The chances are pretty bad. With three losses, volleyball players enter the next round in the World Cup. Still, cautious confidence prevails.
Three consecutive losses, bottom of the group and the quarter-finals are still far away: the starting positions for German volleyball players in the World Cup intermediate rounds are anything but easy. But while the anger and frustration may have been good after the initial phase, there is a cautious confidence in the face of the challenges to come.
“These are four tough opponents, but four defeatable opponents. We’ll play every game from start to finish”DVV sports director Christian Dunnes said.
Against Turkey, Thailand, Dominican Republic and Poland
The second round for the selection of the German Volleyball Association (DVV) will begin on Tuesday (October 4, 2022) in ód, Poland, against Turkey (7:00 pm), third place at the European Championships. In addition, the DVV women in Group F will meet Thailand (Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.), Dominican Republic (Fridays, 7:00 p.m.) and, on Saturday, finally, co-hosts Poland (8:30 p.m.). Will meet you – All teams are ranked at least before Germany in the world.
It is not impossible to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament to be held in Poland and the Netherlands. But that would require national coach Vital Heinen’s team to finish at least fourth in a group of eight.
Final in Intermediate Round
And there, after two wins and three losses in the preliminary round, DVV Women are in last place (seven points), as the previous result was taken to the intermediate round.
A win against Canada at the end of the first leg of the tournament would have been more significant. But after a 2-0 lead, Germany gave up the win and lost 2-3. Although Heenan was “disappoint” About the result, but above all there is still one goal: the youth team should gain experience at the highest level. In the run-up, the national coach had already insisted that the World Cup “First Step” be in development.
Thin also explained: “We haven’t reached the point where we can fully utilize our potential.” near you “shown it in many situations”But “We can’t call it every difficulty. It’s a mature process for the team.”
Heenan: “Next round”
And this should be continued in the World Cup as well. “We are young. We have a lot to learn in the next few days, months and years, keep it up”Thinness explained. “We are in the next round”Henan said: “Let’s see if we can move there again.”
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