Volero coach Terzic says Pomi ‘deserved to win’

first_imgVolero Zurich may have bowed down to Pomi Casalmaggiore in the semifinals of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, but its head coach Zoran Terzic gave his support to the Italian champions as they go into the finals against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul.“They deserved to win,” said Terzic after Volero lost in four sets, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “One simple reason: They played with much more courage in service and attack. They played well defensively. They definitely deserved to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Pomi scored on 54 of its spikes, four more than Volero did, and it had 12 points off blocks, three more than the Swiss club.Volero, winner of the bronze medal in the 2015 tournament, will have to face VakifBank Istanbul in the battle-for-third match on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentPomi, meanwhile, is the defending European champions. But the team is a first-timer in the world stages and would go up against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul in the gold medal round.If Terzic could praise Pomi, he could not forget to pinpoint his team’s problem. MOST READ Pomi coach Caprara returns to WCWC finals a proud man We are young EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Volero is a team that has problems with these kinds of situations, we played very well until today,” said Terzic, whose team topped Pool B in the group stages after going 3-0. “We have to work on our volleyball and our psychology to be better for the next competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Europa League: Chelsea fight off Slavia to join Arsenal in semis

first_img Maurizio Sarri’s side were made to sweat though as two sublime, quick-fire goals by Petr Sevcik just after half-time gave Slavia hope of an incredible comeback with 35 minutes still to play. Chelsea eventually saw off the threat to progress 5-3 on aggregate despite an unconvincing second-half display. “We have been efficient up front and solid at the back but we dropped our intensity after the break,” Giroud, who scored his competition-leading 10th goal, told BT Sport. “We started very badly in the second half but I’m really, really happy because we played well in the first 45 minutes and we are in a European semi-final which is very important to us,” added Chelsea boss Sarri. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City have to put in hard work to retain EPL crown Pep Guardiola gets Frank Lampard Pedro Rodriguez starred as Chelsea withstood a spirited Slavia Prague fightback in a wild 4-3 victory to qualify for the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, while Arsenal knocked out Napoli after an assured display in Italy. Leading 1-0 from last week’s first leg in the Czech capital, Chelsea appeared to be cruising towards the last four after an early goal blitz at Stamford Bridge. Pedro struck the opener on five minutes before an unfortunate Simon Deli turned into his own net and Olivier Giroud added a third with barely quarter of an hour gone in London. Tomas Soucek pulled one back for Slavia on 26 minutes, but Spain forward Pedro replied immediately to restore the Blues’ three-goal lead.Related News Sixth straight win lifts Chelsea to 2nd spotlast_img read more

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NCB arrests 6 foreigners with Rs 30crore heroin

first_imgNew Delhi: The NCB on Friday claimed to have busted an Afghan-Nigerian heroin cartel with the arrest of six foreigners in Delhi and seized narcotics worth Rs 30 crore.A senior official said four Afghan and two Nigerian nationals have been arrested over the past few days by the Narcotics Control Bureau. Under a latest drive against international drug cartels, the first to be arrested by NCB was an Afghan who arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi from Kandahar. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderTwo other men from Afghanistan were subsequently held and it was found that the three were carrying 253 heroin pellets in their body. The trio led to another Afghan national who was supposed to take the delivery from them, the official said. Two Nigerians, part of the Afghan-Nigerian drug cartel, were apprehended from Vasant Kunj and Uttam Nagar areas. Over 8 kg heroin estimated to be worth Rs 30 crore in the international market has been seized from them, he said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”This successful operation is a result of increased focus of NCB on international drug networks especially Afghan heroin supply network who are working in collaboration with Nigerian drug traffickers. “It has been noticed that heroin, originating mostly from Afghanistan is smuggled to other parts of the world by various modes of concealment in baggage, various items and as in this case swallowed by drug mules,” NCB Deputy Director General (Northern Range) S K Jha said.last_img read more

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