Croatia had an opportunity to test themselves against five VNL opponents last year, when the team competed in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, and the results weren’t promising, with the team falling to Poland, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Türkiye and Korea while winning only two sets.
In order to win some matches and continue in the VNL in 2024, they know they will need to do better.
“We have everything we need for our preparation,” the setter added. “Now it’s up to us to train well and get ready for the first week of the VNL in Japan. We want to show that we fully deserve to be among the best teams in the world.”
The Europeans will be in Nagoya, Japan, in the opening week of the VNL 2023, from May 30-June 4, when they will face Bulgaria, Germany, Japan and Brazil. Before the trip to Asia, the team will take part in a friendly tournament in Italy where they will face the home team and Canada on May 22 and May 24.
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