|Việt Nam champions Thể Công will compete in the Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Cup this year. — File Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Asian Volleyball Confederation has chosen Việt Nam to host the Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Cup this year.
The tournament will be held in Nam Định and Ninh Bình provinces from June 28 to July 6.
There are 14 teams taking part in the event.
Following a recent draw, Việt Nam’s defending champions Thể Công are in Pool A with teams from Sri Lanka and Iraq.
Pool B includes Iran, Chinese Taipei and the United Arab Emirates. Pool C includes Qatar, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong and Australia. Pool D includes Japan, China, Maldives and Thailand.
Việt Nam will also take part in four other competitions this year.
Vietinbank club will join the Asian Women’s Club Championship in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, between May 25 and 31. They will play representatives from Japan, China and the Philippines.
Việt Nam will battle Japan and Uzbekistan in Pool B at the second Asian Women’s U23 Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand between May 13 and 21.
The national team will face Japan, South Korea and Sri Lanka in Pool C at the 19th Asian Senior Men’s Championship in Surabaya, Indonesia from July 24 to August 1. Meanwhile the women will compete in Pool C versus South Korea, Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Championship in Manila, the Philippines between August 9 and 17. — VNS