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 11, 2020 – Dani Lins wasn’t a part of Brazil’s national team roster during the 2019 international season, but the setter is working her way back into it. A London 2012 Olympic champion, the 35-year-old veteran feels ready to help the team again after a year away.

Lauren Carlini on Team USA and the high performance pipeline

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 8, 2020 – United States setter Lauren Carlini hosted a Facebook Live session on Friday about Team USA and the high performance pipeline. Watch the video.

Spotlight on Onuma Sittirak

Get to know Thailand's Fab Five

Thailand’s Fab Five: Creating a legacy

Get to know Thailand's magical quintet

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