Olympic hopefuls to bring star-studded rosters to VNL 2024

April 24, 2024.- Still looking for a spot at the Paris Olympics, national teams like Italy, Argentina, Slovenia and Cuba will have their main stars available.

With five spots at the Paris Olympics still up for grabs and several men’s national teams lining up for them, the Volleyball Nations League 2024 will be the battleground where the last tickets to the French capital will be awarded.

Teams vying for the coveted Olympic spots will bring their best players to the battle as the rosters of the 16 national teams set to appear in the sixth edition of the tournament were announced (subject to eligibility check to be conducted by the FIVB).

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The result of the matches of the VNL Preliminary Round, which will be played from May 21 to June 23 for the men, will all be reflected in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Rankings and the five best-ranked teams (including one from Africa to guarantee the principle of universality) still not qualified for Paris 2024 at the end of the opening round of the event will earn spots at the Games.

**VNL 2024: Men’s Rosters**

From NORCECA, Cuba, involved in the battle for an Olympic spot, will bring the offensive power of Marlon Yant, Robertlandy Simon and Jesus Herrera.

Already qualified for Paris 2024, last year’s VNL silver medalists USA with setter Micah Christenson and middle blocker David Smith, while Canada will also bring their best men to the court.

The opening week of the VNL 2024 for the men will be from May 21-26, with eight teams playing Antalya, Türkiye, and another eight competing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The VNL 2024 Finals will be held in Łódź, Poland, from June 27-30, less than a month before the start of the Olympics.