Pool C in Hakametsä Arena starts it's fourth day with North-Macedonia facing Turkey. North-Macedonia has not yet been able to score a victory in EuroVolley and they have a full day's work ahead of them if wish to beat Turkey. Ramazan Efe Mandiraci and Adis Lagumdzija are the biggest firepower of Turkey, while Nikola Gjorgiev will need support from his team mates to score a win.
First RefereeFabrice COLLADOSFRASecond RefereeRoy BENSIMONISR
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
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Filip Despotovski was born on July 2,1986 in Skopje. First he trained for swimming and only after was he was introduced to volleyball through television. He is grateful for the experiences and successes he has achieved in his sports career, both home and abroad. He considers his two children to be the greatest achievement in his life.
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Turkey arriving to the Hakametsä Arena
Coin toss North- Macedonia - Turkey
Darko Angelovski leads his team to the court
Mandiraci and Matic
Matic and Lagumdzija celebrate after an block
Turkey's outside hitter Ramazan Mandiraci
Team North Macedonia's emotions
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Turkey defeats North Macedonia in the first match of Pool C fifth day
North-Macedonia got a flash start in the first set and took 0-3 lead. Turkey recovered fast, and took back control forcing North-Macedonia on a time out at 4 - 7. Turkey kept the few point lead for the rest of the set, and North-Macedonia's attack error ended the set.
Second set was full on Turkish show. North-Macedonia tried to find new moves on time-outs at 0-5 and at 3 - 12, but couldn't resist Adis Lagumzija's super spikes and strong serves.
Despite good efforts from North-Macedonia, they couldn't find ways to disarm Turkey's firepower. Time outs at 10 -12 and 10 - 16 had little effect and Turkey sailed to a convincing victory 15 - 25 and took the game 0 - 3. The defeat also confirmed that North-Macedonia does not qualify for the EuroVolley knock-out phase.
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 NORTH MACEDONIA compared to TURKEY.
NORTH MACEDONIA number of service aces compared to TURKEY
Errors leading to points of NORTH MACEDONIA, next to those from TURKEY
“It feels great to have three wins from as many matches. It was good to have a day off to regroup and rethink, as well as to analyse our mistakes from the previous matches and identify where to improve. We now have to play against the Netherlands and I can only expect a tough match, as they lost to Russia only at the tiebreak. We know them well. The last match will be with Finland and I expect a full house – it will be amazing for us as well to play in front of such crowd.”
Opposite hitter of Turkey