The Czech Republic will take on Slovenia in the opening match of the ParaVolley Europe New Nations Subzone Men’s Sitting Volleyball Tournament, following the confirmation of the match schedule for the tournament, which will take place from 29-30 September in Tourcoing, France.
A total of four countries are taking part in this event with hosts France and Georgia playing the second match on the opening day at midday.
All four teams will play their second matches on the afternoon of September 29 before playing their third games on the morning of September 30 and the finals at 13:00 later the same day.
Tourcoing, which hosts the Davis Cup tennis semifinal between France and Spain this weekend, is the third largest city in Hauts-de-France, situated just over 10 kilometres north east of Lille.
The two-day tournament provides new countries with the chance to play at the highest level, with the Paralympics and World Championships the ultimate goal.
Europe was represented by Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Croatia in the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Men’s World Championship in the Netherlands in July with Russia the highest finisher in fifth.
The World ParaVolley Sports Department, with the close cooperation of its Referee Commission and the ParaVolley Europe New Nations Subzone Sitting Volleyball Men’s Tournament 2018 Organisers, is also organising a Level 2 Referee Course, which will be held in conjunction with the tournament.
2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships – Men’s Final Ranking
1 – Iran
2 – Bosnia & Herzegovina
3 – Brazil
4 – Ukraine
5 – Russia
6 – Egypt
7 – China
8 – USA
9 – Kazakhstan
10 – Germany
11 – Netherlands
12 – Poland
13 – Croatia
14 – Iraq
15 – Japan
16 – Rwanda