Italy National Team coaching staff took advantage of the CEV rule that not all nationals team know about. Or, if they are aware of it, they do not use it for unknown reasons.
As we know, Filippo Lanza will not be able to continue playing EuroVolley. The outside hitter suffered an injury in the last match of the Preliminary Round against one of co-hosts France and returned home. So, he has been replaced by Oreste Cavuto who will be among 14 players of Italy for the quarter-final match against the same opponents tomorrow, September 24.
Personal consideration: If this rule of the European Volleyball Confederation exists, it remains unknown the reason Russia’s staff did not bring in a replacement for Iliyas Kurkaev, who has also finished with playing the tournament for the same reason, injured.