Arnhem, Netherlands, 16 July, 2018 – With the second of three days of pool play completed the first quarterfinalists at the 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands have been confirmed.
|WOMEN – Arnhem|
|Mon Jul 16||11:00||ITA v SLO||3-0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-18)|
|Mon Jul 16||12:00||FIN v EGY||3-1 (24-26, 25-9, 25-17, 25-22)|
|Mon Jul 16||13:00||CHN v IRI||3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-18)|
|Mon Jul 16||14:00||JPN v HUN||3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-19)|
|Mon Jul 16||15:00||CAN v CRO||3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-13)|
|Mon Jul 16||16:00||BRA v UKR||3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-10)|
|Mon Jul 16||18:00||NED v RWA||3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-18)|
|Mon Jul 16||19:00||USA v RUS||3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-23)|
|MEN – Venlo|
|Mon Jul 16||11:00||POL v IRQ||3-2 (25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 26-28, 15-11)|
|Mon Jul 16||12:00||USA v RWA||3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17)|
|Mon Jul 16||13:00||RUS v JPN||3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-6)|
|Mon Jul 16||14:00||BRA v UKR||3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20)|
|Mon Jul 16||15:00||BIH v EGY||3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-19)|
|Mon Jul 16||16:00||KAZ v CRO||3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-20)|
|Mon Jul 16||18:00||IRI v GER||3-0 (25-20, 25-9, 25-13)|
|Mon Jul 16||19:00||CHN v NED||3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-20)|
Defending champions China, hosts the Netherlands and Canada are the first teams to book themselves a spot in the 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships quarterfinals having won their opening two games of pool play.
With the top two teams in each pool advancing to the quarterfinals, China, who has beaten USA to gold in the last two World Championships, has beaten Iran and Italy in Pool C and will advance to the last eight no matter the result against Slovenia who have lost their first two games also to Iran and Italy.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Canada can’t be overtaken in Pool A having both beaten Rwanda and Croatia. Tuesday will see who tops the group when the Netherlands plays Canada at 18:00.
The other two groups will come down to Tuesday’s last pool matches although Paralympic champions USA (two wins from two in Pool B), and Paralympic bronze medallists Brazil (two wins from two in Pool D) are virtually assured of advancing.
The big match of the day saw Bosnia & Herzegovina beat Egypt 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-19).
Full report coming soon
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The women play the third and final day of pool play in Arnhem on Tuesday before moving to Rotterdam on Wednesday for the final phase while the men have a travel day to Eindhoven on Tuesday where they will finish pool play and play quarterfinals before heading to The Hague for the finals.