FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Bulgaria

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Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament schedules finalised


Bulgaria will take on Pakistan in their opening match hoping the home fans will give them a final push to the London 2012 Olympic Games

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 30, 2012 – The schedules for the two Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournaments set to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria and Berlin, Germany from June 8 to 10 have been unveiled by the FIVB on the competition’s home page.

The Czech Republic will clash with Cuba in the opening match in Berlin while Egypt meet France in Sofia. Hosts Germany and Bulgaria will both play their matches later on in the day, facing India and Pakistan respectively.

Each day will feature two matches, with the eventual champions of both tournaments earning the a berth to the London 2012 Olympic Games alongside the winners of the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament and the best Asian team from the same event (as it doubles as the AVC Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament).

2012 Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament (Berlin)

2012 Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament (Sofia)

Schedule: Berlin, Germany (all times are local)

Date

1st Match

2nd Match

Friday, June 8

17.00

CZE v CUB

20.00

IND v GER

Saturday, June 9

15.00

IND v CZE

18.00

GER v CUB

Sunday, June 10

14.00

CUB v IND

17.00

GER v CZE

 

Schedule: Sofia, Bulgaria (all times are local)

Date

1st match

2nd match

Friday, June 8

17.30

EGY v FRA

20.30

PAK v BUL

Saturday, June 9

17.30

EGY v PAK

20.30

FRA v BUL

Sunday, June 10

17.30

PAK v FRA

20.30

BUL v EGY

Olympic Games Men’s Volleyball Qualified Teams
Hosts                                                   Great Britain
2011 World Cup winner                           Russia
2011 World Cup runners up                     Poland
2011 World Cup third place                     Brazil
Africa winner                                          Tunisia
NORCECA winner                                    USA
CEV winner                                            Italy
CSV winner                                            Argentina
AVC winner                                            To be determined at joint World and AVC Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan from June 1-9


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