Volleyball players qualify for the first time since the 2002 world cup


Volleyball players qualify for the first time since the 2002 world cup

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The Dutch volleyball players have Sunday placed for the world cup of 2018 in Italy and Bulgaria. The team of head coach Gido Vermeulen was in Apeldoorn in the fifth and decisive world cup kwalificatieduel with 3-2 too strong for Slovakia.

The netherlands had against the Slovaks enough to won two sets to qualify. It is the first time since 2002 that the Orange is positioned for the world cup and the twelfth time that the team to the global final tournament.

In 1994, recorded in the Netherlands with the second place at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS the best result. Two years later, Orange was in Atlanta olympic champion. The world cup starts in 2018 on 10 september and the final is on september 30.

The first four world cup qualifiers, the Netherlands had already won when the team of Vermeulen Sunday in the Omnisportcentrum in Apeldoorn, the netherlands taipei, taiwan, against Slovakia.

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Time of placing
17:38 – 28 may 2017


The Slovaks made the Netherlands very difficult. After the first set 25-27 was lost by Orange, drew the Netherlands the second set 26-24. When the Slovaks after a win in the third set (25-22) 12-2-ahead had caught, had Orange for a moment in the chase.

The volleyball players got that set, however, with 25-16, bringing the world cup ticket was secured. The deciding set was with a 15-9 win.

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