STA, 31 August 2022 - Slovenia secured a spot in the round of sixteen at the World Volleyball Championship in Ljubljana, after a smooth victory against Germany in a packed Stožice Arena last night.
Playing in front of a crowd of 11,100 people, Slovenia won 3:0 to finish second in the group behind France.
Only one winning set would be enough for Slovenia to advance among the 16 best teams, but the home team played too well to let the rivals win a single set.
"We've shown a very high level of playing from the start to finish. We didn't let the Germans breathe, I think fans saw that, which is why we were rewarded with amazing encouragement, which helped us. I hope this continues," said Slovenian player Tonček Štern.
The next rival for the Slovenian team is now known yet, but the game will be played on Saturday, 3 September.