Men's Volleyball World Championship Qualifying Tournament
- Wed 12 July 2017 5:00 PM | AIS Arena
- Thu 13 July 2017 5:00 PM | AIS Arena
- Fri 14 July 2017 11:00 AM | AIS Arena
- Sat 15 July 2017 5:00 PM | AIS Arena
- Sun 16 July 2017 2:00 AM | AIS Arena
Australia will be vying for a place in the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championships, by hosting Pool B in the Asian Qualification Tournament in Canberra.
The FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship is an international volleyball competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). The initial gap between championships was variable, but since 1962 they have been awarded every four years. The current champion federation is Poland, which won its second title at the 2014 tournament in home soil.
The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the World Championship Finals. 24 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation(s), compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month.
One of the two finals of the Asian Confederation will be hosted in Australia in July 2017 where Australia will host Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and New Zealand in the Pool B finals competition. The five (5) day competition will take place at the AIS Arena, with 2 games being played each day. The top two teams in the pool will qualify for the 2018 World Championship.
Wednesday 12th July
Game 1: Chinese Taipei vs Japan - 5.00pm
Game 2: Australia vs New Zealand - 8.00pm
Thursday 13th July
Game 1: New Zealand vs Japan - 5.00pm
Game 2: Australia vs Thailand - 8.00pm
Friday 14th July
Game 1: Chinese Taipei vs New Zealand -11.00am
Game 2: Japan vs Thailand - 2.00pm
Saturday 15th July
Game 1: Thailand vs Chinese Taipei - 5.00pm
Game 2: Australia vs Japan - 8.00pm
Sunday 16th July
Game 1: New Zealand vs Thailand - 2.00pm
Game 2: Australia vs Chinese Taipei - 5.00pm
Advance tickets available through Eventopia. Tickets will also be available at the door.