We have been waiting for nine years for this moment!
We are standing before the game of the season that will decide who will get through to the FINAL4. The plan is easy, there is not much to think about, the winners of Wednesday's game will clinch their ticket for the FINAL4 in April. We "just" need to win, but this is unimaginable without heavy support of our fans against the giants of Fenerbahce!
The other pairings have brought the favorites' success, so reigning champions Dynamo Kursk, other Russian side Ekaterinburg and Turkish Yakin Dogu can already lay back and watch who will join them in the battles of the FINAL4 from the 20th through the 22nd of April.
The Turkish club who have eight extraordinary international players as well as some Turkish national team members have taken away our home-court advantage in a tight battle in the first game, but our girls didn't panic, and beat our rival in Istanbul with an incredible performance. This win caught the attention of both local and international press, however, we still couldn't make it to a TV screen. This is why we are aiming to give a quality experience on the internet to those who cannot be present on Wednesday in Novomatic Aréna. Unfortunately, the Hungarian voice of the 2009 FINAl4 Zoltán Novotny became ill by Tuesday morning, so he will not be commentating this time. Although it is just as big an honor for us that chief editor of Origo's sports column, commentator of many Olympic games Gábor Lantos has accepted our request with nearly 30 years of experience in radio, so the live stream on the FIBA YouTube channel and on our Facebook page will be available with his commentary.
With the rising interest before the game full house is guaranteed, and we hope that such an atmosphere will take over the arena that will ensure that we will be the team leaving the court as winners at the end!
Let's turn the arena green and yellow, and let's create a hot atmosphere already during the warm-up the way we did in 2009! Our head coach Roberto Iniguez and our physiotherapist Ángel Lopez were talking about the importance of this to our staff before the game.
Aleksandra Crvendakic and Jelena Milovanovic also told us about their expectations. We have even recalled some memorable moments from 2009 with Jeca, too.
Tickets can be purchased at the venue from 4.30 pm for 2000 HUF. Entry to the game is free of charge below the age of 14 and above 70!
Russian team Kursk take no risks in preparing for their next game, so they have arrived to Sopron early Tuesday afternoon with great players such as Breanna Stewart, Tina Charles, Sonja Petrovic, Anna Cruz and Marta Xargay on their roster, just to mention the biggest names
Nem bízza a véletlenre a felkészülést az orosz Kurszk csapata, mely kedden kora délután megérkezett városunkba a keretében olyan nagyságokkal, mint Breanna Stewart, Tina Charles, Sonja Petrovic, Anna Cruz, Marta Xargay hogy csak a legnagyobbakat említsük