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Doha: The groups for the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification Tournament - to be played across Brazil, China, and Japan from September 30 to October 8 - were confirmed at a draw ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Olympic champions France drew world champions Italy in their group for the men's FIVB Road to Paris Olympic Volleyball Qualifier at the Drawing of Lots ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday. The men's Olympic Qualification Tournament (OQT) comprises of three pools of eight teams.
Qatar are in Group A - to be hosted in Brazil - along with Italy, Iran, Cuba, Ukraine, Germany and Czechia besides the home country.
Twelve teams will compete for the gold medal at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, including automatic qualifiers and hosts France.
The top two finishers in each pool for the qualifier will earn one of six automatic qualification berths for Paris 2024, and the five remaining qualification spots will be filled by the top five nations not yet qualified in the FIVB World Rankings at the end of the preliminary phase of the Volleyball Nations League 2024.
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