Iran knows its rivals at VNL 2022

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) – Iran’s National Men’s Volleyball Team has learned its rivals at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Iran’s National Men’s Volleyball Team will compete with 12 teams in three hosts countries of Brazil, Bulgaria and Russia in different stages of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Each team will play 12 games in the preliminary round, and given that these competitions will be held with the presence of 16 teams, the Iranian national volleyball team will not compete only with the teams of France, Germany and Argentina at this stage.

The matches of the first week will be held between June 17-22 jointly hosted by Brazil and Canada. The Iranian national volleyball team in Brazil will compete with the teams of Australia, Russia, Japan and the Netherlands, respectively.

The Philippines and Bulgaria will host the second week of the tournament, which will be held from June 21 to July 26 and the Iranian men's volleyball team will face Bulgaria, USA, Brazil and Canada in Sofia, respectively, which is a very difficult and breathtaking week.

The third and final week of the 2022 Nations League preliminary stage will be held in Japan and Russia from July 5 to 10, and Behrouz Atai's players will compete against Italy, Serbia, Slovenia and Poland in the Russian city of Kemerovo.

The results of the group stage matches will be calculated by a draw, and at the end of the preliminary stage, the top eight teams in the table will advance to the final stage to compete for the first to eighth places.

The 2022 VNL final stage will be followed from July 20 to 24, and the host of the final stage has not been determined yet.

The following is the explanation of the different rounds of the 2022 VNL later this year as appeared on the Wiki Pedia website:

First Round

In the first round, the 24 teams will be spread across six pools of four teams playing in a single round-robin format. The top two teams in each pool and the top four of the third placed teams will qualify for the second round, featuring four pools of four teams playing in four cities. 

Second round
The second round will feature four pools of four teams playing once again in a single round-robin format. At the end of the second round matches, the rankings of the four pools will be drawn up taking into account the points scored by each team in the first and second rounds. The four pool-winning teams of the second round will qualify for the third round, together with the top two of the second placed teams.
Third round
The six teams competing in the third round will be divided into two three-team pools by a draw. After the matches played once again in a single round-robin format, the top two teams in each pool will qualify for the semifinals and finals.
Final round
The third round pool winners will play against the runners-up in this round. The semifinals winners will advance to compete for the World Championship title. The losers will face each other in the 3rd place match.


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