The World Volleyball Federation have selected 12 male and 12 women’s teams on continents to win the right to participate. On July 25, men’s content will start, while women’s content will take place one day later.
In the men’s event, the defending Brazilian champions Group B were very tense, clashing with Argentina, Russia, the United States, Tunisia and France. Interestingly, the top 3 volleyball backgrounds in the world Brazil, USA and Russia have won the gold medals 3 times in the Olympic arena in the past.
Brazil was the nearest team to ascend to the throne in Rio de Janeiro 2016, while the US and Russia won gold in the 2012 and 2008 seasons. But surely, both the US and Russia want to improve their rankings at the Olympics of the Year. Now on, they certainly don’t want to continue facing each other in the Third Division match like in 2016.
According to the schedule in Group B, Brazil will play the first match against Tunisia on July 25. While the US team will face France and Russia against Argentina. The match against the first team in this group took place on 27-7, when the US vs Russia.
In Group A, the Italian runner-up team is highly appreciated, standing out over the same group rivals as Poland, Japan, Venezuela, Canada and Iran. The opponents that are expected to get in the way of the first place in Group A are Poland, Canada and especially Japan. That is he host team of the 2020 Olympic Games.
The representative of the European women’s volleyball village advanced all the way to the final. And even after failing to beat the Chinese team, the team also wrote a poetic new page for Serbian volleyball. Three times in the past, the US team came very close to winning, but ended up losing to China.