The Women’s Volleyball World Cup will be held from September 23 to October 15. The tournament will be held for the first time in the Netherlands. This is an overview of the event and potential route that the Avital Selinger team is waiting for.
As group boss in Group A, the Netherlands will meet Italy, ranked sixth in the world rankings, and the final loser contender at the 2018 World Cup. The Netherlands is currently ranked 10th in the world.
On paper, Belgium (13), Puerto Rico (17), Cameroon (20) and Kenya (27) were the lowest competitors in the Dutch women’s volleyball group. The top four countries from each group qualify for the second group stage. The Dutch team plays all group matches at GelreDome in Arnhem.
8 pm: Holland – Kenya
16:00 Holland – Cameroon
8 pm: Holland – Puerto Rico
8 pm: Holland Belgium
16:00 Holland – Italia
Women’s volleyball kicks off the World Cup with a match against Kenya at GelreDome.
In Group C, the superpowers of volleyball are linked to the United States (the reigning Olympic champion) and Serbia (the world champion). In Group B, the countries Turkey, Poland and the Dominican Republic were the top favorites for a place in the second group stage. In the last group, the largest Asian countries China and Japan were placed under the leadership of the group Brazil. It is also remarkable that three countries from South America play in Group D. The group stage matches will be played in the Netherlands and Poland.
- South Korea
- dominican republic
- United State
- Czech Republic
Second group stage and knockout stage
All 16 countries that qualified for the second group stage will be placed in two groups of eight. Dutch volleyball players will play in Rotterdam from 4-9 October, if allowed to continue. The other eight teams play in Gdansk, Poland. In the second group stage, the best four nations from each group advance to the knockout stage.
In the knockout stage, there are eight teams that will play the quarter-finals. Two quarter-final matches will be played at Omnisport in Apeldoorn. The other two quarter-final matches will be played in Gliwice, Poland.
the final level
For the four remaining title candidates, the final stage of the World Cup begins on Thursday 13 October with the semi-finals. Final on Saturday 15 October in Arnhem. The bronze medal in Final B will be held at the same location.
Thursday, October 13 (October): semi final
Saturday 15 October: ultimate
Dutch national team selection
- Two playmakers: Brett Bongerts and Laura Dijkima
- Two drops: Celeste Black and Elise Dambrink
- Five passers-by/runners: Anne Puig, Nika Dalderop, Fleur Savelquill, Marit Jasper, and Julien Nolima
- Three mid-range strikers: Juliette Lohes, Elaine Timmerman and Tessa Boulder
- Two liberos: Myrthe Schoot and Florien Reesink
Savile Coyle, Resink, Nolima, Dambrink, Timmerman and Dalderup made their World Cup debuts. Dalderup already joined the Dutch national team during the previous World Cup, but missed that tournament in 2018 due to a shin injury.
The national team coach Avital Selinger selected six first-time World Cup participants in the orange selection.
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