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Maja Aleksic - Tips on blocking

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 26, 2020 - Her country's most efficient blocker during the Preliminary Round of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League with an average of 0.89 per set, Serbia captain Maja Aleksic spoke to fivb.com about the art of blocking.

Nwakalor sisters sharing an ambition

Rome, Italy, March 26, 2020 – Linda and Sylvia Nwakalor are two sisters with the same dream, that of competing together for Italy at the very highest level.

Lindsey Berg putting her heart into spreading volleyball’s popularity

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 18, 2020 – Former USA captain Lindsey Berg has launched a new initiative to ensure that her country’s run of success will continue long after they have competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the FIVB Volleyball Nations League this summer.

Rasic pulls VakifBank through to Champions League semis

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 13, 2020 - As VakifBank Istanbul sailed into the semifinals of the 2020 Women's European Champions League, it was a Serbian star who pulled the Turkish side through - Milena Rasic, who was named MVP of the game.

Parubets shines in Russian quarterfinals

Moscow, Russia, March 9, 2020 – Kseniia Parubets once again proved her worth by helping Uralochka-NTMK Ekaterinburg push through to the semifinals of the women’s Superliga in Russia with fantastic performances over the two five-set quarterfinals against Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, as the last four in the race for the title emerged without major surprises.

Dominican Republic prepare Olympics with high hopes

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 6, 2020 – The Dominican Republic women’s national team is set to make its return to the Olympics this summer in Tokyo and the Caribbeans already have a plan for the event so that they return home with their best-ever finish.

Ognjenovic powers VakifBank against former teammates

Moscow, Russia, March 6, 2020 - Serbia setter Maja Ognjenovic powered VakifBank Istanbul to a phenomenal win over Dinamo Moscow in the Russian capital, that has the Turkish side with one foot in the semifinals of the European Champions League - but her MVP performance in the Russian capital had a bit of a twist.

Thailand’s Fab Five: Creating a legacy

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 4, 2020 – Wilavan Apinyapong, Pleumjit Thinkaow, Nootsara Tomkom, Onuma Sittirak and Malika Kanthong are Thailand's Fab Five. Synergy, intuition and creativity define their style of play, which makes them incredibly exciting to watch.

Egonu sounds warning to rivals

Rome, Italy, March 3, 2020 – Italian superstar Paola Egonu has sent an ominous warning to her rivals for the year ahead by claiming that a visit to Nigeria over the New Year has left her refreshed and ready to challenge for honours over the coming months.

Giovanni Caprara and Dutch Volleyball Federation part ways

Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 2, 2020 - Giovanni Caprara will not return to the Netherlands this spring as the head coach of the national women’s team.

Birthday girl Kim on her way back

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 26, 2020 – She's undoubtedly one of the greatest volleyball players in the world, and although Korea's Kim Yeon-koung will sadly not be celebrating her birthday on the courts today, it seems she's on her way back.

Araki to lead Japan 2020 women’s national team roster

Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2020 - Celebrating 150 days to go in the countdown to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we examine the players who have been called up to feature in hosts Japan's women's volleyball team this year.

Yanagida captains Japanese men’s national team in Olympic year

Tokyo, Japan, February 25, 2020 - With just 150 days to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 we look at hosts Japan's men's volleyball team for the year ahead.

Yasemin Guveli fires up Eczacibasi

Istanbul, Turkey, February 21, 2020 - Yasemin Guveli has been pivotal in this year's aspirations of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul, massively helping the Turkish side in advancing to the quarterfinals of the European Champions League, as well as in leading the race in the Turkish League.

FIVB Partners with WSC Sports to Enrich Video Experience for Volleyball Fans

Tel Aviv, Israel and Lausanne, Switzerland, February 20, 2020 - WSC Sports, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven sports video technology, has announced an ongoing partnership with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to create and distribute AI-powered video content from the FIVB's major men's and women’s events, after a successful launch that included the Volleyball Nations League and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification events.

American stars in early preparation for international season

Anaheim, California, February 19, 2020 – The USA women’s national team wants to waste no time heading into the 2020 international volleyball season as head coach Karch Kiraly is already working with six players at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, California.

Karakurt takes VakifBank to new heights in Turkish League

Istanbul, Turkey, February 17, 2020 - Turkey's 20-year-old sensation Ebrar Karakurt got the opportunity to shine over the weekend, as she helped her club of VakifBank Istanbul to widen the gap separating them from crosstown archrivals Eczacibasi VitrA in the Turkish League.

Russian national team opposites engage in scoring race

Moscow, Russia, February 15, 2020 – Two opposites of the Russian national team engaged in a fierce scoring race as they came face to face in an all-Dinamo clash in the Russian Superliga on Friday, each reaching at least the 30-point mark in a roller-coaster five-set battle.

Dominican Republic star Martínez keeps Praia Clube at the top of the Brazilian Superliga

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 15, 2020 – Dentil Praia Clube entered the road match against SESC RJ on Friday at risk of losing the top spot of the Brazilian Superliga, but Dominican star Brayelin Martínez came up big and delivered the team a come-from-behind 3-1 (31-33, 25-17, 25-19, 31-29) victory in Rio de Janeiro.

The rise and rise of Annie Drews

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 14, 2020 – What a 2019/2020 season it has been for United States player Annie Drews, as she continues to reach new heights for her national and club teams.

Louisa Lippmann returns to German roots

Schwerin, Germany, February 7, 2020 – German club SSC Palmberg Schwerin earned a 3-1 (25-15, 25-15, 16-25, 25-12) win on their homecourt against Finland side Hameenlinna at Palmberg Arena on Thursday, bolstering their CEV Volleyball Cup 2020 campaign as they made their way to the quarterfinal round to face Belgium's Asterix Avo Beveren.

Boskovic dazzles in Champions League

Istanbul, Turkey, February 7, 2020 - Serbia superstar Tijana Boskovic produced a breathtaking performance Thursday night in the European Champions League with her Turkish team of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul, raising expectations for when she rejoins her country's national team ahead of this year's FIVB Volleyball Nations League and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Konarski to provide creative spark for Poland in encounter with United States

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1, 2019 – Dawid Konarski’s 22-point performance in Poland’s 3-1 opening win against Australia could ignite a winning start on home court when his team face the United States in Pool 3 at 17.00 local time at the Spodek Arena on Saturday.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 1 – Pool 4 – Head-to-Head Stats

Novi Sad, Serbia, June 1, 2019 – France avenged last year’s defeat in the final to Russia, while Japan upset hosts Serbia on their respective 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League opening day matches to give them an opportunity to gain a 2-0 run in the tournament on Saturday.

2019 Men’s VNL – June 1 – Pool 3 – Head-to-Head Stats

Katowice, Poland, June 1, 2019 – Brazil and Poland are seeking to record their second straight win on the first week of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, where they will be facing Australia and the United States, respectively, on Saturday.

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

Mendoza, Argentina, June 1, 2019 - Pool hosts Argentina take on Bulgaria and Canada play Portugal when 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League resumes in Mendoza on Saturday.

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

Jiangmen, China, June 1, 2019 – Italy are seeking to win their match against Germany to avoid opening their campaign with two losses, while Iran are counting on their win-record against China in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Match week 1 – Zemchenok confident of Russia’s men’s VNL title defence chances

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 31, 2019 – Denis Zemchenok is confident of Russia’s chances of defending its title in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Russia and 15 other teams will vie for the second title of the VNL, so here is everything you need to keep up with the men’s tournament – all available live and on-demand on Volleyball TV.

Nootsara Tomkom sets example for young Thai players

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 30, 2019 – Thailand’s Nootsara Tomkom talked to fivb.com as her team participate in week 2 of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Her team lost to Belgium on Thursday, but claimed their second victory of the competition on Wednesday by defeating Korea. She shares tips on setting and talks about mentoring some of the younger players in the Thailand team, to prepare them for the future.

Sorokaite to inspire Italy in VNL’s World Championship final rematch with Serbia

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 30, 2019 – Italy’s top scorer Indre Sorokaite will inspire her team when they play Serbia on their home court in Conegliano at 20.00 local time on Thursday in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Their VNL encounter will be a rematch of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship final.

2019 Women’s VNL – May 30 – Pool 8 – Head-to-Head Stats

Apeldoorn, Netherlands, May 30, 2019 – The Netherlands and Brazil are aiming to repeat last year’s respective victories against Poland and Bulgaria, respectively, when they meet in Pool 8 of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – May 30 – Pool 7 – Head-to-Head Stats

Macau, China, May 30, 2019 – Korea are seeking to earn successive match wins for the second time against China in their matchup history, while Thailand hope to get successive wins for the first time in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

2019 Women’s VNL – May 30 – Pool 6 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ankara, Turkey, May 30, 2019 – Japan and Russia are counting on their win-advantage over Germany and Turkey when they face off in Pool 6 competition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Ankara on Thursday.

2019 Women’s VNL – May 30 – Pool 5 – Head-to-Head Stats

Conegliano, Italy, May 30, 2019 – Reigning champions USA are looking to extend their unbeaten start when they play the Dominican Republic in the first match, while Italy are seeking to bounce back in the competition when they play their World Championship final rivals Serbia in Pool 5 at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

United States and Italy race for record 5-0 start at VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 29, 2019 – Hosts Italy will play against reigning champions the United States to decide which team will keep their unbeaten start going in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Wednesday.

2019 Women’s VNL – May 29 – Pool 8 – Head-to-Head Stats

Apeldoorn, Netherlands, May 29, 2019 – Brazil and Poland are looking to follow-up on their wins in Apeldoorn, while Bulgaria are trying to earn their first win in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League against hosts Netherlands on Wednesday.

2019 Women’s VNL – May 29 – Pool 7 – Head-to-head stats

Macau, China, May 29, 2019 – Korea are going for back-to-back wins, while China are seeking their first three consecutive wins in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League when they face Thailand and Belgium, respectively, on Week 2’s second day of play.

2019 Women’s VNL – May 29 – Pool 6 – Head-to-Head Stats

Ankara, Turkey, May 29, 2019 – Week 2’s second day of competition in Ankara features the matchups of Japan and Russia, and Germany and Turkey, who are meeting at world level competitions for the eighth time and fourth time, respectively.

2019 Women’s VNL – May 29 – Pool 5 – Head-to-Head Stats

Conegliano, Italy, May 29, 2019 – Serbia and Dominican Republic are looking to end their losing streak, while USA and Italy are clashing for an undefeated run in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Wednesday.

VNL week 2 begins with USA-Serbia clash

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 28, 2019 – Last year’s champions the United States will face world champions Serbia in Conegliano highlighting the opening day of Week 2 of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Tuesday. The two squads will take each other on at the Zoppas Arena at 17.00 local time.

Match week 2 – Karakurt sets pace for Turkey, Smarzek leads scoring charts

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 2019 – Week 1 is in the books, so here is everything you need to keep up with all the action from the upcoming slate of matches in the women’s tournament of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League – all available live and on-demand on Volleyball TV.

Iwasaka ready to lead Japan step up in VNL

Ruse, Bulgaria, May 23, 2019 – Japan captain Nana Iwasaka is under no illusion as to how big the challenge is for her team as they strive to reach their objective of reaching the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals.

Wolosz ready for VNL challenges on Poland return

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 22, 2019 – Joanna Wołosz endured mixed emotions after she made her FIVB Volleyball Nations League debut in Poland’s defeat to Italy in front of their home fans in Opole on Tuesday.

Smarzek helps Poland rally past Japan to win Montreux Volley Masters

Montreux, Switzerland, May 18, 2019 – Malwina Smarzek helped pace Poland to a 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-17, 26-24) win over Japan in the 2019 Montreux Volley Masters final on Saturday just three days before beginning their 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League campaign.

Italy name 25-player squad as VNL draws ever nearer

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 9, 2019 – Italy women’s coach Davide Mazzanti has named the 25 players that will prepare for the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. They will train in Cavalese before they travel to Switzerland for the Montreux Volley Masters.

Giani sets Germany ambitious VNL target

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 29, 2019 – Germany coach Andrea Giani has set his team the target of reaching the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals after he named a 23-man training squad to begin their preparations on May 3 in Kienbaum.

Japan women begin focus on VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 25, 2019 – Japan’s women’s team continue their build-up to the start of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) at the Ajinomoto National Training Centre in Tokyo.

Argentina squad begin VNL preparations

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2019 – Argentina’s men’s put their Easter celebrations on hold to start their build up to the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League with coach Marcelo Mendez overseeing the team at the National High Performance Centre.

Andrea Giani: Only the present matters

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27, 2019 – Andrea Giani is regarded as one of the most versatile volleyball players in the history of the sport.

Volleyball Canada announces coaching staff for 2019 international season

Ottawa, Canada, March 27, 2019 - Volleyball Canada has finalized its 2019 men’s team roster of coaching staff. The Canadian men's team will participate in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League as of May 31, before also taking part in an Olympic Qualification Tournament hosted by China from August 9-11.

Hanke and Kastner put friendship on hold ahead of VNL duties

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 19, 2019 – Denise Hanke and Pia Kastner, who are set to team up for Germany in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL), will need to put their friendship aside on Sunday when they meet across the net in the German DVV Cup Final.

Portugal aiming to write new chapter in nation’s volleyball

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 13, 2019 – Portugal’s men’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) debut has brought back happy memories of when the men’s national team took their first steps among volleyball’s world elite.

Karch Kiraly: I always look ahead

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 5, 2019 - Charles Frederick “Karch” Kiraly is one of volleyball's true legends. He is the only player in history to have won Olympic gold in volleyball (1984 and 1988) and beach volleyball (1996).

Video: Top plays from 2018 VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 14, 2019 - With the second edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League just over four months away this is a good time to take another look at some of the best plays from last season's competition.

VNL winners to face world champions in 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 23, 2018 – The inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League winners – USA in the women’s competition and Russia in the men’s – will face the newly crowned FIVB Volleyball Women’s and Men’s World Championship gold medallists when the annual tournament returns for its second edition in 2019. With pool and host allocations now confirmed, 16 teams per gender have seven months to prepare for next year’s VNL.

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