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Overview

The second match of the day is Netherlands VS Spain. They are opening their #EuroVolleyM 2021 campaign at Hakametsä Hall in Tampere. Even if they won only three games, the Netherlands showed their skill at the summer FIVB Nations League. Spain took part in CEV Golden League during summer, finishing 7th.
European Champions 1997 and five-time medalists, The Netherlands, are taking part in their 27th EuroVolley. For Spain, this is 10th time in #EurovolleyM, and they are also European Champions from Moscow 2007. The last time teams met at #EuroVolleyM was back in 2007 when Spain won 3-1 and won the European Championship five days later. In the previous EuroVolley edition 2019, The Netherlands took 10th and Spain 15th place on final standings. Both teams were dropped out from the Round of 16: The Netherlands lost to Germany 1-3 and Spain to Poland 0-3.

  • Match Polls
  • Officials
    First Referee
    Wojciech MAROSZEK
    POL
    Second Referee
    Benedikt GEUKES
    GER
  • Venue Information
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    Tampere Ice Stadium, also known as Hakametsä Stadium, was Finland’s first ice stadium originally built for the 1965 Ice Hockey World Championships. The legendary stadium is well suited for various competitions, trade fairs, concerts and other large-scale events. Hakametsä is located ca. 3 km from Tampere city centre and it is easy to reach by public transportation. Capacity: 8000
  • How To Attend
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    Internal Image

    Keltinkatu 2 , TAMPERE, 33530 Capacity: 8000

    Hakametsä Icehall is just less than 4 km from the city centre and it is easily achievable walking or with you own car, taxi or bus. You can walk from city centre to venue in 45 minutes and see beautiful sites of Tampere at the same time. By bus you can found Hakametsä with many diffrent buslines: 3A, 3B, 6, 9A, 17, 25, 29A, 29B, 40A, 80. All these bring you to less than half kilometer from the venue. By car you can found venue (address Keltinkatu 2) next to Hervannan valtaväylä on eastside of the citycentre. Parking places next to the venue are limited during EuroVolley. Get directions

Featured Players

#EuroVolleyM

Team

Team Profile
Logo for THE NETHERLANDS

THE NETHERLANDS

Address

De Weerelt, Orteliuslaan 1041 UTRECHT

Contacts

phone +31 30 30 777 00 email topsport@nevobo.nl
Team Leaders
Outside spiker
Outside spiker
Team Schedule

Previous Games

14/09/2021 vs. 0 - 3 L play circle Go to Match Centre
12/09/2021 vs. 3 - 2 W play circle Go to Match Centre
07/09/2021 vs. 3 - 1 W play circle Go to Match Centre
  • All Time
  • 28
    Competitions Played
  • 2
    Titles
  • Competition
  • 11
    Matches Played
  • 8
    Matches Won
  • 73%
    Win %
  • 28
    Sets Won
  • 1005
    Points Won
  • 51%
    Attack %
  • 53%
    Reception %

Team

C
14
ABDEL-AZIZ Nimir
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 2/5/1992
  • Birth Place: Sliedrecht
  • Height: 201 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
2
KEEMINK Wessel
Setter
  • Birth Date: 5/29/1993
  • Birth Place: Schiedam
  • Height: 197 cm
  • Weight: 81 kg
4
TER HORST Thijs
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 9/18/1991
  • Birth Place: Nijverdal
  • Height: 204 cm
  • Weight: 94 kg
5
VAN DER ENT Luuc
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 7/27/1998
  • Height: 208 cm
  • Weight: 97 kg
6
DRONKERS Just
Libero
  • Birth Date: 6/7/1993
  • Birth Place: Schoonhoven
  • Height: 187 cm
  • Weight: 78 kg
7
JORNA Gijs
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 5/30/1989
  • Birth Place: Enkhuizen
  • Height: 196 cm
  • Weight: 86 kg
8
PLAK Fabian
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 7/23/1997
  • Height: 198 cm
  • Weight: 92 kg
12
TUINSTRA Bennie
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 9/13/2000
  • Height: 200 cm
  • Weight: 90 kg
13
OTTEVANGER Steven
Libero
  • Birth Date: 1/7/1995
  • Height: 183 cm
  • Weight: 80 kg
16
TER MAAT Wouter
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 5/7/1991
  • Birth Place: Rijssen
  • Height: 199 cm
  • Weight: 97 kg
17
PARKINSON Michaël
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 11/23/1991
  • Birth Place: Reading
  • Height: 203 cm
  • Weight: 102 kg
18
ANDRINGA Robbert
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 4/28/1990
  • Birth Place: THE NETHERLANDS
  • Height: 192 cm
  • Weight: 85 kg
19
DE WEIJER Freek
Setter
  • Birth Date: 10/30/1995
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 80 kg
22
WILTENBURG Twan
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 1/20/1997
  • Birth Place: Zevenhuizen
  • Height: 205 cm
  • Weight: 86 kg

Staff

Head Coach
Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach

Recent Results

Team Statistics

THE NETHERLANDS

Overview

SPAIN

Player Statistics

Match Report

The Netherlands start EuroVolley campaign with 3-0 victory

Article 2 September 2021

Superstar Nimir Abdel-Aziz helped the Netherlands claim a comprehensive 3-0 victory over a gutsy Spain to start their campaign in Pool C on a high note. All three sets were close, but the Orange team came out on top in each of them (25-23, 26-24, 25-22). More than 1,000 fans witnessed three sets of good Volleyball at Hakametsä Arena in Tampere. Nimir Abdel-Aziz showed his great skills, especially in the most crucial moments, scoring 19 points, including three aces.

 

Back in 2007, in the last EuroVolley matchup between Spain and the Netherlands, the Spaniards had secured a 3-1 victory and only 5 days later they claimed a historic European Championship title.

 

Spain were smelling already victory in the first set of today’s match, as they edged ahead towards the end (23-21), before the Dutchmen fought back and scored four points in a row (25-23).

 

The Netherlands broke away in the middle of the second set and seemed to cruise towards an easy victory (24-21). However, Spain fought their way back before Robbert Andringa recorded an ace to double the Dutch lead in the match (26-24).

 

Spain won a challenge to remain in contention in the third set but the Dutch side showed their experience and went on to win the third set too. Nimir Abdel-Aziz finished the match with a blistering service winner.

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The match in numbers

100
Points

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

86
Duration

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

1006
Spectators

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

167
Match Spikes

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

63%
Reception Level

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

4-5
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of THE NETHERLANDS compared to SPAIN.

5-3
Ace Count

THE NETHERLANDS number of service aces compared to SPAIN

40-40
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of THE NETHERLANDS, next to those from SPAIN

“It was a very close match indeed but I think that we made the difference by claiming a small advantage in each set, mainly courtesy of our service game. Turkey beat Russia earlier today and this may be a surprise for sure – but this is the European Championship and anything can happen here. Our first and main goal is to make it out of this pool in the best possible way and after that, we hope to make it as far as we possibly can in this tournament.”

Robbert Andringa
Outside hitter of the Netherlands