Jochen Schops has led Poitiers to an undefeated start to the season after a 3-1 win over Nantes Reze.
The Polish men’s national team built more confidence and momentum heading into the World Championships with two four-set wins over Belgium in friendlies on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Serbia earns 11th overall medal and eighth bronze medal.
Russia seeks second Euro gold while Germany plays in the final for the first time.
The Belgians made history, earning their first ever European Championship semifinal berth on Thursday. The team must now face fourth-ranked Russia to try to earn a podium spot. Germany and Serbia round out the semifinal field.
There will be three new teams on the podium at the 2017 European Men’s Championship as the last remaining 2015 medalist, Italy, was eliminated in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Poland and France were knocked out in Wednesday’s playoffs.
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After two days of play, Germany sits atop Pool B at 2-0, while Belgium is undefeated in Pool D.
Friday marked the first day of action in Groups B and D at the European Championships. The Czech Republic and Germany outlasted their foes in Pool B, while Turkey and Belgium came out on top in Pool D.
Pool D’s first day of matches features the 2017 FIVB World League champions and the 2015 CEV European Champions, France, who will take on Belgium who finished in 10th place in the last edition of the event.