03. 08. 2019

Official statement of FIVB regarding Meliha Ismailoglu’s case

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In order to find out the correct information, we have contacted the FIVB and asked for the official statement:

 

The FIVB can confirm that Ms. Ismailoglu was not registered in the final roster of Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Tournament due to eligibility concerns. There will be no further comment until the FIVB has concluded its investigation into this matter.”

Also, the head coach of Turkey Giovanni Guidetti has shared his thoughts with the volleyball fans about this case.

Recall that Meliha Ismailoglu couldn't be registered for Turkey to play at the Olympic qualification tournament due to some mistake in one document that was made a few years ago...

 

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POL M: Heynen criticizes EuroVolley format – “It’s not good for Volleyball”

Re: @~sadaf
Issue of his statement was that he asks for restricted, limited participation of NTs, due to of absence of tight matches...Moreover he had used the argument - results 3:0. So that I have used the statistics from other competitions, where should have been much more tight matches - like VNL, World Championship, due to of selection criteria . ( I did not treat the formula of VNL at all... )
The results of this small analysis are interesting, which I did not expected - see my previous comments. Remarkable indication is that the in final phases of these tournaments where had competed the strongest NTs, which should have been on the similar/same level, the percentage of matches which had ended 3:0 is higher as in a prelimenary phase, which is also pretty high. Especially when these NTs should have been the best in the world...

However a different question is - why was increased the numbers of NTs at European Championship?
Perhaps I will try to make some remarks on one aspect of that later on, from a volleyball fan point of view.. Reply

POL M: Heynen criticizes EuroVolley format – “It’s not good for Volleyball”

[@John Doek] Everyone criticised VNL, Heynen being one of them, when its formula was introduced. It is mainly the fault of VNL that there is so little time to rest and prepare for bigger tournaments in the second part of national season, there is too much matches to play. Reply

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