BEACH VOLLEYBALL


Volleyball is on the rise in Belarus as shown by historic results

Tuesday 26th of September 2017
Volleyball is on the rise in Belarus as shown by historic results

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 26, 2017. It has been a truly remarkable year for Volleyball in Belarus – back in April they won bronze at the #EuroVolleyU18W in the Netherlands, later this summer they finished in fourth place at the first-ever U16 women’s European Championship and now their ‘senior’ national team is among the top eight in Europe for the first time since 1995!

Belarus equal best ever EuroVolleyW result with come-from-behind win over Czechs

Tuesday 26th of September 2017
Belarus equal best ever EuroVolleyW result with come-from-behind win over Czechs

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 26, 2017. Belarus made history on Tuesday afternoon as they secured a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2017 women’s EuroVolley – thus making it among the top eight in Europe for the first time since 1995. However, that did not happen without drama as the Czech Republic claimed a 2-0 lead in the match and were only two points away from a straight-sets win before Belarus came back strong (18-25, 23-25, 27-25, 25-22, 17-15) to book their ticket to the next phase of the tournament where they will be playing Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallists Serbia. An interesting fact: Belarus won the match, even though they scored fewer points than the Czechs did (110 vs. 112).

Two exciting Playoff matches open knockout phase at women’s EuroVolley

Tuesday 26th of September 2017
Two exciting Playoff matches open knockout phase at women’s EuroVolley

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 26, 2017. After completion of the pool stage on Monday, the 2017 women’s EuroVolley continues with the Playoffs – with two matches due to take place on Tuesday and another two following on Wednesday to complete the names of the top eight teams in Europe. Pool winners Azerbaijan, Italy, Russia and Serbia lived up to the expectations and are waiting to know the name of their next opponent, as they will resume their quest for gold in the quarterfinals. On Tuesday Belarus and Czech Republic open the programme of the Playoffs at the iconic National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, with the Netherlands and Croatia following next at 20:30 local time. Live streaming of these matches will be available on the CEV’s YouTube channel as well as on Facebook in those countries where no broadcaster is transmitting the 2017 women’s EuroVolley.

Russia come from behind to make it three wins in a row in Pool C, Turkey edge Ukraine to progress to Playoffs

Monday 25th of September 2017
Russia come from behind to make it three wins in a row in Pool C, Turkey edge Ukraine to progress to Playoffs

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 25, 2017. Russia and Bulgaria delivered a marathon match on Monday early afternoon – and the ‘Lionesses’ definitely had an opportunity to cause a major sensation, the first of such kind in the tournament but they were ultimately not able to use their chances and ended up losing at the tiebreak. Russia came from behind to claim a 3-2 victory (21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 15-13) and complete a clean sweep of their matches in Pool C – thus securing a spot in the quarterfinals whereas Bulgaria will contest the Playoffs, taking there on the team finishing third in Pool A. Later in the evening, in a dramatic fight to stay alive in the tournament, Turkey beat Ukraine 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23) to finish third in the pool and play Pool A runners-up Poland on Wednesday for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Azerbaijan beat Germany to progress straight to EuroVolleyW quarterfinals

Monday 25th of September 2017
Azerbaijan beat Germany to progress straight to EuroVolleyW quarterfinals

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 25, 2017. On Monday, Azerbaijan completed a clean sweep of their matches in Pool A – and they did so by coming from behind to record a 3-1 victory over Germany (19-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-18) and secure their spot in the quarterfinals of the historic 2017 women’s EuroVolley they are co-hosting together with Georgia. As for Germany, they eventually settled for third place in the group after they previously lost to Poland and beat Hungary to continue their European Championship journey in the Playoffs on Wednesday where they will take on Pool C runners-up Bulgaria.