Former national champion and current national champion with Olympic champions in squads, the coach of Olympic champions, and well-deserved players in the line-ups. Also, with a lot of newcomers and talents.
When presenting the starting lineup, official speaker announced: “No. 7 – Alexander Volkov,” audience began to clap, welcoming the Olympic champion.
Volkov was almost stronger than himself, his every touch of the ball met with enthusiasm, despite the fact that a lot of these touches have been unsuccessful.
Setter Igor Kobzar significantly speeded up the Zenit game in comparison with the past, but some confusion in Kazan club attack was evident.
Other matches in the tournament:
Lokomotiv Kharkiv (Ukraine) – Belarus 3-1 (25-19, 25-23, 21-25, 25-16)
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