Asian World Champs qualifiers kick off in Bishkek


Asian Volleyball Confederation Secretary-General Shanrit Wongprasert with Kyrgyzstan Volleyball Federation President Elmurza Satybaldiev ahead of the Asian FIVB World Championship qualifiers in Bishkek.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, May 25, 2017 - The Asian qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship get underway on Friday with Kyrgyzstan hosting Kazakhstan and Pakistan in Bishkek for a single ticket from the Central Zone to the continent's final round.

Match schedule:
May 26, 2017: Pakistan v Kyrgyzstan
May 27, 2017: Kazakhstan v Pakistan
May 28, 2017: Kyrgyzstan v Kazakhstan

The winner of the Bishkek tournament will join hosts Iran, China, Korea and Qatar in Pool A of the final round, scheduled for August.

Pool B features, in Australia, fetaures the hosts alongside Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and New Zealand.

The top two teams from each final round pool will advance to the 2018 FIVB World Championship to be jointly hosted by Italy and Bulgaria next year.

Italy and Bulgaria as organisers, Poland as defending champions and Brazil as 2015 South American champions have already secured their participation in the 2018 World Championship.

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