While both teams have participated at the 2013 EuroVolley, they have never played each other during any of Switzerland’s participations in 1967, 1971 and 2013. Belarus has recorded their best performance during the last EuroVolley in 2017, a 7th place. Switzerland’s (pictured) best finish was a 12th place in 1971.
Assistant Coach 2
Assistant Coach 2
First success for Switzerland in this EuroVolley
The clash of two teams, who both suffered four defeats in the previous games, starts better for Belarus. Piotr Khilko´s players dominated in the end of the first set and it looked like everything will go their way. But Switzerland improved their defence and after levelling the game they gained confidence. It helped them a lot in a dramatic third set. Belarus players turned around three set-points and then came one for them, but they wasted it and Switzerland secured the next one for an important lead 2-1.
Belarus tried to raise the head, but resilient Switzerland did not take a chance from their hands.
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 SWITZERLAND compared to BELARUS.
SWITZERLAND number of service aces compared to BELARUS
Errors leading to points of SWITZERLAND, next to those from BELARUS
“The last attempt was the best. I have great feeling, especially for the girls. The development of the team still went up. We learned from the last game. Also the luck was today on our side. I am so happy. In the first set we could not get them under pressure with our serves, but we changed it from the second set.”
“We have been playing great in Golden European league, claimed bronze medals. We came to Bratislava with courage plans, but unfortunately we have not been successful. We tried to do our best, but we did not play as team. We had to improve, we could see during other games here.”