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30/10/2015 10:35
Coming up soon: DOL for 2016 / 2017 European Championships!
2016 & 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championships

Luxembourg, October 30, 2015. After the 2015 edition came to a close earlier this month with two memorable Volleyball weekends and sell-out crowds in Rotterdam and Sofia, it is already time to start looking forward as on Saturday, October 31, the Drawing of Lots for the 2016 CEV U19 Women / U20 Men and 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championships will be taking place in Luxembourg City.

The Drawing of Lots will start at 10:00 am CET and determine the path of the participating teams in the respective qualifying rounds.

The DOL will enjoy extensive coverage on the CEV social media pages, for the time being just make sure you start using the correct hashtags for all of the above competitions:

2016 CEV U19 Women Volleyball European Championship: #EuroVolleyU19W
2016 CEV U20 Men Volleyball European Championship: #EuroVolleyU20M
2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Women: #EuroVolleyW
2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship – Men: #EuroVolleyM

As for the 2016 CEV U19 Women / U20 Men Volleyball European Championships whose Final Rounds will be taking place in Nitra (Slovakia) and Györ (Hungary) and in Plovdiv/Varna (Bulgaria), respectively, only the organisers are directly qualified to the final stage of the competition. 34 and 33 teams have registered for participation in the 2016 edition of the U19 women’s and U20 men’s championship, with teams from Kosovo making their historic debut in the competition following provisional recognition granted to their Volleyball Federation earlier this year by the FIVB Board of Administration. 2014 gold medallists Serbia (U19 women) and Russia (U20 men) will start their campaign straight from the second qualification round scheduled for late March-early April 2016. The lowest ranked teams will open proceedings already in early January with the first qualification round set to take place shortly after the New Year’s holidays.

As for the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championships whose Final Rounds will be taking place in Poland (men) and Azerbaijan/Georgia (women), 38 and 36 teams are set to enter the men’s and women’s competition, respectively. Apart from the organisers, another six (men) and five (women) teams have already secured their participation in the 2017 finals by means of their position in the final standing of the 2015 edition. The qualification process will start in May 2016 with the first round to be followed by the second stage in September, about a month after completion of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
 
All above figures about the number of participating teams do not include the Small Countries Division whose registration was postponed to a later date.  

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