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05/01/2019 22:00
Finland and Denmark to clash in Sunday’s final at #EuroVolleyU16W qualifier
2019 CEV U16 Volleyball European Championship - Women

Torshavn, Faroe Islands, January 5, 2019. On Sunday, Finland and Denmark will contest the final of the NEVZA zonal qualifier for this year’s #EuroVolleyU16W in Torshavn, after they emerged victorious from their respective semis with the Faroe Islands and Sweden. The winners of this fixture will qualify for the Final Round due to take place in July in Italy and Croatia. As for the teams ranked from second to fourth, their journey will continue in the second round of qualifications scheduled for the month of April. The final and the other classification matches will be taking place on Sunday with live streaming available on the official website of the Faroese Volleyball Association, www.fbf.fo.

In the quarterfinals played on Saturday morning, Sweden secured a comfortable straight-set victory over Ireland (25-17, 25-16, 25-11) to qualify for the semi-final against Denmark. Sweden kept their winning momentum to take the first set 25-17 against the Danes, but could not keep up with the pace in the following sets, which went Denmark’s way (25-14, 25-14 and 25-16).


Danish timeout during the semi-final with Sweden.

In the final on Sunday, Denmark will face Finland who in their semi-final stormed to an easy 3-0 victory over the hosting nation, the Faroe Islands (25-13, 25-13, 25-11).

The Faroe Islands had qualified for the semi-finals earlier in the day with a 3-1 victory against Iceland in the quarterfinals. After the home team won the first two sets 25-17 and 25-18, Iceland fought back to win the third 25-20, before losing the fourth set 21-25.

Match schedule

Match for places 5-6: 13:00 GMT Ireland vs. Iceland
Match for places 3-4: 15:30 GMT Sweden vs Faroe Islands
Final 1-2: 18:00 GMT Denmark vs Finland


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