The Polish national team beat Germany 3-0 on Monday night and confidently won the promotion to the European Championship semifinals. The "white-reds" were due to leave for Slovenia in the morning, where they would play hosts on Thursday. At the Amsterdam airport, the flight has been canceled due to a strike by Slovenian airlines.
The Polish Volleyball Federation has begun sending a charter for volleyball players. Prime Minister Mateusz Moravieski reacted quickly. "Our volleyball team is stuck at Amsterdam airport. We are sending our government plane to safely reach the semifinal in Ljubljana. We keep our fingers crossed for them," he wrote on Twitter.
The prime minister thanked Mihas Kubiak and Vital Schenen for the involvement. "It was a crisis, because otherwise we might be sitting here probably until tomorrow," said the captain. – It should not be in this case the organizers do not have a replacement plan. It's great that Poland got involved, but the matter has to be solved by the organizers who are now calling us and saying everything is fine – said the coach of the Polish national team.
After 15:00 Polish volleyball players flew by government plane to Ljubljana, arriving around 18:20. Now the Polish team is waiting for the transfer to the hotel. Bianjo-Gervoni will play his semifinal match with Slovenia on Thursday. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 pm.