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Mexico City to host World Olympic Qualifier

Mexico players are hoping to have more to celebrate when they host the World Olympic Qualifier
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 5, 2016 - Four teams will head to Mexico City with dreams of securing the final place on offer at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games after the Mexican capital was chosen to host the FIVB World Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament from June 3-5.

Hosts Mexico, Algeria, Chile and Tunisia will play off in the Gimnasio Olimpico Juan de la Barrera for the final place on offer at Rio 2016.

Mexico finished third in the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier, which was won by Cuba, the same result that Chile achieved in the South America Qualifier that hosts Argentina won.

Tunisia and Algeria meanwhile finished second and third in the African Qualifier, that was won by Egypt.

The teams will play each other once in a round-robin pool format, with the team topping the pool after the six matches booking their place at the Rio Olympics.

The Rio 2016 volleyball competition that will take place at the Maracanazinho Arena is in line to be one of the most popular sports at the Games. It has been leading the way in ticket sales with the men’s and women’s finals already sold out.

Click here for more information about the Olympic qualification process.

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