First RefereeSinisa OVUKABIHSecond RefereeKanstantsin ASIPCHYKBLR
Saku Suurhall is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Estonian capital Tallinn. Opened in November 2001, it is the largest multi-purpose hall in the country and holds slightly more than 7000 seats. It generally hosts basketball games, as well as other sport competitions, trade fairs, corporate events and concerts. In 2002 Saku Suurhall hosted Eurvision Song Contest. Over the years many international pop and rockstars have performed there. Just to name few - Sting, Ed Sheeran, Bob Dylan, Biffy Clyro, R.E.M., Metallica etc. 2019 Men’s European Golden League Final Four also took place in this hall. Capacity: 5000
How To Attend
Paldiski mnt. 104 B, TALLINN, Capacity: 5000
Visitors coming by car have more comfortable possibilities for parking on the sides and in front of the hall. The parking lots of the adjacent shopping centres remain also nearby. Eurovolley FanZone is located in Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square). From September 1st to 9th free shuttle buses are operating en route Vabaduse väljak - Saku Suurhall - Vabaduse väljak. Exact timetables and further details will be available at FanZone information booth. The public transport bring visitors right to Haabersti bus stop located just in front of Suurhall. The buses no 22 (from Vabaduse väljak), 42 (from Kaubamaja) and 43 (from Balti jaam) drive regularly from the city centre to the hall. Get directions
Barthélémy discovered volleyball in Dunkerque by going to see matches with his father, He didn't start practicing until the age of 13. Six years later, in May 2017, he celebrated his first selection with the French team. He will play for Milan next year with Jean Patry.
The newly crowned Olympic champions, France enter their first #EuroVolleyM match as the clear favouirtes against Slovakia. This is their 30th participation at the European Championship.
History says it all. Of the previous seven European winners of the Olympic gold medal, six won the title at the first European Championships held after those Olympic Games. Soviet Union achieved this in 1967, 1971 and 1981, Netherlands in 1997, Yugoslavia in 2001 and Russia in 2013. Only Poland, who won the Olympic title in 1976, failed to achieve this feat when they lost to Soviet Union in the final of the 1977 European Championships.
At the 2019 European Championships, France finished in fourth place after losing in straight sets to Poland in the match for third place.
Slovakia, on the other hand, will make their 11th appearance in the European Championships. Since their debut in 1997, they only missed out on the 1999 and 2005 editions.
Slovakia's best result in the competition was a fifth place in 2011. They finished 19th at the 2019 European Championships.
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