The stage is ready for the start of the international volleyball season.
The FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League will return this year for its second edition. It is the most prestigious annual international volleyball competition that has 16 teams vying for the $1 million top prize.
When is the FIVB Women’s VNL 2019?
The first round of actions in the FIVB Women’s VNL 2019 will run from May 21-23. After a four-day rest, matches will continue on May 28 to May 30 for Week 2.
In the third week, teams will play another round-robin from June 4-6. Week 4 will be played from June 11-13.
The five-week preliminary rounds will end on June 18-20 while the finals is scheduled on July 3-7.
Where is the FIVB Women’s VNL 2019?
Every core team will have a chance to host a pool at least once.
China is once again the venue for the competition’s final round.
Where can I watch the FIVB Women’s VNL 2019 on TV?
FIVB haven’t confirmed the broadcast partners for the tournament as yet but we do know that they will be streaming the games on VolleyballWorld.tv, where they haven’t sold the rights. Usually they provide an overview of the international broadcasters on Volleyball.World.
Who is competing in the FIVB Women’s VNL 2019?
The reigning champion, USA, will be seeking for a repeat of its dominant run last year. Expected to give them a tough challenge are Serbia, Italy, and China, who finished at the top of the podium in the FIVB World Championships 2018.
What are the groups for the FIVB Women’s VNL 2019?
Pool 13: Italy – Host, Korea, Bulgaria, Russia
Pool 14: Germany – Host, Belgium, Netherlands, Dominican Republic
Pool 15: Japan – Host, Serbia, Thailand, Brazil
Pool 16: China – Host, USA, Poland, Turkey
Pool 17: Turkey – Host, Belgium, Italy, Brazil
Pool 18: China – Host, Germany, Bulgaria, Serbia
Pool 19: Russia – Host, Thailand, Netherlands, USA
Pool 20: Korea – Host, Japan, Poland, Dominican Republic
Players to watch at the FIVB Women’s VNL 2019
The tournament will feature the world’s best volleyball players.
Reigning MVP Michelle Bartsch-Hackley is expected to lead team USA anew. Zhu Ting will once again carry the cudgels for China. Brazil’s Fernanda Garay and Natalia Pereira will try to bounce back from a disappointing stint last year.
Where can I buy tickets for the FIVB Women’s VNL 2019?
Tickets can be purchased on the FIVB’s official website.