The Belgian volleyball women suffered a 3-0 practice defeat against the Netherlands in Sliedrecht on Wednesday. The Yellow Tigers did win a fourth set, a bonus set, which both coaches agreed to play.
The Yellow Tigers are preparing for the Nations League (May 25-June 25), which opens next week in Rimini, Italy, and the European Championship (August 18-September 4).
Last year, the Nations League was canceled due to the pandemic. The Yellow Tigers are one of the “challenger teams”, just like Poland, Canada and the Dominican Republic. They also compete against the mainland countries: Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, the United States and South Korea. No team will be relegated this year, so the Yellow Tigers are also certain of participation in 2022. In 2018, the Tigers became thirteenth (out of sixteen) in the first edition of the Nations League, in 2019 they finished seventh, but just wide. a ticket for the final round. This year there is no final round with six, the top four immediately play semi-finals.