Iran national volleyball team will kick off the FIVB Men’s World Championship with a match Puerto Rico.
The match will be held in Varna, Bulgaria on Sept. 12.
The first round of the Championship will be co-hosted by Italy and Bulgaria from September 9 to 30.
As previously announced, the 24 teams participating in the competition will play in Italy (Pools A and C) and Bulgaria (Pools B and D).
The opening match in Pool A will take place at the Foro Italico in Rome on September 9, with the remaining matches in the pool to be played at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence from September 12-18.
The opening match in Pool D to be played at the Palace of Culture and Sport in Varna will also take place on September 9. Pool B will be played at the Bulstrad Arena in Ruse and Pool C at the Palaflorio in Bari.
Pool D (Varna)
September 9: Bulgaria-Finland.
September 12: Iran-Puerto Rico; Cuba-Poland.
September 13: Puerto Rico-Poland; Iran-Bulgaria. Cuba and Finland do not play.
September 14: Finland-Cuba; Bulgaria-Puerto Rico. Poland and Iran do not play.
September 15: Cuba-Iran; Poland-Finland. Bulgaria and Puerto Rico do not play.
September 16: Puerto Rico-Finland; Cuba-Bulgaria. Iran and Poland do not play.
September 17: Cuba-Puerto Rico; Iran-Poland. Bulgaria and Finland do not play.
September 18: Finland-Iran; Bulgaria-Poland. Cuba and Puerto Rico do not play.
The 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship will take place from September 9 to 30. The first round of the competition will be followed by second (September 21-23) and third pool round matches (September 26-28), semifinals (September 29) and finals (September 30). The third round, semifinals and finals will be played in Turin, Italy.
If co-hosts Italy and Bulgaria qualify for the second round, they will play in Milan and Sofia respectively regardless of whether they finish first, second or third in their first round pools. The host cities will be adjusted accordingly, fivb.org wrote.
date: 10 January 2018 id: 19932 source: