The Belgian volleybalvrouwen (FIVB 19), the second edition of the Nations League started with a clear defeat against the United States (FIVB 3). It was Tuesday 3-0 in the Bulgarian Ruse. The match results were 25-23, 25-8 and 25-22.
With the US and found the team of head coach Gert Vande Broek, the defending champion and winner of olympic bronze in Rio.
Wednesday follows for the Yellow Tigers in their pool 2 clash with Bulgaria (FIVB 16), Thursday is Japan (FIVB 6) the opponent.
During the Nations League will take the Belgians fifteen world on five different locations. The second speelweek (28-30 may) goes through when olympic champion China, where the organiser (FIVB 2), Thailand (FIVB 14) and South Korea (FIVB 9) the opponents are.
From 4 to 6 June, Belgium three matches, against Russia (FIVB 5), Poland (FIVB 26) and world champion Serbia (FIVB 1). For the fourth speelweek (11-13 June) to draw the Tigers to Germany. They take it in there against the Germans (FIVB 15), the Netherlands (FIVB 7), and the Dominican Republic (FIVB 10). The fifth and last speelweek (18-20 June) will take place in Turkey, with duels against the host country (FIVB 12), Italy (FIVB 8) and Brazil (FIVB 4).
Last year knew the Yellow Tigers with a thirteenth place to ensure conservation. Belgium won a total of four times and went eleven times removed. In addition to Belgium in this edition, also Poland, a newcomer Bulgaria (in replacement of Argentina) and the Dominican Republic share as a challenger. The lowest ranked challengerteam degrades.
The final round with a six, like last year, held in the Chinese Nanjing. In 2018, the United States, with 3-2 of Turkey in the final.
Belgium – Usa 0-3
sets: 23-25, 8-25, 22-25
Belgium played with: Herbots 9, Of the Constitution 6, Grobelna 12, Janssens 7, I. Van de Vyver 2, Van Avermaet; libero: Guilliams. Came in: Sobolska 2, J. Van de Vyver, Stragier