Czechs knock Olympic winners France out of European Volleyball Championships

The Czech Republic sensationally defeated recent Olympic champions France to reach the quarter-finals at the European Volleyball Championships in the Czech city of Ostrava on Monday evening. Spurred by the home crowd, the Czechs achieved a 25-22, 25-19, 34-32 straight sets win over the French.

In their next game on Wednesday the hosts will face Slovenia, who were runners-up at the last European Championships, for a place in the semi-finals.

Author: Ian Willoughby