The Austrian men’s volleyball team suffered its first defeat in the second game of the qualifying tournament for the European Championship in Hadera. Selection ÖVV was defeated by the favorite group In Bulgaria on Wednesday night on Israeli soil after a difficult battle with 1: 3. This means that now both teams hold three points, the Austrians were the only team that played twice after their sovereign victory against Israel in Tuesday 3: 0. Against Israel on Friday.
Captains Peter Wolfahrtstetter and Co. kept the action open for long distances, but except for the second set, they were left behind. The Bulgarians used their second match point and gained the advantage with 25:21 20:25 25:19 25:22.
The winner of the group receives a fixed ticket to the finals in late summer in four countries, the second also has good cards, but must be patient. Because you can be sure that you are in the top five of the seven vice-places in the group after the qualifying round in May.