The Belgian volleybalvrouwen (FIVB 13) have Tuesday, their first game on Japanese soil of the Women’s Nations League volley lost. The Yellow Tigers went to the Toyota narrowly with 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 23-25, 31-29, and 15-10) in the boat against the Netherlands (FIVB 8).
Belgium won the first set, but the Netherlands suggested immediately equal. After our compatriots in the third set winning ended, it seemed the victory in set four at your fingertips with a matchpunt. The Dutch, gave, however, were not won and picked up a decisive fifth set out of the fire. This attracted our neighbors to the longest end. In Japan take the Belgians even the host country (FIVB 6, 23 may) and the United States (FIVB 2, 24 may).
Belgium opened the Women’s Nations League earlier this month with three competitions in China. The team of head coach Gert Vande Broek knocked South Korea (FIVB 10) with 3-0, lost to olympic champion China (FIVB 1) with 3-0 and defeated the Dominican Republic (FIVB 9) with 3-2.
After the passage in Japan, 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.