The Dutch volleybalsters take it during the qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games of 2020 on against Belgium, Italy and Kenya, as has the international federation FIVB on Tuesday announced.
The winner of the group will position itself for the Play, which is about one and a half years in Japanese Tokyo to be held. On paper, it is Orange good chance of success for an olympic ticket, because the team of coach Jamie Morrison ended last year and fourth at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS.
It was the first time in history that the Dutch volleybalsters on the global deny higher than the sixth place finish. Orange reached the semi-finals, where it lost against the later world champion Serbia.
In the battle for the bronze was reigning olympic champion China is too strong for the Netherlands. Italy lost the world cup final of Serbia and is the toughest opponent of Orange in the kwalificatiepoule for the Play.
Volleyball players against US, Belgium and South Korea
The Dutch men are classified in a group with Belgium, the United States and South Korea. The Americans are number two on the world ranking list in advance to beat team.
It is not yet known who the new coach is in the Dutch national volleyball team. Gido Vermeulen made at the beginning of december is known after four years to stop as keuzeheer.
The olympic qualifiers are at the beginning of August, finished (women between 2 and 4 and men from 9 to 11 August). The gaming locations are not yet known.
In January 2020, get the seven best countries of the European ranking that is not yet for the Play to have a chance at an olympic ticket.