National Teams
Playing for Paris | 2023/24 AVC Continental Cup Finals

Playing for Paris | 2023/24 AVC Continental Cup Finals

This weekend, the final positions in the beach volleyball draw will be allocated at the Asian Continental Cup Finals.

The tournament features a unique format, by the end of which one quota position will be allocated to the victorious nations in the male and female competitions.

Australia still has the opportunity to win one more men’s quota and add two more players to the four athletes named on the Paris 2024 team last week.

Here you will find everything you need to know about the AVC Continental Cup.

IS AUSTRALIA COMPETING?

Australia’s men received direct passage to the Continental Cup Finals following their victory at the tournament in 2021. The victory three years ago earned Australia a quota position for Tokyo which was allocated to Chris McHugh and Damian Schumann.

Australia’s women attempted to proceed to the Continental Cup Finals last year in the Oceania Zone, however were knocked out by New Zealand.

HOW DOES THE FORMAT WORK?

There are eight teams in the men’s draw for the Continental Cup Finals, with the match schedule following a traditional quarter-final, semi-final, final format.

Australia enters the quarter-finals as the top-seeded nation and will play eighth-seeded Qatar in their opening match on Friday. Semis will be played on Saturday and quotas decided in the final on Sunday.

HOW MANY MATCHES PER ROUND?

Each nation features two teams, which play off against two teams from their opponents.

In the first matches Team 1 plays off against Team 1 from the opposition, and Team 2 plays Team 2.

If it is tied at one win apiece, any of the four players from each nation can be selected to form a team for the deciding match.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TOURNAMENT?

Once the Olympic quota has been allocated to the winning nation, that country then selects the players who will take their place at Paris 2024. 

WHERE CAN I WATCH THE TOURNAMENT?

Click here for streaming of Centre Court
Click here for streaming of Court 2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *