Jump to content

Welcome to Totallympics, the home of Olympic Sports!

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to other members, get your own private messenger, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Login | Create an Account


Gianlu33

Men's Volleyball FIVB World Championship 2018

Recommended Posts

VolleyRuller96    105
2 minutes ago, dareza said:

Players from Iceland :thumbup:their celebration is truly beautiful :)

They are happy with every single point, that's the true meaning of sport :) and their fans are awesome, there are very few of them yet they create great atmosphere 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

Well, players from Iceland actually played better then I thought they would ;) I was fearing they will be on the same level as Algeria from last years World Cup, but especially in 2nd set they played pretty competetive volleyball, even managed to lead against the strongest team in the group for a bit :d

 

Now I am truly curious about the Level of Cypriot team :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

Poor Moldova was this close to achieving their first point at this qualification :( they lost 4th set 26-28.... still this is great result and beggining of tournament for them , as 4 years ago they only managed to get 3 points in a group with Slovenia, Hungary and Israel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

Pretty decent first set for :CYP which is a shame on us. We lost 15 points, but only because Cyprus' players seemed to lose their heads when they got us at 11-12...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

25-17... we are playing against second-worst team of our group... Jesus Christ, they were leading 4-1, 8-7 until again they lost their heads in the middle of the set and that's what saved us. We will take 4th place in this group, after Serbia, Czech Republic and Slovakia...

Edited by VolleyRuller96

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

25-15 in the third set for us. We won 3-0 but it was a dreadful performance and we won all sets only because Cyprus could not keep concentration after half of the sets and after leading for example 10-5 lost 7 points in a row. I fear the upcoming matches...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

Serbia, Poland, Czech Republic live up to expectations to start World Championship qualifier on a high note

 

 

Warsaw, Poland, May 23, 2017. The first day of the women’s World Championship qualifier in Warsaw produced three victories for the top favourites of the competition – with the Czech Republic edging their neighbours from Slovakia 3-1 before Olympic silver medallists Serbia routed Iceland in three sets and hosts Poland did the same with Cyprus. The competition continues on Wednesday with another three matches – and will reach its climax this weekend, with the eventual winners of the tournament securing their participation in next year’s World Championship in Japan. 

The Czech Republic defeated their neighbours Slovakia 3-1 (18-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-16) in the opening game of the Women’s World Championship qualifier in Warsaw. Slovakia set the pace in set no. 1 but the situation changed completely after the three-minute break. The Czech players loosened up with each rally and quickly went from 6-2 to 21-10, finishing this part of the game with a quick 25-15. Coach Marek Rojko’s team had better moments in the beginning of set three, but their opponents kept up their good performance, while Slovakia began to make more and more errors. The fourth set was more of a formality. 
“Slovakia showed a really good level of Volleyball in the first set. We did not do that. We were too tense in the beginning but started to play our own game from the second set on,” said Czech Republic’s setter Pavla Vincourova.

195506__PSU9682.jpg

One might call the game between Iceland and Olympic silver medallists Serbia (25-13, 25-15, 25-9) a mismatch, but the overpowered Icelandic players did not seem to worry. Cheered by a group of their own fans and the local crowd alike, coach Daniele Capriotti’s team played a very joyful game, both when on the lead (once, 3-2 in the second set) and 16 points down (at the end of set three). “We are here to learn. We are coming from the Small Countries Division and we need this kind of test and learning experience to raise ourselves to the next level,” commented Capriotti after the match.
“It may have not been a hard game, but we tried to create a good atmosphere, show the energy that we have and play on our level,” said Serbia’s middle blocker Mina Popovic. Both sides did seem to enjoy the match a lot and took a photo together after the referee’s last whistle.

200311__PSU9839.jpg

The beginning of Poland vs. Cyprus was nervous, marked with many spoiled serves and missed spikes. Poland, however, found their rhythm only after a good attack by Berenika Tomsia (16-13) and lost only one more point by the end of set no. 1. Good serving by Erika Zembyla gave more trouble to the hosts again in set two, helping Cyprus claim a 4-1 lead. The White-and-Reds regrouped and turned the score around after the first technical time-out, with Natalia Mędrzyk’s efficient serving and good blocking game (25-17). Substituting Malwina Smarzek for Patrycja Polak was a good move on coach Nawrocki’s side and helped his team recover from a very bad beginning of set three (1-7). A series of counterattacks and blocks changed the face of the game. With Tomsia on the service line, the hosts elevated their point advantage to as much as 20-11 and could celebrate their first victory a while later (3-0; 25-14, 25-17, 25-15). 
“As far as Cyprus’ serving goes, I think they used that element to the max, aiming perfectly at the right zones. It was a good test for our receivers. Every match is important to us, regardless of who the opponents are and I would like to see my players put all their skills to work in every match,” said Poland coach Jacek Nawrocki.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

Oranjes and Greece victorious as Austria cause first sensation of World Champs qualifiers 

 

 

Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands, May 23, 2017. The men’s World Championship qualifier – Pool B in the Netherlands started on Tuesday in Koog aan de Zaan with Austria causing a sensation after rallying to a 3-1 victory over Slovakia before Greece and The Netherlands dropped one set in their respective matches with the Republic of Moldova and Luxembourg, respectively. The competition resumes on Wednesday with another three matches and will reach its climax this coming weekend in Apeldoorn – with the eventual winners booking a ticket to next year’s World Championship in Italy and Bulgaria. 

In the first match played at the Topsportcentrum in Koog aan de Zaan, Austria caused a sensation with their 3-1 victory (27-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-20) over Slovakia. Austria are currently no. 25 on the European Ranking, while Slovakia hold place 12 – so Slovakia were the pre-favourites going into this match. Paul Buchegger (23 points) and Alexander Berger (19 points) were the main scorers for the Austrians. “We couldn’t have wished for a better start to this tournament”, said Austria coach Michael Warm. “Slovakia is a big Volleyball nation, so we are very satisfied with this win.”

203414_rh170523_mda-gre_RH1_5701.JPG

In the second match of the day, Greece lived up to the expectations and beat the Republic of Moldova 3-1 (20-25, 25-20, 25-17, 28-26). It was opposite Mitar Tzourits, the superstar from the Italian club Calzedonia VERONA, who set the pace for the Hellenic team by scoring as many as 29 points. Coach Konstantinos Arseniadis shared his thoughts after the match: “We have had a short preparation and that was the reason for our slow start today. After the first set we found our rhythm. I think we will keep improving with every match.”

214806_rh170523_ned-lux_RH2_1481.JPG

Luxembourg, the number 31 team from the European Ranking and gold medallist from the Small Countries Division European Championship only two weeks ago, surprised the home side from The Netherlands in the first set of the last match on schedule for Tuesday. Kamil Rychlicki, the outside hitter from the Belgian team Noliko MAASEIK, was very successful in the first set with his services and spikes. In the second, third and fourth sets the Dutch proved to be stronger than Luxembourg, as many had expected (3-1; 22-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-15). It was substitute Jeroen Rauwerdink, who managed to get his team back on track. “We played rusty during this match,” acknowledged Dutch coach Gido Vermeulen. “For our next matches we have to fix this kind of problems a lot quicker.” 
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

Montenegro - Russia (men) livestream http://live.robinwidget.org/streamvideo8/montenegro-vs-russia-live-stream-1604497.html

Potentially the biggest chance of finding stream of any match during this tournament -if it's available will be on this site

https://www.batmanstream.com/volleyball-live-streaming-video-2016-5.html

I don't like using unofficial sources, but if CEV doesn't even care for broadcasting of the games... :dunno:

Edited by VolleyRuller96

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VolleyRuller96    105

Wow, once again surprisingly good game by :AUT. They are losing 1-2 against :GRE but they won previous set 25-16 and lost previous only by 2 points (24-26 and 25-27). If the achieve a win here, who knows, they might even fight for the best 2 in this group :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×