LIVE UPDATES: VNL 2024 Week 3 Manila June 19
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LIVE UPDATES: VNL 2024 Week 3 Manila June 19

/ Updated as of: 10:51 AM June 20, 2024

 VNL 2024 schedule June 19

3pm – Germany vs France
7pm – Iran vs USA

FULL SCHEDULE HERE.

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VNL: Micah Christenson, USA grateful for fans’ support in loss

Micah Christenson and Team USA during a VNL Week 3 game

Micah Christenson and Team USA during a VNL Week 3 game against Iran. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Team USA setter Micah Christenson wanted to win it for their Filipino fans, but their Manila debut was spoiled by Iran in five sets in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 3 on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Christenson and the fan-favorite USA, cheered by the Filipino crowd, couldn’t complete a comeback as Iran pulled off a 26-28, 25-23, 25-18, 26-28, 15-13 stunner to end a winless eight-game skid. FULL STORY

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VNL 2024: Iran upsets powerhouse USA for first win

Poriya Hossein Iran VNL

MANILA, Philippines — Iran turned to Poriya Hossein and Milad Ebadipour to stun the powerhouse USA, in five sets, 26-28, 25-23, 25-18, 26-28, 15-13, and earn its first win in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Although they are no longer in contention for the Final Eight, the Iranians played their hearts out to overcome the runner-up and Olympic-bound USA and snap an eight-game skid. FULL STORY

VNL Week 3 Update: Iran vs USA

PH fan favorite USA and Iran take the court at the VNL Week 3 games at MOA Arena.

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VNL 2024: Germany beats France, stays in Final Eight hunt

Grozer Germany VNL Manila

Gyorgy Grozer of Germany during a game against France in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 3 in Manila.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — György Grozer stepped up for Germany with 21 points to stun France, 25-23, 25-27, 25-20, 25-23, to keep their Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Final Eight bid on track on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The 39-year-old Grozer, who wasn’t part of last year’s Germany team in the VNL to focus on the Olympic qualifier, continued to prove that age is just a number as he led a balanced attack to beat contender France and improve to a 4-5 record for ninth place behind No. 8 Cuba (4-4). FULL STORY

VNL Week 3 Update: Germany vs France

Reigning Olympic champion France and world no. 11 Germany open the June 19 double head of VNL Week 3.

Alas Pilipinas holds a meet and greet ahead of VNL games

Alas Pilipinas men’s and women’s teams are ready to meet the fans at MOA Arena ahead of the VNL Week 3 games today.

VNL 2024: Ran Takahashi, Japan seek improvement after loss to Canada

Japan VNL Manila

Japan during the VNL in Manila against Canada.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Ran Takahashi and Yuji Nishida vowed to bounce back after fan favorite Japan fell short against Canada in five sets in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 3 opener on Tuesday evening at Mall of Asia Arena.

Energized by the roaring Philippine crowd, Japan fought back from a 1-2 match deficit but still yielded to Canada, 25-21, 20-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-10, dropping to a 6-3 record still in sixth place. FULL STORY

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