First RefereeMarie-Catherine BOULANGERBELSecond RefereeAlexandros MYLONAKISGRE
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
Isabelle Haak was born 11th of July 1999 in Ängelholm. At the age of 14 she made her national team debut. “Bella” has won several national titles in Europe and was the top scorer in the Champions League 2021 and the Club World Championship in 2019. In her spare time she is learning to play the piano.
· Sweden and the Netherlands will meet for the third time at the European Championships. The Dutch won both previous meetings in straight sets.
· In the 1983 edition, the Netherlands beat Sweden 3-0 in the pool for seventh to 12th place.
· Earlier this tournament, the Netherlands defeated Sweden in straight sets in the group stage. The Dutch (10) won significantly more points from blocks than the Swedes (2).
· Isabelle Haak (18) picked up the most points for Sweden in that match, while Nika Daalderop (15) finished as top scorer for the Netherlands.
· Sweden will record a top-eight finish for the first time at the European Championships. Their best previous result was a 12th place in 1983.
· Sweden reached the quarter-finals after a 3-2 victory against Bulgaria in the round of last 16.
· Sweden have recorded as many victories at the 2021 European Championships (3) as in their previous three participations combined (3, all in 1971).
· Of Sweden's three wins in this edition, two came in five sets. These were their first five-setters at the European Championships.
· Isabelle Haak (157) is the leading points scorer in the final round of this tournament. She won the most points for Sweden in all six of their matches so far.
· Since winning their only European title in 1995, the Netherlands finished in the top four in four of the 12 subsequent European Championships: fourth in 2003 and second in 2009, 2015 and 2017.
· The Netherlands have won five of their six matches in this tournament, with a 3-0 defeat against Turkey in the group stage as the only exception. The Dutch defeated Germany 3-1 in the round of last 16.
· The Netherlands won two of their last three quarter-final matches at the European Championships: 3-1 win against Poland in 2015, 3-0 win versus Italy in 2017 and a 3-0 defeat to Turkey in 2019.
· The Netherlands have won each of their last 19 matches at the European Championships in which they took the opening set, since a 3-2 defeat against Croatia in 2013.
· Anne Buijs (81) has won the most points for Netherlands in this tournament. Nika Daalderop (79) follows closely.
· Juliët Lohuis (17) is among the players to have won the most points from blocks in the final round.
AddressGötavägen 28 FALKÖPING
- All Time
Netherlands good vibe
Sweden team spirit
Sweden listening to the national anthem
The Netherlands singing inspired their national anthem
Staff high five
Sweden team huddle
Dutch libero, Myrthe Shoot
Sweden team huddle
Netherlands time out
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Sweden’s dream run ends after a straight-sets loss to The Netherlands
Sweden’s EuroVolley 2021 Women dream run came to an end at the hands of The Netherlands. In a tense quarterfinal in Plovdiv the Dutch won in straight sets to progress to the Semi Finals for the third time in last four EuroVolley Women editions.
● In a back and forth opening set The Netherlands went on a 5-0 run to lead 22-19 only to squander three set points. However on the fourth a spike error by Isabelle Haak stave off the Swedish comeback challenge.
● Another spike error by Haak proved decisive in the second set. It came after a 27-seconds long rally to give Dutch a six-point advantage. The Netherlands took advantage of opponents’ eight errors (five of them on spikes) to win the set 25-16.
● Neither team could sustain high level of play long enough in the third as a spike error by Elles Damberink gave Sweden a 16-15 lead. However four consecutive points for The Netherlands put an end to the contest.
● Isabelle Haak led all scorers with 18 points. Nika Dalderop finished with 16 for The Netherlands while Juliet Lohuis added 11 including a couple of aces.
“It was our sixth match of the tournament and we’ve already beaten Sweden. The pressure was on us after two days of rest. It is such an amazing experience to play so young in the national team. Now we go to the final four hoping for a medal.”
Opposite, The Netherlands
“Sweden is on a way up, they got a big confidence boost after beating Bulgaria. They have an outstanding player in Haak with good supporting cast that can play defense. It’s hard to beat the same team twice in the tournament. We have a new team with many youngsters in it. We are very happy to get the experience of playing in the final four of EuroVolley 2021. Hopefully we can play free and will see how far we can go.”
Head Coach, The Netherlands
”It's been a really fantastic journey for us. Of course, today it's hard to say exactly how amazing it was for us, because we lost 0-3. But after a few days of rest we will completely understand what we have done. I really couldn't wish for a better tournament. In the beginning we thought we are close to another unbelievable night, we were close to them, but after we lost by such a small margin, it was like our energy went out. But until the very last point we still fight like we always do.”
Outside Spiker, Sweden
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 SWEDEN compared to THE NETHERLANDS.
SWEDEN number of service aces compared to THE NETHERLANDS
Errors leading to points of SWEDEN, next to those from THE NETHERLANDS