There are 16 teams that will participate at the European Championship in Poland. The teams are divided into four groups:
POOL A: Poland, Serbia, Finland, Estonia
POOL B: Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic
POOL C: Russia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Spain
POOL D: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey
Check out the schedule of the tournament (24 August – 3 September).
The information about EuroVolley (M) will be updated several times per day. You will have a chance to read much news about the teams, to watch interesting videos and to see some photos from Poland.
Monday, September 04:
12:33 CET – These are the best moments of the gold medal match
11:03 CET – Highlights of the bronze medal match:
23:58 CET – This is the DREAM Team of the EuroVolley!
23:33 CET – RUSSIA ARE THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS
20:40 CET – The bronze medal goes to SERBIA!
17:53 CET – Here are the links for the live stream of today’s games of the last day of the competition
Match for the bronze medal: Serbia vs. Belgium (17:30 CET) LINK
Finals: Germany vs. Russia (20:30 CET) LINK
16:59 CET – The players of the German NT had some relaxing time before the big finals, but with the German athletes, even that has to be competitive. At least a bit… What cards will they pick against Russia?
— German Volleyball (@TeamGER_Volley) 3 September 2017
10:00 CET – Highlights of the semifinals games:
09:45 CET – Grbic has talked about the game vs. Germany
17:49 CET – Do you want to watch EuroVolley semi-finals? Here are the links for the live stream!
Serbia vs. Germany (17:30 CET) LINK
Russia vs. Belgium (20:30 CET) LINK
14:27 CET – This is what happens when you give a camera to the volleyball player to shoot his teammates…
— EuroVolley (@CEVEuroVolley) 31 August 2017
13:18 CET – Special training for Serbia: German NT staff divides players into two groups on a morning practice – older guys do physical exercises, while the younger play volleyball.
— German Volleyball (@TeamGER_Volley) 2 September 2017
11:00 CET – Konstantinov is mad at referees!
10:22 CET – Today’s schedule:
Serbia – Germany 17:30 CET
Russia – Belgium 20:30 CET
09:40 CET – Dero knows what is needed to defeat Russia
08:45 CET – Shlyapnikov talks about Belgium
16:00 CET: These are the highlights from the European Championship matches:
11:03 CET – Blengini – “We didn’t do our best”
18:13 CET – These are the YouTube links for the live streams of EuroVolley quarterfinals:
Germany vs.Czech Republic LINK (17:30 CET)
Russia vs. Slovenia LINK (17:30 CET)
Belgium vs. Italy LINK (20:30 CET)
Serbia vs. Bulgaria LINK (20:30 CET)
16:23 CET – De Giorgi – “The result does not reflect how we worked, and with what intensity”
15:17 CET – Kurek and Kubiak have commented on the early elimination:
“We put a lot into this but it did not work out. We thank the fans who stick with us through good and bad,” says Kubiak.
“We gave a huge effort and devoted private time, which we could really spend differently,” adds Kurek
15:00 CET – After their elimination from the European Championship, the whole team has decided to face media in Poland
11:23 CET – Kubiak’s comment:
“We didn’t play well and the Slovenians were much better. I want to congratulate them. We generally played well in this tournament, no matter whom we faced – whether it was Estonia or Finland. I suppose that if it had been some other team, we would have won. Today we lacked this fire in our eyes, which has been propelling us during the group phase. Even when our serve was causing difficulties, Slovenia were able to receive perfectly and we had no solution at all for their serves.”
23:00 CET – Quarterfinal pairs:
Germany – Czech Republic 17:30
Serbia – Bulgaria 17:30
Belgium – Italy 20:30
Russia – Slovenia 20:30
All games will be played on Thursday, August 31
22:44 CET – Two major upsets at the European championship 2017:
20:00 CET – Bulgaria down Finland after making a comeback
19:30 CET – Italy will play in the quarterfinals
14:30 CET – Preview of today’s playoff matches
18:19 CET – Finally! This is what fans were waiting for: the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) announced it will stream all EuroVolley 2017 matches in the knockout stage on YouTube.
— EuroVolley (@CEVEuroVolley) 29 August 2017
13:34 CET – Vital Heynen meets his friends from German national team
20:52 CET – This is how the Germans celebrated the perfect record in pool stage and qualification for the quarterfinals
— German Volleyball (@TeamGER_Volley) 28 August 2017
13:00 CET – This is the schedule for the final day of pool stage:
Serbia vs. Finland (17:30 CET)
Estonia vs. Poland (20:30 CET)
Slovakia vs. Germany (17:30 CET)
Italy vs. Czech Republic (20:30 CET)
Slovenia vs. Bulgaria (17:30 CET)
Russia vs. Spain (20:30 CET)
Belgium vs. The Netherlands (17:30 CET)
Turkey vs. France (20:30 CET)
— Lange Mannen (@Lange_Mannen) 27 August 2017
23:55 CET – France survived the thriller vs. The Netherlands
12:50 CET – German team surprised Marcus Böhme on his 32nd birthday
09:32 CET – Michal Kubiak, where’s the ball?
00:15 CET – Podrascanin – “Let the make jokes now”
19:44 CET – We have the first victory at the EuroVolley!
Opening ceremony of the EuroVolley2017
18:42 CET – Ivan Zaytsev has message for his teammates from Italy
16:13 CET – This is the EuroVolley 2015 championship point, scored by Earvin Ngapeth! Real masterpiece.
14:00 CET – EuroVolley mani can start (Preview and schedule)
11:32 CET – What Ngapeth has to say about EuroVolley?
Polish fans all over Warszawa
19:30 CET – Serbia and Poland, who will open the European Championship 2017 in Poland have checked the court at the stadium in Warsaw
19:00 CET – Serbia had the first training at the National stadium PGE Narodowy in Warszaw
13:02 CET – Let’s hear some words from the president of the Polish Volleyball Federation:
“We prepared everything to the last detail for this day, to make fans satisfied not only with their emotions from the game but also with the perfect organization of the event. Therefore, we decided to begin works at the stadium already a week before the Opening Ceremony. On August 24, the PGE National Stadium will be ready to host 65,000 supporters,” says Jacek Kasprzyk.
18:47 CET – Sokolov comments the upcoming tournament:
“We have prepared very well for this European Championship. The team has been working hard for the past six weeks. We showed a good progress during the friendly matches, achieving some positive results. That’s why we are going there with our heads up,” says Sokolov and adds – “I feel very well physically. I had a vacation which I used to rest from volleyball. I think I will perform better than during the World League. I am ready to play and to give 100 percent to help the team. However, I can’t do it only by myself. We are a team. We have to go out and play at the maximum level.”
16:13 CET – Ivovic has a message for his teammates
15:00 CET – Did you know that the Czech Republic won the gold at the first European Championship in 1948. Russia have 21 medals and they are the team with the most number of trophies in Europe.
13:30 CET – Russia announce 14 names
10:00 CET – Squad of Turkey for the European Championship
20:00 CET – Tillie wants repeat the results from 2015
18:44 CET – This is the squad of Bulgaria for EuroVolley!
12:00 CET – The final squad of Spain for Poland2017:
Setters: Angel Trinidad de Haro, Migel Angel De Amo Echevarria
Opposites: Andres J. Villena Rodriguez, Augusto R. Colito Lopes
Receivers: Sergio Noda Blanco, Jorge Almansa Martinez, Francisco J. Ruiz Garrido, Juan Manuel Gonzalez Limon
Middle blockers: Alejandro Vigil Gonzalez, Borja Ruiz Mira, Jorge Valcarcel, Miquel Angel Fornes Jul
Liberos: Francisco J. Martinez, Daniel Ruiz Pasada
11:35 CET – In Pool A we are still waiting for the final squad of Serbia. While we are waiting for the Nikola Grbic to announce his team of 14 players, we present you, Estonian team.
21:00 CET – Around 60,000 tickets are expected to be sold for the opening game of the European Championship between Poland and Serbia. It’s going to be a real spectacle.
16:40 CET – This is the squad of Italy for EuroVolley:
Setters: Simone Giannelli, Luca Spirito
Opposites: Giulio Sabbi, Luca Vettori
Middle blockers: Simone Buti (captain), Daniele Mazzone, Matteo Piano, Fabio Ricci
Receivers: Oleg Antonow, Iacopo Botto, Filippo Lanza, Luigi Randazzo
Liberos: Fabio Balaso, Massimo Colaci
Saturday, August 19:
22:00 CET – This is Heynen’s team for the EuroVolley 2017
14:45 CET – The European Men’s Volleyball Championship is almost at the door and almost all national teams already announced their rosters for the competition. We will present you, Czech team. CLICK HERE.
Friday, August 18:
22:00 CET – Maxim Mikhailov talks about EuroVolley:
“I think, we are on the right way. We still have time. During the prep period, some players had a lot of difficulties with the injuries but we will be ready for a big challenge. We are working to reduce as many mistakes we can. I can say that Russia have a difficult group. The first task is to beat Bulgaria and we will be close to the semis,” says Mikhailov.
18:03 CET – Konstantinov says that he is not afraid of any team, commenting also that he refused a proposal from Russia.
13:00 CET – Russia without Kovalev on EuroVolley
Thursday, August 17:
21:00 CET – Marko Ivovic one of the main players of the Serbian National team got injured during the second set in the friendly match against Slovenia and it seems that he will not travel to Poland on EuroVolley 2017.
19:05 CET – Andrej Kravarik chose 14 players for EuroVolley 2017
Setters: Daniel Končal, Juraj Zaťko
Opposites: Milan Bencz, Peter Mlynarčík
Receivers: Marcel Lux, Matej Paták, Štefan Chrtiansky, Michal Petráš
Middle blockers: Emanuel Kohút, Peter Ondrovič, Šimon Krajčovič, Radoslav Prešinský
Liberos: Matej Kubš, Martin Turis
17:00 CET – Two changes in German squad due to injuries
Wednesday, August 16:
17:04 CET – These 14 players that will represent France at EuroVolley 2017. The head coach of TEAM Yavbou have made his choice, placing Kevin Tillie along with Jenia Grebennikov at the position of libero:
Setters: Benjamin Toniutti, Antoine Brizard
Opposites: Stephen Boyer, Jean Patry
Middle blockers: Kevin Le Roux, Nicolas Le Goff, Barthelemy Chinenyeze, Daryl Bultor
Receivers: Trevor Clevenot, Julien Lyneel, Thibault Rossard, Earvin Ngapeth
Liberos: Jenia Grebennikov, Kevin Tillie
16:22 CET – The opening game of the men’s European Championship is going to be held at the Warsaw national stadium (capacity 62,100).
These are the other host cities:
POOL A: Gdansk (Ergo Arena, capacity 11,409)
POOL B: Szczecin (Azoty Arena, capacity 5,403)
POOL C, playoff round, quarterfinals and final four: Krakow (Tauron, capacity 15,328)
POOL D, playoff round, quarterfinals: Katowice (Spodek, capacity 11,500)
Tuesday, August 15:
See STATS & VIDEOS from EuroVolley 2017 M.