EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Only pride at stake for serial losers Thailand

VOLLEYBALL: Thailand begin the final preliminary round of the inaugural FIVB Women’s Nations League today (June 12).

Volleyball
By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 12 June 2018, 11:23AM


Thai players discuss plans during a recent match. Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya

Thai players discuss plans during a recent match. Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya

Still reeling from their defeats in the home legs, the Thai team take on hosts Italy at PalaSele arena in Eboli while Brazil face Belgium in the other Pool 19 game earlier in the day.

Thailand hope to bounce back from a disappointing third and fourth weeks where they lost all six games on their home courts in Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima.

The Thai team have nothing left to play for as they are placed 15th in the 16-team standings after two wins and 10 losses so far and have no chance of qualifying for the final round. The top-five teams from the league rounds will join hosts China in the June 27-July 1 final round in Nanjing.

However, Italy (7-5), who are sixth with 21 points, will hope the results go their way this week as they look to push for the fifth and final spot, currently occupied by the Netherlands (9-3), who have 26 points.

The Netherlands face Turkey, China and hosts Germany in Pool 17 in Stuttgart this week.

The United States, who beat Russia, Brazil and China in Jiangmen last week, top the table with 34 points from 11 wins and one loss. Brazil (10-2) are second on 28 points while Serbia (9-3) and Turkey (9-3), both on 28 points, are third and fourth respectively.

The 2018 FIVB Women’s Nations League, a new annual international tournament contested by 16 teams, has replaced the World Grand Prix.

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Chinese tourist drowns at Racha

There is nothing to prevent ones own stupidity. Put a sign"Swim at your own risk"End of th...(Read More)


Chinese tourist drowns at Racha

Great example of nannyism having an opposite effect of the intention. I would not have lifeguards t...(Read More)


Foul stench of sewage in black-water canal spurs Phuket hotel wastewater inspections

No need for Thai authorities to actually deal with - well anything, really- when prostitutes are so...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Passing the baton

Baton? More like a tip bucket. PS TPN, am hating the 3 stages, 5 picture box checks captcha BS eac...(Read More)


Chinese tourist drowns at Racha

Chinese authorities know an efficient population control method when they see one. It's self l...(Read More)


Phuket to hold mass merit-making event for Phoenix victims

I put merit making on a level with placing a tooth under my pillow waiting for a cash reward, and ...(Read More)


Phuket to hold mass merit-making event for Phoenix victims

It may come as a surprise to those not schooled Buddhist teachings, that merit making is still ubiqu...(Read More)


Chinese tourist drowns at Racha

Most tourists throughout the world have the intelligence to know that red flags on a beach mean NO S...(Read More)


Phuket pushes to splash B508mn on marine safety

As from now all the thai marine officials start to do their work according job description than Phuk...(Read More)


Chinese tourist drowns at Racha

Ultimately, tourists are responsible for their own safety. Do they ignore warnings? Do they know how...(Read More)