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Bahrain’s fans to enjoy packed schedule of FIVB U21 Worlds

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s volleyball fans are in for a special treat this weekend as a packed three days of matches are set to take place in the preliminary round of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship 2019. Eight games are scheduled for each day of the opening phase, beginning on Thursday, July 18, at two of the indoor arenas at Shaikh Isa Sports City in Riffa.

The first pair of contests are scheduled to get underway at 11.30am, while each day’s final clashes begin no earlier than 7pm. Fans are invited to attend all the fixtures and cheer on their favourite teams. Entrance is free of charge. In the preliminary round, the 16 participating under-21 national teams have been divided into four groups of four.

Pool A consists of China, Morocco, Puerto Rico and hosts Bahrain, while Pool B is composed of Cuba, Argentina, Egypt and Korea. Pool C includes Russia, Iran, the Czech Republic and Tunisia, while Pool D features Italy, Canada, Brazil and Poland, who are the defending champions. On Thursday, action begins with Cuba taking on Korea and Iran facing Tunisia. They will be followed at 2pm by Argentina playing Egypt and Russia battling the Czech Republic.

At 4.30pm, Morocco and China play in one game while Poland and Brazil go head to head in the other. That then leads to the day’s final two contests between Bahrain and Puerto Rico, and between Italy and Canada. The preliminaries continue until Saturday, July 20.