The Women’s Volleyball World Championships will be held in the Netherlands for the first time from September 23 to October 15. An overview of the program, results and possible path awaiting the Avital Selinger team.
In Group A, the Netherlands will meet Italy, ranked sixth in the world rankings, and the final loser of 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 opponents in the group. The top four countries from each group qualify for the second group stage. The Netherlands plays all group matches at GelreDome in Arnhem.
Friday 23 September
8 pm: Holland-Kenya 3-0
Sunday 25 September
16:00 Holland-Cameron 3-0
Wednesday 28th September
8 pm: Holland-Perto Rico
Friday 30 September
8 pm: Holland-Belgium
Sunday 2 October
Group A Center:
- 1. Netherlands 2-6 (+6)
- 2. Belgium 2-6 (+6)
- 3. Italy 1-3 (+3)
- 4 – Puerto Rico 1-0 (-3)
- 5. Kenya 2-0 (-6)
- 6. Cameroon 2-0 (-6)
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
The sixteen nations 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 they continue. The other eight teams play in Gdansk, Poland. In the second group stage, the top four nations from each group advance again to the knockout stage.
In that elimination phase, 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. The final will take place on Saturday 15 October in Apeldoorn. 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
- game dealers: Brett Bongerts and Laura Dijkima
- diagonals: Celeste Black and Elise Dambrink
- Compass / Runners: Ann Puigs, Nika Dalderup, Fleur Savelquill, Marit Jasper and Julien Nolima
- middle strikers.: Juliette Loews, Elaine Timmerman, Tessa Boulder
- Liberos: Myrthe Schoot and Florien Reesink
Savile Coyle, Resink, Nolima, Dambrink, Timmerman and Dalderup made their World Cup debuts. Daalderop was already selected for the 2018 World Cup, but she missed that tournament due to an injury to her cane.
The national team coach Avital Selinger selected six first-time World Cup participants in the orange selection.
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