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
Born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Tomáš played ice-hockey first, but then followed in the footsteps of his sister (national team's player Romana Krišková) and mother, who also played volleyball. He has won both Slovak and Czech national championship twice and played in Argentina and Germany for Friedrichshafen in recent years. In his free time, he enjoys reading, travelling and watching the world news.
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Peter Michalovic interviewed before the match
Simon Krajcovic celebrate a point
CRO Filip Sestan, 100% in attack in the 2nd set
A duel of Filip. Gavenda and Sestan
Let's go to the airport. Croatia celebrate their ticket for Ostrava
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Croatia win against Slovakia and get their ticket to Ostrava
In their last match of the pool stage, Croatia met Slovakia, and took a crucial 3-1 win, securing their ticket to the 1/8 Finals. Slovakia now find themselves in a tough position, where they need a win against one of the pool favourites - Germany - tomorrow.
With a lot at stake for both teams, the first set started off at full speed, and continued with some great rallies. Opposites Peter Michalovic and Leo Andric from Slovakia and Croatia, respectively, put up a great duel and with eight points each were the top-scorers of their teams in this set. Slovakia succeeded to get a 2-point advantage at crucial timing and win the set 27-25.
In the second set, Croatia stepped up their offence and with an exceptional performance by Filip Sestan with seven points on attack (100%!) took a solid 25-19 win of the set.
Croatia continued where they had left off and quickly seized a 9-4 lead, to never let their opponents get too close and ended the set with a block 25-19.
In the fourth, set Slovakia put out everything they had to take the set and bring the match into a tiebreak, keeping the score tied until the end, saving as many as five matchpoints, but eventually surrendered 31-29.
“We got to the European Championships and now we go one step further to the next round, so I’m extremely happy. Yesterday, I wasn’t at my top level but today I did my best and so did my teammates”
Opposite of Croatia
“We had our chances, the start was really good, but then we struggled with reception and couldn’t set high balls. Now, we have one match left and we have to put everything we have out there”
Captain of Slovakia
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 SLOVAKIA compared to CROATIA.
SLOVAKIA number of service aces compared to CROATIA
Errors leading to points of SLOVAKIA, next to those from CROATIA