Young Lions set bar high for home World Champs qualifier


Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2017 – This coming weekend Hristo Botev sports hall in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia will play host to a first-round qualifier for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship starring the national teams of Bulgaria, France and Denmark.The ‘young Lions’ from Bulgaria have a new coach – former national team player Nikolay Jeliazkov has replaced Vladimir Nikolov at the helm of the team. Last year Bulgaria finished eighth in the Final Round of the U20 European Championship they contested on home soil in Varna and Plovdiv. Bulgaria and France were assigned to the same preliminary pool in that tournament – with the hosts eventually emerging victorious after a match lasting five sets. Jeliazkov expects another close match with France this coming weekend.“They have a very good team with good …

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