Thai spikers lose to USA in Nations League Week 2 final

Pornpun Guedpard celebrates after scoring a point against USA during the FIVB Nations League in Quezon City in the Philippines on Sunday.  (Photo: Thailand Volleyball Association)

Pornpun Guedpard celebrates after scoring a point against USA during the FIVB Nations League in Quezon City in the Philippines on Sunday. (Photo: Thailand Volleyball Association)

The USA volleyball team proved too strong for Thailand as the Thai forwards wrapped up the second week of the tournament with another loss on Sunday.

Thailand won the first set 25-17 but gave up the next three 13-25, 23-25, 18-25 to the world No. 1 ranked team. The United States are also top of the Nations League tournament which is being held in Quezon City, Philippines.

The Thai team remained in eighth place in the round robin.

Thailand have been badly weakened after eight of the players tested positive for Covid-19 during the competition.

They started with a victory over Canada, but then succumbed to Poland and Japan before meeting the United States.

Thailand will play Week 3, the final leg of the pool, from June 28 to July 3 with Italy, China, Poland, Brazil, South Korea, the Dominican Republic and Bulgaria in Sofia.

The top eight teams will enter the final in the Turkish capital Ankara from July 13-17.

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