4 March 2021

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#EuroVolley 2021: Bulgaria finish in style in Hadera, North Macedonia qualify as second best team!

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In the last day of play in Pool B, another victory for Bulgaria, this time 3-0 over the hosts Israel, despite of having already qualified to the EuroVolley Finals. In the final standing in Pool B, they top the charts (12 points and 4 victories out of 4 matches), followed by Austria (4 points, 1 win out of 4 matches) and Israel (2 points, 1 win out of 4 matches). Bulgaria finish the match with 60% efficiency on attack, while Tsvetan Sokolov became Top Scorer for a fourth consecutive time in the competition, recording 16 points. For Bulgaria, Asparuh Asparuhov also contributed with 12 points as well, while Tamir Hershko from the host team scored successfully 14 times.
With the last match from the January Qualifiers played, it is also clear that North Macedonia from Pool C qualify, too, for the #EuroVolley Finals as second best team.

We really hope that we have made our fans in Bulgaria happy now that we’ve qualified for the EuroVolleyM Finals. We hope also that they’ve enjoyed how we performed and how we played. We need to appreciate all the small things that bring smiles on our faces, and we hope that our achievement in Israel, has made lots of people smile. I want to wish to all of you to stay healthy because this remains the most important thing in these strange times we are all living in“, Tsvetan Sokolov, captain of Team Bulgaria said.

๐Ÿ“Œ| Qualifications for 2021 CEV European Championship, Pool C โ€“ Skopje:

| January 11
โ€ข North Macedonia โ€“ Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 (27:25, 25:21, 23:25, 25:19)

| January 12
โ€ข Bosnia and Herzegovina – Turkey 0-3 (15:25, 17:25, 18:25)

| January 13
โ€ข Turkey – North Macedonia 3-1 (25:16, 18:25, 25:18, 25:12)

| Second round robin
| January 14: Bosnia & Herzegovina – North Macedonia 0-3 (20:24, 24:26, 13:25)
| January 15: Turkey – Bosnia & Herzegovina 3-0 (25:9, 25:19, 25:18)
| January 16: North Macedonia – Turkey 3-1 (25:19, 21:25, 25:23, 25:18)

Standings : Turkey 9, North Macedonia 9, Bosnia & Herzegovina 0

๐Ÿ“Œ| Qualifications for 2021 CEV European Championship, Pool B โ€“ Israel:

| January 12
โ€ข Israel – Austria 0-3 (25:27, 23:25, 20:25)

| January 13
โ€ข Austria – Bulgaria 1-3 (21:25, 25:20, 19:25, 22:25)

| January 14
โ€ข Bulgaria – Israel 3-0 (27:25, 25:16, 25:22)

| Second round robin
| January 15: Austria – Israel 2-3 (21:25, 25:20, 25:27, 25:20, 11:15)
| January 16: Bulgaria – Austria 3-0 (25:15, 25:18, 25:22)
| January 17: Israel – Bulgaria 0-3 (20:25, 21:25, 23:25)

Standings: Bulgaria 12, Austria 4, Israel 2

Source and Photo: CEV

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