– Russian women’s national team defeated the national team of Ukraine in the first round match of the group stage of the European championship.
The meeting, held on Friday, ended with the score 3:2 (25:18, 20:25, 25:23, 23:25, 15:13) in favor of the Russians.
The tournament takes place in Tbilisi and Baku. The Russians were in a group, where her rivals in addition to Ukraine were the national teams of Turkey and Bulgaria. The group games will be held in Baku.
All of the women’s European Championships 2017 will feature 16 teams divided into four groups. The group winners directly get to the quarterfinals, those who took second and third places, for an exit in the 1/4 finals will compete in the round of the playoffs. Outsider groups from the fight for the medals out.
The final tournament will be held on 1 October.
As reported, on the eve of the Russian team has a new head coach. They became Konstantin Ushakov.
The Russian women’s team is the reigning champion of Europe.