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09/02/2017 09:43
#EuroVolleyU18W Drawing of Lots coming up on Friday in Arnhem
2017 CEV U18 Volleyball European Championship - Women

Luxembourg, February 9, 2017. The Drawing of Lots for the Final Round of the 2017 CEV U18 Volleyball European Championship – Women will be taking place on Friday, February 10 at Openlucht Museum / Kasteelboerderij in Arnhem. The event will set the tone for the much-anticipated tournament scheduled for April 1 to 9. Live streaming of the Drawing of Lots will be available on the official YouTube channel of the Dutch Volleyball Federation, starting at 17:00 CET.

Next to hosts the Netherlands, 11 more teams secured their participation in the Final Round of the U18 Women’s European Championship following the qualification rounds played in mid-January. These are the winners of the eight second-round qualifiers – Serbia, Belarus, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Germany, Greece and Bulgaria – plus the three runners-up with the best score across all pools – i.e. Romania, Italy and Slovenia.  

Russia are the defending champions since they won gold two years ago in Plovdiv, where Serbia and Belgium 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 U18 Volleyball European Volleyball Championship – Women will compose the European contingent for the 2017 edition of the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship due to take place from August 18 – 27 in Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina. The top seven will join hosts Hungary in the Volleyball competition of the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) that the city of Győr (Hungary) will be hosting in late July.

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