Baku, Azerbaijan, May 29, 2017. One of six second-round European qualifiers to the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship will start on Tuesday at the Sports Games Palace in Baku with hosts Azerbaijan set to play the national teams of Denmark, Norway, Israel, Ukraine and The Netherlands. The tournament will last for five days and come to an end on Saturday, June 3 with the eventual winners securing their qualification to next year’s World Championship in Japan. Azerbaijan will play their first match on Tuesday against Norway shortly after returning from Bulgaria, where they had some friendly games to prepare in the best way for this tournament.
Saturday 27th of May 2017
Warsaw, Poland, May 27, 2017. While Serbia maintained their perfect form, the Czech Republic produced an impressive performance to beat the home team Poland 3-2 to the disappointment of the attending 1,200 fans. This result means that Poland have to beat Serbia on Sunday in order to progress in the competition, while if that does not happen, the Czech Republic need to beat Cyprus to finish second and take the Pool B slot in the third round of qualifications.
Saturday 27th of May 2017
Tbilisi, Georgia, May 26, 2017. On the day Georgia celebrated the 26th anniversary since the country’s independence from the Soviet Union, the national government decided to host a number of sporting events to coincide with the celebrations. The programme included Volleyball matches as well, with a Volleyball court set up right in Tbilisi downtown – and with players of different ages and skills joining the members of the women’s national team on this special occasion.
Thursday 25th of May 2017
Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2017. Serbia and Poland made it three wins in as many matches at the women’s World Championship qualifier in Warsaw. The 2016 Olympic silver medallists did find very little resistance from Cyprus whereas Poland dropped one set in their matchup with Slovakia. The Czech Republic are still in contention for a top finish at the tournament after they routed Iceland in three sets. The eventual winners of the event in the Polish capital will make it straight to next year’s World Championship in Japan – the runners-up will have one last call at the third and last round of qualifications in August.
Monday 22nd of May 2017
Jurmala, Latvia, May 23, 2017. Latvia’s most popular seaside resort, the city of Jurmala, will turn into the capital of European Beach Volleyball later this summer when hosting the 2017 edition of the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final from August 16 to 20, with € 200,000 prize money at stake next to the much-coveted gold, silver and bronze medals.