I usually enjoy watching Azerbaijan because they play such old-fashioned volleyball, but holy shit they are terrible today. It is painfully unwatchable. They play slow, make insane errors and have such negative energy. It is embarrassing
If Serbia/Italy manages to win the gold, I hope they won't give the MVP award to Bošković or Egonu. It would be so uninspired and to be honest, undeserved.
I miss the days when they didn't just give the award to the highest scorer of the winning team by default.
Serbia - Romania 3-0
Azerbaijan - Bulgaria 1-3
Italy - Slovakia 3-0
Russia - Belgium 3-2
Turkey - Croatia 3-0
Netherlands - Greece 3-0
Poland - Spain 3-0
Germany - Slovenia 3-0
volleyball.it's version is:
SRB/ROM vs AZE/BUL
ITA/SVK vs RUS/BEL
NED/GRE vs TUR/CRO
GER/SVK vs POL/ESP
ok good, at least that is close to a credible source. my bad
I don't think so for the latter part. QF should still be against Germany (assuming they beat Slovenia).
So now I dont understand anything. Italy and Germany will play against each other in the QF? Even if they won their groups?
That is how I understood it. It is possible that I am wrong though. Better wait for official confirmation.
Winning or losing the match in the tie break would make Italy be #1 in the group. I can't understand what actually changed their path to the finals by losing the match...
Because the runner up of the group was supposed to play Slovakia. However, two hosts can't play against each other, so Poland and Italy switch positions in the draw.
So the Italians have to go to Bratislava,win and then come back to Poland to play the QF
At least Bratislava is close to Lodz. Bulgaria has to go all the way to Budapest from Ankara to play Azerbaijan, and then potentially travel back for the QF.
I don't want to be that guy, but Italy would have won this if they had to. They had already won the group at 2-1 (and apparently by losing they got sent into the easier part of the draw).
So now Italy's been moved to the lower half of the draw to play vs Slovakia? Or is it other way around?
Lol at Folie and De Gennaro reacton to Wolocz getting head-balled.
This 4th set is so good.
The ranking of European OPPs in this ECH:
Boskovic-Egonu - the young Super opps
Goncharova-Sloetjes - the tried-and-tested veterans
Smarzek-Lippmann - the up and coming stars
Rahimova deserves a mention tho IMO. Old, but gold.
Fun match to watch, but mostly because of the awesome Ankara crowd. Not that high quality tho. Hope it will be better when they play again in the final
Yeah, I also think it partially touched the floor, which is enough. But Terzic has the right to be angry, because it said that there was no touch at first.
That save by Bosko tho. When will Egonu?
Queen Busa finally getting the recognition she deserves on this forum
Seriously, why keep Ebrar for so long when you have Boz?
Russia is in beast mode today, Startseva especially seems very inspired. Kinda came out of nowhere tbh
You lot can joke all you want, but Buša's reception brought Serbia the gold at WCh.
A legend indeed
Insane win by Belgium. Herbotts was sickk.
So, Russia is waiting for either Poland or Italy in the next round. Either way, it will be awesome.
I'm a bit out of the loop, why isn't Aelbrecht playing for Belgium?