The German volleyball players lost their last chance to reach the quarter-finals at the World Cup in the Netherlands and Poland. The team of national coach Vital Heynen lost 1:3 (25:19, 18:25, 22:25, 18:25) against the Dominican Republic in Lodz on Friday evening. In the final intermediate round game on Saturday (8.30 p.m.) against co-hosts Poland, the selection of the German Volleyball Association (DVV) can no longer solve the ticket for the round of the eight best teams. The German team got off to a strong start in the Atlas Arena, with the outside attackers Hanna Orthmann and Lina Alsmeier providing the necessary points for a relatively clear set win. But from the second set onwards, the mistakes increased, and the DVV players weren’t as concentrated as they were at the beginning, even when accepting. In sets three and four, the team around captain Jennifer Janiska was also at a disadvantage in the decisive game situations. By far the best player on the field was Brayelin Martínez. The 2.01m tall star player scored a total of 28 points for the Dominican Republic. The most successful German scorer was Orthmann (16).