Nations League volleyball players: Poles are sure of the final tournament – CALENDAR, RESULTS and TABLE – News

  • The last edition of the Nations League for men and women was held in Rimini, Italy, in the so-called bubbles
  • The previous LN was won by the Brazilians, while the Poles took second place ahead of the French. The competition has been running since 2018

The League of Nations in a new formula

After the break, the Nations League returns to tournament format. In 2020 the games were canceled due to the pandemic, and the previous edition took place in the so-called bubbles – all teams were gathered in Rimini and all matches were played there.

The number of tournaments was reduced from five to three, with each participant playing four matches. The top eight teams will advance to the final tournament, to be held July 20-24 in Bologna, Italy.

Nations League 2022. Nikola Grbic’s team in Sofia

In the beginning, the volleyball players played in Ottawa. The world champions and silver medalists from the previous VNL, seeded No. 2, played their first match against Olympic bronze medalists Argentina and Italy. In Canada, they also played with France and Bulgaria. Then, Nikola Grbić’s players moved to Sofia, where from June 21 to 26 they faced Brazil, Canada, Australia and the United States, and the last tournament is played in Gdańsk (July 5-10 ), where Poland will face Iran, China and the Netherlands and Slovenia.

The top eight teams will qualify for the final tournament, which will be played under the knockout system.

The League of Nations instead of the World League

In 2018, the Nations League replaced the World League. The Biało-Czerwoni took fifth place in the first matches, in 2019 they were on the lowest step of the podium, and in the previous edition they lost to Brazil in the final. Women’s representation was ninth, fifth and eleventh respectively.

In the latest edition Nations League Volleyball Players Brazil triumphed. The Poles took second place. In Nations League for volleyball players the best for the third consecutive time were the Americans. Biało-Czerwony eventually took 11th place.

SCHEDULE and results of matches of the Polish volleyball team in the Nations League 2022:

Poland – Argentina 3:0
Poland – Italy 1:3
Bulgaria – Poland 0:3
France – Poland 1:3
Brazil – Poland 1:3
Poland – Canada 3:0
Poland – Australia 3:0
USA – Poland 1:3

Gdansk (Poland):

05/07/2022: Iran – Poland 3 : 2
07/07/2022: Poland – China 3-0
07/09/2022: Poland – Netherlands 3:0
07/10/2022: Poland – Slovenia (8:00 p.m.)

table:

MZP fixed points
1. Poland 11 9 2 30-9 28
2. Italy 11 9 2 29-9 28
3. Japan 11 9 2 29-15 27
4. United States 11 9 2 28-14 25
5.France 11 8 3 28-11 25
6. Brazil 11 7 4 23-14 21
7. Iran 12 7 5 22-19 20
8. Netherlands 11 6 5 20-18 17
9. Argentina 11 5 6 22-23 17
10. Slovenia 11 5 6 17-21 15
11. Serbia 11 4 7 16-26 11
12. Germany 12 4 8 18-29 10
13. China 11 3 8 13-25 9
14. Bulgaria 12 2 10 16-31 9
15.Canada 12 2 10 10-33 6
16. Australia 11 1 10 8-32 2

NL Final Tournament:

Quarter-finals – July 20 and 21
Semi-finals – July 23
3rd Place Match – July 24
FINAL – July 24

* – Connections in Polish time.

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