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Tokyo Volleyball Qualification – Final results and standings - Men

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 11, 2019 – Men's Tokyo Volleyball Qualification action was completed on Sunday with twelve matches played across six pools. The top team in each pool earned a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games including Brazil (Pool A), USA (Pool B), Italy (Pool C), Poland (Pool D), Russia (Pool E) and Argentina (Pool F).

Italy defeat Serbia to make up the Tokyo 2020 numbers

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 11, 2019 - Italy wrapped up a thrilling day of Olympic qualifiers across the world, crushing Serbia on Sunday night in Bari 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-19) in just an hour and a half to secure the weekend's last available ticket for the men's volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Pool F: Argentina first to qualify for Tokyo!

Ningbo, China, August 11, 2019 – Argentina became the first men’s team to join hosts Japan on the list of participants in the 2020 Olympic volleyball tournament.

Giant leap for Poland on Road to Tokyo 2020, but all tickets remain unclaimed

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 10, 2019 - Poland took a huge step towards a ticket to the men's volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Saturday afternoon in Gdansk when they shut out France 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-20) in the deciding match of their pool, though all six Olympic tickets available this weekend remain unclaimed, ahead of Sunday's closing day of the qualifiers. Here's how Saturday unfolded across the six pools:

Argentina and China stay in contention in Ningbo

Ningbo, China, August 10, 2019 – Argentina and hosts China are set to decide who will claim the Pool F ticket to Japan as they face each other at the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournament in Ningbo on Sunday. The South American side need to win just two sets to qualify.

Advantage Argentina as men's Olympic qualifiers get underway

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 9, 2019 - Argentina registered a huge win over Canada 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23) that could very well prove decisive in the race for a ticket to the men's volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as 24 teams opened their campaigns Friday in search of the six open berths up for grabs this weekend.

Pool F hosts China claim victory over Finland

Ningbo, China, August 9, 2019 - Jiang Chuan powered China to a 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23) victory against Finland in the opening match of Tokyo Volleyball Qualification Pool F in Ningbo, leading scoring for his team with 25 points. In the second match of the day in Ningbo, Argentina defeated Canada 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23) with Facundo Conte on 24 points for the South Americans.

Players geared up for intense weekend of Tokyo 2020 qualifiers

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 8, 2019 - Suspense is building around the world as 24 teams embark Friday on the Road to Tokyo 2020, with six tickets up for grabs this weekend to the men's volleyball tournament of next year's Olympic Games.

More drama on the way as men's qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 begin on Friday

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 7, 2019 - Following the excitement, suspense and drama of last weekend in the women's qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, more of the same is anticipated this weekend as 24 men's teams set off in search for six available tickets to the ultimate sporting event on the planet starting Friday.

Men's Tokyo Volleyball Qualification pool winners to receive Daruma doll

Lausanne, Switzerland, August 7, 2019 - Special good luck charms will safeguard and keep a watchful eye on the men's teams that will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following the Tokyo Volleyball Qualification tournaments from August 9 to 11.

Banks takes charge of Finland’s men

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 30, 2019 – Joel Banks has taken over as Finland’s men’s coach for the next two and a half years. He is currently finishing up his duties in charge of Greenyard Maaseik in the Belgian league and will take over Finland once the domestic season ends.

Dates of 2020 Olympic tournaments unveiled

Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 2019 – With 465 days to go before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the organizing committee has announced the competition schedule for the record 33 sports, including beach volleyball and volleyball, featured at the major quadrennial event to be held in the Japanese capital from July 24 to August 9 next year.

Volleyball Canada announces coaching staff for 2019 international season

Ottawa, Canada, March 27, 2019 - Volleyball Canada has finalized its 2019 men’s team roster of coaching staff. The Canadian men's team will participate in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League as of May 31, before also taking part in an Olympic Qualification Tournament hosted by China from August 9-11.

Poland to face Brazil in final test before Olympic qualification

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 1, 2019 – Reigning world champions Poland will host reigning Olympic champions Brazil in their final competition before the International Olympic Qualification Tournaments take place.

Alberto Giuliani to coach Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia, February 24, 2019. After parting ways with Slobodan Kovač, the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia appointed Alberto Giuliani as the new head coach of their men’s national team ahead of a challenging season with as many as three major competitions.

Heynen sets Tokyo 2020 qualification goal

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 6, 2019 – Poland men’s coach Vital Heynen has one overriding aim for 2019, qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Huge matchups on road to Tokyo 2020

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 5, 2019 - Some immense clashes are coming up this year as the very tight Olympic qualification process begins with the Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournaments set to provide incredible thrills for volleyball fans across the world as teams battle it out to make Tokyo 2020, the ultimate sporting event of the globe.

Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournament hosts announced

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2019 - Eleven of the twelve hosts of the FIVB Volleyball Intercontinental Olympic Qualification Tournaments to be held in August have been confirmed. 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.

Kovac and Slovenia part ways

Ljubljana, Slovenia, January 25, 2019 - It will be an important year for Slovenian volleyball. With the men's and women's teams competing at the European Championships and the men's team at an Olympic Qualification Tournament, there will be a lot at stake for one of European volleyball's superpowers.