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Overview

One of these teams will today have the opportunity to gain their first victory inEuroVolley 2021. After Belgium lost 1-3 to defending champion Serbia yesterday evening, and Portugal needed to accept defeat against the reigning World Champions Poland. Their best scorers from those matches were Alexandre Ferreira and Sam Deroo, who both contributed with 15 points.

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  • Officials
    First Referee
    Vladimir OLEYNIK
    RUS
    Second Referee
    Ozan Cagi SARIKAYA
    TUR
  • Venue Information
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    TAURON Arena Krakow has become a cultural, sports and business showcase of Krakow. It is the largest in Poland and one of the world’s most modern sport and entertainment venues. The venue consists of the Main Arena and the Small Hall. The possibility of any configuration of the audience, convenient facilities for athletes and performers, Europe’s largest LED screen installed on the façade, extensive multimedia and stage systems, as well as very good acoustic conditions of the facility, are the features that will meet the requirements for events of any scale and different nature. Capacity: 14978
  • How To Attend
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    Stanisława Lema 7, KRAKÓW, 31-571 Capacity: 14978

    TAURON Arena Kraków is located 4 km from the Main Market Square in Kraków, at Lema Street, between Al. Pokoju, Mogilska Street and al. Jana Pawła II, in XIV Czyżyny District. There are road signs all over the city showing the directions to TAURON Arena Kraków. The venue is well connected with the rest of the city. There are bus and tram stops in the nearby, taxi rank and the car park with over 1300 spaces. One can get to TAURON Arena Kraków by bike – the cycle routes connect the rest of the city. There are bicycle racks for over 200 bikes in front of the building. Get directions

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BELGIUM

Address

Avenue Huart Hamoir 48 BRUSSELS

Contacts

phone +32 2 788 21 03 email belgiumvolley@gmail.com
Team Leaders
Outside spiker
Outside spiker
Team Schedule

Previous Games

07/09/2021 vs. 1 - 3 L play circle Go to Match Centre
06/09/2021 vs. 0 - 3 L play circle Go to Match Centre
04/09/2021 vs. 3 - 0 W play circle Go to Match Centre
  • All Time
  • 27
    Competitions Played
  • 1
    Titles
  • Competition
  • 5
    Matches Played
  • 1
    Matches Won
  • 20%
    Win %
  • 7
    Sets Won
  • 408
    Points Won
  • 46%
    Attack %
  • 44%
    Reception %

Team

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3
DEROO Sam
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 4/29/1992
  • Birth Place: Beveren-Waas
  • Height: 203 cm
  • Weight: 105 kg
1
VAN DEN DRIES Bram
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 8/14/1989
  • Birth Place: Leuven
  • Height: 208 cm
  • Weight: 99 kg
2
TUERLINCKX Hendrik
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 12/1/1987
  • Birth Place: BELGIUM
  • Height: 195 cm
  • Weight: 86 kg
4
D'HULST Stijn
Setter
  • Birth Date: 4/24/1991
  • Height: 187 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
7
VAN ELSEN Lennert
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 4/1/2001
  • Height: 203 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
8
VAN DE VELDE Arno
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 12/30/1995
  • Birth Place: Aalst
  • Height: 210 cm
  • Weight: 93 kg
9
D'HEER Wout
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 4/26/2001
  • Height: 202 cm
  • Weight: 80 kg
12
VERHANNEMAN Matthijs
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 12/8/1988
  • Birth Place: Menen
  • Height: 198 cm
  • Weight: 98 kg
13
THYS Elias
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 10/20/1998
  • Height: 201 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
14
RIBBENS Jelle
Libero
  • Birth Date: 3/17/1992
  • Birth Place: BELGIUM (Brasschaat)
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 79 kg
17
ROUSSEAUX Tomas
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 3/31/1994
  • Birth Place: Jette
  • Height: 199 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
20
DESMET Mathijs
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1/28/2000
  • Height: 197 cm
  • Weight: 89 kg
22
MC CLUSKEY Liam
Setter
  • Birth Date: 1/16/2002
  • Height: 190 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
26
PERIN Martin
Libero
  • Birth Date: 11/22/2002
  • Height: 187 cm
  • Weight: 77 kg

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Assistant Coach 2
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Recent Results

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BELGIUM

Overview

PORTUGAL

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Match Report

Portugal withstand Belgian fight back to take tie-break win

Article

Both the national team of Belgium and Portugal lost their opening matches in Pool A of the EuroVolley 2021 yesterday – so day 2 mattered. The teams met each other on the court at the Tauron Arena in Krakow and in the end it was the Portuguese players who could celebrate a thrilling 3-2 victory.

It was a good start for Portugal in the first set, who built up a few-points advantage (4-1) and kept it right until the middle of the set. Towards the end the Belgian team managed to reduce the gap to one point (21-20), but finally the winner was the Portuguese (25:23).

The second set was quite difficult for both teams, neither of them were able to secure any advantage, and the key players lost their effectiveness in attack. So the coaches decided to perform some positional substitutions and although the ending was fairly equal, it was Portugal again who kept a cool head and became took it to 22 points.

In the third part Belgium fought hard so it would not be the last set of the game. They edged ahead from the beginning of the game and their opponents did not seem to have any solution on how to stop them (18-13).
The fourth set was tied until halfway, but then the eventual top scorer of Belgium, outside spiker and captain of the team – Sam Deroo, made the difference, helping his team to win comfortably (25:18).

The final result of the match was about to get settled. It was 8-7 at the turnaround, but in the end Portugal succeeded in coming back when it mattered and rode out 15-13 winners.

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The match in numbers

150
Points

The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.

146
Duration

The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.

576
Spectators

Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

241
Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

51%
Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

12-10
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of BELGIUM compared to PORTUGAL.

6-5
Ace Count

BELGIUM number of service aces compared to PORTUGAL

61-63
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of BELGIUM, next to those from PORTUGAL

"We had a very good start. I think that serve made a huge difference, they know how to play volleyball so we had to push them with our service, because defence and block are not our strengths. We were a little bit down physically, but in the end we made it. We also had a very good reception. Every victory is important for us, we just try to enjoy the game and give our best. Even if it's impossible to win like yesterday, we try to learn, so I'm very happy that we won against Belgium."

Alex Ferreira
outside hitter of Portugal

"I think that we started slow, we were losing 2-0 so it was difficult, but we made a nice comeback to turn around the game. Also the fifth set we started well, and then in the end a few small mistakes and a lack of experience of play on the highest level were decisive. At the end a coin flipped and we just lost it, so it's hard a disappointing. We need to be better in small aspects of the game, we have to improve them. We can still grow and beat some teams."

Matthijs Verhanneman
outside hitter of Belgium