2020 Olympic Games - qualification

  • Congrats to Turkey. Fighting game with so many mistakes. Smarzek lack of scoring in the end of 4th sets was crucial. As I expected that was totally different match on neutral field and Turkey did not played anything special. I think fresh Germany has more chances to win !

  • Poor Wolosz. She has to deal with poor teammates. Turkey isn’t spectacular. Its just two bad teams fighting hard.

    Actually from all Polish players besides Smarzek who probably had her worst match of all time Wolosz was second worst. Even with this bad reception her sets were terrible tbh especially 1 m too narrow set to Smarzek on match point.

  • What a match :white: I'm so sorry for Poland, such defeats are very hard to digest...


    I know many people think Germany has an advantage now, Turkey played until so late and two consecutive five set matches, BUT: in the legendary 2004 tournament, Germany played three consecutive five set matches before the final, including an incredibly dramatic semifinal, and then they went on to steamroll over Turkey in the final when everybody thought they must be dead on their feet...

  • Turkey deserved the win. I guess Boz played her best match with the NT jersey. Eda was a beast in the block. Akoz did shine once again - what I most admire about her is how she can not only defend but she also make it in a way the setter can easily approach to do their job.


    Smarzek playing poorly today, unfortunately. Poland needed her a lot, and she wasn't able to kill a single ball in decisive moments in 4th set.

  • If anyone asks me why I love volleyball, or if I were going to try to convince someone to love it like I do, I'd show this game.. no, it wasn't a game, it was a SHOW! No one ever told Meryem Boz what pressure is, she wasn't playing the most important game of her life, she was playing a friendly match with her friends. Look at her happiness, how cool she was.. she was having fun.. She was dancing! This, my friends, is VOLLEYBALL! I've never seen such a spectacular performance in my life and I will never see again...


    This girls DESERVE to be in Tokyo and the birthday of Meryem Boz needs to become national holiday in Turkey, right now!

  • The problem with Poland is that their best offensive weapon didnt show up. That didnt happen in a vacuum of course and Turkey has a lot to do with that. The difference between the two is that Turkey fights for every ball while Poland gets cought standing around a bonfire a lot of the times. Congrats to Turkey and I hope for another exciting match in less than 24 hours.

  • Actually from all Polish players besides Smarzek who probably had her worst match of all time Wolosz was second worst. Even with this bad reception her sets were terrible tbh especially 1 m too narrow set to Smarzek on match point.

    I wouldn't say she was the second worst, but she wasn't any better than the rest. Saying other Polish players are limited and that she was the only good player in the squad , is just disrespectful and rude imo

  • Congrats both teams as a Turk. What a epic game. Meryem is amazing. I didn't expect a performance like that from her because she's 32. I believe we will go to the Olympics