Italy in fourth place in VNL

The men’s Italy of the Vero Volley Monza middle blocker, Gianluca Galassi, closed the Volleyball Nations League 2022 in fourth place. from the FIVB, the Unipol Arena in Bologna, the Italians could not withstand the power of Poland, good at winning the match 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-20) and getting on the step lower than the podium.

This was the end of the Azzurri’s Volleyball Nations League, which began in Canada on June 9 and ended in front of a friendly public after 15 matches, 11 wins and 4 defeats. The next appointment will be on 1 August in Cavalese for the athletes who will be called up by the Technical Commissioner Ferdinando De Giorgi in the preparation for the World Championship scheduled from 26 August to 11 September.

Gianluca Galassi (https://youtu.be/l1c7s0qxIlg): “We faced France and Poland which are two very strong teams but we have nothing to envy to anyone and we can play very well against teams of this value. some continuity and rhythm. We can and must play better. We have time to improve and we must do it to be ready for the World Cup. The good things from VNL are the many rotations of players who have had the opportunity to play and who have always been ready, giving maximum availability; I am thinking of the team with which we went to Canada and the Philippines. There were not the most titled players but the guys who took their place left their blood on the field. It was a competition very long and difficult and perhaps all this in the end has been seen a bit. This is our sport. Now the important thing is to rest. We have to prepare the best for the world championship. emily confident “.

Italia-Polonia 0-3 (16-25, 23-25, 20-25)
Italia: Anzani 2, Romanò 13, Lavia 13, Galassi 3, Giannelli 1, Michieletto 7; Balaso (L). Sbertoli, Russo, Scanferla. N.e. Recine, Zaytsev, Bottolo, Cortesia. All. De Giorgi
Polonia: Kochanovski 6, Kurek 13, Semeniuk 12, Bieniek 10, Janusz, Sliwka 2; Zatorski (L). Fornal 6, Butryn 1. N.e. Popiwczak, Kaczmarek, Klos, Bednorz, Lomacz. All. Grbic
Arbitri: Cespedes (DOM), Collados (FRA)
Spettatori: 8.410
Durata set: 26’, 34’, 27’
Italia: 1 a, 12 bs, 2 mv, 25 et
Polonia: 10 a, 17 bs, 2 mv, 21 et

Finals – Unipol Arena (Bologna)
Quarti di finale – 21 luglio
USA – Brasile 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-17)
Italia-Olanda 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-23)
Francia-Giappone 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-20)
Polonia-Iran 3-2 (25-21, 24-26, 25-18, 16-25, 15-7)

Semifinali – 23 luglio
Polonia – USA 0-3 (22-25, 23-25, 13-25)
Italia – Francia 0-3 (22-25, 20-25, 15-25)

Finali 24 luglio
Finale 3°-4° posto
Italia – Polonia 0-3(16-25, 23-25, 20-25)

Classifica finale VNL 2022
1. (Francia)
2. (USA)
3. Polonia
4. ITALIA
5. Giappone
6. Brasile
7. Iran
8. Olanda
9. Argentina
10. Slovenia
11. Serbia
12. Germania
13. Cina
14. Bulgaria
15. Canada
16. Australia