Slovenia – Croatia 3:2, Finland – Portugal 3:0
The final will be a remake of the match these two sides played a couple of months ago at the European Championship where Finland had the upper hand with the score of 3:2. Croatia dictated the tempo of the game moving up 2:1 in sets but Slovenia displayed a great performance in set 4 to regain full control of the match that was played with 3’000 spectators in attendance.
“We were too tired after playing five sets against the Netherlands on Thursday and we totally ran out of fuel in the tie-break” said local head coach Radovan Malevic.
In the second semifinal Finland easily disposed of Portugal, with Mikko Oivanen scoring 14 points, while Antti Siltala and his brother Matti chipped in with 8 and 6 respectively. Flavio Rodolfo Cruz paced Portugal with 9.