Paris 2024 men’s volleyball pools set

France, Slovenia, Canada and Serbia go in Pool A; Poland, Italy, Brazil and Egypt compete in Pool B; Japan, USA, Argentina and Germany appear in Pool C

The first round of the Paris 2024 men’s volleyball tournament took shape on Wednesday, exactly one month before the Opening Ceremony, when pools for the Olympic event were drawn ahead of the start of the 2024 Volleyball Nations League Finals, in Łódź, Poland.

The 12 qualified national teams were distributed into three pools of four, with hosts France topping Pool A, FIVB World Ranking leaders Poland spearheading Pool B and second-placed Japan appearing as the first team in Pool C.

Pool A: France, Slovenia, Canada, Serbia

Pool B: Poland, Italy, Brazil, Egypt

Pool C: Japan, USA, Argentina, Germany

In pool play, teams will face each of their three opponents once. Those ranked first and second in each pool will advance, as well as the two best third-placed teams. Teams will be seeded in the Final Phase bracket according to the Teams Combined Ranking System and starting at the quarterfinals, the tournament continues in single elimination format.

The Paris 2024 men’s volleyball tournament will feature 26 matches (18 pool play encounters, four quarterfinals, two semifinals and two medal matches) at the South Paris Arena, from July 27 to August 10. The men’s match schedule will be released shortly.