Lille, France, July 5, 2018. With a day to spare in the first phase of the finals, Russia, USA and Brazil have all advanced to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League - leaving France and Serbia to battle it out on the last day of pool play, Friday, for the last remaining berth. Friday’s results will also determine the order the qualified teams finish in their pools, to set up the semi-finals pairings.
Friday 6th of July 2018
Luxembourg, July 1, 2018. Belarus finished their outstanding campaign in Pool H of the qualifiers for #EuroVolleyU19W with a straight 3-0 win over Romania. The players headed by Natallia Melianiuk booked their ticket to the Finals of the 2018 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship – Women on Saturday already, but on the last day of the qualification tournament they did not refrain from showing their best and displayed some high-speed Volleyball again. The other team from Pool H that will compete in the Final Round is Germany, who claimed a 3-0 victory over Norway and qualified as second best team from that group. In Pool I (that took place from June 28 to June 30), Slovakia and the Netherlands finished in first and second place respectively and will be taking part in the Final Round of #EuroVolleyU19W which is due to take place in early September in Albania.
Poland come back from two sets down to secure ticket to 2018 CEV U20 Volleyball European Championship - Men
Friday 6th of July 2018
Luxembourg, July 1, 2018. Poland was the last team to qualify for the Final Round of the 2018 CEV U20 Volleyball European Championship – Men as on Sunday they emerged victorious 3-2 in a dramatic match with Spain. The matchup between both teams was a great end of a qualification campaign – Spain were really close to winning, having claimed a 2-0 lead in the match, but then the Polish side came back to make sure they will take part in the Final Round of #EuroVolleyU20M which will be held from July 14 to 22 in the Netherlands (Ede and The Hague) and Belgium (Kortrijk). In the other match of that Pool, Israel beat Latvia 3-1 to finish the tournament in third place. The team of Greece finished on a positive note their campaign in Pool J after seizing a 3-1 victory over Romania. Czech Republic, that on Saturday had secured their spot in the Final Round of the competition, won in straight sets vs. Serbia.
Slovakia, Netherlands and Belarus book tickets to 2018 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship - Women Finals
Sunday 1st of July 2018
Luxembourg, June 30, 2018. Slovakia became the first team from the third round of qualifications for the 2018 #EuroVolleyU19W to secure their spot for the Finals of the competition after seizing a 3-0 victory vs. Slovenia. This happened on the third and last day of the tournament held in Samos (GRE). Later in the afternoon, the Netherlands faced Greece, and despite they were already qualified as second best team before the match was played, the Dutch took a 3-0 win over the hosts. Saturday was a very positive day for Belarus as well, as they claimed another victory in Pool H, this time over Germany (3-1) and they secured their spot in the Finals as well. The hosts of Romania recorded their first win at the tournament after edging Norway 3-1 in Ploiesti.
Serbia, Spain, Poland and Czech Republic off to a good start in the third round of the qualifications for 2018 CEV U20 Volleyball European Championship - Men
Saturday 30th of June 2018
Luxembourg, June 29, 2018. The third round of qualifications for the 2018 #EuroVolleyU20M started on Friday as this is the last chance for the teams of Latvia, Spain, Poland, Israel, Romania, Serbia, Czech Republic and Greece to proceed to the finals. The eight teams are divided into two groups (Pool I and Pool J) and only the pool winners will qualify for the Final Round in the Netherlands and Belgium that will be held from July 14 to 22. Day 1 was successful for Serbia who claimed a 3-1 victory over Romania and for Czech Republic, who collected three points in Pool J as well, after storming to a 3-0 shutout of Greece. In Pool I Spain congratulated themselves with a straight 3-0 win vs. Latvia, while Poland were better than Israel, also grabbing a 3-0 win, thus making a first step towards securing their ticket to the Final Round.