The German volleyball players started the second week of the Nations League with a win over the Netherlands. The team of national coach Vital Heynen, which had only won one of four games in the first phase of the tournament, prevailed in Brasilia 3:1 (25:20, 25:19, 12:25, 25:22). This was revenge for the round of 16 at the EM 2021.
In the second of three group phases, the selection of the German Volleyball Association (DVV) in Brazil meets Italy (June 17), Turkey (June 18) and the Dominican Republic (June 19). The best eight of the 16 teams qualify for the quarter-finals. Last year, Germany took tenth place.
The Nations League is also considered an endurance test on the way to the World Cup in the Netherlands and Poland (September 23rd to October 15th). In addition, points can be collected for the world rankings.