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01/02/2017 14:05
#EuroVolleyU19M Drawing of Lots coming up on Thursday in Győr
2017 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship - Men

Budapest/Győr, Hungary, February 1, 2017. The Drawing of Lots for the Final Round of the 2017 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship – Men is coming up on Thursday, February 2. The event will be taking place at the City Hall of Győr, one of two cities – together with Puchov in Slovakia – playing host to the tournament scheduled for April 22 to 30. Live streaming of the Drawing of Lots will be available on the official website of the Hungarian Volleyball Federation, www.hunvolley.hu, starting at 14:00 CET.

Next to hosts Hungary and Slovakia, 10 more teams secured their participation in the Final Round of the U19 Men’s European Championship following the qualification rounds played in mid-January. These are the winners of the eight second-round qualifiers – Poland, Russia, Turkey, France, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria, Finland – plus the two runners-up with the best score across all pools – Czech Republic and Belgium.

Poland are the defending champions since they won gold two years ago in Kocaeli and Sakarya, where Italy and hosts Turkey completed the podium settling for the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

The Final Round of the championship first held back in 1995 will feature as usual 12 teams divided into two pools of six each. At the end of a single round robin, the top two from each pool will progress to the semis whereas the third and fourth placed from each pool will contest the classification matches 5-8.

The top six from the 2017 CEV U19 Volleyball European Volleyball Championship – Men will compose the European contingent for the 2017 edition of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship due to take place from August 18 – 27 in Bahrain. The top seven will join hosts Hungary in the Volleyball competition of the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) that the city of Győr will be hosting in late July.

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