Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 6, 2010 - The Netherlands will end their 2010 FIVB World League with two home matches against Korea in Eindhoven this weekend as they endeavour to hold on to third place in Pool A.
The Netherlands began this FIVB World League with two solid wins in Suwon, Korea. After that followed the surprising and brilliant victory over Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. But than seven losses in a row followed with three against Brazil and four against Bulgaria. Due to the losses Peter Blangé's side can no longer qualify for the Final Round in Cordoba, Argentina.
But in the final two group matches there is still something at stake. First of all there is the prestige, and honour of winning and second, there is still prize money available for the winner of these matches. Korea, currently sitting last in Pool A, cannot catch up with to the Netherlands even if they win twice.
The two teams are likely to want to finish the competition on a high and with Korea winless so far, they will be motivated to win at least one match this year.