Lausanne, Switzerland, October 30, 2017 - Twenty-two of the 24 teams who will be competing in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship in Italy and Bulgaria are now known, after Tunisia, Egypt and Cameroon clinched the three African spots over the weekend in Cairo.
The Havana Qualification Tournament features hosts Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Guatemala in a single round robin pool to qualify the top two to Italy / Bulgaria 2018.
Match schedule - click here.
Of past historical world champions, only the Czech Republic (1956 and 1966 - both as Czechoslovakia) and Germany (1970 - as East Germany) have not made it through this time around.
On the other hand, Slovenia will be the only side to make their World Championship debut and the Netherlands return to the competition after 16 years, after missing out on the last three editions.
The Dominican Republic also return to the World Championship after 44 years, following their only previous appearance in 1974.