I've just checked EuroVolley TV schedule. They only show the schedule of the pool matches, but not semi-final and final. I’ve just subscribed to it anyways.
They don't know the opponents there, so it's natural they haven't announced anything yet. They might even decide to change the starting time if they/the hosts want it. Or the ties because Germany have to play later in the evening even if they finish second. They should show the games on Thursday and Friday, though. Fortunately, they stream it without TV rights restrictions this time, unlike the ECH when they didn't despite us paying for the service.
Back to the exciting match between Bulgaria and France yesterday, does anyone notice that Sokolov had a 3m-line fault at the set point (24:23) of set 1? If it's caught, it would have been a deuce.
No, because Sokolov was in front row.
why isn’t stokr, that’s the question ?
If I recall correctly, Stokr quit the NT some years ago. Not sure if it was an official statement or natural process. He already declined NT participation back in the days when he signed in Asia. The Czechs didn't make a fuss about it because the guy has a family to feed, after all. I just don't know if they stopped calling him up, if he kept declining, or if he just quit.
The Czechs are the only European team that apparently didn't take this qualifier very seriously. Belgium and the Netherlands are also a mess, but at least they summoned the best line-ups available. It's not just Dzavoronok, it's also Hadrava, Finger, Michalek (there but not playing), Bartos. Whereas Michalek is probably injured, I don't think (all) the rest are.