The Belgian volleybalvrouwen (FIVB 13) Thursday in the Chinese Ningbo their third game at the Women’s Nations League with 3-2 won by the Dominican Republic (FIVB 9). The match results were 25-16, 18-25, 25-18, 19-25, and 15-7.
The team of coach Gert Vande Broek opened Tuesday with a 3-0 victory against South Korea (FIVB 10): 25-18, 25-22 and 25-21. A day later, was followed by a 0-3 defeat (25-14, 25-20, and 25-13) against China, olympic champion and number one in the world.
Next week the competition for the Yellow Tigers will continue with three matches in the Japanese Toyota, against, successively, the Netherlands (FIVB 8, may 22), Japan (FIVB 6, 23 may) and the United States (FIVB 2, 24 may). Then pull the Yellow Tigers to the Serbian Kraljevo for duels with Turkey (FIVB 12, 29 may), Serbia (FIVB 3, 30 may) and Russia (FIVB 5, may 31). Next steps the volleyvrouwen on the plane in the direction of the Polish Bydgoszcz to play against Germany (FIVB 13, 5 June), Argentina (FIVB 11, June 6) and Poland (FIVB 22, 7 June). The last stage goes by in the Italian Eboli. The Belgians against Brazil (FIVB 4, June 12), Italy (FIVB 7, 13 June) and Thailand (FIVB 16, 14 June).
The Women’s Nations League volley is this year organized for the first time and replace the World Grand Prix. There are sixteen countries participated. The final six will be in the Chinese Nanjing played. Host China is already sure of participation. Belgium is like the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Poland Challengerteam. The team that has the least good of the four, plays a play-off against the winner of the Challenger Cup to have a ticket for the next edition of the Nations League. The other countries in the Nations League may not bags.