This fall, the World Cup will be held in the Netherlands and Poland. Volleyball women were lucky on the site: the Yellow Tigers play in Holland, and therefore they will most likely be able to count on the support of many fans.
In the lottery, the tigers were ranked in the third group. As number 13 in the world, they ended up in a group with Holland, Italy, Puerto Rico, Cameroon and Kenya.
European champions Italy (No. 6 in the world) are the favorites to win the group with hosts Holland (No. 10), Puerto Rico (No. 17), Cameroon (No. 20) and Kenya (No. 27) as direct contenders in the second group stage, a minimum of The ambition of our tigers,” it seems.
The best 4 teams from each group advance to the second group stage, which is played in 2 groups of 8 teams.
“We avoid strong countries like Japan, Germany and the Dominican Republic,” says national team coach Gert Vande Broek.
“Italy and the Netherlands are the logical candidates to win the group. We will start the World Cup with a clear ambition to reach the second group stage.”
“The Netherlands and Italy are very strong,” Brett Herbots adds. “The derby against the Netherlands will be special and interesting.”
“Cameroon and Kenya are two teams with physical ability, but their error rate is a little higher, and we have to move forward with our game.”
“Puerto Rico is unknown to me at the moment. But in the World Cup there is no simple match. The second round should be possible with this team, and we will do everything we can.”
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