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Volleyball rues early exit from Europeans September 11, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Baseball Handball Volleyball.

The National volleyball team gave fans another heartbreak with its premature exit from the 25th European Championships in Russia, as it finished bottom of its group with one win (3-2 over the Netherlands on Friday) in three games.

Defeats to Germany on Saturday (3-0) and Serbia on Sunday (3-1) meant that coach Alekos Leonis did not get the start he was hoping for in his first major tournament at the Greek bench.

Greece finished level on points with The Netherlands but went out on set difference, after the Dutch beat the Germans 3-0, in a win which Leonis dubbed a Eurovision Song Contest-like match, in which neighbors exchanged favors.

Greece will now have to play in a tournament in November to fight for its qualification to next summer’s Olympic Games.

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