The Asian Volleyball championship kicks-off on 12th September in Japan. 16 teams will be participating in the tournament. The top 2 teams from Asian Championship will also qualify for next year’s Volleyball World Championship.
Here are the participating teams (Current World Rankings are mentioned in brackets) :
Bahrain (135), India (77), Japan (10), Qatar (28)
Hong Kong (81), Iran (11), Pakistan (51), Thailand (39)
Australia (30), China (29), Kuwait (83), Uzbekistan (135)
Chinese Taipei (32), Kazakhstan (58), Saudi Arabia (135), South Korea (21)
Group Winners will qualify for the semi-final group while group runner-ups will qualify for 5-8 classification group.
Team India’s Group Stage Schedule
September 12: Bahrain vs India – 6:00 AM IST
September 13: India vs Qatar – 8:30 AM IST
September 14: Japan vs India – 2:30 PM IST
India’s performance at last 3 Asian Championships:
2017: Did not qualify
Where to watch the Asian Volleyball Championship?
Matches will live on Asian Volleyball YouTube Channel.