(Belgium) The United States won the Volleyball Nations League for the third time in the same number of editions, beating Brazil 1-3 on Friday in Rimini in the new edition of the final of the last edition. The sets finished 28-26, 23-25, 23-25, 21-25.
The United States had defeated Turkey in the first edition of this competition, in 2018. The following year, the Americans had already taken the measure of Brazil. Last year, the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the match for third place, Turkey dominated Japan 0-3 (19-25, 16-25, 17-25). Belgium finished the regular season in ninth place with eight wins and seven losses. The top four competed in this first stage for the final round. This year’s tournament was held in the Rimini Bubble, Italy. In the League of Nations, Belgium participates as a “challenging team” along with Poland, Canada and the Dominican Republic. These teams are not guaranteed participation. But during this version, exceptionally, there is no landing. Thus, the Yellow Tigers will also compete in the 2022 edition. In 2018, Belgium took 13th place. A year later, she had finished sixth, narrowly missing the final round. (Belga)
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