Olympic men’s volleyball tournament field and projected preliminary round pools

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The 12-team Olympic men’s volleyball tournament field is set.

While the United States was one of the first teams to earn a bid to the 2020 games, the final five bids were awarded this weekend at the continental Olympic qualification tournaments.

Check out all the teams to make the 2020 Olympics for men’s volleyball and the projected preliminary round pools. The top-four teams in each preliminary pool during the Olympics will qualify for the quarterfinals.

Projected Pool B

Team Ranking How it qualified Last Olympic medal
United States No. 2 Won Olympic qualification tournament in August 2019 2016 (bronze)
Brazil No. 1 Won Olympic qualification tournament in August 2019 2016 (gold)
Russia No. 5 Won Olympic qualification tournament in August 2019 2012 (gold)
Argentina No. 6 Won Olympic qualification tournament in August 2019 1988 (bronze)
France No. 9 Won European qualification tournament in January Never
Tunisia No. 22 Won Africian qualification tournament in January Never

 

Projected Pool A

Team Ranking How it qualified Last Olympic medal
Poland No. 3 Won Olympic qualification tournament in August 2019 1976 (gold)
Italy No. 4 Won Olympic qualification tournament in August 2019 2016 (silver)
Canada No. 7 Won North American qualification tournament in January Never
Iran No. 8 Won Asian qualification tournament in January Never
Japan No. 10 Host nation 1972 (gold)
Venezuela No. 36 Won South American qualification tournament in January Never