First RefereeKanstantsin ASIPCHYKBLRSecond RefereeSinisa OVUKABIH
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Paldiski mnt. 104 B, TALLINN, Capacity: 5000
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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.
In the second match of the day in Pool D, France will come to the court for their second
matchup in the 2021 edition of #EuroVolleyM.
Favorites of the group, France started on the right foot, taking a 3-0 win over Slovakia in their opener.
Croatia, on the other hand, had a rocky start with a 0-3 loss to Germany, but then managed to beat Latvia 3-2 after a rollercoaster of emotions, nd are looking forward to showing some good performances against the reigning Olympic Champions in today’s match.
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- All Time
- Birth Date: 10/30/1989
- Birth Place: Mulhouse
- Height: 183 cm
- Birth Date: 2/28/1998
- Birth Place: DUNKERQUE
- Height: 202 cm
- Birth Date: 8/13/1990
- Birth Place: Rennes
- Height: 188 cm
- Birth Date: 12/27/1996
- Birth Place: Montpellier
- Height: 207 cm
- Birth Date: 2/12/1991
- Birth Place: Saint-Raphaël
- Height: 194 cm
- Birth Date: 5/22/1994
- Birth Place: Poitiers
- Height: 196 cm
- Birth Date: 2/15/1992
- Birth Place: Paris
- Height: 207 cm
- Birth Date: 6/28/1994
- Birth Place: Royan
- Height: 199 cm
- Birth Date: 3/4/1992
- Birth Place: Tourcoing
- Height: 198 cm
- Birth Date: 11/11/1996
- Birth Place: Dakar
- Height: 202 cm
CRO Sestan from place 4
France coach Bernardo De Rezende
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Croatia cannot do much against France's grit
After a day off, France returned to the court in Pool D to meet Croatia. The players around Emanuele Zanini struggled to find a weapon against the skillset of the reigning Olympic champions, who left the court with a clean 3-0 victory.
France took an early lead, and their advantage continued to grow during the set. Setter and team captain Benjamin Toniutti, demonstrated once again his excellence, often leaving his attackers against a single block.
Similarly to the first set, France took off early on and never looked back. With an amazing 80% efficiency on attack, France sealed another set with a 25-16 score.
France’s star players Toniutti, Ngapeth and Patry were given a rest in the third set by head coach Bernardo Rocha De Rezende. This brought some intrigue to the game, but substitutes Brizard, Faure and Louati rose to the occasion and after a tight end, Brizard ended the set 26-24 with an ace.
Despite his absence in the third set, Jean Patry remained France’s top-scorer with 13 points. Croatia’s opposite Leo Andric showed a good performance, being the only one in his team to reach double digits with 16 points (+11).
“Today we played our game, with seriousness but also with pleasure. Having fun is important for us, it is our characteristic. If we want to play well, we need to have fun and take pleasure in every point.”
Opposite of France
“I think we showed good Volleyball in some moments, and proved that we can play against a team like France as well. Some of our players got rest before important matches ahead, but we have many younger players and for them, it’s a great experience to play against Olympic champions.”
Captain of Croatia
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 FRANCE compared to CROATIA.
FRANCE number of service aces compared to CROATIA
Errors leading to points of FRANCE, next to those from CROATIA