FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Bulgaria

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One step forward for Bulgaria towards London


Bulgaria libero Teodor Salparov celebrates: the victory vs France gives Bulgaria a big chance for the Olympics

Sofia, Bulgaria, June 9, 2012 - Bulgaria had its lucky day at last running over France 3-1 (25-19, 26-28, 25-23, 27-25) to almost qualify for the Olympics in London 2012. Making one nation's dream come true, Radostin Stoychev and his Lions have only one small step to accomplish their goal – victory against Egypt on Sunday.

Thirteen thousand spectators, including the President of the State Rosen Plevneliev and Sports Minister Svilen Neykov, attended the match giving the French real living hell in 'white - green - red' boiling cauldron.

Bulgaria has won all seven matches played against Egypt until now and in the process lost only one set during the last game of the 2007 FIVB World Cup.

Bulgaria coach, Radostin Stoytchev: "We are very happy because of the victory. I knew we had to fight for this victory and we had to suffer it to win this match. The adrenaline and the tension were too big but I am happy because of the boys, the audience and the people in front of the television. Today is a really good day for the Bulgarian sport and the Bulgarian volleyball".

France captain Pierre Pujol: "Bulgaria played really good, made a good match and I just wish them all the best in London. For us it is a big disappointment because we prepared this match for the last 4 years. Now it is important to work and continue to grow up as a team.

Egypt has avoided the last place at the FIVB Olympic Qualification Tournament in Sofia, defeating Pakistan 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 26-24). Although considered an absolute outsider, the team from Asia was close to win its first set in the Olympic Qualification in the history, wasting the set ball in the third at 24-23.

Egypt captain Ashraf Abouelhassan: "Today the players in my team followed everything the coach said. We started playing better and we would like to do our best against Bulgaria".

Pakistan captain Naseer Ahmed: "We played our game and we made a good match but like in every game one team win and the other lose. The third set was good but we lost our chance to win it".

 

LIVE SCOREBOX

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

1

A

08/06

17:30

14:30

EGY-FRA

1-3

Sofia

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2

A

08/06

20:30

17:30

PAK-BUL

0-3

Sofia

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3

A

09/06

17:30

14:30

EGY-PAK

3-0

Sofia

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4

A

09/06

20:30

17:30

FRA-BUL

1-3

Sofia

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STANDING

 

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

BUL

Bulgaria

6

2

2

1

1

6

1

6.000

178

145

1.228

2

EGY

Egypt

3

2

1

1

1

1

4

3

1.333

159

152

1.046

3

FRA

France

3

2

1

1

1

1

4

4

1.000

188

186

1.011

4

PAK

Pakistan

2

2

2

6

109

151

0.722

 

Best scorers

 

Rank

Shirt

Name

Team

Spike

Block

Serve

Total

1

12

Ngapeth Earvin

FRA

28

2

2

32

2

4

Rouzier Antonin

FRA

21

3

3

27

3

13

Badawy Mohamed

EGY

25

1

26

4

4

Abdelhay Ahmed

EGY

16

1

7

24

5

19

Sokolov Tsvetan

BUL

22

1

23

6

15

Tuia Samuele

FRA

21

1

22

7

15

Aleksiev Todor

BUL

19

2

21

8

1

Trèfle José

FRA

14

5

19

9

6

Kaziyski Matey

BUL

13

1

3

17

7

Ismail Khan Muhammad

PAK

14

1

2

17

11

5

Ahmed Abdellatif

EGY

10

6

16

12

9

Atia Rashad

EGY

12

2

1

15

13

14

Todorov Teodor

BUL

5

8

1

14

14

8

Moreau Marien

FRA

12

1

13

15

18

Nikolov Nikolay

BUL

2

8

2

12

20

Le Roux Kevin

FRA

8

1

3

12

 

 

Highest Scorers day- by- day

18 – Earvin Ngapeth of France vs Egypt (08-6-12)

18 – Tsvetan Sokolov of Bulgaria vs France (09-6-12)

 

Top- Scoring Performances

18 – Earvin Ngapeth of France vs Egypt (08-6-12)

18 – Tsvetan Sokolov of Bulgaria vs France (09-6-12)

14 – Antonin Rouzier of France vs Bulgaria (09-6-12)

13 – Antonin Rouzier of France vs Egypt (08-6-12)

13 – Mohamed Badawy of Egypt vs France (08-6-12)

13 – Ahmed Abdelhay of Egypt vs Pakistan (09-6-12)

 

Top- Blocking Performances

8 – Teodor Todorov of Bulgaria vs France (09-6-12)

6 – Nikolay Nikolov of Bulgaria vs France (09-6-12)

5 – Viktor Yosifov of Bulgaria vs Pakistan (08-6-12)

3 – Abdellatif Ahmed of Egypt vs France (08-6-12)

3 – Jose Trefle of France vs Egypt (08-6-12)

3 – Ahmed Abdellatif of Egypt vs Pakistan (09-6-12)

 

Top-Serving Performances

7 – Ahmed Abdelhay of Egypt vs Pakistan (09-6-12)

3 – Kevin Le Roux of France vs Bulgaria (09-6-12)

2 – Earvin Ngapeth of France vs Bulgaria (09-6-12)

2– Antonin Rouzier of France vs Egypt (08-6-12)

2 – Nikolay Nikolov of Bulgaria vs Pakistan (08-6-12)

2 – Matey Kaziyski of Bulgaria vs France (09-6-12)

 

Olympic Games Men’s Volleyball Qualified Teams

Hosts                                                 

Great Britain

2011 World Cup winner                         

Russia

2011 World Cup runners up                   

Poland

2011 World Cup third place                   

Brazil

Africa winner                                        

Tunisia

NORCECA winner                                  

USA

CEV winner                                          

Italy

CSV winner                                          

Argentina

AVC winner                                          

WOQT (JPN)

WOQT (BUL)

WOQT (GER)

From COQT in Japan

Serbia

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