China among eight quarter-finalists in women's VNL

ANKARA, July 4 (Xinhua) -- China and the the United States are among the eight teams qualifying for the quarter-finals of the women's Volleyball Nations League (VNL) after the conclusion of the preliminary competitions on Sunday.

Li Yingying (1st R) of China scores her spike during the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Women's Pool 4 match against Belgium in Quezon City, the Philippines on June 15, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

The American women, the reigning Olympic champions, claimed the top position of the standings with 11 wins against one loss, followed by Brazil and Italy, who shared a 10-2 win-loss record.

China, Japan, Serbia, Turkey and Thailand also claimed berths in the eight-team knock-out Final stage.

In the quarter-finals, which are slated for July 13-14 in Ankara, the United States will face Serbia while Brazil, China and Turkey are to take on Japan, Italy and Thailand respectively.