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Drawing of Lots dates confirmed for 2010 World Champsionships

2006 World Champion Russia will defend its title in Japan in 2010
Lausanne, September 25, 2009 — The FIVB today confirmed the dates, times and locations for the Drawing of Lots for the men’s and women’s World Championships to be held in Italy and Japan, respectively, next year.

The men’s draw will take place in Rome, Italy on Wednesday October 28 from 19:00 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi.

The women’s draw will be held in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday November 24th from 14:00 at the Grand Prince Akasaka Hotel.

All 48 teams (24 men’s, 24 women’s) were finalized this summer after months of intense qualifying matches.

The men will compete from September 24-October 10 in cities across Italy, while the women’s event will take place from October 29-November 14 in Japan.

Defending men’s champion Brazil will compete against hosts Italy, Puerto Rico, Russia, Germany, Venezuela, Tunisia, Egypt, China, Australia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Serbia, Spain, Cuba, USA, Cameroon, Japan, Iran, Canada, Mexico and Argentina.

On the women’s side, Russia will defend its title against hosts Japan, Kenya, Algeria, China, Thailand, Korea, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Dominican Republic, USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Italy, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands.


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