International Volleyball



Thailand defeat Bahrain in the final showdown to win the historic title at 2023 Asian Challenge Cup for Men in Chinese Taipei

Bangkok, Thailand, May 3, 2024 – The drawing of lots for the 2024 AVC Challenge Cups was held on Zoom on Friday, with AVC Executive Director Mr Shanrit Wongprasert conducting on behalf of the AVC Sports Events Council and AVC Officer Ms Nattalida Sumdangdech and Ms Jitapha Korsanan from Thailand Volleyball Association International Department assisting.

Also attending the online meeting were FIVB Director in Asia and Oceania Mr Luis Alexandre, AVC Secretary General Mr Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai and representatives from two host federations, Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) and Bahrain Volleyball Association (BVA).


The 2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women will be held at Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila, Philippines from May 22 to 29, while the 2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Men will take place in Isa Town, Bahrain between June 2 and 9. Both events will serve as qualification tournaments for the 2024 FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cups, with the eventual champions in the men’s event in Bahrain and the women’s tournament in Philippines securing their berths in the respective FIVB Men’s and Women’s Challenger Cups this July although host countries for both events in the 2024 FIVB Challenger Cups have yet been revealed. 

Vietnam celebrate their hard-fought 3-2 win in the showdown against hosts Indonesia at the 2023 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

The champions of each tournament in the 2024 FIVB Challenger Cups will qualify for the VNL 2025, set to be held from June 2 to July 27 for the women’s tournament and June 9 to August 3 for the men’s competition.

A total of 10 teams confirmed their participation in the 2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women. According to the Friday’s results of the drawing of lots, hosts Philippines, Chinese Taipei, India, Iran and Australia are in Pool A, while Pool B comprises Vietnam, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Singapore and Hong Kong, China. 

Teams will first contest the pool round-robin preliminaries from May 22 to 26, with India taking on Iran, Chinese Taipei facing Australia, Singapore playing Kazakhstan and Hong Kong China challenging reigning champions Vietnam on May 22, the very first day of the eight-day tournament.

Despite the fact that the 2024 AVC Challenge Cups are open to AVC-affiliated National Federations that have fulfilled their obligations and financial…

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