Italy punch ticket to #EuroVolleyU17M after winning WEVZA qualifier


Article Mon, Jan 9 2023

Italy emerged victorious from the WEVZA qualifier for this year’s #EuroVolleyU17M held this past week in Darfo Boario Terme, Brescia. The event featured seven national teams from the Western European Zonal Volleyball Association (WEVZA), with hosts Italy eventually punching the ticket to the Final Round due to take place later this year in Montenegro.

The Azzurrini celebrate their home triumph at the WEVZA U17 Men qualifier held in Darfo Boario Terme

Italy beat Spain 3-1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-22, 25-21) in the final contested on Sunday. France finished the tournament in third place after thrashing Germany 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-16) in the ‘small final’. Portugal beat Belgium 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 25-15) to claim fifth place – as the Netherlands ended up at the bottom of the final charts. All teams apart from Italy will contest the second round of qualifications scheduled for April 2023 – and vie there for a spot in the Final Round.

Individual awards

Setter: Simone Porro (ITA)
Outside hitters: Simone Bertoncello (ITA), Marcio Garcia Dominguez (ESP)
Middle blockers: Nicola Zara (ITA), Pierre Delaporte (FRA)
Opposite hitter: Diego Armando Kunda Visciglia (ESP)
Libero: Andrea Giani (ITA)
MVP: Simone Porro (ITA)

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