First RefereeAtanas VARBANOVBULSecond 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
Hermans comes from a family where sportsmanship runs deep (father–judo, mother–rowing/swimming), which led him to try basketball initially. By the age of 11, he decided to join Riga volleyball school. Egleskalns tried beachvolley, but once he had an opportunity to try out for Rovaniemi Perpo in FIN, he decided to be the best he can be in indoor. He has a national titles in FIN/BEL/GRE/FRA.
After a strong start of the tournament with a 3-1 win over Estonia, Latvia have then endured two disappointing 2-3 losses to Slovakia and Croatia, respectively. Today, they will try to challenge Germany, who are currently holding a strong second position in the pool. Despite their 1-3 loss to France on Monday, the team has been showing very confident performances in the tournament so far, and is definitely expecting to add another win today.
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GER Grozer stretching
LAT libero Ingars Ivanovs passing the Mikasa
Kristers Dardzans enjoys the game
Linus Weber soft touch to trick Latvia's block
Denys Kaliberda hits Deniss Petrovs' block
Germany can celebrate
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Germany's serve is the weapon vs Latvia
Latvia surprised Germany, currently the second team in Pool D, with a great third set but the favourites of the match still took three points with a 3-1 victory, decreasing Latvia’s chances of progressing to the next stage.
Latvia succeeded in breathing down their opponents’ necks for the majority of the game. Germany, however, still managed to slowly gain a small advantage and that was enough to win the set 25-22.
In the second set Latvia struggled to find their “weapons” against Germany’s power serve, showing only 11% in reception. Supported by their solid attacks, Germany took a 25-19 win of the set.
The beginning of the third set showed that Latvia was still willing to put up a fight. With a bold performance behind the service line and as well as on attack and block, Latvia managed to seize a 19-12 lead. Germany put in their best efforts to end the game in three sets and superb serving from Linus Weber (three aces) got Germany ahead at 24-23. However, Latvia did not surrender and emerged victorious at 27-25.
Germany did not want to leave anything to chance in the fourth set and started to grow their advantage in the middle of the set to eventually end the game with a 25-17 set-win.
“Today, we were not as good as yesterday, we made too many mistakes and sometimes it was hard to keep the focus. But Latvia showed a really good performance today as well, it was not easy to play against them.”
Spiker of Germany
“It looks that with the pressure off, we can play some good Volleyball. The guys did a nice job today. We cannot be really satisfied with the reception, but in other elements we performed quite well I think.”
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 LATVIA compared to GERMANY.
LATVIA number of service aces compared to GERMANY
Errors leading to points of LATVIA, next to those from GERMANY