The Dominican Republic can breathe a little easier. This Thursday, the team managed by Marcos Kwiek beat Thailand by 3 sets at 1, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23 and 25-21, in a very important result in the dispute against relegation to the League of Nations. Nations (VNL).
Well known to Brazilian volleyball players, Brayelin Martinez and Yonkaira Peña totaled 19 points each for the Dominicans. The game’s top scorer was Thai Kokram Pimpichaya, with 30.
One of the most controversial points of the League of Nations regulations is relegation. The main selections are “protected” and never risk being excluded from the next edition due to poor performance. Thus, it is not certain that the last place will be relegated to the Challenger Cup, the second division of the VNL.
For women, the relegated in 2022 will be the worst placed among five teams: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Poland and the Dominican Republic. Remember that there are 16 participants.
Now the Dominicans have four wins and six losses, the same campaign as the Canadians and the Poles, opening up the other pursuers a little: Bulgarians and Belgians have three triumphs each.
To Women’s VNL RankingHolland and Germany (two wins each) and South Korea (no wins) are in the bottom three places, but are unlikely to drop due to regulations.
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