Volleyball News


Bangkok, Thailand, December 4, 2018 – The 2019 competition calendar for indoor volleyball competitions has recently been released by the AVC, promising action-packed encounters and thrills for fans.

Six AVC Championships will be featured in 2019. Chinese Taipei will host the AVC’s first event of the year in the 2019 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship in Taipei between April 18 and 26. It will be for the second time of the city to host the prestigious competition following their significant success in hosting the 2015 edition when Taichung Bank delighted home fans to hand Chinese Taipei the first Asian Men’s Club title.

China will become the next host country when Tianjin will organise the 2019 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship from April 27 to May 5. With an ultimate aim of ending the country’s five-year-drought of gold medal in the competition, China will host the championship for the first time in 19 years since Shoaxing hosted the 2000 event. Teams from China had already won the Asian Women’s Club for seven times including four by Tianjin Bridgestone, with legendary coach Lang Ping’s Guangdong Evergrande capturing the crown for the last time for China in 2013 in Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam.

The AVC’s third event will be the 3rd Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship in Hanoi, Vietnam from July 13 to 21, while Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar will host the 3rd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship during August 3 and 11.

The AVC’s last two competitions in the 20th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in Seoul, Korea from August 17 to 25 and the 20th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran between September 13 and 21 have been regarded as the AVC’s most important competitions. The mentioned two championships will serve as the first stage for Asian teams in their efforts of winning an Olympic berth.

Top eight teams apiece in the Asian Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships will make the cut for the Continental Qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games, from which only the eventual winners will qualify for the Tokyo Games between July 25 and August 9, 2020.

According to the AVC schedule set for 2019, the Asian Continental Qualification for 2020 Olympic Games (Women) is due to take place either from October 22 to 27, 2019 or in January 2020, while the men’s competition is scheduled for either between October 29 and November 3, 2019 or in January 2020.

Asean teams are also expected to take part in the volleyball competition at the 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines between November 30 and December 10, 2019.

Apart from the six AVC Championships, the FIVB, the world’s volleyball-governing body, has earlier launched its 2019 calendar.

The FIVB events will start the busy year with the Volleyball Nations League for Women between May 21 and July 7 and Volleyball Nations League for Men from May 31 to July 14. Four teams from Asia consisting of the 2016 Olympic champions China, Asian winners Japan, Thailand and Korea have secured their places in the women’s event, with China, Iran, Australia and Japan making the cut in the men’s competition.

With the world’s top teams fighting one another for the possible best performance in the highly-competitive competition, the Volleyball Nations League promises exciting for participating teams and fans.

The Volleyball Nations League will be followed by the FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup from June 26 to 30 and FIVB Men’s Challenger Cup between July 3 and 7.

Mexico and Bahrain will host the respective FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship from July 12 to 21 and FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship during July 18 and 27.

With the next episode of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan less than two years away, all eyes will be on the FIVB World Olympic Qualification Tournament (Women) from August 2 to 4 and the FIVB World Olympic Qualification Tournament (Men) between August 9 to 11.

The 24 highest-ranked National Federations as per the FIVB World Ranking as of January 1, 2019 and not yet qualified will be placed into six pools of four teams apiece (in both men’s and women’s events) each using the serpentine system. Teams in each pool will play a single round-robin and only the top team in each pool (in both men’s and women’s events), totalling six teams in each gender, will qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, Tunisia and Egypt will respectively host the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship from August 21 to 30 and the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship during September 5 and 14.

Japan will organise the FIVB Volleyball World Cup, one of the truly standout international volleyball tournaments next year. The Women’s World Cup is due to be held from September 14 to 29 and the Men’s World Cup between October 1 and 15, while China will  host the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship in December.


Related links of AVC:

AVC Website: www.asianvolleyball.net

AVC Facebook: www.Facebook.com/AsianVolleyballConfederation

AVC Twitter: https://twitter.com/avcvolley

AVC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avcvolley/?hl=en

AVC Youtube: Asian Volleyball Confederation

AVC WeChat: Asian Volleyball Confederation