The Netherlands easily defeated Croatia in a straight sets match. Meanwhile, Belarus had to come back from 2-0 to make history against The Czech Republic. They will face Italy and Serbia, respectively, in the next round.
The playoffs stage of the 2017 CEV European Women’s Championships have officially begun, with Belarus and the Czech Republic set to battle each other after making it through the pool play phase of the tournament.
Title favorites dominate play. Meanwhile, Georgia, Hungary, and Belgium are the first squads eliminated.
Europe’s hottest teams continue impressive EuroVolley start
Italy, Serbia and The Netherlands start out very strong, while “coachless” Russia needed five sets to down underdogs Ukraine.