Team USA and Italy not only won the gold and silver medals at last month’s FIVB Men’s World Cup but also confirmed their qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, joining hosts Brazil in the 12-team event
China secured their fourth FIVB Women’s World Cup with a 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22) victory over Japan in the final match of the tournament to deny Team USA automatic Olympic qualification.
Four teams head into the final day of competition at the FIVB Women’s World Cup with a chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.
China and Serbia are both one win away from booking their ticket to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games after victories on Day 10 of the FIVB Women’s World Cup.
USA women’s coach Karch Kiraly admits Friday’s loss to Russia cut deep but has challenged his players to keep their Olympic dream alive with a win over FIVB Women’s World Cup hosts Japan.
Russia have taken a giant step towards Olympic qualification with a 3-0 (25-17, 31-29, 25-23) victory over arch rivals Team USA on day nine of the FIVB Women’s World Cup.
Team USA setter Alisha Glass admits there are no secrets for either team ahead of Friday’s high-stakes FIVB Women’s World Cup clash against bitter rivals Russia.
Serbia pulled off a major upset with a shock 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-23, 15-12) victory over Russia on day seven of the FIVB Women’s World Cup.
The top five nations at the FIVB Women’s World Cup all posted victories on day six of competition in Japan.
After destroying Algeria in just 58 minutes on day five of the FIVB World Cup, the US women’s team picked up the pace even more on their day off.
Russia’s undefeated record at the FIVB World Cup was never under threat as the tournament leaders cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cuba on Thursday.
Russia’s undefeated record was never in doubt as the FIVB World Cup front-runners mauled Argentina in straight sets (25-10, 25-10, 25-16) on Wednesday.
Coach Karch Kiraly lamented his side’s sluggish start but praised their improvement at the service line after the US women’s team powered past Peru 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 at the FIVB World Cup on Wednesday.
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