June 14, 2024

Die serbischen Nationalspielerinnen  hatten Grund zur Freude. Foto: dpa/Roman Zawistowski

World Cup in Netherlands and Poland: German volleyball players lose to Serbia

Serb foreigners had reason to celebrate. Photo: dpa / Roman Zawistowski

Despite the strong performance, German volleyball players lost to defending champions from Serbia in the World Cup.

Lodz, despite the strong performance of the German volleyball team, suffered his first defeats at the World Championships in Holland and Poland. National coach Vital Heinen’s team had to admit defeat to the defending champions from Serbia with a score of 0:3 (23:25, 22:25, 23:25) in Lodz on Thursday. In the penultimate group game on Friday (7:00pm / Sportdeutschland.tv), the German Volleyball Federation pick meets Olympic champion USA, and the duel against Canada on Saturday (4:00pm) heralds the end of the preliminary round.

The top four teams in the group of six qualify for the second round of the tournament. The German team, which had two victories against Bulgaria (3:1) and Kazakhstan (3:0) at the start of the World Cup, has not yet managed to win a World Cup medal.

DVV Butterflies in the lead after a great start

At the Atlas Arena in ód the DVV teams got off to a great start even taking the lead against the favorite Serbs. But at the end of the first set, the opponent coached by Italian Daniele Santarelli showed his high ability in the main positions. A similar picture emerged in the second set: Germany held themselves for a long time, but with three points in a row, Serbia led 2-0 at the end.

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This was a blow to the neck for the German team, who quickly lost 3-0 in the third set. Coach Hein took a break and demanded: “Everyone should do what they want.” Qatar striker Kimberly Druniuk raised hopes with a point to make it 21:21, but once again the Olympic bronze medalists from Serbia were stronger with the outstanding Tijana Boskovic. time.