The city of Guadalajara in Spain hosts this weekend the final four of the 2010 CEV Men’s European League. Spain, Romania, Turkey and Portugal will fight for the title.
The first semifinal will cast the leaders of Pool B, Portugal, against Romania, on Friday at 17:00 CET. The second semifinal will star the local team of Spain against the runner-ups of Pool B, Turkey (Friday, 20:00). The losers of the two semifinals will meet on Saturday for the classification match to be played at 17:00. The winners of both semifinals will fight for the title in the final to be played on Saturday at 20:00 CET.
The “Pabellon Multiusos” sports hall in Guadalajara is ready for the exciting tournament which is celebrated in Spain for the first time. The Spaniards dream of a victory this weekend, and they hope to be able to renovate the EL title they won in 2007. Last year, the squad trained by Julio Velasco reached the second position, after losing the final match against Germany, so Spain expects to use the home ground factor to achieve the title.
“It will be a very even final”, said head coach Julio Velasco, “we are missing some of our top players; we are facing the final with good players but they lack international experience, we’ll see how their psychological reaction will be, because the result of this tournament is very important for us”, said the Argentinean head coach, who expects the support of the public from Guadalajara.