Volleyball players put big step towards world cup with victory in Austria
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The Dutch volleyball players have Saturday, a major step towards the world cup next year. The team beat Austria in five sets.
The team of coach Gido Vermeulen defeated Austria at the world cup-qualifying tournament with 3-2, after the earlier 2-1 in sets behind (25-22, 22-25, 23-25, 25-22 en15-8).
It was the fourth victory in a row for the team. Orange can give the tickets for the tournament in Italy and Bulgaria, even though books as Slovakia later on Saturday, Greece will lose. Otherwise Orange that Sunday in Apeldoorn, the netherlands against Slovakia on its own power.
Vermeulen saw his players in the third set, a lead of 23-21 weggaven. In the fourth set took Kay van Dijk the setwinst to 24-22 inside and then sailed into Orange in the fifth set by winning.
In Hoogeveen was in the Dutch team a little later in the day crashed in the second practice duel with Italy. The formation of the new national coach Jamie Morrison went 3-1 down (25-17,18-25,13-25, and 20-25).
Orange was Friday with the debut of Morrison was still 3-1 too strong for Italy. The netherlands was prepared with the two friendly matches against Italy for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS qualifier of next week in Azerbaijan.