Ildar Satdanov. Before the volleyball national team of Russia the task is to win medals of the championship of Europe, told RIA Novosti President of the Russian volleyball Federation (VFW) Stanislav Shevchenko.
Men’s European championship will be held from 12 to 29 September in France, Slovenia, Belgium and the Netherlands. The Russian team in the group stage will play in Ljubljana against Slovenia, Finland, Turkey, Macedonia and Belarus.
“Expectations from the men’s European championship the following – we are one of the favorites of the tournament and needs to play good volleyball. The task of the Russian team at the European championship, as before, – the medals”, – said Shevchenko.
The Russian men’s team won the previous European championship which passed in 2017. In this season, the Russians won the League of Nations and the qualifying tournament for the Olympic games 2020 in Tokyo.