First RefereeKenneth AROFINSecond RefereeAndrii KOVALCHUKUKR
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
Tsimafei was born in Belarus. His family came in Croatia when he was 6 years old as his parents were working in volleyball club Mladost and he soon started to play and was everyday in the gym. He has a lot of achievements, but his favorite one is the first place on CEV Cup with Berlin. He does not have a lot of free time but he likes to spend what he has with his family and play PlayStation.
In the second match of Day 4 in Pool D, Latvia will meet Croatia. Fans are looking forward to a rather equal fight delivered by both teams.
Croatia were left disappointed after a 0-3 loss to Germany in their opener, and are hoping to redeem themselves in the upcoming match. Latvia, on the other hand, are looking forward to extending their good performance in the tournament. After showing a confident play and taking a surprising 3-1 win over hosts Estonia on the opening day, which also marked Latvia’s first ever win on European Championships, the team is hoping to continue their winning strike and fight for the chance to reach the next phase of the competition.
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Croatia Sestan spiking vs Latvia
LAT setter Petrovs searching for a point in place 4
Svans is sure: that was in
CRO Sedlacek against a steady block
Croatia celebrate their first victory
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Croatia's first win at #EuroVolleyM
In the second rollercoaster of the day in Pool D, Croatia took 3-2 win over Latvia. Croatia’s opposite Leo Andric demonstrated a superb performance with 24 attack points (47%), two block points and six aces. Latvia’s top-scorer was also the team’s opposite Hermans Egleskalns with 19 attack and two service points.
Croatia had a better start in the first set, taking the lead by a couple of points and holding on to it. By the end of the set, Latvia managed to tie the score to 22-22 and turn the set into a real thriller and eventually take a 30-28 win. Croatia’s Leo Andric and Latvia’s Hermans Egleskalns both scored six points for their teams.
Croatia regained confidence in the second set and led again by Leo Andric’s strong performance, took a comfortable 25-20 win.
The tables had turned in the third set, where Latvia took a lead and hold to it right from the start. Croatia got as close as 22-24 but Atvars Ozolins’ spike ended the set with a 25-22 win for Latvia.
After a rocky start, Latvia had to chase Croatia for the majority of the fourth set and managed to even the score at 21-21. Both teams were unable to gain a two--point advantage for a while, but eventually Croatia succeeded to take 31-29 win and take the game into the fifth set.
In the fifth set Croatia showed a motivated and concentrated play and ended the set and game with 15-11 win.
“It was an important game for us because Latvia is a direct opponent for qualifying to the second round. There were a lot of ups and downs, but we showed mental strength in crucial moments of the game, especially in the fourth set. After that, it was easy to win the fifth set.”
Opposite of Croatia
“It was not the same team that was here two days ago, I know them well enough to tell that. Nothing can be taken for granted at this tournament, every win here requires great work.”
Head coach of Latvia
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 CROATIA compared to LATVIA.
CROATIA number of service aces compared to LATVIA
Errors leading to points of CROATIA, next to those from LATVIA