STA, 29 August 2022 - Slovenia recorded the first loss at the World Volleyball Championship in Ljubljana, having to concede to Olympic champions France in a close game on Sunday night.
The home team had the chance to win. They were ahead 2:1 and led 20:17 in the fourth set but failed to convert three match balls.
"This was a very difficult game... But in the end we have to be satisfied, even if we lost," said Slovenian player Alen Pajenk.
They will play the next game against Germany on Tuesday, in what may be the final chance to advance to the round of 16.
France currently lead the group with six points. Slovenia have four points and Germany, which defeated Cameroon yesterday, three.