Friendly NT Matches

  • I recognise there were several important players missing in the NT lineups: Renata Sandor at Hungary (probably not fully recovered from the hard German league season), Dora Horvath too (retired), and also no Kaja Grobelna with Yellow Tigers of Belgium. So we should not interpret results too far...

    IMO the most important absence for Hungary was Zsuzsanna Talas. Both setters did a very poor job, even Milovits could have done better :|

  • Turkish Volleyball Federation announced that Turkey and Russia will make freindly matches in 26 - 29 May in Istanbul. And also two teams will workout together.
    such a rich federation wohooooo :box: :box: :box: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

  • Bulgaria with two victories over Azerbaijan with 3:0 and 3:1. Players.

    Bulgaria team : Lora Kitipova, Emiliya Nikolova, Elitsa Vasileva, Dobriana Rabadzhieva, Hristina Ruseva, Nasya Dimitrova - Mariya Filipova-libero (Gergana Dimitrova)
    Azerbaijan team: Odina Bayramova, Ayshan Abdulazimova, Natalia Mammadova, Krystsina Yagubova, Aynur Karimova, Polina Rahimova - Valeriya Mammadova--libero (Shafagat Habibovа, Jana Culan, Elisaveta Samadova, Jeyran Aliyeva, Katerina Zhidkova)

  • Rosters ITA-NED?

    Rosters RUS-TUR?

  • Croatia won against Slovenia 3:2 in second friendly match.

  • Italy - Netherlands 1-3 ( 17-25, 25-22, 21-25, 23-25)

    I think Italy has main problem with OH. Bosseti sisters are not powerful OH and I think it will be better choice to give a chance Sorokaite as OH because sisters cant kill ball enough ?(

  • I've been watching only for 10 minutes or so, but where is Sloetjes? NED is playing with Plak-Buijs as OHs and Grothues as receiving OPP.

    I presume Lonneke gets some rest :win:

  • Netherlands - Italy: 3-1 (25-17 22-25 25-21 25-23)

    Netherlands: Belien 8, Plak 15, De Kruijf 8, Balkestein-Grothues 10, Dijkema 3, Buijs 20, Stam-Pillon (L), Schoot, Jasper, Polder

    Italy: Malinov 9, Bosetti C. 9, Bonifacio 3, Egonu 18, Bosetti L. 4, Folie 14, De Gennaro (L), Guerra, Orro 1, Sorokaite 2, Loda, Chirichella 6, Danesi

    "Lo sbaglio più grande e quello di credere di aver vinto prima ancora di giocare la partita"

  • I wonder where the Italian coach thinks he can go using both Bosetti sisters at the same time... :whistle:

  • Any link for Turquia x Russia, happening now?
    or Netherlands x Italy

  • Netherlands - Italy (27/05) -1-3 ( 25-17, 18-25, 13-25, 20-25)

    Any stats available?

  • Netherlands - Italy 1-3 (25-17 18-25 13-25 20-25)

    Netherlands: Belien 8, Plak 10, De Kruijf 5, Balkestein-Grothues 9, Dijkema 2, Buijs 10, Koolhaas 1, Stoltenborg 1,
    Italy: Malinov 5, Bosetti C. 10, Bonifacio 13, Egonu 23, Bosetti L. 11, Folie 14, De Gennaro (L), Loda 2