Bulgaria's Volleyball Team Loses to France, Dashing Olympic Hopes

Sports | January 8, 2016, Friday // 20:23|  views

French volleyball players celebrating their previous victory over Finland on January 07, 2016. EPA/BGNES

The Bulgarian men's volleyball team has been defeated by France 0:3, losing its chance to play at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Even if the Bulgarians had secured a victory, that might have been far from enough as they needed to win three games with an overall edge of at least 21 points.

However, the heavy defeat (19:25, 20:25, 15:25) delivered by France has even prompted Bulgaria's national coach Plamen Konstantinov to hint at a possible resignation, reminding "a coach always goes with a resignation in their pocket" and to voice dissatisfaction with the performance of some players.

On Thursday, Bulgaria also lost to Russia in what Konstantinov described as a weak game.

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Tags: Bulgaria, Russia, France, volleyball, Olympics, Olympic Games, Plamen Konstantinov


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