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07/06/2016 11:07
Pools set for U20 Men Final Round in Bulgaria
2016 CEV U20 Volleyball European Championship - Men

Sofia, Bulgaria, June 7, 2016. The Drawing of Lots for the Final Round of the 2016 CEV U20 Volleyball European Championship – Men which is due to take place from September 2 to 10 in Plovdiv and Varna was held on Tuesday morning in Sofia under the supervision of CEV Vice President and Jury President Mrs Banu Can Schürmann. The ceremony was also attended by Bulgarian Volleyball Federation President and CEV Board member Dancho Lazarov, BVF Secretary General and ESOC member Stanislav Nikolov, and members of the Bulgarian U20 men national team.

The 12 teams participating in the Final Round were drawn into two pools of six each; after the preliminary phase the top two of each pool will move on to the semis while the third and fourth-placed teams will play the classification matches 5-8. The semi-finals and finals as well as all classification matches will be contested in Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, which last year played host to the final stages of the CEV U18 Volleyball European Championship – Women.  

The composition of the two preliminary pools reads as follows:

Pool I in Plovdiv:
Bulgaria, Slovenia, Poland, France, 1st Pool H, 2nd Pool H
Pool II in Varna: Russia, Turkey, Serbia, Italy, 1st Pool I, 2nd Pool I

The third and last stage of the qualification process is scheduled for July 7-10; Spain will host Pool H in Valladolid and play the national teams of Germany, Romania and Ukraine while Belarus will be playing Czech Republic, Denmark and Slovakia in Minsk, venue of the Pool I matches. The eventual winners as well as the second-placed teams from both 3rd Round pools will move on to the Final Round taking place in Bulgaria.  

Russia won the 2014 edition of the U20 Men European Championship held in Czech Republic and Slovakia where Poland and France claimed silver and bronze, respectively.

A detailed match programme of the Final Round will follow later today.

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