The first match of the third day in Pool A starts with a clash between Greece and France. The last time they played each other, was at the 2009 EuroVolley where France won in four sets.
"It will be a difficult game for us, but we try every day for our best. Greek fans are always enthusiastic so we are used to it and look forward to playing France at home."
Greece's Head Coach
"We had a good day off yesterday. We slept a lot and did some craft. We watched the Italy v Greece game, we know they're going to start fast and we have to be focused."
First RefereeBlaz MARKELJSLOSecond RefereeMykhaylo MEDVIDUKR
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Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
Team Greece during National anthem
Stephen BOYER (FRA) spikes
Jenia GREBENNIKOV (FRA) receives the ball
Kevin LE ROUX (FRA) spikes on Georgios PETREAS (GRE)
Athanasios PROTOPSALTIS (GRE) receives the ball
Alexandros RAPTIS (GRE) spikes on French block
Kevin TILLIE (FRA) spikes on Greek block
Dmytro FILIPPOV (GRE) and Benjamin TONIUTTI (FRA) shake hands
France crush Greece at home
In a one-way match and with a rich home crowd, France crushed Greece tonight, thus topping the ranking of Pool A. Thanks to great serves and fast game, Tillie’s men were never endangered against a tired team of Greece who played twice in a row.
One of the most cheerful matches in Sud de France Arena so far, today’s battle symbolically ended on a spike by Boyer (24). Tomorrow, the French hosts will be facing Portugal to try and keep on their excellent tracks.
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 GREECE compared to FRANCE.
GREECE number of service aces compared to FRANCE
Errors leading to points of GREECE, next to those from FRANCE
"There was a lot of quality tonight. I think we really managed to analyse the Greek's setter's game. He played well yesterday against Italy but we read him well tonight. In the third set, I felt we lost the rhythm so I proceeded to some substitutions. I really believe our pool is the hardest of all."
"We played against two amazing teams yesterday and today, with different styles though. Tonight, the crowd was full and pushing everyone to play better. We fought from the beginning to the end. Of course, France is a better team and won but we wanted to know how far we were from them. The next matches are the ones we have targeted."
Greece's outside hitter