“We started the match very nervously as we know we are missing three important players. The setter who played in set 3 is still a junior but we still believed in our chances to win although we were trailing two sets down. Gasparini served well and Urnaut took very much responsibility in a close and dramatic fifth set, scoring the winning points” stated Slovenia National Volleyball team head coach Veselin Vukovic.
After two close sets, Finland National Volleyball team got control of the operations in the match against the hosts of Croatia. With two wins the Finns are on top of the standings in Pool A and have already qualified for the semis. Croatia and the Netherlands will battle on Thursday for the last ticket at stake.