Good performance in the first set, but to me Italy can do much more! Come on girls!
Belgium is fighting, they are near now! but they need another hitter besides Herbots. Grobelna is uneffective.
Voronkova nightmarish performance goes on.
I'm going to write it.here, as there isn't a specific thread for it.
Italy won the U19 World Championship, beating Russia in the final. The group is extremely talented I have to say, I got to play against some of those young boys and they were really great.
This isn't the final step: they have to keep growing, and hopefully some clubs in serie A1 will give them some space!
All the best to them
Congrats Belgium!! What a great come back in the tie break! i enjoyed this game.. and now everything is open for the final standing in the pool. Herbots, I love you!
(of course I still love you too, my dear Olga )
Tie break between Belgium and Poland: the match is really enjoyable. Belgium is playing really good in defense, Herbots is such in great form and manages to make most of the points. On the other side, I don't understand why Stisiak: she is not reliable at all in reception (sometimes even Smarzek is helping) and she isn't a killer in attack.
Herbots is on fire! From 24-21 for Poland, to 27-25 for Belgium. Tie 1-1!
Any news about Grothues?
The only comment I can make after.these last matches is: Strantzali, will you marry me?
How beautiful is she?
Wow, Ognjenovic and her fast sets to Blagojevic are amazing. She left her spiker with zero blocks more than once. If another proof was needed, she can really play different styles of sets, according to her teammates.
Bulgaria played well in this first set, but Serbia was completely a mess. Mihajlovic is still out of shape.
So from giving kisses to the dutch block in the semi of ECH 2017 to the bench today.. poor Rahimova!
Sorry, but is Camila Brait back to Osasco already? She just attended the friendlies against Argentina?
France made a big step towards the elimination phase. One between Bulgaria, France and Greece will be out, but France showed good game. Bulgaria is in trouble!
This french team is a nice surprise for now. Match point for them!
Giannelli already rejoined Trento.
Is that permanent or just a temporary leave from the NT?
There's still the world cup and ECH so I'm a little surprised he's with his parent club now.
He just attended the first day of presentation and training. He will reach the NT on the 25th (with Lanza, Piano, Antonov, Colaci, Zaytsev and Juantorena) while the rest of the group is back at work since... yesterday!
And Candellaro will go, so he just attended the first day of presentation as Giannelli.