CEV volleyball EC finals
Posted 16. octoober 2015
France continued their perfect run in the 2015 edition of the men’s EuroVolley claiming also the remake of this year’s World League ‘grand finale’ with Serbia, this time recording a 3:1 win (25-22, 25-23, 14-25, 25-20) in their third match up of the season against the 2013 EuroVolley bronze medal winners. France will now board the flight to Sofia, Bulgaria to contest the final weekend of Europe’s premier competition, vying for their first medal since they won silver in 2009 in Izmir, Turkey. France have never won gold at the EuroVolley and have four silver medals (1948, 1987, 2003 and 2009) and two bronze (1951 and 1985) on their resume. Italy completed the programme of the 2015 men’s EuroVolley at Palayamamay in Busto Arsizio with a spectacular 3:0 victory over Russia (25-20, 25-19, 25-19) to move on to the semis and play there the real sensation of the tournament, 2015 CEV Volleyball European League gold medallists Slovenia, and their mentor Andrea Giani who – up to last year’s World Championship in Poland – was a member of the Italian national team’s coaching staff.