One day after the Corona controversy about the game against China, the German volleyball players suffered another defeat in the Nations League.
The team of the new national coach Michal Winiarski lost to the Netherlands in a hard-fought game 1:3 (25:22, 29:31, 23:25, 16:25). The best attacker in the German team in Quezon City (Philippines) was again Linus Weber with 25 points. Germany has now won three games and lost four.
Because of Corona – German volleyball players did not compete against China
The German team did not show up for the planned game against China on Thursday. After several corona cases in the Chinese team, who tested positive on June 18, the German Volleyball Association (DVV) team wanted a PCR test on their opponents to minimize a possible risk of infection. The world volleyball association rejected this with reference to compliance with local isolation regulations. The Chinese athletes have been released by the local authorities. The game was scored 3-0 for China.
In the Nations League, the top 16 teams in the world for men and women play against each other at three venues over six weeks. After twelve games per team, the eight best advance to the final round. The games in the Nations League are important for the world rankings. The German men first played in Ottawa, Canada. After Quezon City we continue in Osaka (Japan).