International volleyball tourney to open in Quang Nam

The International Women’s Volleyball Tournament, the VTV Hoa Sen Sheet Metal Cup, will be held with the participation of seven clubs from different countries on August 3-11 in Quảng Nam Province.

International volleyball tourney to open in Quang Nam
Vietnam will defend their title at the VTV Cup on August 3-11. Photo vtv.vn

The national team of Vietnam are in Group A with Altay club from Kazakhstan and National Taipei University. Group B includes NEC Club of Japan, Fujian from China and the North Korean and Australian national teams.

They will compete in a round robin format in the group stage, with the two top teams straight through to the semi-finals.

The second-placed team of Group A will face the third-placed team of Group B in the first quarter-final match, and second-placed team of Group B will meet the third-placed team of Group A in the second quarter-final.

According to organisers, this competition format will give all teams more chances to play.

 

The champions will receive US$10,000, while the first runners-up will get $7,000 and the second runners-up will have $5,000.

Organisers will also present award for fair-play team and best individuals.

Last year, Vietnam beat North Korea 25-14, 25-19, 25-15 to take the trophy.

VNS

 
 
 
 
 
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