Road to the World Championship. Two friendly matches between The Netherlands and Belgium: one victory for each side.
The Netherlands and Belgium have played two friendly matches on the road that leads them to the World Cup. In the first the hosts of the Netherlands won for 3-2, in the second the Belgians of Andrea Anastasi, who will be opponents of Italy in Florence in the first round, they took the revenge always imposing themselves to the fifth 3-2 (25 -17 25-21 18-25 23-25 15-11). The best scorers for this second match were Rousseaux for Belgium with 21 points and Ter Horst for the Netherlands with 18 points.
The Netherlands and Belgium in World Championship:
The Netherlands: POOL B (Ruse, Bulgaria: Brasil, France, Canada, the Netherlands, China, Egypt.
Belgium: POOL A (Rome and Florence, Italy: Argentina, Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, Japan, Dominican Republic.