CEV Beach Volelyball Continental Cup 2014-2016

Press release

Europe’s Continental Cup third round line-up complete

Slovenia won both the women's and the men's tournaments in Odense

Luxembourg, Luxembourg, September 22, 2014 – The line-up for the third round of the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup competition is now completed after second round competitions took place in Denmark, Scotland and Malta. 

A total of 18 national teams per gender took part in the four second round tournaments that took place in Belgrade, Odense, Scottish capital Edinburgh and Melieha in Malta with two sides per gender per pool progressing. 

In the men’s competition Azerbaijan, Israel, Scotland and Slovenia progressed as pool winners along with runners-up Croatia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia.

Due to their CEV rankings the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Spain, Austria and Russia, go straight into the third round, while Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine qualified from the first round. 

Azerbaijan, England, Slovenia and Turkey advanced as pool winners in the women’s competition, while Denmark, Latvia, Scotland and Serbia booked their spots as pool runners-up.

Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Spain start straight into the third round and Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden and Ukraine qualified from the first round.

Qualifying rounds three and four will take place in 2015 and the final round takes place in 2016 when eight women’s and eight men’s national teams vie for continental honours.  

The eventual winners of the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup will earn quotas for the beach volleyball tournament of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, while another two countries will have a second opportunity to qualify for Rio via the intercontinental final round that will also be held in 2016.

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