First RefereeAlexandros MYLONAKISGRESecond RefereeKsenija JURKOVICCRO
Kolodruma is the biggest multifunctional complex in Plovdiv, famous with modern architecture and impressive atmosphere. The hall is unique not only being the only covered Olympic-sized cycling track in the Balkans, but also for being able to host 22 sports at the highest level. Kolodruma has also a hall for warm up trainings, press center, locker rooms, coach rooms, LED screens, underground and grand parking for 438 cars. The Arena is connected to four boulevards so getting there is easy. Capacity: 6100
How To Attend
Naycho Tsanov Blvd., PLOVDIV, 4000 Capacity: 6100
City bus lines that have stops near the arena: 4, 10, 17, 99 PLOVDIV AIRPORT – distance to the hall is 12.2 km, cca. 15 min by car. There’s no public transportation from the airport. SOFIA AIRPORT – distance to the hall by car using highway A1 is 151 km and takes around 1 hour 40 minutes. Get directions
She started her volleyball career at DSI Sport in Balıkesir. She was part of the Turkey U18 team, and played at the 2017 Girls' U18 EC in the Netherlands and 2017 FIVB U18 World Championship in Argentina. She participated 2017 U23 World Championship in Slovenia and won the gold medal. In senior national team she won silver medal at the 2019 in Ankara.
· Turkey and Czech Republic have met twice before at the European Championships. The Czechs won 3-2 in the 1995 group stage and Turkey were victorious 3-0 in the 2009 playoff round.
· The only meeting between Turkey and Czech Republic at a world level major tournament (Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, Grand Champions Cup, World Grand Prix, Nations League) was in the 2013 World Grand Prix. Turkey won in straight sets.
· Turkey defeated Czech Republic 3-1 in August 2019 in the world Olympic qualifying tournament.
· Turkey have played 98 matches at the European Championships, recording 50 wins and 48 defeats.
· Turkey finished in the top eight at eight of the last nine European Championships. The only exception in that run was 2007 (10th).
· Turkey progressed to the knockout stage by finishing top of Pool D, winning all five matches for the loss of only one set (against Romania in their opening game).
· Turkey can win six consecutive European Championships matches for the first time. They also won five in a row from 2017 to 2019.
· Turkey lost three of their last 19 matches at the European Championships. All three defeats were versus Serbia, while they won each of their last 16 games against all other opponents.
· Turkey were taken to a deciding set in the round of last 16 at the 2019 European Championships. They came from 2-1 down in sets to beat Croatia 16-14 in the fifth.
· Czech Republic finished in the top eight in only one of their last eight appearances at the European Championships: eighth in 2011 (they defeated France in a play-off to reach the quarter-finals).
· Czech Republic progressed to the knockout stage by finishing fourth in Pool B. They defeated Spain and Greece to take the final qualifying place from that group.
· Czech Republic did not participate at the 2019 European Championships, when the round of last 16 knockout stage was introduced to the tournament.
· Of Czech Republic's last six wins at the European Championships, four were after they had lost the opening set.
AddressEmniyet Mahallesi Milas Sokak, 9/A - Besevler ANKARA
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Turkey's head coach, Giovanni Guidetti giving last instructions
Ebrar Karakurt of Turkey warming up
During the Turkish national anthem
Sports hall "Kolodruma"
Czechia time out
Time out, team Turkey
Guidetti after a successful action
Eda Erdem and Cansu Ozbay of TUR celebrating
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Unbeaten Turkey qualify for the #EuroVolleyW Quarter Final
Turkey didn't let surprises, recorded their sixth win out of six matches at #EuroVolleyW 2021, and made it to the Quarter Finals after defeating Czech Republic 3-1 in front of more than 2000 Turkish fans in Kolodruma Sport Hall, Plovdiv.
⦁ Turkey left no doubts who is the better team on the court in the first set, dominating on all components. 4 team blocks and 2 aces by Tugba Senoglu in addition to the 14 winning spikes made the Czechs powerless. A successful challenge called by Ioannis Athanasopoulos at 23-11 followed by an ace from Eva Svobodova prolonged the set a bit but Turkey eventually opened in their favor.
⦁ Surprisingly, things turned around in the second set with Czech Republic being the steadier team on the court who didn't lose the lead at any moment. With a total of 11 errors made throughout the set, the Turks helped the opponent to tie despite managing to save 6 set-points before that.
⦁ The Czech joy didn't last long as the CEV EuroVolley 2019 runner-up came back even stronger than in the first set. Pushing hard from the service line, Turkey shook up the opponent's reception and exploded on block with 5 stops at the net. 6 points scored by both Senoglu (2 aces) and Hande Baladin got the team from the Balkans closer to their 9th Quarter Final out of their 10 last EuroVolley appearances.
⦁ The fourth set didn't bring any more drama. Turkey dominated the gameplay entirely. 68%, reached on winning spikes and 2 more aces and kill blocks turned the team coached by Giovanni Guidetti into a quarterfinalist.
⦁ Hande Baladin led all the scorers contributing 19 points for the win of Turkey while her teammates Tugba Senoglu and Ebrar Karakurt scored a total of 16 and 15 points respectively. Gabriela Orvosova was the top performer for Czechia finishing with 10 points.
“We like to come back. When the team loses a set we always stick together. We pushed each other knowing the importance of this match. Losing it meant we are out of the tournament but we won. Turkish fans are always amazing. Whenever we go they are always with us. This victory is for them.”
Outside spiker, Turkey
“Turkey served great today. We struggled with the reception and we couldn’t organize our attack well. We are satisfied with our play in the tournament. We won sets against Poland, Germany, Turkey. Reaching the Eighth Finals is a good result but now we want more.”
Opposite, Czech Republic
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 TURKEY compared to CZECH REPUBLIC.
TURKEY number of service aces compared to CZECH REPUBLIC
Errors leading to points of TURKEY, next to those from CZECH REPUBLIC