In this episode, I recap one of the biggest weekends of volleyball of the entire year. The Olympic Qualifying mini-tournaments may have had a lack of big upsets, but we certainly came close to some surprising results. Bulgaria almost beat Brazil, China came close to qualifying over Canada and Argentina, and Poland absolutely crushed France with the addition of Wilfredo […]
Olympic Qualifying Tournament Pools E & F with Rob St. Claire – International Volleyball Recap – 08.07.2019
In this episode, I am joined by Rob St. Claire of the NVA for a discussion of the upcoming FIVB Olympic Qualifying tournaments. In particular, we focus on pools E & F where Russia battles Iran and Canada battle Argentina for a chance to directly qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Rob also gives his thoughts on the rest of […]
In this episode, I preview groups C & D from the FIVB Olympic Qualifying Tournaments taking place on August 9th-11th. These are probably the most anticipated pools of the entire tournament, with Italy & Serbia facing off in C, and Poland battling France in D. This is also Wilfredo Leon’s first tournament as a member with the Polish national team. […]
In this episode, I start my preview coverage for the FIVB Olympic qualifying tournaments taking place on August 9th to 11th (starts at 5 minutes in). The winners of each of these 6 pools will have a direct berth to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The focus of the dicussion in this podcast are Pool A, which contains Brazil, Bulgaria, […]
The groups for the 6 mini-tournaments that determine Tokyo 2020 have been announced. I go over the likely winners of each pool, and who I think will qualify in the continental tournaments that will follow. I also comment on the 24 teams that qualified for EuroVolley2019 and how I think that tournament will go.