The week long tournament gifted us not only exciting games, but also a lot of laughs.
Turkey stops Slovenia’s Cinderella Run, takes home the gold medal. Bulgaria wins bronze.
The upstart hosts Slovenia will play for gold in front of a home crowd and the world #2s Turkey on Sunday.
Turkish Captain Çagla Akin guaranteed the press that the Turkish squad will win a gold medal tomorrow. Is she going to able to stop Slovenia’s Cinderella Story?
Can Slovenia take its Cinderella run into the finals?
Current World Champions Brazil was knocked out unexpectedly by Cuba. Slovenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Dominican Republic will battle it out for a finals spot starting tomorrow.
Slovenia swept Thailand, while Bulgaria pulled off the tournament’s biggest upset, so far. beating defending champions Brazil 4-0
While its adult team ranks 115th place in FIVB’s rankings, its U23 team ranks dead last, with zero ranking points. They are, however, still unbeaten in the tournament, after easy victories over China, The Dominican Republic, and Argentina.
Teams are still adjusting to FIVB’s new rules. Bulgaria’s Gergana Dimitrova took advantage of them, as she helped her team come back from being down 3-0 to beat Cuba 4-3
Brazil, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and China all play very effectively and remain unbeaten after the second day of play in Ljublijana