The selection of the 2018 world Cup: In the best case – third. But still – too much


Saturday. Lyon. Sports Palace “Stade de Gerland”. Ukraine – Iceland – 3:0. In the attack Andrey DYACHKOV. Photo: cev.lu

Group A

2nd round

FRANCE – UKRAINE – 3:0 (25:20, 25:8, 25:15)

France: Toniutti – 2 points (1 attack, 1 – 0 – unit), Linel – 10 (7+3+0), Le Roux – 6 (2+0+4), So Rossar – 13 (11+2+0), Kleweno – 11 (9+1+1), Le Goff – 8 (4+2+2); Grebennikov (Libero), Boyer – 2 (2+0+0), Brizard.

Ukraine: Levchenko – 1 (0+1+0), the old-timers – 3 (2+0+1), Dyachkov – 6 (4+0+2), Semeniuk – 1 (1+0+0), Topchi – 10 (10+0+0), Kozmos – 6 (3+1+2); Fomin (Libero), Klamar, Carpenter – 3 (3+0+0), Kovalchuk, Ryabukha.

Playing time – 66 min (23+22+21).

Points: 75:43 (attack – 36:23, flow – 9:2, unit – 7:5, the opponent’s mistakes – 23:13).

Positive reception – 73%:21%.

Judges: Grider (Switzerland), Ormond (Portugal).

May 25. Lyon. Sports Palace “Stade de Gerland”. 3800 spectators.

After “dry” parties and a very impressive from the point of view of the overall balance of game points (55:75) starting a fiasco from the Germans, the national team of Ukraine was the last chance if not to become the winner of his group and thereby to obtain “automatic” ticket to the world final, then… Then at least break it through the third round of selection, caught in Lyon for the second spot. But to do so they mentor our team of state krastiņš was necessary to beat not someone else, and the French – Europe Champions and fourth at the world forum 2014, Yes, in addition to acting as the owners of the site.

Frankly, such a task seemed more than illusory. Even though it ended his career in the national team of France declared the best player and scorer for her triumphant Euro 2015 diagonalises Antonin, Rosie. After all, in the ranks was that the main winners of the continental forum in their role of Libero Eugene Grebennikov and outside hitter Erwin Ngepet, the same their partners – tall middle blocker Kevin Le Roux (height 209 cm) and Nicolas Le Goff (206 cm), angular Trevor Kleweno and Julien Linel. Plus understudy, Rosie in diagonal Thibault Rossar and, of course, the captain of the team and better communication of the World League 2015 Benjamin Toniutti. And yet, looking ahead, we cut you slack the French coach Laurent Tie who has not used the services Ngatata, who spent the entire game on the bench.

Nevertheless, the beginning of the match was for our team is pretty encouraging. Ukrainians in the first game even has opened the account, and then, although lagged behind the French in point two, not only reached parity 13:13, but was leading 15:13, 16:14 and before entering the endgame – 19:17. Is this application for a pleasant surprise? Alas, wishes do not translate into reality. Whether the guys didn’t believe in their ability to achieve success, whether they have played out the nerves and hence a series of errors. Obviously – both. In short, feeling such a metamorphosis in the camp of the opponents, the “Gallic roosters” at the end of the set nakivali eight points, limiting our children to only one.

Such a disastrous finale of the first batch continued in the opening stages of the second set. Ukrainians did not have time to recover as the score became after the “shots” are mostly of Rosara, Kleweno and Lines – 0:6. Further – more. The game just went wrong. To the second technical time-out already on fire – 6:16, and finally, – 8:25 (?!). Such a defeat of our team in its history never knew.

The French in the beginning of the third part looked peaceful and was even allowed again to come forward – 3:2. But after disgruntled reaction on the part of their numerous fans, the hosts once again caught the game and creating by the first technical break three-point margin (8:5), soon increased it to 12:5. And then, clearly controlling the course of events on the ground, on a positive note for myself and for the minor opponents, congratulated compatriots with a convincing victory.

Yes, the French beat our guys on all counts and in all elements of volleyball in offense and defense, serve, block and reception, made almost half of their own mistakes. If resorting to data is not that dry statistics, for example, relatively attacking, the owners won this duel as a percentage of 59:32. We have diagonalised Basil Topci in this component was on the level with a score of 53% (10 hits of 19).

Have a binder Dmitry Starogilova – 40% (2 of 5), Oleg Carpenter and Yuriy Semenyuk – 33% (respectively 3 of 9 and 1 of the 3), Andrei Dyachkov – 29% (4 of 14), his namesakes Kosmosa – 20% (3 of 15) and Levchenko at all 0% (0 of 3). But the French, these indicators are: Toniutti and Stephen Boye – 100% (1 of 1 and 2 of 2), Le Goff – 80% (4 of 5), Le Roux – 67% (2 of 3), Kleweno – 64% (9 of 14), Rosara – 61% (11 of 18). And only But slightly fell to 39% (7 of 18). What there care to comment?

Germany – Azerbaijan – 3:0 (29:27, 25:18, 25:18), 78 minutes. Turkey – Iceland – 3:0 (25:18, 25:23, 25:17), 74 minutes.

3rd round

UKRAINE – AZERBAIJAN – 3:0 (25:13, 25:23, 25:20)

Ukraine: Ryabukha – 6 (5+0+1), Kovalchuk – 6 (2+3+1), Clamar – 8 (8+0+0), Semeniuk – 11 (6+1+4), Topchi – 16 (12+4+0), Kozmos – 5 (3+0+2); Fomin (Libero), Carpenter – 8 (8+0+0).

Azerbaijan: sheep, Worms, Ibragimov – 1 (1+0+0), Obodnikov – 7 (6+0+1), Samadov – 12 (10+2+0), Bayramov – 11 (9+1+1); Allahverdiyev (Libero), Hasanli, Aghazadeh – 1 (1+0+0), Alishanov, Kazachkov – 5 (2+1+2), Aliyev.

Playing time – 72 minutes (19+28+25).

Points: 75:56 (attack – 41:29, presentation – 11:4, block – 8:4, mistakes – 15:19).

Positive reception – 65%:25%.

Referees: Pasquali (Italy), Rajkovic (Croatia).

May 26. Lyon. Sports Palace “Stade de Gerland”. 1100 spectators.

The national team of Ukraine, irrevocably lost any chance for the second time ever to break the world final tournament (participated only in 1998 and occupied 10-e a place), in the next two days to conduct matches with outsiders of the Lyon group – teams of Azerbaijan and Iceland.

If, for example, almost the entire “basis” of the French Legion of Italian Serie A “Macerata”, “Modena”, “Ravenna” and “Piacenza”, another of our rivals, all players act only teams of their countries, which by European standards, volleyball don’t even relate to average performance.

In the meeting with Azerbaijanis in the starting party after an equal start (3:3) our team began to increase their advantage, outperforming the opponents in all respects. By the first technical time out, it had grown to 8:4, the second – 16:7, and ultimately to 12 points. But success in the second and third sets were given to the Ukrainians much harder. At least, until the last in these “nutritional points” sponsored August Krastins I didn’t really break until the first forward out Caucasians, sweep, respectively – 16:15 and 17:16. And then, in the end, our volleyball players managed with considerable difficulty to put in these sets the winning point.

However, in statistical terms, the Ukrainians surpassed the Azerbaijanis in all elements, second only in the number of mistakes made. However, this can be explained by risk flows. At this time, and the efficiency of the implementation of our attacks were at the level of: Constantine Riabukhy – 83% (5 of 6), Yury Semenyuk – 67% (6 of 9), Dupcia – 57% (12 of 21), Alexei Clamara – 53% (8 of 15), the binding of Vladimir Kovalchuk – 50% (2 of 4), Kozmus – 43% (3 of 7) Carpenter – 42% (5 of 12).

Germany – Iceland – 3:0 (25:12, 25:12, 25:14), 63 minutes. France – Turkey – 3:0 (25:21, 25:18, 25:17), 73 minutes.

4th round

UKRAINE – ICELAND – 3:0 (25:12, 25:19, 25:15)

Ukraine: deacons – 9 (9+0+0), the Ryabukha – 6 (3+2+1), the old-timers – 2 (1+1+0), Clamar – 3 (1+2+0), Levchenko – 10 (9+1+0), Devcon – 17 (11+4+2); Brova (Libero), Carpenter – 12 (9+3+0), Semeniuk – 2 (2+0+0).

Iceland: M. Matthiasson, Hlodversson – 2 (2+0+0), Grétarsson – 2 (1+0+1), Stefansson – 6 (6+0+0), Thorvaldsson – 6 (6+0+0), Valdimarsson – 2 (1+0+1); Porsteinsson (Libero), Bjornsson (Libero), Haldorsson – 2 (1+0+1), A. Matthiessen – 2 (0+1+1), Tryggvason – 2 (2+0+0).

Playing time – 68 minutes (20+24+24).

Points: 75:46: (attack – 45:24, submission is 13:1, block – 3:5, errors, opponent 14:16).

Positive reception – 49%:23%.

Judges: Rajkovic (Croatia), Malezer (Romania).

May 27. Lyon. Sports Palace “Stade de Gerland”. 800 spectators.

To match with markedly inferior to us in skill and growth of the Icelanders, among whom two meters one is only diagonalised Christian Valdimarsson (204 cm), in the first and third sets of some particular struggle is not felt. Creating at the expense of his main weapons in the form of a powerful and targeted feeding solid advantage to the first minute intermission (8:2 and 8:3), the Ukrainians to the latter it increased (16:7 & 16:9), then it is easy to bring the case to a logical end. A little more effort they had to exert in the second game, the beginning of which was the equality bill (7:7). And then, increasing its momentum, the Ukrainians confidently dictated the rules of the game..

It is interesting to note that the attack and the reception of our volleyball players have surpassed the Icelanders twice, on the pitch – even 13:1. Little, however, lost on the block and the number of errors. In the attack a 100% result (9 of 9) achieved Andrey Levchenko, the Other seven hitters had 50 percent or more. And for the first time in Lyon out on the Playground diagonally Vladimir Tikun became the best player of the match, and the most productive, as in the attack, and the number performed by them aces.

Late yesterday the national team of Ukraine met in the final match of the tournament after failing in the final third in the group with the team of Turkey.

Vladimir KAZIMIROV, Sport-Express in Ukraine

France – Azerbaijan – 3:0 (25:16, 25:17, 25:15), 64 minutes. Germany – Turkey – 3:0 (25:17, 25:20, 25:23), 79 minutes.

IN (TB) P (TB)/N

1. France 4 4 (0) 0 (0) 12:0 12

2. Germany 4 4 (0) 0 (0) 12:0 12

3. Turkey 4 2 (0) 2 (0) 6:6 6

4. UKRAINE 4 2 (0) 2 (0) 6:6 6

5. Azerbaijan 4 0 (0) 4 (0) 0:12 3

6. Iceland 4 0 (0) 4 (0) 0:12 0

Group (in Dutch). Greece – Austria – 3:2 (26:24, 27:25, 16:25, 23:25, 15:13), 134 minutes. Slovakia – Luxembourg – 3:0 (25:17, 27:25, 26:24), 86 minutes. Holland – Moldova – 3:0 (25:15, 25:13, 25:16), 63 minutes. Austria – Luxembourg – 3:0 (26:24, 25:23, 25:20), 90 minutes. Slovakia – Moldova – 3:0 (25:9, 33:31, 25:23), 87 minutes. Holland – Greece – 3:0 (25:13, 32:30, 25:16), 89 minutes. Moldova – Monaco – 3:2 (25:23, 22:25, 25:16, 22:25, 15:12), 118 minutes. Holland – Austria – 3:2 (25:22, 22:25, 23:25, 25:22, 15:8), 130 minutes. Slovakia – Greece – 3:2 (25:22, 25:20, 21:25, 19:25, 15:12), 135 minutes.

Holland – 11, Slovakia, Austria – 8 Greece – 6, Moldova – 2, Luxembourg – 1.

Group (in Slovenia). Belgium – Georgia – 3:0 (25:18, 25:11, 25:10), 86 minutes. Slovenia – Latvia – 3:0 (25:14, 25:14, 25:19), 73 minutes. Portugal – Israel – 3:1 (25:19, 25:21, 24:26, 25:12), 109 minutes. Latvia – Georgia – 3:0 (25:9, 25:17, 25:14), 59 minutes. Slovenia – Portugal – 3:0 (25:21, 25:20, 27:25), 89 minutes. Belgium – Israel – 3:0 (25:13, 25:18, 25:21), 69 minutes. Portugal – Georgia – 3:0 (25:19, 25:16, 25:14), 67 minutes. Slovenia – Israel – 3:0 (25:11, 25:14, 25:10), 63 minutes. Belgium – Latvia – 3:0 (25:16, 25:21, 25:21), 73 minutes.

Belgium, Slovenia – 12, Portugal – 6, Latvia – 4, Israel – 2, Georgia 0.

Group D (in Estonia). Russia – Romania – 3:0 (25:18, 25:20, 25:21), 73 minutes. Estonia – Kosovo – 3:0 (25:13, 25:15, 25:7), 64 minutes. Montenegro – Hungary – 3:2 (23:25, 25:13, 25:23, 26:28, 15:10), 124 minutes. Romania – Kosovo – 3:1 (25:12, 25:15, 21:25, 25:15), 83 minutes. Estonia – Montenegro – 3:0 (25:23, 27:25, 25:23), 95 minutes. Russia – Hungary – 3:0 (25:18, 25:17, 25:16), 72 minutes. Romania – Montenegro – 3:1 (25:23, 21:25, 25:21, 25:21), 98 minutes. Estonia – Hungary – 3:1 (20:25, 25:15, 25:20, 25:14), 100 minutes. Russia – Kosovo – 3:0 (25:8, 25:8, 25:9), 55 minutes.

Russia, Estonia – 12, Romania – 6, Hungary – 4, Montenegro – 2, Kosovo – 0.

Group E (in Croatia). Serbia – Denmark – 3:0 (25:23, 34:32, 25:19), 87 minutes. Belarus – Norway – 3:1 (25:19, 25:20, 20:25, 25:22), 121 minute. Switzerland – Croatia – 3:1 (26:28, 25:20, 25:18, 25:23), 114 minutes. Denmark – Norway – 3:1 (25:21, 18:25, 25:16, 25:23), 106 minutes. Serbia – Switzerland – 3:0 (25:15, 25:18, 25:18), 69 minutes. Belarus – Croatia – 3:1 (25:14, 34:36, 25:16, 25:22), 116 minutes. Serbia – Norway – 3:0 (25:12, 25:14, 25:12), 60 minutes. Belarus – Switzerland – 3:2 (25:19, 25:21, 22:25, 21:25, 15:10), 127 minutes. Denmark – Croatia – 3:2 (25:27, 25:22, 29:27, 25:27, 15:9), 135 minutes.

Serbia – 12, Belarus – 8, Switzerland 7, Denmark – 5, Croatia – 4, Norway 0.

Group F (in Czech). Finland – Northern Ireland – 3:0 (25:8, 25:8, 25:9), 54 minutes. Czech Republic – Sweden – 3:0 (25:19, 25:16, 25:20), 72 minutes. Spain – Cyprus – 3:0 (25:17, 25:14, 25:22), 66 minutes. Finland – Sweden – 3:0 (25:14, 25:19, 25:21), 72 minutes. Cyprus – Northern Ireland – 3:0 (25:20, 25:16, 25:22), 71 minute. Spain – Czech Republic – 3:2 (25:22, 20:25, 22:25, 25:21, 15:10), 125 minutes. Sweden – Northern Ireland – 3:0 (25:15, 25:13, 25:21), 62 minutes. Czech Republic – Cyprus – 3:0 (26:24, 25:12, 25:17), 68 minutes. Finland – Spain – 3:1 (25:19, 21:25, 25:19, 25:22), 104 minutes.

Finland – 12, Czech Republic – 10, Spain – 7, Sweden – 4, Cyprus – 3, Northern Ireland 0.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *