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Bulgaria enter the match  after a loss from the team of Germany. The Bulgarian Lionesses are currently second placed in Pool B, after pool leader Poland who remain unbeaten. 

Head coach Ivan Petkov might count on top scorers from the match against Germany, Gergana Dimitrova (19) and Emiliya Dimitrova (18). 

Czechia, on the other hand, are currently third placed in Pool B, but have one more match than Germany, who are fourth. On Monday, they won in three sets against the team of Greece after a cat-and-mouse game. Gabriela Orvosova finished as top scorer with 22 points to her name, and might cause serious problems to the Bulgarian block-defence.

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    First Referee
    Paul Catalin SZABO-ALEXI
    ROU
    Second Referee
    Daniël JETTKANDT
    NED
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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

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phone +359 2 902 64 40 email international@bvf.bg
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Previous Games

28/08/2021 vs. 2 - 3 L play circle Go to Match Centre
25/08/2021 vs. 3 - 1 W play circle Go to Match Centre
24/08/2021 vs. 3 - 0 W play circle Go to Match Centre
  • All Time
  • 30
    Competitions Played
  • 2
    Titles
  • Competition
  • 6
    Matches Played
  • 4
    Matches Won
  • 67%
    Win %
  • 16
    Sets Won
  • 533
    Points Won
  • 45%
    Attack %
  • 36%
    Reception %

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16
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
11
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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Match Report

Bulgaria’s impressive win sets up a clash with Poland for the top spot in Pool B

Article 24 August 2021

Bulgaria scored an impressive 3-0 victory over Czech Republic to set up a clash for the top spot in Pool B with Poland. Meanwhile Czech Republic finished pool play with a 2-3 record and will face Turkey on Sunday for a place in the quarterfinals.

 

● Backup setter Petya Barakova started for Bulgaria but that made little difference in the first. The home team led by six points midway through it when the Czechs went on a 10-2 run before squandering a set point. Three excellent spikes in a row by Gergana Dimitrova (six points in total in the set) won it for Bulgaria.

 

● The Lionesses played an impeccable second set save for a couple of serve errors and a backcourt fault by Emiliya Dimitrova. The hosts were excellent on block (five points) and defense, limiting Czech Republic to just 11% kill rate.

 

● A successful video challenge by Czech Republic head coach Ioannis Athanasopolous prolonged the match by a couple of minutes but with an emphatic spike on the third match point closed the deal for Bulgaria.

 

● Gergana Dimitrova became top scorer with 14 points. Nasya Dimitrova, Emiliya Dimitrova and Elitsa Vasileva added 12 each. No Czech player finished in double figures in scoring.

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The match in numbers

93
Points

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

91
Duration

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

2800
Spectators

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

227
Match Spikes

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

37%
Reception Level

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

16-2
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of BULGARIA compared to CZECH REPUBLIC.

2-2
Ace Count

BULGARIA number of service aces compared to CZECH REPUBLIC

36-27
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of BULGARIA, next to those from CZECH REPUBLIC

"We are happy but we have to control our emotions now. It was tough for us. Our thoughts were probably on the match against Poland tomorrow. The good thing is that we managed to get over the weak moments. Our main goal now is to be prepared for the team of Poland."

Ivan Petkov
Head coach, Bulgaria

"The main goal today was to control our emotions after the loss against Germany. We knew that the start is going to be hard. We are already a bit tired and we had to save as much energy as possible. We expect a great battle against Poland. We will give our best and will fight until the end."

Elitsa Vasileva
Captain, Bulgaria

"We played a good first set and it was a matter of luck not winning it. Still, Bulgaria has a very good team and, unfortunately, we didn't manage to put them in trouble. Now we have time to rest a bit and to prepare for Turkey. We have to be very concentrated."

Andrea Kossanyiova
Captain, Czech Republic