Friendly matches


  • Thank you very much, kind sir :drink:

  • On Saturday and Sunday Germany will play the Netherlands in two friendly matches in Kienbaum. The matches will take place under exclusion of the public. So i guess, we won't hear much more from it than the result.


    Afterwards German NT Coach Stewart Bernard will select 12 players for the tournament in France. Currently there are 16 players in the roster.

  • Finland beat Turkey in Ankara 1-3 (20-25, 30-28, 18-25, 19-25). Mikko Esko did not play due to stomach flu. Teams will play another game tomorrow and after Finland travels to Croatia for the pre-qualification tournament.

  • On Saturday and Sunday Germany will play the Netherlands in two friendly matches in Kienbaum. The matches will take place under exclusion of the public. So i guess, we won't hear much more from it than the result.

    I gave bad information. :whistle: First match took place today, the second will be tomorrow.


    Today, Germany won 3:1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-21, 26-24). Starting six for Germany: Simon Tischer, Georg Grozer, Max Günthör, Marcus Böhme, Björn Andrae, Robert Kromm und Ferdinand Tille.


    Source: http://www.volleyball-verband.…49ktovs738e2a3vpag20ti5bd

  • I gave bad information. :whistle: First match took place today, the second will be tomorrow.


    Today, Germany won 3:1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-21, 26-24). Starting six for Germany: Simon Tischer, Georg Grozer, Max Günthör, Marcus Böhme, Björn Andrae, Robert Kromm und Ferdinand Tille.


    Source: http://www.volleyball-verband.…49ktovs738e2a3vpag20ti5bd

    Again no Steuerwald in starting six :S
    Any stats, maybe?

  • Again no Steuerwald in starting six :S
    Any stats, maybe?

    No, unfortunately there are no stats available.


    The second match, which was scheduled for today, was cancelled, as the Netherlands had no healthy setter anymore.


    On Monday Coach Stewart Bernard will announce the final 12-player roster for the tournament in France.


    http://www.volleyball-verband.…nas68g63b76441eid8a6hajke

  • Arena Sofia 2011 tournament Highlights


  • Bulgaria - Serbia 30.07.2011 friendly, Arena Sofia opening match

  • Bulgaria - Serbia 24.08.2011 Varna friendly

  • 24.04.2012 / Maribor (SLO) / Slovenia 1:3 Iran (20:25 23:25 25:18 17:25 )
    next match 25.04.2012


    Iran will play two matches in Serbia before going to Bulgaria for another two friendly matches.
    Only 7 (out of 14) players from World Cup squad are in this team. Velasco, not happy with World Cup performance made some revolutionary changes in the squad.

  • 24.04.2012 / Maribor (SLO) / Slovenia 1:3 Iran (20:25 23:25 25:18 17:25 )
    next match 25.04.2012


    Iran will play two matches in Serbia before going to Bulgaria for another two friendly matches.
    Only 7 (out of 14) players from World Cup squad are in this team. Velasco, not happy with World Cup performance made some revolutionary changes in the squad.


    Wow that is a big change! Who are the new players and who is not on the team anymore? It is strange after they won the Asian Championships and beat some god teams like Poland and Serbia at the world cup.

  • Wow that is a big change! Who are the new players and who is not on the team anymore? It is strange after they won the Asian Championships and beat some god teams like Poland and Serbia at the world cup.

    he thinks that team was too old, and that's why Iran had a very bad finish in World Cup after that good start. The current squad is very young with only few experienced players


    those 7 players not on the team anymore


    Amir Hosseini - starting setter
    Mehdi Bazargard - starting opposite
    Arash Kamalvand - starting OH , Asian Championships MVP / seriously injured
    Farhad Nazari-Afshari - starting OH in pre-Velasco era, bench player in his team, AVC Cup MVP
    Ali Hossein - reserve libero (played two matches in WC against POL and ARG and Iran won both matches)
    Hesam Bakhsheshi - reserve MB
    Arash Keshavarzi - reserve OH


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    Velasco kept Nadi, Mousavi, Zarini, Fayazi, Ghafour, Mahdavi and Zarif from the previous team.
    Saeid Marouf will be starting setter, he had this position from 2007 to 2010 (the previous coach had personal problems with Hosseini) last year he left the team because of Hosseini (the don't like each other)
    The new players are Mojtaba Mirzajanpour, Farhad Ghaemi, Alireza Jadidi, Reza Ghara, Shahram Mahmoudi, Alireza Mobasheri and Hassan Senobari. from these players, Mirzajanpour has a very good chance to be a starter. he was in Velasco's plan last year too but missed the World Cup for some stupid administrative problems.


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    Iran lost the second match to Slovenia 3-2
    Slovenia 3:2 Iran (25:20 23:25 18:25 25:20 15:9 )

  • 26/4
    Friendly in Morón, Argentina:


    Argentina 0:3 Cuba (21:25 19:25 21:25)


    Squads:
    Argentina: Maximiliano Cavanna, Iván Castellani; Martín Blanco Costa, Maximiliano Gauna; Mariano Giustiniano, Cristian Poglajen. Libero: Facundo Santucci. Coach: Juan Manuel Barrial. Subs: Marcos Aldazábal.

    Cuba: Yoandri Díaz, Fernando Hernández; Isbel Mesa, David Fiel; Wilfredo León, Henry Bell. Libero: Keiber Gutiérrez. Coach: Orlando Samuels. Subs: Liam Sem Estrada, Yordan Bisset, Rolando Cepeda