The 2022 World Women's Volleyball Championship kicked off the competition with two co-hosts, Poland and the Netherlands, playing on the first day, resulting in a 3-1 setback for Poland in Group A and a 3-0 win for the Netherlands in Group B over Kenya.
Poland 3-1 Croatia
Poland, one of the hosts, was placed in Group A and opened the match against Croatia. Despite being tied by Croatia after the first sound, the Polish team took two more sets with the advantage of the home court and defeated the opponent 3-1 to open the match with the scores of 25-19, 21-25, 25-23 and 25-15 in four sets.
In this game, four Polish attackers scored double-double, including the main attacker Rozanski who scored 16 points, setter Stiszak who scored 15 points, two sub attackers Kakovleska and Witkowska who scored 14 and 12 points respectively; Croatia's main attacker Mliar also scored 16 points, sub attacker Shamadan who scored 13 points and main attacker Miloš who scored 11 points.
The Netherlands, one of the co-hosts, is in Group B. The first match with Kenya, which is relatively weak, resulted in a 3-0 win in three straight sets, with scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-11. In this match, the two main attackers of the Netherlands, Buigis and Dalderup, scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, and setter Pulak contributed 11 points, while Kenya scored double figures.
The next match day of the Women's Volleyball World Championship, Group A Italy to face Cameroon, Belgium met Puerto Rico, Group B Turkey and Thailand, the Dominican Republic to face South Korea, Group C the United States to face Kazakhstan, Group D Brazil to meet the Czech Republic.