Posts by mariuszj1939

    Quote from "Nick"

    OMG, Serbia led 23:20 and lost the first set 24:26 (I think I saw the same situation... yesterday with Poland leading 23:20).

    You are absolutely right - first set was (from mental point of view) most important in both matches !

    Unfortunately I feel Polish team will not qualify to OG.
    Why - they need World Cup "wild card" together with Russia,
    if not Italy and Russia or Serbia must qualify directly from World Cup,
    and Netherland or remaining team above Poland in FIVB ranking must qualify from European Tournament otherwise Poland will not go to International Tournament in Japan next year. :cry2:

    and about rules in FIVB - there are no rules
    see qualification to OG
    I'm quite sure R.Acosta will invite counties to World Qualification Tournaments only acc. to his own idea ???
    I remember even I sent letter to him before OG 2004 - of course no answer or comments.
    Please don't expect clear rules in FIVB.
    What about World League - how teams are selected without any qualification (TV, money etc) ?
    Poland couldn't participate for so many years !

    Luxembourg, August 29, 2007. As a consequence of the FIVB decision that the team of Poland has directly qualified for the World Grand Prix 2008, the CEV was obliged to completely modify the organisation of the European Qualification Tournament in Ankara (TUR) which will run from 3rd until 9th September 2007.

    In view of the new situation, the CEV has made every effort to develop a competition formula guaranteeing the sporting code of ethics, taking into account that now only three teams will benefit from the three vacancies for the FIVB World Grand Prix 2008.

    The seven participating teams of the European Qualification Tournament will face one another in a single round robin. The teams which have competed at the FIVB World Grand Prix 2007 in China, i.e. Italy and Russia, need to present at least nine players from their team roster in Ningbo in order to assure a high quality of matches. At the end of the seven competition days, the best three ranked teams of the European Qualification Tournament will be qualified for the 2008 World Grand Prix.

    As Poland is directly qualified, Italy (European Vice Champion 2005), Russia (World Champion 2006 and European bronze medallist 2005), Serbia (World bronze medallist 2006), Bulgaria, Germany, Azerbaijan, as well as organiser Turkey are the seven teams who will compete for the three places in the FIVB World Grand Prix 2008 during the European Qualification Tournament in Ankara (TUR) from 3rd until 9th September 2007.

    Ankara is staging this event for the second time after 2004 when six teams fought for the three free places in the World Grand Prix 2005.

    For more information on the European Qualification Tournament for the FIVB World Grand Prix 2008 please view

    FIVB World Grand Prix 2008
    European Qualification Tournament

    Match Program

    Monday, 3 September 2007
    ITA - SRB

    TUR - AZE

    RUS - BUL

    Tuesday, 4 September 2007
    AZE - ITA

    GER - RUS

    SRB - TUR

    Wednesday, 5 September 2007
    BUL - GER

    TUR - RUS

    AZE - SRB

    Thursday, 6 September 2007
    GER - ITA

    BUL - AZE

    RUS - SRB

    Friday, 7 September 2007
    GER - AZE

    SRB - BUL

    ITA - TUR

    Saturday, 8 September 2007
    AZE - RUS

    TUR - GER

    ITA - BUL

    Sunday, 9 September 2007
    SRB - GER

    BUL - TUR

    RUS - ITA

    Is it the same Serbia team ? Or Germany are too strong !
    I feel their present potential can be seen at WGP qualification in Turkey
    three good other team can show us what happened

    FIVB news :

    2008 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals awarded to Yokohama, Japan

    Mr. Jizhong Wei, FIVB First Executive Vice-President, during the press conference after the World Grand Prix Council Meeting
    Ningbo, China, August 25, 2007 - The right of hosting next years FIVB World Grand Prix Finals has been awarded to Japanese city of Yokohama in the FIVB World Grand Prix Council Meeting here on Saturday.
    The FIVB World Grand Prix Council Meeting was held Saturday morning in the Fuchun International Hotel of Beilun. It was decided in the fruitful meeting that the 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix will kick off on June 20th and the Finals will be held in Yokohama, Japan from July 9th to 13th.
    The first weekend of the preliminaries will be played on June 20th to 22nd in Ningbo, China, Kobe of Japan and Poland. The second legs are slated for June 27th-29th in Russia, Italy and Hong Kong, China with the third legs to continue on July 4th-6th in Bangkok of Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Macau, China.
    Seven teams, namely China, Japan, Brazil, the United States, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Poland, have already qualified for the 2008 edition of the World Grand Prix with two more teams from Asia and three more from Europe to be decided through qualification tournaments this September.

    Netherlands is good (but not great) team.
    Good service and attact - also just few own mistakes per set.
    Poland played not bad but ... beginning and end of each set terrible
    2:7 , 4:9 etc.
    Swieniewicz and Rosner were not good. Both can play much better.
    and reception ...
    maybe next time at ECH :wink2:

    I expect great game tomorrow Poland - Netherlands.
    Why - Bonnita would like to test the best possible team against Netherlands.
    Poland can meet them at ECH.
    I've seen Bonnita he knows Russia style and today match was not very importnt for him - additionally two key Polish players didn't play today.

    Brazil - Denmark 3:0
    South Africa - Canada 0:3
    Turkey - Russia 1:3
    Slovakia - France 3:1
    Chinese Taipei - China 0:3
    Serbia - Italy 3:2
    Spain - Poland 1:3
    Japan - Thailand running

    Hello everybody,

    I was quite active member of previous women volleyball forum.
    Unfortunately I changed computer and at the same time "old" forum was stopped.
    Ystd - surprise - I found new forum with so many "known" members like
    natja, justyna etc

    Greetings to everybody from sunny Szczecin , Poland ! :D