CEV Continental Cup draw made for London event
8th February 2019
The CEV Continental Cup is bringing international beach volleyball to London in May and the draw for the competition has revealed who England will face in the competition, which is a possible route to qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Hosted at the Feel Good Too Sport Centre in Leyton on May 25th and 26th, the event will see four countries per gender battle it out to make the next round of the Continental Cup in May 2020. It’s a huge opportunity for the teams as the eventual winners of the Continental Cup will gain automatic qualification to next summer’s Olympic Games in Japan. Even more enticingly, the final stages of the Cup are exclusively for teams who have not already secured qualification.
In the first home international beach volleyball event for some time, England will face Switzerland, Armenia and Bulgaria in the men’s draw. While the England women have been pitted against France, Belarus and a neighbours Northern Ireland.
Having an event of this quality and magnitude has been made possible by the generous support of the London Borough of Waltham Forest council. It promises to be a fantastic weekend of international beach volleyball and has an exciting format which will have fans gripped.
Getting behind your team
Similar in style to the Davis Cup/Fed Cup in tennis, the event is a real team event.
Each country will select two pairs per gender. Countries will then go head-to-head in a best of three matches. Each country’s first pairs will battle it out, followed by the second pairs facing off. If the tie is level after two matches, the coaches will be able to select any two from their four players to compete in the decider.
It will be exciting and tactical with fans enjoying lots of brilliant matches – your support will go a long way to cheering your team on to glory!
Ticket information about how you can make sure you don’t miss out on such a special event will be released soon. Make sure you follow Volleyball England on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.
(Pic credit: CEV)