Original title: World Women’s Volleyball League Finals – Chinese women’s volleyball team will play Italy
According to the FIVB, the competition in the 2022 World Women’s Volleyball League will end in the early morning of the 4th, Beijing time. The Chinese team will face the Italian team in the quarter-finals of the finals.
After the race came to an end, the rankings of the 16 teams were released. Among the 16 participating teams, the Chinese team ranked fourth with 8 wins, 4 losses and 26 points. The U.S. team topped the list with 11 wins and 1 loss, Brazil and Italy with 10 wins and 2 losses ranked second and third respectively, and Japan, Serbia, Turkey and Thailand ranked fifth to eighth. These 8 teams will advance to the finals.
According to the rules of this year’s World Women’s Volleyball League, the finals adopts a single-elimination system. The team ranked first in the competition will play against the team ranked eighth, the team ranked second in the competition will play the team ranked seventh, and so on. If the host of the finals Turkey team enters the top eight in the races, it will play in the finals as the top seed. If the Turkish team does not enter the top eight, it will participate in the finals as the No. 8 seed.
In the end, the Turkish team ranked seventh in the competition, so they will play as the top seed in the finals and face Thailand in the quarter-finals. The teams that were originally ranked ahead of Turkey in the competition dropped one place each, and the Chinese team will play the No. 5 seed against the No. 4 seed Italy. The other two quarterfinal matches are the United States against Serbia and Brazil against Japan. The quarter-finals will be played in Ankara, Turkey on July 13 and 14.
In the competition on June 4, the Chinese women’s volleyball team defeated the Italian team 3-1, but Egnu, the opponent’s top star, was not in the lineup.