Lausanne, Switzerland, March 27, 2017 – Iran will be out to retain their crown and claim one of the four slots on offer for the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship when the SMM 11th Asian Boys’ U19 Volleyball Championship takes place from March 28 to April 5.
Myanmar will place host to the tournament at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw and Iran will be chasing an eighth title. The U19 World Championship takes place in Bahrain from August 17-27.
China and Chinese Taipei are the only teams in Pool D following Kazakhstan’s late withdrawal and as such are both guaranteed a place in the quarterfinals.
Nay Pyi Taw is no stranger to hosting AVC tournaments. In the past three years Myanmar’s new capital has hosted the Asian Men’s U23 Championship in 2015 and the Asian Men’s Club Championship in 2016.