(Belga) Victorious over France on Friday, Colombia will face Belgium on Saturday in the semi-finals of the Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup. The Yellow Tigers were classified Thursday thanks to their victory in the quarterfinals over the Czech Republic 3 sets to 0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-15).
On Friday, Colombia surprised France 3 sets to 2 (25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 11-25, 16-14) despite two match points for the French. In this eight-country, knockout tournament, played in Zadar, Croatia, Gert Vande Broek’s Yellow Tigers will play Saturday (5:00 p.m.) for a place in the final against the Colombians. The winner of this tournament finds a place in the Nations League 2023. Thursday’s other quarter-final saw Croatia beat Kazakhstan 3-0. was able to move to Zadar due to visa problems. This 3rd edition of the Challenger Cup returns to the international calendar after two off seasons due to the health crisis. Belgium is competing for the first time after taking 15th place in the Nations League, synonymous with relegation to the Challenger Cup. (Belgian)