The 2022 world vice-champions won (23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21), Thursday in Rome against Slovenia. The Poles will face for the supreme title the Italians, reigning European and world champions, or the French, 2021 Olympic champions, opposed in the second semi-final on Thursday evening.
The Poles, 3rd in the last two Euros and winners of the last Nations League, took the lead in the 3rd set after the injury of the Slovenian starter Gregor Ropret (sprained right ankle).
Their receiver-attacker of Cuban origin Wilfrido Leon definitely disgusted the Slovenes in the 4th set with five serves in a row to bring his total points in the match to 25.
Poland - Slovenia 3 - 1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21)
(9:15 p.m.) France – Italy
Saturday program in Rome:
(6:00 p.m.) Match for 3rd place: Slovenia - France or Italy
(9:00 p.m.) Final: Poland – France or Italy