MINSK, 20 August (BelTA) – Belarus will take on Italy in their CEV EuroVolley 2021 opening match. The tournament is hosted by four – Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania, BelTA has learned.
After successful performance in the qualification, Belarus will play in Group C in Zadar, Croatia. Belarus' first rival, Italy, played second in the group stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The team placed sixth overall losing to Serbia 0-3.
Belarus' roster at the CEV EuroVolley 2021 will comprise: Anastasiya Kananovich, Anastasiya Lapato, Nadzeya Stolyar, Alena Laziuk, Nadzeya Vladyka, Darya Valadzko, Vera Kastsiuchyk, Anastasiya Harelik, Kastiaryna Sakolchyk, Hanna Davyskiba, Hanna Klimets, Tatsiana Markevich, Alena Fedarynchyk, Viktoryia Panasenka.
Belarus v Italy match will start at 18.15 Minsk time. The match will be broadcast live on Belarus 5 TV channel.
In the preliminary round Belarus will also play Croatia (21 August), Switzerland (23 August), Hungary (25 August), and Slovakia (26 August). Four teams from each group will advance into the playoffs.
The final round of the 32th edition of the Women's European Volleyball Championship will be played from 18 August to 4 September. Serbia is a defending champion.