25 June 2021

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VNL 2021: All results of June 9

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Serbia have scored an important win at the start of day 7 of the Volleyball Nations League, beating Germany in four.
Serbia captured a 3-1 (19:25, 25:22, 25:18, 25:15) victory in their match on Wednesday. Pavle Peric and Drazan Luburic were the top scorers for Serbia with 15 points, while Linus Weber scored the same number of points for Germany.

Ruben Schott (GER): “The second set was also pretty tight, especially at the end. Then we couldn’t sideout anymore and they started to play better – they had some changes, they passed better and they also started to serve better and it was not so easy. It’s not easy to play against Serbia. When they start to play they play with a lot of emotions, so it was a tough match, especially as our sideout was not good enough.

Pavle Peric (SRB): “I would like to congratulate Germany on a good game, and our team on winning this game. We were losing 0-1, but we managed to win this game 3-1. It was not easy because it was our first game played so early. We played as a total team.

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Japan also began Week 3 of the competition with a victory against winless Australia to score the fourth out of 7 games.
Captain Yuki Ishikawa led the scoring with 22 points in the 3-1 (25:18, 21:25, 28:26, 26: 24) victory for the Asian team.

Naonobu Fujii (JPN): “It was a very tough game. This match ended with a 3-1 win for our team, but there are some small details we have to fix ahead of the next games. This result is the best we could get today. Our sideout worked well and we were good in breakpoints and this was a key to our success.

Max Senica (AUS): “We were very close in the end, it was just a couple of misplays, but I’m really proud of the boys for how we were playing today. We got a lot of experience and I couldn’t be happier with our performance. Of course it’s not the score that we wanted. The speed of their attacks, especially in the middle – they were hard to stop. I think Lee had an amazing performance and trying to stop him is difficult.


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France claimed a victory against title-holders Russia by 3-1 (22:25, 25:18, 30:28, 25:19). Earvin Ngapeth and Jean Patry were in the mood in today’s game against Russia to lead France to the victory. France star Earvin Ngapeth was the top scorer of the match with 21 points, Jean Patry contributed with 18 while Egor Kliuka had 15 on the other side.

Earvin Ngapeth (FRA): “We played very well today, especially in block-defence. We had more winning blocks than the Russians, so it’s something really crazy for us. We played with a lot of energy, so it was a good match and a good result for us. This is only one game of this long tournament, but it’s always important for us to win against teams like Russia. We always play to win. This year the tournament is very long and after there are the Olympic Games, so we also using this tournament for preparation. But every time we play we play to win, at all events.

Egor Kliuka (RUS): “France enjoyed their game, they played without pressure and it was difficult to play against them. We stayed very serious, sometimes even with sad faces… This tournament is a part of our preparation ahead of the Olympics, so it’s very important to stay together and not to fight inside the team, only support each other and work hard.


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Slovenia returned to victories, convincingly downing Canada in three sets and extending their record to 5-2 at the 2021 Volleyball Nations League.

Daniel Jansen Vandoorn (Canada): “Slovenia are a tough team. They played with a pretty quality game. We had some good rallies, we started to show good blocking, but in the end they had a few services that made a difference.

Klemen Cebulj (Slovenia): “It was not an easy game, because we knew that Canada can play very good volleyball. We came here after one lost game against Germany which we really wanted to win, so we were very motivated today to win this match. It was very important for our ranking and it was also important to gain a victory ahead of the games against France and Russia in the next days.


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Italy grabbed their third victory at the 2021 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League, overpowering Argentina in straight sets. It was the hosts’ first win for full points after two tie-break victories against Bulgaria and Canada.

Bruno Lima (Argentina): “I think that we started the game well, but in all these three sets we made too many mistakes and Italy played a very good match. But we will have a new chance tomorrow and now we are only focusing on tomorrow’s match [against Australia].

Lorenzo Cortesia (Italy): “It was a really important match for us to win. We knew that Argentina are a tough opponent, so we are even more happy to achieve this victory, especially that’s our first victory for three points. We are a young team, so everybody is getting involved in the game, there are no more or less important players. We have a wide roster and today we were able to change some players and gain this victory.


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Iran have surprised USA with a convincing 3-0 victory to stay in the race for the next round of the Volleyball Nations League.
Saber Kazemi was the best scorer with 19 points, while Ben Patch had 14 in the jersey of the USA.

Garett Muagututia (USA): “It took us a little bit longer to get in the match. In the second and third sets we had our chances to win, even in the first set we came back, I think – from 19-16, but we just couldn’t close. Iran are a great team, and they played really well. They have an experienced setter and experienced players who know how to play a game. We fought all the time, our team did a great job fighting and not giving up, but unfortunately we didn’t manage to win even a set.

Saeid Marouf (Iran): “We always had tough games against the USA in the past. We knew that they are perfect on serve, we knew that they play very well in defence, but today we perfectly blocked and we put a lot of pressure on their sideout, so they had some problems. This week is very important for us, especially that tomorrow we have a hard game against Serbia.


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Even without four starters, the Poland National Team demolished Bulgaria. Poland had no problems in the match of the seventh round of the competition. The players coached by Vital Heynen won in three sets and improved to 6-1 in the tournament to earn a top spot in the charts: 3-0 (25:19, 25:15, 25:12).
The Belgian expert gave a day off to Kubiak, Kurek, Semeniuk, and Bieniek, while Bulgaria missed its biggest star, Tsvetan Sokolov. Poland was led by Bartosz Bednorz, author of 14 points.

Asparuh Asparuhov (Bulgaria): “It’s difficult to play at this level for us, but we have a lot of motivation and I’m sure that we are going to work very hard to reach this level in the future. It’s very emotional to play against teams like Poland, because they are the world champions. There was some pressure, I cannot say that we played relaxed, because they are the world champions. It’s not easy. Everyone wants to play well, but it’s difficult.

Bartosz Bednorz (Poland): “I’m so happy that we won this game, because every game is very important for us and it doesn’t matter who is on the other side. We enter the court with the same focus, with the same motivation. It’s not easy, because every time we change the line-up, but it shows that we have a big potential and many great players, so we can change the squad and play almost every game with a different team. I’m so happy and personally I’m so excited, because finally I feel good on the court. It looked like an easy win, but only because we played very well and controlled the game.


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With 20 points of Yoandy Leal, Brazil beat The Netherlands in straight sets, partially 25:19, 25:22, and 27:25, winning the sixth game of the competition and settled just behind Poland on the table.

It was a good game, although we started the third set a little more confused. But Leal saved us in the third set to reach the goal of winning three more points in the League of Nations,” said after the match Maurício de Souza, who contributed to the victory of his Brazil with 4 blocks.

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FIVB VNL 2021Results & Program

May 28, 2021
France – Bulgaria 3-0 (27:25, 25:21, 25:23)
Germany – Australia 3-0 (25:19, 25:18, 25:16)
Japan – Iran 3-0 (25:19, 25:22, 26:24)
Serbia – Slovenia 3-1 (22:25, 25:18, 36:34, 25:18)
The Netherlands – Russia 1-3 (19:25, 22:25, 25:18, 20:25)
USA – Canada 3-0 (25:17, 26:24, 25:20)
Poland – Italy 3-0 (25:19, 25:20, 25:18)
Brazil – Argentina 3-0 (31:29, 26:24, 25:16)
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May 29, 2021
Germany – France 2-3 (25:22, 22:25, 25:22, 16:25, 15:17)
Iran – Russia 1-3 (17:25, 25:20, 20:25, 17:25)
The Netherlands – Japan 2-3 (25:22, 25:23, 22:25, 17:25, 8:15)
Australia – Bulgaria 0:3 (21:25, 20:25, 20:25)
Poland – Serbia 3-1 (26:24, 25:19, 21:25, 25:15)
Italy – Slovenia 0-3 (23:25, 19:25, 15:25)
Argentina – Canada 0-3 (17:25, 21:25, 17:25)
USA – Brazil 0-3 (22:25, 23:25, 19:25)
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May 30, 2021
Australia – France 1-3 (26:28, 25:20, 14:25, 23:25)
The Netherlands – Iran 0-3 (18:25 23:25, 28:30)
Germany – Bulgaria 3-2 (19:25, 25:21, 22:25, 30:28, 15:11)
Russia – Japan 2-3 (26:28, 28:26, 25:20, 21:25, 14:16)
USA – Argentina 3-1 (23:25, 25:21, 25:15, 25:19)
Canada – Brazil 1-3 (17:25, 20:25, 25:22, 25:27)
Poland – Slovenia 1-3 (22:25, 25:23, 19:25, 23:25)
Serbia – Italy 3-1 (25:23, 22:25, 25:22, 25:18)
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June 3, 2021
Germany – Argentina 2-3 (19:25, 25:23, 25:17, 23:25, 13:15)
Iran – Canada 3-1 (22:25, 25:22, 25:22, 25:22)
Japan – Serbia 1-3 (25:18, 23:25, 22:25, 13:25)
Brazil – France 0-3 (37:39, 18:25, 28:30)
The Netherlands – Slovenia 0-3 (18:25, 15:25, 18:25)
Australia – Poland 0-3 (16:25, 10:25, 12:25)
Italy – Bulgaria 3-2 (25:19, 20:25, 25:13, 23:25, 15:12)
Russia – USA 3-1 (25:22, 25:19, 17:25, 25:19)
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June 4, 2021
Argentina – Slovenia 0-3 (19:25, 22:25, 18:25)
The Netherlands – Germany 3-2 (25:18, 23:25, 25:20, 23:25, 15:13)
Brazil – Japan 3-0 (25:20, 25:16, 25:20)
Serbia – France 3-2 (22:25, 24:26, 25:22, 25:23, 15:9)
Iran – Italy 3-1 (26:24, 29:27, 21:25, 25:22)
Poland – USA 3-0 (25:17, 28:26, 25:17)
Russia – Australia 3-0 (25:19, 26:24, 25:21)
Canada – Bulgaria 3-0 (28:26, 25:23, 25:16)
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June 5, 2021
The Netherlands – Argentina 0-3 (19:25, 20:25, 23:25)
Slovenia – Germany 1-3 (25:19, 20:25, 21:25, 20:25)
France – Japan 3-2 (21:25, 25:22, 24:26, 25:21, 15:11)
Brazil – Serbia 3-1 (23:25, 25:23, 25:15, 25:22)
Russia – Poland 1-3 (25:21, 19:25, 19:25, 14:25)
USA – Australia 3-0 (25:23, 25:20, 25:17)
Bulgaria – Iran 0-3 (20:25, 31:33, 22:25)
Canada – Italy 2-3 (19:25, 21:25, 25:21, 28:26, 11:15)
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👉🏼 June 9, 2021
Serbia – Germany 3-1 (19:25, 25:22, 25:18, 25:15)
Japan – Australia 3-1 (25:18, 21:25, 28:26, 26:24)
France – Russia 3-1 (22:25, 25:18, 30:28, 25:19)
Slovenia – Canada 3-0 (25:22, 25:19, 25:22)
Argentina – Italy 0-3 (28:30, 21:25, 20:25)
Iran – USA 3-0 (25:19, 25-23, 25:23)
Poland – Bulgaria 3-0 (25:19, 25:15, 25:12)
The Netherlands – Brazil 0-3 (19:25, 22:25, 25:27)

👉🏼 Standings: Poland 18, Brazil 18, France 17, Slovenia 15, Iran 15, Serbia 14, Russia 13, Japan 11, Germany 11, USA 9, Italy 7, Canada 7, Argentina 5, Bulgaria 5, The Netherlands 3, Australia 0.
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June 10, 2021
Serbia – Iran 3-2 (21:25, 25:15, 26:28, 25:22, 15:8)
Russia – Canada 3-1 (25:18, 25:18, 23:25, 25:23)
France – Slovenia 2-3 (25:17, 25:19, 23:25, 19:25, 9:15)
Argentina – Australia 3-0 (25:18, 25:19, 25:20)
Germany – USA 0-3 (12:25, 18:25, 27:29)
Bulgaria – Brazil 0-3 (16:25, 22:25, 12:25)
Japan – Italy 3-2 (21:25, 25:22, 22:25, 25:19, 15:9)
Poland – The Netherlands 3-0 (25:14, 25:17, 25:16)
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June 11, 2021
Iran – Germany 2-3 (25:23, 20:25, 19:25, 25:19, 13:15)
Slovenia – Russia 3-2 (19:25, 25:23, 22:25, 25:20, 15:8)
Japan – Argentina 1-3 (32:30, 16:25, 18:25, 21:25)
The Netherlands – Bulgaria 2-3 (18:25, 25:18, 25:17, 22:25, 13:15)
Australia – Italy 0-3 (20:25, 22:25, 14:25)
USA – Serbia 1-3 (23:25, 17:25, 25:19, 25:27)
Canada – France 1-3 (25:20, 21:25, 22:25, 17:25)
Poland – Brazil 0-3 (17:25, 26:28, 19:25)
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June 15, 2021
Russia – Serbia 3-1 (25:23, 25:22, 22:25, 25:21)
Iran – Australia 2-3 (23,25, 22:25, 25:23, 25:18, 12:15)
Argentina – Bulgaria 3-1 (25:20, 16:25, 25:18, 25:18)
Japan – Germany 3-0 (25:18, 25:22, 25:20)
Italy – USA 0-3 (15:25, 18:25, 21:25)
Canada – Poland 0-3 (22:25, 23:25, 19:25)
Brazil – Slovenia 3-2 (15:25, 25:22, 19:25, 25:13, 15:12)
The Netherlands – France 3-2 (15:25, 22:25, 28:26, 25:23, 19:17)
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June 16, 2021
Argentina – Russia 1-3 (19:25, 23:25, 25:21, 19:25)
Serbia – Bulgaria 3-0 (25:20, 25:17, 25:17)
Slovenia – Australia 3-1 (18:25, 25:18, 25:18, 25:17)
Japan – Poland 0-3 (14:25, 18:25, 19:25)
The Netherlands – Italy 1-3 (19:25, 23:25, 25:23, 21:25)
Canada – Germany 3-0 (25:17, 26:24, 25:21)
USA – France 1-3 (23:25, 25:22, 29:31, 22:25)
Iran – Brazil 1-3 (19:25, 25:23, 19:25, 21:25)
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June 17, 2021
Argentina – Serbia 3-0 (27:25, 25:20, 26:24)
Bulgaria – Russia 0-3 (17:25, 22:25, 17:25)
Japan – Canada 0-3 (22:25, 23:25, 18:25)
Australia – Brazil 0-3 (17:25, 22:25, 12:25)
Iran – Slovenia 1-3 (25:14, 20:25, 19:25, 30:32)
The Netherlands – USA 2-3 (25:21, 17:25, 25:23, 15:25, 13:15)
France – Italy 2-3 (19:25, 25:22, 20:25, 25:21, 12:15)
Germany – Poland 0-3 (22:25, 19:25, 20:25)
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June 21, 2021
Australia – Serbia 1-3 (16:25, 13:25, 25:19, 15:25)
Japan – Bulgaria 3-0 (25:23, 25:18, 25:14)
France – Iran 3-0 (25:21, 25:21, 25:19)
Canada – The Netherlands 3-0 (25:16, 25:16, 25:19)
Brazil – Italy 3-1 (25:19, 32:30, 22:25, 25:20)
Slovenia – USA 3-2 (28:30, 25:19, 21:25, 28:26, 15:13)
Poland – Argentina 3-0 (25:21, 25:22, 25:18)
Germany – Russia 1-3 (18:25, 18:25, 25:23, 15:25)
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June 22, 2021
Canada – Australia 3-0 (25:17, 25:8, 25:20)
Serbia – The Netherlands 3-2 (25:21, 21:25, 25:18, 21:25, 17:15)
Bulgaria – USA 0-3 (19:25, 24:26, 9:25)
Iran – Poland 0-3 (20:25, 20:25, 16:25)
Japan – Slovenia 0-3 (16:25, 16:25, 26:28)
France – Argentina 3-0 (26:24, 25:21, 25:22)
Brazil – Germany 3-0 (25:21, 25:21, 25:23)
Russia – Italy 3-2 (25:21, 16:25, 25:17, 19:25, 15:12)
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June 23, 2021
Australia – The Netherlands 0-3 (23:25, 19:25, 19:25)
Canada – Serbia 3-2 (17:25, 21:25, 25:17, 25:20, 17:15)
USA – Japan 3-0 (25:21, 25:23, 25:20)
France – Poland 3-2 (25:22, 21:25, 22:25, 25:20, 15:11)
Iran – Argentina 1-3 (31:33, 23:25, 32:30, 18:25)
Slovenia – Bulgaria 3-0 (25:23, 25:16, 25:18)
Italy – Germany 3-2 (25:12, 24:26, 25:22, 21:25, 15:13)
Brazil – Russia 0-3 (21:25, 26:28, 20:25)
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June 26, 2021
Semifinal 1: Brazil – France
Semifinal 2: Poland – Slovenia
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June 27, 2021
Final 3/4
Final 1/2
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