Nikola Grbic assessed the Polish group at the Olympic Games in Paris. “One Important Thing”

Nikola Grbic assessed the Polish group at the Olympic Games in Paris.  "One Important Thing"

On Wednesday (June 26), the draw for the Olympic volleyball tournament took place at the Atlas Arena in Łódź. Its effects were assessed by Polish coach Nikola Grbic.

Egypt, Italy and Brazil. The Polish team will have to face such a trio as they want to break the Olympic curse in Paris. Since the tournament in Athens (2004), the national volleyball team has not been able to get past the quarterfinal stage of the most important event of the last four years. The next Olympic challenge is less than a month away.

Paris 2024: Nikola Grbic on the draw of the Olympic tournament groups

It seems that a group with Poland, Egypt, Italy and Brazil will be a really interesting set, even for a fan not associated with these countries. European champions, world champions and a legend who wants to get back to the top with Bernando Rezende on the bench. And Egypt, rather as a point provider, but certainly a team that should be respected for its achievements on its continent.

Nikola Grbić commented on the group that the Poles ended up in. How does he assess it?

– Just as I thought before the draw. We know it is, it will be difficult. There is Brazil, not Japan, there is Italy, not Slovenia or the United States. What’s the difference? They are all very strong and play good volleyball. It doesn’t change anything for us, we have to play our best volleyball. Tomorrow, God willing, also during the weekend, and then at the next meeting we will have. For me it may be a good thing that we play against strong opponents to be ready for the quarter-finals. And what is another important thing, we will not play against these rivals in the quarterfinals. I’m not worried. We have to play the best volleyball we can, admitted Grbic in front of the Polish Volleyball camera.

Nations League: VNL 2024 Final Tournament at Atlas Arena

The final competition in the Volleyball Nations League will start in Łódź on Thursday (June 27). Let us remind you that Poles are the winners of the 2023 games. Then the Polish team won the final against the Americans in the Ergo Arena in Tricity. This time the arena for the competition will be the Atlas Arena in Łódź.

The Poles will start the competition with the quarterfinals, in which they will face Brazil on Thursday (June 28). So it promises to be an interesting, representative classic. The Poland-Brazil match starts at 8:00 p.m. The teams of Japan and Canada will take to the pitch in Łódź earlier, from 5 p.m.

The tournament in Łódź will certainly attract a lot of fans to the stands of Atlas Arena. The competition of the best volleyball teams in the world will also be broadcast on television and on the Internet. The matches will be broadcast on Polsat Sport and Polsat Sport Premium. Additionally, the online broadcast will be available via the Polsat Box Go platform.

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