Japan, Thailand volleyball team arrives in Manila for VNL

The Japanese national volleyball team has arrived in Manila for VNL.  - Contribute photos

The Japanese national volleyball team has arrived in Manila for VNL. – Contribute photo

MANILA, Philippines – Japan and Thailand have arrived in the country and are preparing for the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 2 from June 14 to 19 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Southeast Asian Games champions Thailand were the first team to arrive on Tuesday afternoon, when Asian powerhouse Japan planned ahead of VNL’s Quiz City leg on Wednesday morning.

Both teams will face off against the Philippine women’s volleyball team in a friendly match at the San Juan Arena over the weekend, Alyssa Valdez & Kong will face Thailand on Saturday and a side called the Japan Philippine National Volleyball Federation (Philippine National Volleyball Federation) on Sunday. PNVF) International Challenge.

Japan, led by new captains Sarina Koga and Arisa Inoue, are now leading the league with a perfect record of 4-0 in the first week of the tournament in Shreveport, with defeats defending champions United States in a thrilling three-set win. And the city of Bossier in the United States.

The Thais are battling for five sets against China for a 3-1 win-loss record in Ankara, Turkey.

However, Thailand will miss the injured middle blocker Thadao Nuekjang, but Pimpichaya Kokram and Ajcharaporn Kongiot are ready to plug in the hole.

In their first training session at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig, Japan and Thailand on Wednesday, all the players and staff gave negative results in their antigen test.

Canada will arrive on Friday, followed by China on Saturday, when the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and three-time VNL titleist will complete the cast in the United States, Belgium, Bulgaria and Poland events.

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