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2018 FIVB WCH European Qualification group stages schedule has been revealed

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2018 FIVB World Championship – European Qualification group stages schedule has been revealed for a while. 36 men’s and 36 women’s teams will be involved in the second stage of the European qualification process for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball World Championships in Japan.

The second stage of the European qualification for the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship will be taking place from May 23 to 28, and the composition of Team Russia as follows:

Pool D: Estonia (org.), Russia, Montenegro, Romania, Hungary, Kosovo

24 May – 15:00
Montenegro vs Russia

25 May – 15:00
Russia vs Romania

26 May – 20:30
Hungary vs Russia

27 May – 20:30
Russia vs Kosovo

28 May – 20:30
Estonia vs Russia

As for the women’s competition, the participating teams will take to the court from May 30 to June 4, 2017. The six second-round pools are composed as follows:

Pool A: Croatia (org.), Russia, Hungary, Greece, Austria, Georgia

31 May – 15:00
Russia vs Austria

1 June – 17:30
Russia vs Georgia

2 June – 17:30
Greece vs Russia

3 June – 17:30
Russia vs Hungary

4 June – 20:00
Croatia vs Russia

The European qualification leading to the 2018 Worlds will come to an end in August next year with the third and last stage featuring the six runners-up from the second qualifying round. The men will be playing a single round robin tournament from August 15 to 20 with the eventual winner qualifying for the World Championship to complete the European contingent that already includes hosts Italy and Bulgaria as well as 2014 gold medallists Poland (pictured above). The women’s third round qualifier will take place from August 22 to 27 – with the eventual winners and runners-up booking a ticket to Japan together with the six second-round winners.

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