Spain, ranked no. 14 in Europe, play Turkey, no. 11, in Friday’s first match. Turkey will play with much confidence after they started their EuroVolley campaign with a surprise win over Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallists Russia. Both teams have a good routine from participating in the European Golden League this summer, with Spain finishing seventh and Turkey taking home the title for the second straight edition. We can expect a very close match since both teams are eager to qualify for the knockout phase.
First RefereeBenedikt GEUKESGERSecond RefereeStefano CESAREITA
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
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
Baturalp Burak GÜNGÖR
Born in Ankara, Baturalp Burak started his career in volleyball at high school. His major successes include: 2011 EYOF first place, 2012 European Championship (Young) Best Receiver, 2015 World Championship (U23) second place and 2021 CEV Europe Golden League first place. He would like to have more time with his three year old daughter, using his drone and making videos.
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Team Spain entering the Hakametsä Arena
Middle blocker Borja Ruiz scoring
Turkey celebrates after a massive block
Team captain Trinidad de Haro
Borja Ruiz and his teammates
Setter Angel Trinidad de Haro disappointed
Team Turkey waiting for challenge outcome
Turkey fighting until the end
Bedirhan Bülbül's game face
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Turkey claim second straight win
The match in numbers
The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.
The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.
Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.
The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.
An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.
The number of successful point winning blocks of TURKEY compared to SPAIN.
TURKEY number of service aces compared to SPAIN
Errors leading to points of TURKEY, next to those from SPAIN
“I think we were a bit tired, both physically and mentally, from yesterday’s match with Russia, which cost us so much energy. Two wins is obviously a great start to the competition. As for this game, after the first set, Spain raised the level of their performance and they put much pressure on us with their service, whilst our block did not work at all and we could not stop any of their attacks. We take this competition one match at a time – but our primary goal is to reach the quarterfinals.”
Middle blocker of Turkey