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27/08/2019 23:00
Italy, the Netherlands and Germany keep immaculate record at #EuroVolleyW
CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women

Luxembourg, August 27, 2019. Three teams – Italy, the Netherlands and Germany – boast an immaculate record of four wins in as many matches as the pool stage of CEV EuroVolley 2019 Women continued on Tuesday with another set of eight matches across Ankara, Lodz, Budapest and Bratislava. Italy and the Netherlands are the only teams yet to drop a single set in the competition, while Germany edged co-hosts Slovakia 3-1 – with the result accounting for Slovakia’s first setback in the tournament they are contesting at Ondrej Nepela Ice Arena. The Slovak organisers could still be happy as the match coincided with an all-time record of attendance – 5,250 – for women’s Volleyball in the country.

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.  

Click here for a comprehensive TV schedule of the matches due to take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Pool A

•    Finland are making their first EuroVolley appearance since 1989 and after delivering very impressive performances in their previous matches, they eventually celebrated their first triumph in the competition since 1977 when they beat West Germany on home soil.
•    It is a truly amazing achievement for the team coached by Tapio Kangasniemi, who made it to EuroVolley from a very challenging qualifying pool featuring the likes of Estonia, Sweden and Czech Republic.
•    With their back against the wall, Bulgaria had no other choice than to win their matchup with Greece in order to stay in contention for a spot in the elimination round of the competition.
•    The ‘Lionesses’ rose to the occasion, as they beat Greece in three sets – however the Hellenic team had a reason to celebrate despite their setback, as they are sure they will continue their journey in the competition beyond the pool phase. This is quite a feat as well, especially since Greece had not competed at EuroVolley since the 2001 edition.