The future of European volleyball looks bright for those who had the chance to watch the European Girls U18 Championship. The tournament brought together some of the youngest and most promising girls and the likely superstars of tomorrow.
Fans and volleyball players alike had the chance to watch some breathtaking games in the final stages of the competition. It all culminated with a thrilling final between Russia and Italy, one that was eventually won by the Eastern Europeans.
Some of those who followed the competition step-by-step chose to place a bet on the outright winner. The bookmakers were happy to oblige and offers dozens of exciting markets for this tournament, especially for the grand finals. When betting on volleyball, punters can expect top odds at the bookies listed here, as well as a nice selection of markets and events.
Russia Wins the Event after Thrilling Tiebreak
The first two games of the grand final were decided by a couple of individual errors. Russia came out firing on all cylinders in the third set, but the Italian fought back valiantly and leveled the score. Both those who were watching the games from the stands and volleyball fans in front of the TV were delighted by the final minutes of the match. Italy was on the brink of taking the lead after offsetting a six points deficit, but committed too many unforced errors.
There were plenty of time breaks in this competition, especially in the later stages. Belarus achieved something similar, just a day after Serbia did the same, only to lose to Italy in the semifinals. Russia went on to win the tournament, while Italy came second and Belarus finished on the last place of the podium. Serbia, Slovenia and Germany also met expectations and made their fans proud at the European Girls U18 Championship.