FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championship

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Germany name teams for Continental Cup showdown


Jonathan Erdmann and Kay Matysik will have another chance at earning Germany a Rio 2016 Olympic Games place

Berlin, Germany, June 13, 2016 – Jonathan Erdmann/Kay Matysik and Alexander Walkenhorst/Stefan Windscheif have been named as the two teams that will battle to win a Rio 2016 Olympic Games berth for Germany at the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup in Stavanger, Norway from June 22 to 26.

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The two pairs were named on Monday after Germany were granted one berth through the men’s Olympic Ranking after Markus Bockermann/Lars Fluggen’s fifth-place finish at the smart Major Hamburg at the weekend took them to 13th.

A total of 15 countries will compete at the knockout tournament with the eventual winners claiming a place for their country at the Olympic Games.

The second and third placed sides will then travel to Sochi for the World Olympic Qualification Tournament where the final berth for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be decided.

DVV Vice President of Beach Volleyball Dr. Andreas Künkler is confident his country can come away from Norway with a second berth

"I believe that we are very well positioned with these two teams and have a good chance,” he said. “However, it will not be easy, there are some good teams, and the mode holds dangers."

Germany will be joined Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, France , Greece, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands , Norway, Poland , Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey at the tournament.


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