Next year’s male and female Volleyball Nations League has revealed nine host countries where matches will be played prior to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, the Philippines, Slovenia, Turkey and the US will all host matches next summer, from May to June. 

The preliminary phase of the tournament will comprise 16 female and male national teams competing to reach the best eight in the VNL Finals, where the women will play from June 20-23 and the men from June 27-30. 

Beforehand, six men’s and women’s pools will compete in the Preliminary Phase to reach the final eight, competing across four different continents. 

The women will be the first to get on the court, competing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Antalya, Turkey, from May 14-19. One week later, the men will start their campaigns at the same locations.

From Europe and South America, the VNL 2024 will head to Asia and North America. The women will play in Macau and Arlington, Texas, US, from May 28-June 2, with the men battling in Japan with the host city to be confirmed, and Ottawa, Canada, from June 4-9.

The Preliminary Phase will come to an end for the women from June 11-16, with pools hosted in Hong Kong and Japan. In the following week, the men will complete their schedules in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Manila, the Philippines.

The top seven teams in each gender will advance to the VNL Finals, as well as the host countries.

The 16 women’s national teams competing in the VNL 2024 will be Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Thailand, defending champions Turkey and the US.

The men’s title will be contested by Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, defending champions Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and the US.

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