Volleyverse reporter Zuzanna Dulnik caught up with Team USA and Berlin Recycling Volleys star Paul Lotman recently to discuss a wide range of issues including the FIVB World Cup triumph, the team to beat in Rio, Poland’s Olympic pain and the upcoming club season.
Team USA claimed their second FIVB Men’s World Cup – and qualified for the 2016 Olympics – with a 3-1 (25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 25-20) victory over Argentina on a dramatic final day in Japan.
Poland, Team USA and Italy all enter the final day with a chance to win the FIVB men’s World Cup after posting victories on Day 10.
Team USA and Poland both kept their unbeaten record intact – but neither team had things all their own way on day five of the FIVB Men’s World Cup.
USA continued their dominant start to the FIVB Men’s World Cup with a straight-sets 25-18, 25-23, 29-27 victory over fellow heavyweights Italy on day four.
Furious Australia captain Tom Edgar was scathing in his criticism of his side’s 3-1 (25-17, 25-21, 25-27, 25-18) loss to host nation Japan on day three of the FIVB Men’s World Cup.
Canada coach Glenn Hoag admits his players are still feeling the effects of their trip to Japan as they prepare to face tournament leaders Team USA on day three of the FIVB Men’s World Cup.