VNL: Germany forfeits match, 'refuses' to play vs China in Quezon City leg | Inquirer Sports
Close  

VNL: Germany forfeits match, ‘refuses’ to play vs China in Quezon City leg

/ 03:40 PM June 23, 2022
Germany in the VNL.

Germany in the VNL. –VOLLEYBALL WORLD

MANILA, Philippines — China will have to wait again before playing in the Quezon City leg after Germany refused to play in their Volleyball Nations League (VNL) duel on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Moments before the match, the stadium announcer apologized to the fans as the 3 p.m. game between the Chinese and Germans has been canceled.

ADVERTISEMENT

China, which forfeited its supposed debut on Wednesday against France due to health and safety protocols, got the clearance to play, but Germans opted to skip the game.

The Chinese were already at the Big Dome and decided to use their canceled match as time for practice.

FEATURED STORIES

“Unfortunately, today’s 3 p.m. men’s match between China and Germany has been canceled after Germany refused to play against China even though Chinese athletes were cleared by local authorities after testing positive for COVID-19,” said the announcer.

“Therefore, in accordance with VNL 2022 competition regulations, Germany automatically forfeits the match giving China a 3-0 win.”

China was automatically awarded a three-set victory to make up for its previous forfeited game. The Asian powerhouse squad earned its second win in six games.

Germany absorbed its second loss in the Philippine leg, sliding to 3-3 records.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Germans lost to Italy, 16-25, 21-25, 22-25, on Wednesday.

The European team was also supposed to play an international friendly against the Philippine men’s volleyball squad on Monday next week at San Juan Arena. However, Germany begged off due to the grueling schedule of VNL.

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: China, Germany, VNL, Volleyball Nations League (VNL)
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.