CEV Women’s European Championship 2019 - hosts Turkey, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia

  • If all the favorites would win against their opponents from now on, quarterfinals will look like this;


    SRB-AZE vs ITA-RUS

    TUR-NED vs POL-GER


    Let's see if we will have any surprises that will shuffle this quarterfinal matchups:box:

  • Yes, it was said sooo many times but Naz's quality makes difference whenever she enters the match. Cansu's connection is better with the middles but Naz's isnt bad either( very good actually :whistle:)and her sets to 2 and 4 are soo much better. When Cansu makes panic her sets to 2 and 4 becomes so shaky that Hande and Meliha tries to tip all the time. Anyway, todays game was so much convincing. Congratulations girls:drink:

    I totally agree with you,the point is that she can make different for the team .I know people said that cansu do good with the MB but Naz does good too(she is always good with the middles when she wasn’t pregnant).Too me ,people play better deserve to be the starter.Giovanni only let Naz be the stater when the situation is so nervous like the fifth set against Finland which the team can’t lose

  • it’s true SRB was playing with the bench after the 1st set but apparently so was FRA. i don’t even know who the titulars are because the coach changed the whole team after the first set (his daughter plays for BEL?). he made a lot of changes too against GRE.


    FRA won the 3rd set going from 16-17 to 25-17!!!!!


    that was so strange how moreels got hurt in the 4th set. that was an incredible rally, she made 2 great digs in back row, and then after the point was over with a ndoye block, it looked like she slipped shifting her weight and twisted her knee. pity. and she’s also so pretty.


    FRA was leading then 20-17, but it seemed they lost their concentration after moreels’ injury and then they lost the set and match.


    i like cazaute, gicquel, sylves and ndoye. the way they are playing they are for sure better than ESP right now.

  • Too many bad referee calls in GER x RUS, geez... even challenge's camera using wrong images.. :cursing:

  • So here's a scenario in Pool D: if Germany lose to Slovakia, and Slovakia loses to Russia then we will have a 3-way tie which I think is plausible.. Russia can still come out top in their pool due to superior set/points ratio. Will the QF pairings change? No way Russia can stop Egonu w/o their best blocker Fetisova.. Rooting for Slovakia to win tomorrow :rolll:

  • I don't think Slovakia can beat Germany. To me, finishing as 3rd is already overachievement for Slovakia:whistle:

  • I think so, too. Yesterday it was about Belarus' mistakes in 3 sets, not much about Slovakia's perfect game..they still have very poor reception, first setter is changed in second game in a row and they dont have Opp at all.. But their fighting spirit was great.

  • Too many bad referee calls in GER x RUS, geez... even challenge's camera using wrong images.. :cursing:

    at least that attack line fault was corrected, because everybody could easily see, that it were not Lippmanns shoes in first picture (!)

  • odds before some hours


    Bulgaria 1.05-Greece 8.50


    odds now


    Bulgaria 1.20- Greece 4.25

  • Any news about Grothues?

    No there isn't any info, hopefully they tell us something during the match.

  • It seems like it's only a sprained ankle for Balkestein-Grothues. She probably can play later this tournament. Dijkema captain:aww:

  • I think so, too. Yesterday it was about Belarus' mistakes in 3 sets, not much about Slovakia's perfect game..they still have very poor reception, first setter is changed in second game in a row and they dont have Opp at all.. But their fighting spirit was great.

    I agree Germany is the overall stronger team, but we can never know which Germany shows up today :lol: (that and homecourt advantage) If Germany played like they did against Russia the previous day, they should win with no issues

  • I agree Germany is the overall stronger team, but we can never know which Germany shows up today :lol: (that and homecourt advantage) If Germany played like they did against Russia the previous day, they should win with no issues

    That's exactly my worry. Yesterday's match was a huge emotional and physical effort, so I kind of expect them to be a bit "empty" today, so who knows what can happen. OTOH Slovakia also had a very emotional five-setter yesterday...

  • Meanwhile also Spain 0-2 down vs Switzerland.


    Lmao this Ech is something else and I'm here for it

  • One thing Greece can improve on is MBs. Larousi is not bad but she must improve and they need one more. Anyone knows if the youth NTs can deliver in the future?