The Yellow Tigers played volleyball against reigning Olympic champions China in the Nations League on Sunday. The Belgians won 3-2 in the Italian Rimini. The set positions were 17-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-21 and 15-8.
The players of national coach Gert Vande Broek are thus continuing a great series of victories. They have also won 3-2 in the past three games, against the Dominican Republic, Poland and South Korea.
In the standings, Belgium advances to a provisional sixth place. The top four after the group stage will advance to the final round. On Monday (9pm), the Yellow Tigers will face Brazil.
Last year, the Nations League was canceled due to the corona pandemic. This year’s tournament will take place in a bubble in Rimini, Italy.
In the Nations League, the Belgian women are one of the “challenger teams”, just like Poland, Canada and the Dominican Republic. They are therefore not guaranteed to participate. But in this edition there is exceptionally no relegation, so the Yellow Tigers will certainly be there in 2022. In 2018, Belgium finished thirteenth in the first edition, a year later they missed the final round in seventh, which was then finished with six.
After the Nations League, the European Championships for the Yellow Tigers will follow next summer (18 August-4 September).