Three Argentinian players banned for violating COVID-19 rules at VNL. – –

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Three Argentinian players banned for violating COVID-19 rules at VNL. – –


Three Argentinian players have been temporarily excluded from the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) bubble in Rimini for violating COVID-19 regulations.

The trio were among nine Argentinian players granted a special dispensation to join the bubble before the designated window due to health circumstances deemed to be exceptional, but “violated the mandatory quarantine by leaving their hotel room”, according to the International Federation. volleyball (FIVB).

Their accreditations have been withdrawn but will be reinstated on Sunday, June 12, added the FIVB.

On the pitch today, Slovenia made a superb comeback in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) bubble in Rimini to beat France and move one point closer to their opponents in the men’s overall standings.

France held a two-set lead but couldn’t close the game and Slovenia fought back, winning 17-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-9.

The victory offered Slovenia a level of revenge, as France knocked them out of the Olympic qualifying tournament in January 2020.

France now have 18 points in third place, Slovenia one point and one place behind after both teams have won six of their first eight games in VNL.

Poland and Brazil won three sets, respectively against the Dutch and Bulgarian teams, to remain first and second, but with 21 points they strengthened their lead over France.

Japan beat host Italy 21-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 15-9 to increase to five of eight wins.

Argentina beat Australia without a win and the United States defeated Germany, both in two sets.

Russia triumphed over Canada in four sets and Serbia came from behind against Iran winning 21-25, 25-15, 26-28, 25-22, 15-8.

This result allows Serbia to overtake Iran, although both have 16 points.

Eight more men’s matches are scheduled for tomorrow.



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