For our volleyball team came the week of truth: Brings you today against Croatia (18.15 h, SRF 2), or on Sunday in Serbia (18 clock, TV 24) has at least a point, drives you for the first time since 2006 in a big tournament. Even in the case of a Nullers, the Team of coach Michael Suter as one of the best third-EM-Ticket could be solved.

“It is certainly more pleasant today in the home match the bag to close up,” says Nati-playmaker Andy Schmid to the starting position. Because, although Croatia is on paper, the stronger opponent, and the group argues, would be the pressure on Sunday in Novi Sad is significantly larger than it is today in front of the home fans in the train.

Schmid believes that the Nati the big throw against Croatia: “We have to come up with good results, the self-confidence that it takes in a game. And we know that we can compete against any opponent.” He also warns: “Croatia is still Croatia. Have missed for ages not a big tournament.”

failures on both sides

the Croats will be missing with Luka Cindric and Igor Karacic two Stars, the decisive factors in 31:28 were in the first leg. On Board, Kiel’s Superstar, Domagoj Duvnjak, the dueling year with Schmid’s lions in the League is. “We have each other. recently on the game switch He would treat the qualification, but wants to ensure as fast as possible to win the group.”

In the Swiss camp began the week of truth with a bad news: defense chief Samuel Röthlisberger was injured on Sunday in the last League game at the elbow and missed games, both qualification. Thus, the cadets of Youngster, Philip Novak (20) together with the scouts-veteran Michael Svajlen (30), the majority of the cover centre. It has long been known that, with the Leipzig-legionary Alen Milosevic is the nominal first Option on the circle.