Belgium shut out Italy for historic advancement to EuroVolley semifinals

Belgium achieved a historic success by qualifying for the semifinals of a men’s European Championship for the first time. Coach Vital Heynen’s squad mastered a 3-0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-23) victory over the 2015 bronze medallists Italy in the late Katowice quarterfinal at LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017. On Saturday in Krakow, Belgium will face Russia in an attempt to continue their fairy tale into Sunday’s final.

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Germans overpower Czechs to book semifinal spot

Germany secured a spot in the LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 semifinals by managing a 3-1 (25-22, 16-25, 25-23, 25-20) victory over the Czech Republic in the first of two quarterfinals, staged at the Spodek in Katowice on Thursday evening. The Germans overcame an inspired Czech performance and will be travelling to Krakow where, on Saturday, they will meet the winner of the Serbia vs. Bulgaria quarterfinal in a race for the gold medal match.

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Four EuroVolley semifinalists coming up!

 The best four teams of LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 will emerge on Thursday evening as quarterfinal action unfolds in Katowice and Krakow. Germany and the Czech Republic will open the Spodek for business at 17:30 local time, while Russia and Slovenia measure up to each other again at the Tauron Arena. At 20:30, Belgium will face Italy in Katowice, while Serbia and Bulgaria engage in an all-Balkan clash for a spot in the semifinals in Krakow.

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France take first victory in Pool D

France and The Netherlands fought for survival in the competition, delivering second tie-break of the day. Laurent Tillie and his players took the eventual victory at 2-3 (22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 28-30, 12-15).

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Sensational Czechs dethrone reigning European champs!

The Czech Republic dropped the biggest sensation of LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 so far by knocking out the reigning 2015 European champions from further defending their title. The Czechs played a brilliant game to pull off a 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20) upset against France and set up a quarterfinal re-match with Germany on Thursday, at 17:30 local time.

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Belgium serve their second tie break, taking the lead in pool D

Belgium served their second five-setter, defeating Turkey 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 27-25, 18-16). With four points and two victories, Belgium take the lead in pool D. As both teams achieved impressive results on Friday, spectators gathered in Spodek Arena bargain on seeing great spectacle. Belgium and Turkey grew to the occasion, leaving audience satisfied with yet another tie breaker in Katowice. 

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Italy “video challenge” their way into quarterfinal encounter with Belgium

Italy became the fifth team with a spot in the LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 quarterfinals. In the first playoff fixture in Katowice, Gianlorenzo Blengini’s squad knocked out Turkey with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 31-29) shutout, finalised with a lot of video challenge drama at the end of the match. On Thursday, the Italians will face Belgium in a battle for advancement to the semis.

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Belgium down France in their first #EuroVolleyM Pool D match

Belgium vs. France 3-2 (25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-12) 

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All you need to know ahead of opening EuroVolley play-offs - part 2

The last two LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 quarterfinalists will become known late on Wednesday as Poland will play against Slovenia in Krakow and France will face the Czech Republic in Katowice in a race for spots among the best eight teams of this European Championship.

Here are some key facts and stats ahead of these playoff encounters which start at 20:30 local time:

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Turkey serve four-setter upset on first day of #EuroVolleyM in Pool D

Turkey and The Netherlands, both not mentioned as favourites, fought to ease their way to the next round in the LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 opener in Pool D in Katowice. The four-setter fully satisfied the spectators gathered in Spodek Arena with some really effective turns, with Turkey taking the first victory 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22) against the Dutch team. 

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All you need to know ahead of opening EuroVolley play-offs

Bulgaria will play Finland and Italy will take on Turkey as the play-off phase of LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 gets underway in Krakow and Katowice in less than 24 hours’ time. 

It has also just been announced that from the Play-offs all matches will be live streamed on Facebookand YouTube in countries where no television rights have been sold!

Here are some key facts and stats ahead of the meetings which start at 17:30 CEST on Wednesday:

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EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 countdown is underway

The countdown to the next year’s CEV Men’s Volleyball European Championship in Poland started on Monday, December 5, 2016 in Katowice. A special clock was set up and launched at Plac Kwiatowy (“Flower Square”) in the city.

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Playoff schedule for LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017

The match schedule for LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 play-off phase in Katowice and Krakow has been announced:

Wednesday, August 30 – Katowice:

17.30 Italy – Turkey (the winner will meet Belgium in the quarterfinal)

20.30 France – Czech Republic (the winner will meet Germany in the quarterfinal)

Wednesday, August 30 – Krakow:

17.30 Bulgaria – Finland (the winner will meet Serbia in the quarterfinal)

20.30 Poland – Slovenia (the winner will meet Russiain the quarterfinal)*

* if Poland advances to the quarterfinal, their match will be played at 20.30 CET

Tickets for playoff and quarterfinal matches in Katowice and Krakow are still available. You can purchase them on-line at: and in the ticket offices at Spodek Katowice and TAURON Arena Krakow, everyday, after 12:00.

Countdown to EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 is about to begin

On the 5th of December the city of Katowice will start its countdown to 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Men. From that date 262 days will remain till the arrival of the best volleyball players of the Old Continent in the capital of Upper Silesia. On this occasion many attractions have been prepared for the students of Katowice’s elementary schools.

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Unbeaten Belgium book ticket to the quarterfinal

Undefeated Belgium secure winning position in pool D and advance to the quarterfinal phase at LOTTO EUROVOLLEY 2017. Vital Heynen’s crew took their third victory beating The Netherlands 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-21). 

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Road to #EuroVolleyM – Venues & dates announced for next big Volleyball party

Warsaw, Poland, October 21, 2016. The Final Round of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Men will take place in Poland from August 25 till September 3. The event will be hosted by four cities: Krakow, Gdansk, Katowice and Szczecin. Today their representatives received ‘official’ nominations from the hands of CEV Senior Vice President Renato Arena and Polish Volleyball Federation (PVF) President Jacek Kasprzyk.

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