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    Daniël JETTKANDT
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    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
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    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

European Golden League winners Bulgaria will have the benefit of playing at their home court in Plovdiv and will be looking for a third medal as hosts, repeating what they did in 1981 (gold) and 2001 (bronze). With a full line-up that features players like team captain Elitsa Vasileva, star libero and Golden League’s Most Valuable Player Zhana Todorova and setter Petya Barakova, it might be hard to bet against the Bulgarians.

Greece is the team with the fewest amount of experience and success in the EuroVolley. Set to make just their sixth appearance among the top teams of the continent, the Greek are still in the early stages of a process that will hopefully take them to the elite of international volleyball.

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  • 30
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  • 4
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  • 67%
    Win %
  • 16
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  • 533
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  • 45%
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  • 36%
    Reception %

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VASILEVA Elitsa
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 5/13/1990
  • Birth Place: Dupnitsa
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Weight: 73 kg
1
DIMITROVA Gergana
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 2/28/1996
  • Birth Place: Sofia
  • Height: 183 cm
  • Weight: 74 kg
2
DIMITROVA Nasya
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 11/6/1992
  • Birth Place: Yambol
  • Height: 189 cm
  • Weight: 70 kg
4
YANEVA Eva
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 7/31/1985
  • Birth Place: Sofia
  • Height: 186 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
5
YORDANOVA Maria
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 5/25/2002
  • Birth Place: Sofia
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg
7
KITIPOVA Lora
Setter
  • Birth Date: 5/19/1991
  • Birth Place: Stara Zagora
  • Height: 182 cm
  • Weight: 69 kg
8
BARAKOVA Petya
Setter
  • Birth Date: 6/18/1994
  • Birth Place: Sofia
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 71 kg
9
SAYKOVA Borislava
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 7/14/2000
  • Height: 187 cm
  • Weight: 76 kg
10
TODOROVA Mira
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 4/12/1994
  • Birth Place: Chirpan
  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 70 kg
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VUCHKOVA Hristina
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 10/1/1991
  • Height: 190 cm
  • Weight: 73 kg
14
DIMITROVA Emiliya
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 12/26/1991
  • Birth Place: Shumen
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 70 kg
15
TODOROVA Zhana
Libero
  • Birth Date: 1/6/1997
  • Birth Place: Plovdiv
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Weight: 55 kg
18
KARABASHEVA Galina
Libero
  • Birth Date: 8/6/2002
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Weight: 65 kg
19
MILANOVA Aleksandra
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 7/4/2001
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg

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Bulgaria leave no doubts in their first match

Article 18 August 2021

Supported by thousands of fans in Plovdiv Bulgaria defeated Greece in the opening match in Kolodruma Sport Hall.


The game started in a competitive way with the team of Greece slightly being the leading one on the court. Bulgaria managed to overcome the though situation showing significant dominance after 12-12  and soon jumped to 17-12. Led by their captain Elitsa Vasileva who scored 8 points in the opening set , the co-host finished it in their favour - 25-20.

 

Vasileva and her teammates kept with the steady performance pushing hard on the attack in the second set achieving 44% efficiency on the winning spikes. It was again the Bulgarian captain who took the responsibility and put the end of the set with a great spike for 25-15.

 

The third set started in a head to head way but again the lionesses were the ones who took control in the deciding moments and congratulated themselves with the first Euro Volley 2021 win after 25-19.

 

Bulgarian Elitsa Vasileva was the top scorer of the match with 19 points while Anthi Vasilantonaki achieved 14 for Greece.

Elitsa Vasileva, Bulgaria Outside Spiker: “Before the match, we spoke about the importance of remaining concentrated, and I am happy that we could show our game. We are very much thankful to all the fans that come here to support us. Now, we have two days before the next game against Spain. We will try to rest and prepare well.”

 

Ivan Petkov, Bulgaria Coach: "We are satisfied with the win. The most important thing in such tournaments is to win against every team. I can not say that we did not expect the victory. We were extremely well prepared for the match."

 

Aikaterina Giota, Greece Middle Blocker: "It is always stressful to play in the opener. I think we didn't play our best. We started the match  well but we lost our confidence. Hopefully, we will show much more of our game in the upcoming games. The atmosphere was great,  the court was really beautiful. It is nice to perform in front of the fans again.  

 

Hernandez G Naranjo, Greece Coach: "We made a lot of mistakes. Bulgaria is a really good team and when you make a mistake you need to quickly get back in the game because their lead increases significantly.  The team of Bulgaria is very well-prepared and it was really hard for us to fight their playing system."

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The match in numbers

102
Points

The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.

76
Duration

The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.

2400
Spectators

Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

194
Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

36%
Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

7-6
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of BULGARIA compared to GREECE.

9-2
Ace Count

BULGARIA number of service aces compared to GREECE

26-35
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of BULGARIA, next to those from GREECE