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30/01/2019 15:00
Eight intercontinental Olympic qualifiers to take place in Europe!
Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Luxembourg, January 30, 2019. As many as eight intercontinental Olympic qualifiers will be taking place in Europe this coming August with the winners securing their spot at the Volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Italy, Poland and Russia will each be hosting a men’s and a women’s qualifier, with another two men’s tournaments due to take place in Bulgaria and the Netherlands. The FIVB are yet to confirm one of the venues but the share of European hosts is truly impressive and confirms Europe’s leading role on the global stage.  

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

Pool E - Hosts: Russia
Teams in pool: Russia, Rep. of Korea, Canada, Mexico

Pool F - Hosts: Italy
Teams in pool: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Kenya

Men’s tournaments:
Pool A - Hosts are Bulgaria
Teams in pool: Brazil, Egypt, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico

Pool B - Hosts are Netherlands
Teams in pool: USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Rep. of 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

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.


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