INTERCONTINENTAL OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT HOSTS ANNOUNCED

INTERCONTINENTAL OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT HOSTS ANNOUNCED

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2019 – The FIVB is pleased to confirm eleven of the twelve hosts of the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournaments to be held in August. The women’s tournaments will be played from August 2 to 4 and be followed by the men’s tournaments from August 9 to 11.

Women’s tournaments – August 2-4:

Pool A: Hosts are Poland

Teams in pool: Serbia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Poland

Pool B: Hosts are China

Teams in pool: China, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic

Pool C: Hosts TBC*

Teams in pool: USA, Argentina, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan

Pool D: Hosts are Brazil**

Teams in pool: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Azerbaijan

Pool E: Hosts are Russia

Teams in pool: Russia, Korea, Canada, Mexico

Pool F: Hosts are Italy

Teams in pool: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Kenya

Men’s tournaments – August 9-11:

Pool A: Hosts are Bulgaria

Teams in pool: Brazil, Egypt, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico

Pool B: Hosts are Netherlands

Teams in pool: USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Korea

Pool C: Hosts are Italy

Teams in pool: Italy, Serbia, Australia, Cameroon

Pool D: Hosts are Poland

Teams in pool: Poland, France, Slovenia, Tunisia

Pool E: Hosts are Russia

Teams in pool: Russia, Iran, Cuba, Mexico

Pool F: Hosts are China

Teams in pool: Canada, Argentina, Finland, China

Pools will be played in single round-robin format and the pool winners will join hosts Japan in the volleyball competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Olympic qualification process will continue in January 2020 with each of the five continental confederations (AVC, CAVB, CEV, CSV, NORCECA) organising its own Olympic qualification tournament to advance one team each per gender to Tokyo 2020.

The Olympic Games in Tokyo are from July 24 to August 9, 2020.

*To be announced soon.

**The South American Volleyball Confederation will host Pool D

Additional information:

Intercontinental Olympic qualification tournament pools confirmed

Sights on Tokyo 2020 as Olympic qualification process is laid out

2020 Olympic Qualification System

 

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