Bremen, Germany, June 18, 2011 – Germany against Bulgaria in Bremen was a copy of the two matches in Varna. The first of the two matches that could determine which of the teams will qualify for the Final Round was close, with long rallies and plenty of excitement.
Germany almost gambled away a comfortable 2-0 lead due to the very strong services of the Bulgarian team in the third and fourth sets. Sunday’s match is a mirror image of the ranking in preliminary Pool B – for both teams it is still possible to qualify for the final round and it seems to be a neck-and-neck-race until the end.
So the audience in Bremen can expect another thrilling and tight match.
Bulgaria’s captain Matey Kaziyski expects another tough match, but Germany’s Sebastian Schwarz says the Germans are up for the challenge: “We think from one match to the next and want to beat the Bulgarians tomorrow again.”
Because of the 150th anniversary of Germany’s diplomatic relationship with Japan, the spectators in Bremen will see another match tomorrow. Before the men’s World League match, the German women’s team will end a series of three matches against the Japanese team at 2 p.m. local time.