Volleyball World Championship 2nd round qualification were in progress in past days. 16 european teams will fight in the 3rd round for the eight spots in World Championship 2010.



Slovakia and Germany will play the 3rd round of World Championship qualification. Slovakia finished first in pool E due to 3-2 victory over Germany in incredible game that put an end to the 2nd Round Tournament in Poprad. The team of Italian coach Emanuele Zanini will play in the third round in mid August against Poland, France and Slovenia, while Germany will play against Russia, Finland and Belgium. Netherlands did not lose in the Pool F in Rotterdam and won its pool. Second qualified team is Estonia due to better point ratio than Turkey and Latvia.

Portugal finished on the first place in Pool G with three victories. Second place belong to Romania and third qualified team for the 3rd round of 2010 FIVB Men´s World Championships qualification from Pool is Slovenia. Portugal will meet Bulgaria, Netherlands and Czech Republic in the 3rd round. The 2nd Round Tournament – Pool H for the 2010 FIVB Men´s World Championship concluded in Liberec with Belgium defeating Montenegro in three sets and thus clinching the third ticket for the next round, along with Finland and the hosts of the Czech Republic.  

3rd round of 2010 FIVB Men´s World Championships qualification is on programme in August 2009. Two best teams from every European pool will directly qualify for the World Championship in Italy 2010.

 Pool I
 Pool J
 Russia  Bulgaria
 Finland  Portugal
 Germany  Netherlands
 Belgium  Czech Republic
 Pool K
 Pool L
 Poland  Serbia
 France  Spain
 Slovenia  Romania
 Slovakia  Estonia

 from FIVB