10. 09. 2019

EUROVOLLEY 2019 M: Finland at EuroVolley with 3 setters

Source: lentopalloliitto.fi; Photo: cev.eu

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Finland National Team arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia, for the 2019 CEV European Men’s Volleyball Championship (France, Belgium, Slovenia and the Netherlands; September 12-29) with the expected roster. Actually, the same 14 players who took part in the test matches against Estonia and Italy are included.

 

Finland will have only one libero in the 14-player roster (Kerminen), but on the other hand, they will have three setters (Tervaportti, Lankinen and Ivanov). The outside hitter Peetu Mäkinen, who was in the preliminary roster, is unable to play in the EuroVolley due to his lower leg injury. Finland, who are in Pool C, will open the tournament with a match against Northern Macedonia, on Thursday. Other rivals of the nation from the Scandinavia in the pool stage are the host team of Slovenia, Belarus, Russia and Turkey.

Finland’s roster:

2. Eemi Tervaportti, setter

3. Antti Siltala, outside hitter

4. Lauri Kerminen, libero

6. Antti Ronkainen, outside hitter

7. Niko Suihkonen, outside hitter

8. Elviss Krastins, outside hitter

9. Tommi Siirilä, middle blocker

10. Urpo Sivula, opposite hitter

11. Sauli Sinkkonen, middle blocker

12. Samuli Kaislasalo, opposite hitter

14. Markus Kaurto, middle blocker

15. Henrik Porkka, middle blocker

18. Akseli Lankinen, setter

21. Fedor Ivanov, setter

 

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