The 2023 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments, alternatively the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup (for the tournament held in Japan) and also known as FIVB Road to Paris Volleyball Qualifier, are the three volleyball tournaments to be contested by 24 men’s national teams of the FIVB. The top teams will earn a place in the 2024 Summer Olympics volleyball tournament.

Wednesday will see the Netherlands take on Bulgaria to book a place for the Paris Olympics. The Netherlands is currently ranked tenth in the world rankings for volleyball. While Bulgaria is ranked twenty-fifth in the world rankings. Heading into Wednesday’s match, the Dutch side is coming after getting thrashed by the Belgians (0-3). On the other hand, Bulgaria is also coming with a thrashing defeat in their last game against Argentina (0-3). The Olympic qualification is at stake in this competition. Naturally, both teams will be giving their all in this match given that both teams are coming after a loss.

What is the format of the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men?

The 24 teams are placed in three pools of eight, for a round-robin tournament. Subsequently, in each group, every team will face each other once. After this, the top two ranked teams will obtain a quota for Paris 2024. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host all games of Pool A. While, while the teams in Pool B will play in Tokyo, Japan. On the other hand, nations in Pool C are going to play in Xi’an, People’s Republic of China.

The Olympic Qualification Tournaments will include the 24 best-placed non-qualified teams except Russia who is ineligible to compete in the OQTs due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The National Olympic Committees have the exclusive authority for the representation of their respective countries at the Olympic Games. Therefore, the athletes’ participation at the Paris Games depends on their NOC selecting them to represent their delegation at Paris 2024.

Netherlands vs Bulgaria: Squads of both teams


Korenblek Siebe (MB), Keemink Wessel (S), Van Garderen Maarten (OH), Ter Horst Thijs (OH), Van Der Ent Cornelis Luuc (MB), Meijs Silvester (S), Jorna Gijs (OH), Plak Fabian (MB), Berkhout Joris (S), Van Tilburg Stijn (O), Klok Jeffrey (L), Tuinstra Bennie Junior (OH), Abdel-Aziz Nimir (O), Ter Maat Wouter (O), Parkinson Michael (MB), Andringa Robbert (L), De Weijer Freek (S), Bak Yannick (OH), Brilhuis Martijn (O), Wiltenburg Twan (MB), Held Markus (S), Koops Tom (OH), Wijkstra Jasper (OH), Lipke Niels (L), Bloem Jochem (MB)


Chavdarov Stefan (MB), Kolev Nikolay (MB), Atanasov Martin (OH), Asparuhov Asparuh (OH), Seganov Georgi (S), Grozdanov Aleks (MB), Bozhilov Martin (L), Penchev Nikolay (OH), Sokolov Tsvetan (O), Dobrev Simeon (L), Nikolov Simeon (S), Nikolov Aleksandar (OH), Petkov Iliya (MB)

Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men Schedule

Schedule (04.10.23)Timings (IST)
Italy Vs Ukraine01:30
Brazil Vs Germany05:00
Slovenia Vs Egypt06:30
Netherlands Vs Bulgaria07:30
Serbia Vs Finland09:30
Argentina Vs Belgium10:30
USA Vs Tunisia12:30
Poland Vs Mexico13:30
Japan Vs Turkey15:55
China Vs Canada17:00
Iran Vs Czech Republic18:30
Italy Vs Germany22:00

When is the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men?

The Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men starts on September 30, 2023 and ends on October 8, 2023.

Where to watch the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men?

The LIVE Streaming of the Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men will be available on Volleyball World TV (VBTV). However, one has to buy a premium subscription of $ 3.99/month to watch the important matches. It is also speculated that there will be a streaming on the official YouTube channel of the Volleyball World.

Read more:

  1. Brazil vs Germany, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
  2. Cuba vs Czech Republic, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads
  3. Italy vs Ukraine, Paris Olympics Volleyball Qualifier 2023 Men: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads

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