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07/09/2019 23:30
EuroVolley Women – All you need to know ahead of the medal matches
CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women

Luxembourg, September 7, 2019. The history-making CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women will be reaching its climax on Sunday, with Serbia and Turkey playing for gold and Italy locking horns with Poland with a bronze medal at stake. These matches are a repeat of the fixtures that these teams contested in the pool stage of the tournament. Serbia beat Turkey 3-1 in the last match of Pool A, while Poland edged Italy 3-2 in Pool B in Lodz – with Italy already sure of finishing first in the pool after taking two sets. There is much to look forward as the ultimate Volleyball party held across as many as four countries ends in emphatic style with yet another full house of some 12,000 people expected at the iconic Ankara Sports Hall!  

Make sure you follow the competition through the official event website and the CEV’s social media channels, with live streaming (geo-blocking applies depending on the TV agreements in place) and exclusive video content available on EuroVolleyTV and the CEV’s YouTube channel, respectively.

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Gold Medal Match – Serbia vs. Turkey (at 19:30 local time)

•    Serbia (incl. predecessors Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro) and Turkey will meet for the ninth time at the EuroVolley. Serbia have a record of six wins to two losses.
•    Serbia and Turkey played semi-final matches in 2011 (3-2 Serbia win) and 2017 (3-0 Serbia win) and a bronze medal match in 2015 (3-0 Serbia win).
•    Turkey and Serbia also met in the group stage of the tournament, with Serbia winning 3-1.
•    Five of the eight matches between Serbia and Turkey at EuroVolley have ended in straight sets (Serbia W4-L1).
•    Turkey beat Serbia 3-0 in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League earlier this summer.

Bronze medal match – Italy vs. Poland (at 17:00 local time)

•    Poland and Italy have met 15 times at the European Championships. Poland won the first five encounters, but added only three wins in the following 10 matches.
•    This is a replay of the 2005 EuroVolley final, which Poland won 3-1 against Italy.
•    Poland beat Italy in five sets in the pool phase on August 29, coming back from a 1-2 deficit. Poland could now win back-to-back European Championship matches against Italy for the first time since the first five matches these teams played in the competition.
•    Italy beat Poland 3-2 in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League this summer.

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