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18 teams in Asian Men’s Champs

Posted by devo on September 21, 2009

vta smallThe 15th edition of the Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships is ready to unfold from September 26 to October 5 in the Philippines. A total of 18 teams will  challenge for places on the podium.

The participating teams in the biennial AVC Men’s Continental Tournament will compete not only for the regional top honors, but also  for the single ticket available to the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November.

The 18 teams are hosts the Philippines, defending champion Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Iran, Thailand, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, India, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Lebanon, Sri Lanka,. Vietnam, Maldives, Hong Kong and Myanmar.

Australia broke the domination by the three Asian titans by winning the gold medal at the 14th edition in 2007.

The 15th episode is expected to be the toughest one in the history of the Asian Men’s Championship as there are at least five teams who have the equal chance to climb up to the summit. Japan, ranked 11th in the world, … is considered the team to beat and favourite to add another trophy to their huge collection. Japan’s campaign to the podium will be tough,however, as  teams are becoming stronger and stronger, especially China, Australia, Korea and Iran. more@ AVC ~ previous results@AVC ~ match schedule

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