Definitely Netherlands vs France. It's a pity that the strong Dutch squad could not advance further than the Quarterfinals at Sydney Olympics. Still it's good to see how this memorable team managed to bring themselves another Olympic dream with their own hands. I remember v.d.Horst had been absent from NT for 4-5 years before 2000?
Thanks in advance for the upload!
I'll finish uploading matches (summaries, but longer than the last one) from the WL finals. But after I would like to know which match you guys would be most interested in:
- Netherlands vs France qualification for Sydney 2000. Epic Epic match!!! personally my favorite match. After 1996 Holland had been underperforming and was continuously humiliated by teams wich usually were weaker, but because they'd be facing the olymic champions they'd play their best volleyball. Because of this Holland officially did not qualify for the Olympics of 2000 But then they were granted one more chance... and just before the tournament they finally got their form back! The actual tournament was like an explosian of revenge for all those years of humiliation.. no team was gonna stand in our way anymore. Gortzen was SO powerful, Schuil was unstoppable, Blange was a true leader and Bas van de Goor was his phenomenal self (he had been the only player that played up to his level in the last years). Still sends shivers down my spine. So the match I have is the final against France... which has a great Grandvorka.
- Then I have a great Netherlands vs Czech Repulic ECH 2001 (whole match).
- And finally I have ECH 2001 Poland vs Italy.