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National team lets down fans at Pyrgos

Greece suffered two home losses to Spain for the European League at Pyrgos in the western Peloponnese on June 11 and 12, leaving much to be desired by Greek fans.

The good impressions Greece left after their first couple of games at Austria in May at the start of the European League have all but evaporated now, following defeats to the Netherlands and Spain.

On Saturday and Sunday Greece were disappointing and fell prey to a very competitive Spanish side, who won 3-1 and 3-0 respectively. In the first match, Greece took the first set 25-23 but would not keep it up for the rest of the match.

Spain improved its game and won the three remaining sets 25-23, 25-21, 25-20.

Spain was even better in the second game as Greece lagged in its outside hitters and opposites, to win 25-18, 25-18, 25-21.

Greece now has six points from as many games.

Fan turnout was also disappointing at the Georgios Vassilakopoulos court of Pyrgos, even though the matches were preceded by the national women?s team?s matches with Spain, with the same ticket.

Greece and Spain scored one win each (3-2, 1-3).