2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship

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2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Netherlands
 Belgium
Dates26 September – 4 October
Teams16
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Champions Russia (19th title)
Runners-up Netherlands
Third place Serbia
Fourth place Turkey
Tournament awards
MVPRussia Tatiana Kosheleva
Best SetterSerbia Maja Ognjenović
Best OHRussia Tatiana Kosheleva
Netherlands Anne Buijs
Best MBRussia Irina Zaryazhko
Turkey Eda Erdem Dündar
Best OPPNetherlands Lonneke Slöetjes
Best LiberoRussia Anna Malova
Tournament statistics
Matches played36
Official website
Official website

The 2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship was the 29th edition of the European Volleyball Championship, organised by Europe's governing volleyball body, the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball. It was hosted by Netherlands and Belgium from 26 September to 4 October 2015. The championship managers were the Dutch Olympic gold volleyball medalist Peter Blange and the former Belgian volleyball player Virginie De Carne.[1] Russia defeated Netherlands 3–0 in the final to capture their 19th title,[2] while Tatiana Kosheleva was elected most valuable player back to back.[3]

Qualification[edit]

Team Method of qualification
 Azerbaijan Qualification Third round play-off winners
 Belarus Qualification Third round play-off winners
 Belgium Hosts
 Bulgaria Qualification Second round group D winners
 Croatia 2013 edition fifth place
 Czech Republic Qualification Second round group C winners
 Germany 2013 edition second place
 Hungary Qualification Second round group E winners
 Italy 2013 edition sixth place
 Netherlands Hosts
 Poland Qualification Second round group B winners
 Romania Qualification Second round group F winners
 Russia 2013 edition first place
 Serbia 2013 edition fourth place
 Slovenia Qualification Third round play-off winners
 Turkey Qualification Second round group A winners

Format[edit]

The tournament was played in two different stages. In the first stage, the sixteen participants were divided in four groups of four teams each. A single round-robin format was played within each group to determine the teams group position (as per criteria below). The three best teams of each group (total of 12 teams) progressed to the second stage, with group winners advancing to the quarterfinals while second and third placed advanced to the playoffs.

Pool standing criteria[edit]

  1. Number of matches won
  2. Result points (3 points for 3–0 or 3–1 win; 2 points for 3–2 win; 1 point for 2–3 loss)
  3. Sets ratio
  4. Points ratio
  5. Result of the last match between the tied teams

The second stage of the tournament consisted of a single-elimination, with winners advancing to the next round. A playoff was played (involving group second and third places) to determine which teams joined the group winners in the quarterfinals, followed by semifinals, 3rd place match and final.

Pools composition[edit]

The drawing of lots was held in Antwerp, Belgium on 12 November 2014.[4] First, the hosts and the team which was chosen by the hosts were seeded at the top of each pool. Then the next 4 teams which ranked highest in the previous edition were drawn. Finally, the other teams were drawn. Numbers in brackets denote the European ranking as of 25 September 2015.[5]

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
 Netherlands (7)  Belgium (8)  Russia (2)  Serbia (3)
 Italy (1)  Turkey (4)  Croatia (9)  Germany (5)
 Poland (6)  Hungary (18)  Bulgaria (10)  Romania (13)
 Slovenia (25)  Azerbaijan (10)  Belarus (19)  Czech Republic (12)

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

Pool A Pool C Championship round
Netherlands Apeldoorn, Netherlands Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
Omnisport Apeldoorn Topsportcentrum Rotterdam Ahoy Rotterdam
Capacity: 6,000 Capacity: 2,500 Capacity: 14,000
Omnisport Apeldoorn (4).jpg Topsportcentrum.JPG Ahoy Rotterdam retouched.jpg
Pool B and Championship round Pool D
Belgium Antwerp, Belgium Netherlands Eindhoven, Netherlands
Lotto Arena Indoor-Sportcentrum Eindhoven
Capacity: 5,200 Capacity: 4,000
2013 3-cushion World Championship-Outdoor-01.jpg Indoor Sportcentrum Eindhoven.jpg

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).

Pool A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Netherlands (H) 3 3 0 9 9 1 9.000 244 172 1.419 Quarterfinals
2  Italy 3 2 1 6 6 5 1.200 250 211 1.185 Playoffs
3  Poland 3 1 2 3 5 6 0.833 222 248 0.895
4  Slovenia 3 0 3 0 1 9 0.111 164 249 0.659
Source: CEV
(H) Host.
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Sep 15:30 Slovenia  0–3  Netherlands 12–25 14–25 22–25     48–75 Report
26 Sep 18:30 Italy  3–1  Poland 25–20 21–25 25–17 25–16   96–78 Report
27 Sep 15:30 Netherlands  3–1  Poland 25–15 25–11 19–25 25–18   94–69 Report
27 Sep 18:30 Slovenia  1–3  Italy 9–25 12–25 26–24 11–25   58–99 Report
28 Sep 17:00 Poland  3–0  Slovenia 25–18 25–19 25–21     75–58 Report
28 Sep 20:00 Netherlands  3–0  Italy 25–15 25–18 25–22     75–55 Report

Pool B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Turkey 3 3 0 9 9 0 228 165 1.382 Quarterfinals
2  Belgium (H) 3 2 1 6 6 3 2.000 203 178 1.140 Playoffs
3  Hungary 3 1 2 3 3 7 0.429 196 232 0.845
4  Azerbaijan 3 0 3 0 1 9 0.111 204 256 0.797
Source: CEV
(H) Host.
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Sep 17:30 Hungary  0–3  Belgium 15–25 8–25 18–25     41–75 Report
26 Sep 20:30 Turkey  3–0  Azerbaijan 25–21 28–26 25–13     78–60 Report
27 Sep 16:00 Belgium  3–0  Azerbaijan 25–17 25–20 27–25     77–62 Report
27 Sep 19:00 Hungary  0–3  Turkey 20–25 20–25 14–25     54–75 Report
28 Sep 17:00 Azerbaijan  1–3  Hungary 16–25 28–26 22–25 16–25   82–101 Report
28 Sep 20:00 Belgium  0–3  Turkey 18–25 17–25 16–25     51–75 Report

Pool C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Russia 3 2 1 6 6 3 2.000 221 177 1.249 Quarterfinals
2  Belarus 3 2 1 5 6 5 1.200 230 241 0.954 Playoffs
3  Croatia 3 2 1 5 6 5 1.200 239 253 0.945
4  Bulgaria 3 0 3 2 4 9 0.444 258 277 0.931
Source: CEV
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Sep 15:00 Bulgaria  0–3  Russia 6–25 14–25 25–27     45–77 Report
26 Sep 18:00 Croatia  0–3  Belarus 19–25 18–25 24–26     61–76 Report
27 Sep 15:00 Russia  3–0  Belarus 25–18 25–16 25–21     75–55 Report
27 Sep 18:00 Bulgaria  2–3  Croatia 23–25 25–22 25–14 22–25 13–15 108–101 Report
28 Sep 17:00 Belarus  3–2  Bulgaria 25–21 25–23 14–25 20–25 15–11 99–105 Report
28 Sep 20:00 Russia  0–3  Croatia 21–25 24–26 24–26     69–77 Report

Pool D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Serbia 3 3 0 9 9 0 225 169 1.331 Quarterfinals
2  Germany 3 2 1 6 6 4 1.500 233 206 1.131 Playoffs
3  Czech Republic 3 1 2 3 3 6 0.500 193 196 0.985
4  Romania 3 0 3 0 1 9 0.111 169 249 0.679
Source: CEV
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
26 Sep 15:00 Czech Republic  3–0  Romania 25–13 25–18 25–15     75–46 Report
26 Sep 18:00 Serbia  3–0  Germany 25–18 25–22 25–19     75–59 Report
27 Sep 15:00 Romania  1–3  Germany 14–25 26–24 15–25 19–25   74–99 Report
27 Sep 18:00 Czech Republic  0–3  Serbia 20–25 23–25 18–25     61–75 Report
28 Sep 17:00 Germany  3–0  Czech Republic 25–17 25–23 25–17     75–57 Report
28 Sep 20:00 Romania  0–3  Serbia 20–25 14–25 15–25     49–75 Report

Championship round[edit]

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00).

  • venues:
Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium
Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
    1 October – Rotterdam        
30 September – Rotterdam
  Netherlands  3
  Belarus  2 3 October – Rotterdam
    Poland  1  
  Poland  3     Netherlands  3
  1 October – Antwerp
30 September – Antwerp     Turkey  0  
  Turkey  3
  Germany  3 4 October – Rotterdam
    Germany  2  
  Hungary  0     Netherlands  0
  1 October – Rotterdam
30 September – Rotterdam     Russia  3
  Russia  3
  Italy  3 3 October – Rotterdam
    Italy  1  
  Croatia  0     Russia  3 3rd place match
  1 October – Antwerp
30 September – Antwerp     Serbia  1   4 October – Rotterdam
  Serbia  3
  Belgium  3   Turkey  0
    Belgium  1  
  Czech Republic  1     Serbia  3


Playoffs[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Sep 17:00 Italy  3–0  Croatia 25–22 25–21 25–20     75–63 Report
30 Sep 17:30 Germany  3–0  Hungary 25–18 25–17 25–14     75–49 Report
30 Sep 20:00 Belarus  2–3  Poland 17–25 13–25 25–22 25–20 12–15 92–107 Report
30 Sep 20:30 Belgium  3–1  Czech Republic 25–12 23–25 25–21 25–9   98–67 Report

Quarterfinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
1 Oct 17:00 Russia  3–1  Italy 30–28 20–25 25–23 25–20   100–96 Report
1 Oct 17:30 Turkey  3–2  Germany 25–20 21–25 20–25 25–23 15–12 106–105 Report
1 Oct 20:00 Netherlands  3–1  Poland 25–16 23–25 25–16 25–16   98–73 Report
1 Oct 20:30 Serbia  3–1  Belgium 19–25 29–27 25–11 25–18   98–81 Report

Semifinals[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
3 Oct 15:30 Netherlands  3–0  Turkey 25–22 25–18 28–26     78–66 Report
3 Oct 18:30 Russia  3–1  Serbia 25–23 25–23 21–25 25–22   96–93 Report

Bronze medal match[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Oct 14:00 Turkey  0–3  Serbia 19–25 17–25 18–25     54–75 Report

Final[edit]

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
4 Oct 17:00 Netherlands  0–3  Russia 14–25 20–25 20–25     54–75 Report

Final standing[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]

  • Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV)[6]
  1. ^ Uitgelicht: Peter Blangé en Virginie de Carne 18 September 2015 eurovolley2015.eu
  2. ^ "Russia top latest European Ranking, eight teams entering Continental Olympic Qualification now known". cev.lu. 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Tatiana Kosheleva's story of imposing dominance in European Volleyball". cev.lu. 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ "DOL sets the tone for great Volleyball party in the Low Countries". Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. ^ "European ranking as of 14 September 2015". Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  6. ^ "2015 CEV Volleyball European Championship - Women". CEV. Retrieved 16 April 2017.

External links[edit]