Great Britain 0 Poland 3: Volleyball favourites show class before partisan crowd
Poland’s fans turned up the noise inside Earls Court and their players turned on the style to whitewash Great Britain.
Thousands of Polish fans shook the temporary seating to its foundations as they cheered the tournament favourites to a three-set win, with the scenes inside the exhibition centre more out of Warsaw than West London.
Red and white flags were omnipresent around the perimeter of the court, with the expectant crowd unveiling a bespoke chant to accompany every play which, unfortunately for Britain, consisted of dig – set – spike – point.
Poland are already in the quarter-finals and destined for more on the strength of this showing but for the host nation, who fought the odds to make the tournament, the positives were also numerous.