Bangkok, Thailand, November 23, 2020 – The Qatar Volleyball Association has recently confirmed the 4th Men’s National Championship draw will be conducted on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 6pm local time in the QVA Hall Meeting Room, said in its news release on Friday.

Teams in the 4th Men’s National Volleyball Tournament will be divided to two groups for group round-robin preliminaries, with only top team from each group advancing to the final showdown.

The competition will be split into two periods, with the first session being held from December 11-16, 2020 and the second one between January 23-30, 2021.

To participate in the national tournament, it is permissible for a player to change a federation or for whom the QVA is considered his original association.

One player under the age of 21, a citizen must be present or treated as a citizen on the field at all times – except for the change with the Libero – and another player under the age of 21, a citizen, or treated as a citizen as a substitute player for the first player, must be present in order to provide an opportunity for contact and experience. The matches are for young citizen players. Failure to comply with this condition will result in the loss of the match.

Meanwhile, Al-Rayyan defeated Al-Sadd 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-16) in the Qatar Senior Men’s Volleyball League at the QVA Hall last Wednesday, while Al-Wakrah beat Al Shamal with the similar 3-0 margin 25-12, 25-16, 25-13.

Matches were contested in the previous days earlier, with defending champions Police struggling to beat Al-Arabi (25-23, 25-22, 25-22) last Tuesday. Al-Khor also faced the similar fate as they found Al Gharafa a tough nut to crack before winning a straight-set thriller 26-24, 25-23, 25-23.

On November 15, Al-Arabi, champions at the last month’s Amir Cup, powered past Al-Sadd in hard-fought three-setter 25-20, 27-25, 25-19, while Al Gharafa recovered from the first set down to beat Al Shamal in exhausting five sets 20-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-17, 15-11.

The November 13 clash turned out to be tough encounters which saw title-holders Police face a difficult task in beating Al-Ahli in thrilling three sets 25-23 25-23 27-25. Qatar staged a magnificent come-back 3-1 (17-25, 28-26, 25-15, 25-19) win over Al-Khor.

Al-Arabi earlier performed well up to their standard to beat Al-Wakrah 25-21, 25-19, 25-19, while the match between Al-Rayyan and Al Gharafa saw the former pull off a dramatic 3-1 (25-12, 22-25, 25-21, 25-15) win against the latter.

Elsewhere, Qatar SC outclassed Al Shamal in straight sets 25-17 25-16 25-20, while in-form Police captured a convincing 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-19) win over Al Sadd on November 11, with Al-Arabi cruising past Al Gharafa 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-23) and Al-Ahli defeating Al-Khor in gruelling five-setter 25-21, 22-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-8 the day before.

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