Russian men's national team won the European championship. In the final match, which was held in Copenhagen, the Russians beat the Italian team. The meeting ended in 4 batches of 3:1 (25:20, 25:22, 22:25, 25:17) in favor of Russia.
- Photo: © RIA Novosti Vladimir Song
On the way to the final, Russia defeated Slovakia 3-1, 3-1 France and Serbia in the semifinals 3-1 again.
Recall that the Russian team in its recent history has never won the continental championship. In 1991, the team won the European championship of the USSR.
Italians in the last twenty years have won the European Championship are more often — five times.
In the last play of the European Championship, which was held in 2011, the winners were Serbs.
Men. European Championship. Poland and Denmark
Final. Copenhagen, Denmark
Russia — Italy — 3:1 (25:20, 25:22, 22:25, 25:17)