Chennai, India, March 29, 2005 - The FIVB is pleased to announce that the Drawing of Lots for the 2005 U-21 Men's World Championship -to be held in the city of Visakhapatnam, India from 6 to 14 August 2005- took place yesterday at the Grand Days Inn Hotel in Chennai.
Mr.Katsumi Wakao conducted the ceremony representing the FIVB in the presence of Dr. Sivanthi Adityan, President of the Indian Volleyball Federation, Mr. Krishnan Murugan, General Secretary, Mr. Konathala Ramakirisna, Minister of Commercial Taxes, Mr. Inbathtamilan, Indian Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare and 180 other persons including guests, journalists and representatives of two main TV channels.
The 12 participating teams are divided into two pools for the preliminary round. Pool A is made up of host India, Serbia & Montenegro, Russia, Cuba, Korea and Morocco and Pool B is composed of the Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, United States, Iran and Tunisia.
Dr. Rubén Acosta, FIVB President said: "I am very pleased to see that the ceremony went so smoothly, specially since this is the first time India organizes a World Championship. One of the FIVB goals is to develop and encourage the emerging Junior and Youth athletes and this event promises to be an exciting one."
Results of the Drawing of lots U-21 2005 Men's World Championship
Place and Date: Visakhapatnam, India, 6 to 14 August 2005
Pool A - India, Serbia & Montenegro, Russia, Cuba, Korea, Morocco
Pool B - The Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, USA, Iran and Tunisia.
Pool A - Serbia & Montenegro v Korea, India v Morocco, Cuba v Russia;
Pool B - Iran v Germany, Tunisia v Brazil, United States v Netherlands;
Pool A - Korea v Russia, Morocco v Cuba, Serbia & Montenegro v India;
Pool B - Germany v Netherlands, Brazil v United States, Iran v Tunisia;
Pool'A - India v Korea, Cuba v Serbia & Montenegro, Russia v Morocco;
Pool B - Tunisia v Germany, United States v Iran, Netherlands v Brazil;
Pool A' - Korea v Morocco, Serbia & Montenegro v Russia, India v Cuba;
Pool B -> Germany v Brazil, Iran v Netherlands, Tunisia v United States;
Pool A - Cuba v Korea, Russia v India, Morocco v Serbia & Montenegro;
Pool B - United States v Germany, Netherlands v Tunisia, Brazil v Iran.