TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran will begin the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) with a match against China early Wednesday.
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The 2021 VNL champion and world’s top-ranked Brazil will start the defense of its title at home as it welcomes the Pool 1 participants to the nation’s capital. All four Asian representatives – Australia, China, Iran and Japan – will get together in that pool, in the company of the US and two European teams, the Netherlands and Slovenia.
The first competition day in Brasilia will also feature an interesting encounter between last year’s semifinalists and EuroVolley silver medalist Slovenia and the US, who medaled at the previous two VNL editions.
An edition of the Asian classic between Japan and China will highlight Wednesday’s program in Brazil, while Saturday’s encounter between Japan and continental champ Iran will offer a remake of the 2021 Asian Championship final.
The match that is likely to draw the most attention in Brasilia, however, is Friday’s gigantic clash between the hosts and the US.