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Croatia Beat Holland to Make European Women’s Volleyball Champs Quarters

The Croatian women’s volleyball team have beaten the Netherlands in a five-set thriller to advance through to the quarter-final of the European Championship in Germany and Switzerland.

Sanja Popovic celebrates

Sanja Popovic celebrates

Igor Lovrinov’s side were too good in the end for the strong Dutch side, coming out winners 23-25, 25-11, 22-25, 25-23, 15-11 in 113 minutes. Croatia will now take on the hosts Germany, who were European runners-up 2 years ago, for a place in the semi-final. Croatia’s top scorers were Mira Topić with 22 points, Sanja Popović with 18, Samanta Fabris with 15, and Ivana Miloš and Maja Poljak with 14 each.

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