Volleyball players despite match points slightly down against France at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Dutch national volleyball team on the European championship in Poland, France, to escape. The team of coach Gido Vermeulen Sunday in Katowice against the reigning European champion three match points go unused and eventually lost with 3-2.
France is not only holder, but won last month at the World League by Brazil in the final battle on the side to convert.
Orange was Sunday, the first set with 22-25. Halfway through the second set rolled the competition. The netherlands beat (with a preeminent Nimir Abdelaziz) at key moments and won by 25-23, followed by a win in the third set by 25-21.
The stunt seemed to be then imminent, but France survived in the fourth set, three match points and stayed in the race (28-30). France was in the decisive fifth set 12-15.
The netherlands was the european CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday started with a defeat against Turkey. Because the match against France two sets produced, the team of Vermeulen is still not disabled.
Monday is a victory of 3-0 or 3-1 in the encounter with the leader of Belgium is required. The Belgians won in Poland, both France and Turkey, both of the duels with 3-2.
Belgium and Turkey have four points, with France three and the Netherlands one. The poulewinnaars qualify directly for the quarter-finals. The numbers two and three play a play-offronde.
Volleyball players start european CHAMPIONSHIPS with defeat against Turkey