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EXCITING DUELS SET AS THE VNL 2024 MATCH SCHEDULE IS RELEASED

EXCITING DUELS SET AS THE VNL 2024 MATCH SCHEDULE IS RELEASED

The top teams on the planet will battle in the last major event before the Paris Olympics from May 14 to June 30

The 16 women’s and men’s national teams that will compete in the Volleyball Nations League 2024 are now aware of when and against which opponent their campaigns in the sixth edition of the tournament will start as the event’s match schedule has been unveiled.

The VNL 2024 will go from May 14 to June 30, with 104 matches in each gender taking place across nine different countries in what is going to be the last major international tournament before the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Watch the VNL 2024 live and on demand on VBTV.

The first match of the VNL 2024 will reunite the women’s teams of Bulgaria and the Netherlands, which will meet in Antalya, Türkiye, on May 14, at 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT). The next day in the Turkish city will be filled with remarkable matches too, with France playing their first-ever VNL match against Germany, at 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT), three hours before reigning champions Türkiye and MVP Melissa Vargas start their title defense against Asian powerhouse Japan.

Tokyo Olympic silver medallists Brazil will also be at home in the opening week of the VNL 2024, with the likes of Gabriela ‘Gabi’ Guimaraes and Thaisa Menezes hosting seven national teams at the iconic Maracanãzinho, in Rio de Janeiro, and will have a pair of tough matches, facing Olympic champions the United States on May 17, at 21:00 local time (00:00 GTM), and reigning world champions Serbia two days later, at 10:00 local time (13:00 GMT).

The second week of action for the women will be held in Macau, China, and Arlington, the United States. The Asian city will be the stage for the highly-anticipated continental duel between Thailand and China, which is scheduled for June 1, at 19:30 local time (11:30 GMT), while fans at the American city will be gifted with the encounter involving USA and Türkiye, on June 2, at 15:00 local time (20:00 GMT).

The end of the Preliminary Phase for the women will be in Asia, with Japan and Hong Kong, China, hosting the matches. Still looking to qualify for the Paris Olympics, Italy and new head coach Julio Velasco will be in Japan and will have a critical match against Tijana Boskovic-led Serbia on June 16. In Hong Kong, the most-anticipated duel will feature Türkiye and Brazil, on the same day, at 17:00 local time (9:00 GMT).

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