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Kosovo’s U18 girls make historic European debut in Falköping

27 OKT 2016 19:50
The players composing the women’s U18 national team of Kosovo are ready to make their international debut in Falköping, Sweden, where later this weekend they will contest the first round of qualifications to their age-group European Championship.
  • Skapad: 27 OKT 2016 19:50

The first round of qualifications to the #EuroVolleyU18W is just around the corner as Iceland take on hosts Sweden on Friday afternoon. Together with Georgia and Kosovo, these teams will fight for the only ticket available to progress to the second stage of the competition that is scheduled for early January 2017.

There is no doubt that this is a special tournament. It does not only coincide with the start of an epic journey towards the 2017 CEV U18 Volleyball European Championship – Women Finals that will be taking place next year in Arnhem, the Netherlands. It also represents the first time Kosovo are competing internationally in this age group. 

“For us, it is the first time a women’s team from Kosovo takes part in the U18 European Championship, so it is a special feeling for us,” said Naser Krasniqi, who is at the helm of the Kosovar team. 

On Friday afternoon at 6 p.m. the Kosovars will start their campaign as they clash with Georgia. “We expect a good performance and we hope we can take advantage of the opportunity we are given to gain experience,” Krasniqi concluded. 

Click here for further information including a detailed match programme!

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Date: 28 – 30 october 2016
Venue: Frejahallen, Falköping
Host City: Falköping (SWE)
Airport: Gothenburg (Landvetter)
Distance from airport to venue: 118 km
Participating Teams: 4 women's teams: Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Sweden
More info: CEV official website!

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Schedule, Statistics, Livescore, News and Photos are available here!
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067322376696345/
Website: 
https://www.volleyboll.se/volleyboll/eurovolleyu18w/
Official website CEVhttp://www.cev.lu/Competition-Area/competition.aspx?ID=975&PID=1518 
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Schedule

October 28, 2016
15:00 - Iceland vs Sweden
18:00 - Georgia vs Kosovo

October 29, 2016
15:00 - Sweden vs Kosovo
18:00 - Iceland vs Georgia

October 30, 2016
15:00 - Kosovo vs Iceland
18:00 - Sweden vs Georgia

TICKETS
Tickets are available in Arena Frejahallen and cost SEK 100. Minors under the age of 18 enter for free.

BROCHURE
Grab yourself an official brochure to keep track of the team rosters and upcoming games. Download it here!

Skribent: Herman Sewelén
Epost: Adressen Gömd

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