European championships: two Erreà teams, Italy and Belgium, in the quarter-finals!!!
A big Erreà derby is set to take place in Katowice!
Today at 8.30 pm live on Rai 1, Italy and Belgium will face each other in the quarter-finals of these European Championships.
The team coached by Vital Heynen qualified for tomorrow’s match by winning its Group, D, (played here in Katowice) ahead of France, Turkey and Holland. The last match between these two teams dates to 17 June in Anvers in the last weekend of the Intercontinental Phase of the World League when the hosts won by 3-1 (25-22, 26-24, 25-27, 25-16). In this continental competition the Belgians have usually fielded Valkiers as setter, Van Den Dries in diagonal, Deroo and Rousseaux, Van de Voorde and Verhees middle blockers with liberos Stuer and Ribbens alternating according to the opponents’ service.
Here’s the programme for the quarter-finals on 31 August.Serbia – Bulgaria (8:30 pm)Germany – Czech Republic (5:30 pm)Russia – Slovenia (ore 5:30 pm)Belgium – Italy (8:30 pm live on Rai 1)
Semi-finals: Krakow 2 September
Finals: Krakow 3 September. 3rd -4th place 5:30 pm, 1st -2nd place 8:30 pm