FIVB Beach Volleyball U23 World Championship

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Four Olympic beach volleyball tickets up for grabs in Sochi


Alexey Sidorenko of Kazakhstan seeks Olympic qualification

Sochi, Russia, July 6, 2016 – The stakes are high this week in Sochi, as nineteen countries seek Olympic qualification at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Continental Cup. It’s the last chance to earn a ticket for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer and there are only two left for each gender.

The participating countries, consisting of two teams, are divided in two pools per gender and play round robin country vs. country. In case of a tie, a golden set is played. The captain of the country decides who is playing this single game to 15 and can mix up the players.

Eventually the pool winners advance to the semifinals, the numbers two and three play a cross quarterfinal for the other two spots in the semifinals. The winners of the semifinals, scheduled for Sunday, can book a beach chair for the Copacabana.

Men
Pool A: Russia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Morocco, Canada
Pool B: Belgium, Sierra Leone, Mexico, China, Uruguay

Women
Pool A: Russia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Paraguay, China
Pool B: Austria, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Colombia

Pool play starts on Wednesday and continues till Saturday for the women and Saturday afternoon for the men. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Saturday and the semis for Sunday.

Sochi is hosting a FIVB tournament for the second time this year, after the Sochi Open in May. The city on the banks of the Black Sea also hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The main matches are played in the Sport Inn stadium, which seats around 2,000 people. There are also two seaside courts.

Quick links:
FIVB World Continental Cup Olympic Qualification - Website
Men - Results/Schedule
Women - Results/Schedule

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