Women's Volleyball Nations League: the Rotterdam pool has begun, then comes the Italian pool in Eboli!
The Rotterdam pool has begun, and the city plays host to the fourth round of the 2018 Volleyball Nations League.
This is a vital leg for the girls in Davide Mazzanti's Italian national side, who are still in the running for place in the Final Six in Nanjing. Italy are eighth in the overall rankings, two wins away from that fifth place, currently held by Turkey, that would ensure their qualification to the Final Six. Ahead of them are Serbia and Netherlands, whilst the Dominican Republic are stuck in 13th place. In order for the Italians to close the gap with the team in front they will need at least to wins in Rotterdam, in order to be well placed for the last Italian pool in Eboli in the Campania region (12-14 June) where the fate of Italy's national team will be decided.
And it is precisely in Eboli that Erreà will be present with two points of sale. One will be inside the PalaSele arena, the other outside, and they will be selling all the official merchandising of the Italian national team.
The schedule for the Rotterdam Pool is as follows:
05/06 Italy - Serbia 3-2; Netherlands - Dominican Republic 3-0
06/06 Serbia - Dominican Republic 3-0; Netherlands - Italy 2-3
07/06 Dominican Republic - Italy (4.30 pm); Netherlands - Serbia (7.30 pm)
The other Pool, in Poland, is where another of Erreà’s international teams will be competing, namely Belgium.
Here is the schedule of matches:
05/06 Germany - Belgium 3-1; Poland - Argentina 3-0
06/06 Belgium - Argentina 3-0; Poland - Germany 3-1
07/06 Argentina - Germany (5.30 pm); Poland - Belgium (8.30 pm)