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FIVB World Cups 2007: a first Olympic step

After the host country Japan, Australia is the first team qualified for 2007 Men' s World Cup

Lausanne, 4th September 2007 - After their victory for the first time in the Asian Continental Championship, Australia is the first team to entry the 2007 Men's World Cup. The World Cups 2007, the first step in the Olympic Qualification process, will qualify both podiums to Beijing Olympic Games: all the six medallists, 3 Men’s teams and 3 Women’s teams, will join the Chinese teams, already qualified for the 2008 Olympics as host country.

12 Men’s and 12 Women’s teams will arrive in Japan to compete: each gender will include Japan (country organizer), 5 Continental champions, 4 best Continental vice Champions (as for January 2007 World Ranking), 2 wild cards chosen by FIVB and Japan Volleyball Association.

The Women’s event is going to start on November 2nd, until November 16th when the last match is scheduled in Nagoya. The Men’s tournament will begin on November 18th to December 2nd, with the last games in Tokyo.

  
 

 

  
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