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Men's Youth Olympic teams confirmed for elimination bracket play

Mauricio Vieyto (right) and Marco Cairus of Uruguay are top seeds in men's elimination bracket at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Nanjing, China, August 22, 2014 - The 24 teams advancing to the men’s single-elimination bracket for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games have been confirmed as pairs from all five FIVB confederations will be represented when bracket plays begins Sunday at the Beach Volleyball venue in the Nanjing Sports Park Complex.

With eight tandems earning first-round “byes” due their performance in the five days of pool play competition, the other 16 pairs will learn their opening round opponent at a Saturday morning technical meeting where a draw will be held to place those nations in the elimination bracket.

The eight seeded teams in the elimination bracket include the six pool play winners along with the two best second-place finishers in the groups based on their match record, and set and point ratios.  Uruguay (Pool A winner Marco Cairus/Mauricio Vieyto) will be seeded first followed by Germany (B), Puerto Rico (C), Ukraine (D), Russia (E) and Venezuela (F).

France (C) and Finland (A) were the best second-place finishers and will be seeded seventh and eighth, respectively. 

A total of nine European confederation teams have advanced to bracket play with six pairs from both Asia and South America, two duos from the North, Central America and Caribbean group and one tandem from Africa.

Here’s is the list of teams advancing to the single-elimination bracket where first- and second-round matches will be played Sunday and the quarter-finals Monday.  The men’s semi-final and medal matches will be played Wednesday.

Seeded Teams
1. Marco Cairus/Mauricio Vieyto, Uruguay
2. Niklas Rudolf/Eric Stadie, Germany
3. Sergio Figueroa/Daniel Rivera, Puerto Rico
4. Illia Kovaliov/Oleh Plotnytskiy, Ukraine
5. Oleg Stoyanovskiy/Artem Yarzutkin, Russia
6. Tigrito Gomez/Peter Hernandez, Venezuela
7. Arnaud Gauthier-Rat/Arnaud Loiseau, France
8. Miro Maattanen/Santeri Siren, Finland

Group 1 Draw Teams
• Arthur Mariano/George Wanderley, Brazil
• Mathias Berntsen/Anders Mol, Norway
• Mohammad Ashfiya/Rendy Licardo, Indonesia
• Santiago Aulisi/Leandro Aveiro, Argentina
• Jake MacNeil/Andrew Richards, Canada
• Johannes Kratz/Moritz Pristauz-Telsnigg, Austria
• Nate Moore/Kahurangi Robinson, New Zealand
• Yegor Dmitriyev/Sergey Polichshuk, Kazakhstan

Group 2 Draw Teams
• Philip Amissah/Nicholas Tetteh, Ghana
• Chamika Mallawa/Isuru Siddihaluge, Sri Lanka
• Surin Jongklang/Banlue Nakprakhong, Thailand
• Dominik Kmiecik/Jakub Macura, Poland
• Renato Bogarin/Elioth Frutos, Paraguay
• Luis Bramont-Arias/Jimy Heredia, Peru
• Matas Navickas/Edvinas Vaskelis, Lithuania
• Samiei Al Hammadi/Ahid Al Sahi, Oman


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