Volleyball: ÖVV males look to the subsequent European Championship

Volleyball: ÖVV males look to the subsequent European Championship


Within the subsequent three weeks, the Austrian nationwide males’s volleyball group has the chance to construct on its participation within the 2019 European Championships. Qualifying for the 2021 title struggle didn’t work, however in August and September 2023 within the finals in Bulgaria, Israel, Italy and North Macedonia, the Pink-White-Pink needs to be among the many 24 competing nations. First place within the group of three with Finland and Latvia is required, however second place would even be sufficient.

From seven teams, 4 or 5 winners advance – relying on whether or not Russia is eligible or not. That call is predicted to be made in September. Radovan Gacic, coach of the Austrian Volleyball Affiliation (ÖVV), is assured of creating the climb. “The preparations have been good, we had good circumstances. “There have been no main accidents, simply minor issues,” stated the Slovenian at a press convention on the Ried volleyball dome.

The venue is the venue for each house video games – Wednesday in opposition to the Latvians and Sunday subsequent week (14 August) in opposition to the Finns (8:20 pm every time, stay on ORF Sport +). Away in opposition to the Scandinavians on Wednesday throughout the week (10 August, stay on ORF Sport +) in Tampere, the Baltic States Peter Wohlfahrtstätter and Co are friends on 21 August in Jelgava. The Volleydome is house to UVC Ried and is due to this fact the primary clear volleyball corridor in Austria.

Males’s volleyball debuts in EM competitors

The Austrian nationwide volleyball group will play qualifiers for the 2023 European Championships within the subsequent few weeks. Latvia would be the first opponent on Wednesday.

Volleydome as a pioneer

“The corridor has every part you want to work professionally,” says ÖVV sports activities director Gottfried Rath. Such a corridor ought to exist for a lot of teams in 10 to fifteen years.” Philipp Kroiss of Higher Austria enthuses: “You’ve got (on this corridor, word) every part you want.” In any case it’s designed to defeat the frequent creativeness. “It is certainly one of 4 video games, and it is 25 % of all factors,” Gacic calculated. “We count on success.”

Interior view of the volleyball dome in Ried

GEPA/Christian Moser

In Austria’s first clear volleyball corridor, the boys’s nationwide group hopes to win at house

Nevertheless, Latvians and Finns are anticipated to be on the identical degree as their group. “We’re evenly positioned within the group,” Wohlfahrtstätter knew. “It relies upon extra on the type of the day and the techniques.” Final week’s take a look at in opposition to Slovakia ended 2-2 and 0-3. Complaints for the second recreation are analyzed. Nevertheless, this time the unfit veterans Alexander Berger and Paul Buchegger have been absent. “You lose high quality and expertise there,” Gacic admitted. “However we now have to deal with the folks right here.”

This group consists of seven gamers from the 2019 European Championship and 7 younger gamers, however all of them are already within the nationwide group’s youth system. “That is the place we plant,” defined Rath. “Quickly we hope for achievement.” There needs to be one thing like that for Michael Czerwinski from Amstetten, Noel Krassnig from Aich/Dob and Kurt Nusterer, who performs for the School of Hawaii in America – they’re all solely 19 years previous.

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