The selection of the 2018 world Cup: Without the world, but in Europe


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Group E

4th round

THE NETHERLANDS – UKRAINE – 3:1 (30:28, 18:25, 25:13, 27:25)

Holland: Bolkenstein-Grothaus – 8 points (6 – attack 2 – 0 – unit), Belien – 11 (3+3+5), Clothes – 23 (21+0+2), the Plaka – 10 (8+1+1), De Cruyff – 13 (6+1+6), Dykema – 2 (2+0+0); Stam-Pilon (Libero), Boys – 15 (13+0+2), Stoltenborg, Shot.

Ukraine: Peretyatko – 2 (2+0+0), Kodola – 14 (13+0+1), Dorsman – 5 (5+0+0), Rychlak – 27 (25+0+2), Stepanyuk – 6 (6+0+0), Trushkina – 5 (4+0+1); Stepanchuk (Libero), Nemtseva (Libero), Dill, Kozlova – 3 (2+0+1), Denisov – 2 (1+1+0).

Game time – 109 minutes (33+26+21+29).

Points: 100:91 (attack – 59:58, presentation – 7:1, block – 16:5, the opponent’s mistakes – 18:27).

Positive reception – 55%:45%.

Judges: Stanisic (Switzerland), Mucha (Croatia).

June 2. Baku. The Palace of sports. 250 spectators.

The national team of Ukraine after the “dry” batch failure, which she suffered the day before from the team of Azerbaijan, remained virtually the only chance to break through to the world forum through the following the last round of selection. To do this, our volleyball team had to beat group favourites Holland and occupy the Baku-based battles followed by hosts the second final position.

The task, needless to say, very difficult. But, at the same time, not impossible. And this found its confirmation directly to the Playground. So, at the debut launch party on the pitch binder Aleksandra Peretyatko after two “shots” of the leader of the attack of diagonality Olesia Rychlak and many successful blocks with her direct participation, the wards of coach of the national team of Ukraine Garia Egiazarov took the lead 4:0. By the first technical timeout, another blow to Rychlak, followed additive doigralsya Anna Stepanyuk and later feeding into the grid, “second rate” rivals Celeste Plaka – 8:3.

However, as they say, not for long music played: ACE performed by another corner of Dutch Maret Bolkenstein-Grothaus, unexpected connection to the attack binder Laura Dijkema – and already ahead of their team – 11:10. Then events on the ground unfolded in the main point to point and strikes the captain Hopes Kodaly and Rychlak Ukrainian twice had dvuhpunktovoy the lead – 20:18 and 21:19.

When the showdown moved the lottery “more-less”, several times Ryhlyuk, which brought our team in this set of 13 points, compared account. But after parity 28:28 and block-out in the performance of its counterpart of diagonality Lonneke Clothes and “Chechenia” Dutch Stepanyuk tipped the scales in the party on the side of the volleyball players of the Country of tulips.

Feeling that, figuratively speaking, not so devil as he is painted, Ukrainian women, second initially the second set, a point or two, immediately after the first technical break with three consecutive strikes Kodaly (she’s in the party all of his seven attacks implemented) and shot out the center of the opponent Yvonne Belien transformed the score with 7:8 and 11:8. Although sponsored Dutch coach Jimmy Morrison lined position (15:15), feeding into the grid Plaka and response quality cascade introductions to the game of ball Ryhlyuk allowed our team to come off five points is 20:15. And the curtain of the party, he final “nail” Rychlak has increased to seven.

It seemed that convincing win the second set and demonstrated it fairly solid volleyball will inspire our girls for the upcoming feats. But, alas, the expected positive teamwork was forced to confront inexplicable negativity. On the pitch we concede Belien 0:5, to both technical time-outs – 2:8 and 6:16. And finally, the last point raises the main striker rivals Clothes bringing the case to double point balance in favor of the Dutch national team.

The beginning of the fourth set once again for our team discouraging – 0:4 on serve in Balkestein-Grothaus. But soon, recovering himself, Ukrainka has snapped and when the ball was introduced to the game corner Tatiana Kozlova for the first time in the party took the lead of 9:8. Alas, before entering the endgame after well-aimed blows Clothes, Belien and Plaka are already solid behind – 15:20. The next series of feed Gantry with finishing Ryhlyuk – 18:20. Three in a row “nail”, scored in half of the site Olesya, lead to equality – 23:23. It in the next episode violates Kodola and we have a set point – 24:23. To another results in an exchange of “pleasantries” between Anne Blois and Rychlak – 25:24. Ukrainka again one point from the translation of the game in the fifth, cropped tie-break. They are in the defense raise several “dead balls”, but against the smashing blows of Blois held a volleyball universities in the famous Brazilian club “Rexona” unfortunately, the antidote is not found.

Offensively in this game Ukrainka lost to the Dutch is minimal, but the dispute Ryhlyuk sniper “shot down” his main opponent Clothes. The number of the mistakes our team is significantly outnumbered the opponent. However, this is offset by a very noticeable lag on the serve (1 ACE vs 7), block (5 “celeni” vs. 16) and the reception.

Norway – Denmark – 3:1 (21:25, 25:15, 25:23, 25:15), 107 minutes. Azerbaijan – Israel – 3:0 (25:9, 25:14, 25:18), 67 minutes.

5th round

UKRAINE – DENMARK – 3:0 (25:14, 25:18, 25:16)

Ukraine: Molodtsova – 8 (6+1+1), Novgorodchina – 4 (1+1+2), Kodola – 13 (12+0+1), Dorsman, Denisova – 7 (5+1+1), Stepanyuk – 18 (16+2+0); Stepanchuk (Libero), Gerasimov – 5 (2+1+2).

Playing time – 67 minutes (20+24+23).

Points: 75:48 (attack – 42:28, presentation – 7:3, block – 6:4, mistakes – 20:13).

Positive reception – 47%:34%.

Judge: Witte (Germany), Mikloshich (Slovenia).

June 3. Baku. The Palace of sports. 110 spectators.

The defeat of the Dutch irrevocably deprived the national team of Ukraine even any chance to continue the dispute for world vacancy. So its the final match against the outsider of the group Denmark were except that the prestigious nature. A significant advantage of his patronage in the class over the rivals, all of whom played only in the clubs its obviously not a volleyball country, allowed Hariy Egiazarova do not use in the match three representatives of the “basics” – Rychlak, middle blocker Irina Trushkina and binder, Alexander Peretyatko. Appeared at the site of Kozlov and diagonalize Anastasiya Chernukha.

It is interesting to note that already become almost stable “build-up” our girls in the first phases of the batch was confirmed in this meeting. Moreover, if in the first set can be considered likely purely conventional (inferior to 1:2), the second (0:4, 4:8) and third (1:4) – for a certain diagnosis. To the initial and final periods of the match to both momentary respite Ukrainka sharply left at the margin (respectively – 8:4 and 16:7, 8:5 and 16:9), prespokoynenko bringing the matter to a logical end. And in the second game, losing – 17:18, then did not have allowed Dane to get hold of at least one point. However, even with a very lenient attitude of our girls rivals to their supremacy in all components of volleyball was more than overwhelming. Which, incidentally, speaks volumes and not that dry statistics.

So, a trip to the world final, which will be held from 30 September to 21 October 2018 in Japan, our group won the team of Azerbaijan. In the final match in three sets outplayed national team of Holland. And the winners of the lion’s share of the points brought a trio of Ukrainian girls volleyball: Polina Rahimova (nee – Petrashko) – 28, Elizabeth Samadova (Ruban) – 17 and Natalya Mammadova (Tale) – 12. The Dutch still have a chance to break into Japan through the third round of the second teams. But Ukrainka, becoming the third group, alas, was superfluous in the world forum. However, unlike his compatriots of the guys, our girls last summer won a ticket to the final battles of the European championship, 22 September – 1 October this year will be held on the Playground in Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Vladimir KAZIMIROV, Sport-Express in Ukraine

Israel – Norway – 3:1 (25:19, 15:25, 25:17, 25:15), 99 minutes. Azerbaijan – Holland – 3:0 (30:28, 25:22, 25:13), 84 minutes.

The final table

IN (TB) P (TB)/N

1. Azerbaijan 5 5 (0) 0 (0) 15:0 15

2. Holland 5 4 (0) 1 (0) 12:5 12

3. UKRAINE 5 3 (0) 2 (0) 10:7 9

4. Israel 5 2 (0) 3 (0) 7:10 6

5. Norway 5 1 (0) 4 (0) 5:13 3

6. Denmark 5 0 (0) 5 (0) 1:15 0

Group a (in Croatia). Austria – Hungary – 3:2 (27:29, 25:22, 25:18,11:25, 15:12), 132 minutes. Russia – Georgia – 3:0 (25:8, 25:6, 25:13), 59 minutes. Greece – Croatia – 3:0 (25:21, 25:23, 25:18), 82 minutes. Austria – Georgia – 3:0 (25:14, 25:16, 25:14), 64 minutes. Russia – Greece – 3:1 (25:10, 24:26, 25:16, 25:23), 94 minutes. Hungary – Croatia – 3:2 (19:25, 30:32, 25:15, 25:21, 15:11), 133 minutes. Greece – Georgia – 3:0 (25:13, 25:13, 25:14), 59 minutes. Russia – Hungary – 3:0 (25:11, 25:21, 25:7), 68 minutes. Croatia – Austria – 3:1 (23:25, 26:24, 25:20, 25:16), 111 minutes. Hungary – Georgia – 3:0 (25:12, 25:8, 25:21), 65 minutes. Greece – Austria – 3:1 (20:25, 25:19, 25:22, 25:23), 108 minutes. Russia – Croatia – 3:1 (25:22, 25:21, 20:25, 25:15), 101 minute.

The final table

IN (TB) P (TB)/N

1. Russia 5 5 (0) 0 (0) 15:2 15

2. Greece 5 4 (1) 1 (0) 13:6 11

3. Hungary 5 2 (1) 3 (2) 10:11 7

4. Croatia 5 2 (0) 3 (1) 9:10 7

5. Austria 5 2 (1) 3 (0) 8:11 5

6. Georgia 5 0 (0) 5 (0) 0:15 0

Group (Bulgaria). Turkey – Switzerland – 3:0 (25:16, 25:11, 25:17), 63 minutes. Montenegro – Kosovo – 3:0 (25:20, 25:7, 25:5), 59 minutes. Bulgaria – Romania – 3:0 (25:23, 25:15, 25:21), 77 minutes. Switzerland – Kosovo – 3:0 (25:11, 25:8, 25:15), 55 minutes. Bulgaria – Montenegro – 3:0 (25:15, 25:12, 25:13), 67 minutes. Turkey – Romania – 3:0 (25:14, 25:19, 25:18), 68 minutes. Switzerland – Montenegro – 3:0 (25:22, 25:16, 25:17), 72 minutes. Turkey – Bulgaria – 3:2 (23:25, 25:23, 25:23, 13:25, 15:13), 128 minutes. Romania – Kosovo – 3:0 (25:12, 25:12, 25:13), 56 minutes. Turkey – Montenegro – 3:0 (25:16, 25:13, 25:19), 67 minutes. Romania – Switzerland – 3:1 (21:25, 25:19, 25:16, 25:21), 101 minute. Bulgaria – Kosovo – 3:0 (25:8, 25:13, 25:10), 59 minutes.

The final table

IN (TB) P (TB)/N

1. Turkey 5 5 (1) 0 (0) 15:2 14

2. Bulgaria 5 4 (0) 1 (1) 14:3 13

3. Romania 5 3 (0) 2 (0) 9:7 9

4. Switzerland 5 2 (0) 3 (0) 7:9 6

5. Montenegro 5 1 (0) 4 (0) 3:12 3

6. Kosovo 5 0 (0) 5 (0) 0:15 0

Group D (in Belgium). Belgium – Spain – 3:0 (25:21, 25:18, 25:14), 81 minute. Italy – Belarus – 3:0 (25:12, 26:24, 25:22), 81 minute. Bosnia – Latvia – 3:1 (25:11, 25:21, 25:27, 15:12), 106 minutes. Italy – Latvia – 3:0 (25:12, 25:9, 25:16), 59 minutes. Belgium – Belarus – 3:1 (25:23, 23:25, 25:17, 25:17), 115 minutes. Spain – Bosnia – 3:2 (22:25, 25:20, 20:25, 25:23, 15:10), 37 minutes. Belarus – Latvia – 3:0 (25:19, 25:20, 25:16), 78 minutes. Italy – Spain – 3:0 (25:17, 25:18, 25:15), 69 minutes. Belgium – Bosnia – 3:0 (25:19, 30:28, 25:16), 87 minutes. Spain – Latvia – 3:0 (25:9, 25:16, 25:19), 66 minutes. Belarus – Bosnia – 3:2 (25:17, 27:25, 18:25, 25:27, 15:7), 133 minutes. Italy – Belgium – 3:0 (25:18, 25:22, 25:23), 87 minutes.

The final table

IN (TB) P (TB)/N

1. Italy 5 5 (0) 0 (0) 15:0 15

2. Belgium 5 4 (0) 1 (0) 12:4 12

3. Belarus 5 3 (1) 2 (0) 10:8 8

4. Spain 5 2 (1) 3 (0) 6:11 5

5. Bosnia 5 1 (0) 4 (2) 7:13 5

6. Latvia 5 0 (0) 5 (0) 1:15 0

Group F (in Portugal). Slovenia – France – 3:0 (25:17, 25:15, 25:16), 68 minutes. Portugal – Finland – 3:2 (25:23, 27:29, 17:25, 25:22, 15:12), 142 minutes. Germany – Estonia – 3:0 (25:18, 25:19, 25:20), 76 minutes. Finland – France – 3:0 (26:24, 25:18, 25:17), 85 minutes. Germany – Portugal – 3:1 (25:18, 25:15, 15:25, 25:11), 99 minutes. Slovenia – Estonia – 3:0 (25:19, 25:20, 25:12), 78 minutes. Germany – Finland – 3:0 (25:23, 25:23, 25:14), 82 minutes. Slovenia – Portugal – 3:0 (25:18, 25:19, 25:22), 77 minutes. Estonia – France – 3:2 (22:25, 25:20, 15:25, 25:17, 16:14), 121 minute. Slovenia – Finland – 3:0 (25:16, 25:21, 26:24), 83 minutes. Germany – France – 3:1 (25:22, 25:21, 22:25, 25:17), 111 minutes. Portugal – Estonia – 3:0 (25:23, 25:20, 25:13), 80 minutes.

The final table

IN (TB) P (TB)/N

1. Germany 5 5 (0) 0 (0) 15:2 15

2. Slovenia 5 4 (0) 1 (0) 12:3 12

3. Portugal 5 3 (2) 2 (0) 10:10 7

4. Estonia 5 2 (1) 3 (0) 6:12 5

5. Finland 5 1 (0) 4 (1) 6:12 4

6. France 5 0 (0) 5 (2) 5:15 2

Spots in the final tournament of the 2018 world Cup was won by the group winners: Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Italy, Azerbaijan and Germany.

Second team – Greece, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, Holland and Slovenia will compete for the two remaining berths in the additional tournament 22-27 August.

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