Poles were the favorites of the tournament in Xi’an. And they did not disappoint the hopes placed in them, although winning was not easy in every match. This was the case at the beginning of the event, when against another team from Benelux, Belgium, they won only after a tie-break.
It wasn’t easy with the Netherlands either. The rivals were better in the first set, but in the fourth set the competition was decided by advantage.
– We waited a long time, this whole tournament was painful, we pushed through every match, today was no different, but It’s good that we sealed promotion by recording six victories and we can already be happy about the last one – he said on Polsat Sport Jakub Popiwczak, one of the liberos.
– Hats off to our team for doing it in such style. Everyone made a contribution. On Friday, during the match against Argentina, I was laughing with Grzesiek Łomacz on the bench that the first set was named after ZAKS Kędzierzyn-Koźle – you lose all the time, but in the end you still go ahead. It was like that on Saturday too – it seemed like not everything was going as it should, but we turned out to be the winners, he added.
Volleyball. Poles are still undefeated
The player also referred to the successes of the White and Reds this season.
– We are incredibly happy that after all these trips and matches, we are still undefeated and we can celebrate promotion to the Olympic Games in Paris – said Popiwczak.
It was at the same time The 23rd consecutive match won by Polish volleyball players in official competitions. They started the series during the Nations League, and finished the European Championship with complete victories.
The two best teams from the three qualifying tournaments will secure participation in the Olympic Games in Paris. France, as the host, is guaranteed to startand the remaining participants will be selected based on the international ranking.
In other matches played in Group C, Belgium beat Canada 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 30-28, 25-16) and Bulgaria beat Mexico 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25: 22). In the last match on Saturday, China will play against Argentina.