The men’s volleyball national team of Romania has qualified to the European Championship after a 23-year break following a 3-1 victory (26-24, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21) against Finland, in the Oltenia Polyvalent Hall of Craiova, in a match of the qualifying Group A.
Romania won in an hour and 55 minutes.
Robert Adrian Aciobăniţei (17 points), Răzvan Olteanu (13), Laurenţiu Lică (12) were the best players of the Romanian team.
”We have thus confirmed the result in Finland (3-2) and we have shown that we are a strong opponent. We finally won and we are in the final tournament after many years,” Romania’s team coach Danuţ Pascu said, quoted by the website of the European Volleyball Confederation.
Romania ranks first in the standings with 7 points (3 games), followed by Finland, 4 p (3 j), and Denmark, 1 p (2 j). Romania will play their last match in early January, away in Denmark.
The qualifying group winners and the five best teams on the second place qualify to the final tournament to be hosted September 12-29, 2019 by Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Slovenia.