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Volleyball players from University of Almeria and University of Nice to clash in the final


News - Volleyball players from University of Almeria and University of Nice to clash in the final

FC Trnsko was booked on Saturday for the semifinal of the men’s volleyball tournament at the Games. Teams from the University of Niš, University of Almeria, Northumbria University, and University of Sophia Antipolis of Nice played to win a ticket to the final.

The match between the University of Niš and the University of Almeria determined the first finalist. The players from Spain were better after three sets of play. Each set had a tough finish, which goes to show that the game played at Trnsko was tense, but Spain triumphed in the end with 3:0 (25:23, 32:30, 25:22). Both teams played really well and showcased a quality volleyball play worthy of a semifinal. The feisty atmosphere spread from the stands onto the court, which resulted in two yellow cards.

Oscar Gonzales, libero of the winning team, said that the heat made it tough to play.

‘The team from Serbia were excellent. We are short, and this is a game for tall guys, so we have to try more than most teams. We expect a great fight in the finals, and we will give it our all.’

The other semifinal game lasted one set longer. After four sets between Northumbria University and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, the French players celebrated with 1:3 in sets (23:25, 25:15, 25:19, 25:18). The sets clearly show that the players from Nice turned everything around after the first lost set to win the other three.

The final between the University of Almeria and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis will be played at Bojan Stranić Volleyball Hall at 20 hours (Sunday).

The results of other matches can be found here.

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