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Overview

These two teams have never met in this competition before and with both having high expectations of making the Eighth-Finals, it could prove to be crucial in this tough pool.

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Starting Team

Squad Listing

C 10

PIHLAJAMÄKI Laura

Middle blocker

1

KOSKELO Roosa

Libero

3

ESKO Saara Hannele

Outside spiker

4

KOSONEN Noora

Outside spiker

5

KOKKONEN Suvi

Outside spiker

6

BJERREGÅRD MADSEN Krista Michaela

Middle blocker

7

RIIKILÄ Emmi

Outside spiker

8

ALANKO Kaisa

Setter

9

KYLMÄAHO Katja Alina

Setter

11

KARHU Salla

Outside spiker

12

KORHONEN Piia

Opposite

13

CZAKAN Anna

Middle blocker

14

LAAKKONEN Roosa Helena

Middle blocker

16

SIEVÄNEN Tiiamari

Libero

24402

KANGASNIEMI Tapio

Head Coach

Player profile

KANGASNIEMI Tapio

Head Coach

7701

RANTANEN Aapo

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

RANTANEN Aapo

Assistant Coach 2

50023

VUORINEN Kasper

Assistant Coach

Player profile

VUORINEN Kasper

Assistant Coach

Team Statistics

FINLAND

Overview

FRANCE

Player Statistics

Match Report

Finland celebrate their first EuroVolley triumph in 42 years

Article

Finland secured their second EuroVolley victory in history – and their first such success in 42 years, where they beat West Germany in 1977 on home soil. This result makes sure that they are still in contention for a spot in the next round of the competition.

Salla Karhu top scored with 19 points for the Finns, as Suvi Kokkonen added another 14 to contribute to such historic victory. Finland’s middle blocker Roosa Helena Laakkonen accounted for four of her team’s five blocks.

The match was a setback for France, who earlier in the tournament sensationally beat Bulgaria. Les Bleues have one victory to their name and two points after four matches in the pool.

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The match in numbers

124
Points

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

95
Duration

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

450
Spectators

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

233
Match Spikes

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

59%
Reception Level

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

5-5
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of FINLAND compared to FRANCE.

10-2
Ace Count

FINLAND number of service aces compared to FRANCE

37-50
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of FINLAND, next to those from FRANCE

Day 5 Recap

Play

“It feels amazing to finally claim a victory at EuroVolley. I think we played very well in the previous matches too, we just did not win but now it feels extremely good! We prepared the same way as for the other games but I think that today we were more aggressive and that is why we won the game. We are going to do the same for the next game. We are ready to play and we know we can win. Obviously, after this win we are feeling more confident.”

Salla Karhu
Top scorer of Finland

Nina Stojiljkovic, setter of France: “To be honest, at the beginning we did not have a definite goal for this competition. We tried to enjoy the moment because we are competing again at EuroVolley after a long time. Maybe this was an important game for the ranking but I am more disappointed about our game and with the way we played. It is frustrating because we did not play our best game. Our serve was not efficient.

We still have one more game to enjoy. Maybe we felt some extra pressure today. It is a pity to win against Bulgaria and then lose the following matches 3-0, 3-1. We started very euphorically and we thought that maybe we could achieve something. However, this is our first EuroVolley for quite some time and that put a lot of pressure on us.”