Men's teams gear up for World Cup


His team's top scorer during the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Bruno Lima and Argentina will take on world champions Poland in Fukuoka on October 5.

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 25, 2019 - With the 2019 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup set to begin on Tuesday, men's teams are gearing up for the final climax of the international season to be played in the Japanese cities of Fukuoka, Nagano and Hiroshima from October 1 to 15.

Coach Marcelo Mendez's Argentinian team train in Kagoshima, Japan ahead of the World Cup and before meeting USA in their first match of the tournament in Fukuoka. They also take on Tunisia, Italy, Poland and Japan before moving to Hiroshima for matches against South American rivals Brazil, Canada, Iran, Russia, Egypt and Australia.

Their team includes setters Matias Sanchez and Matias Giraudo, outside hitters Ezequiel Palacios, Jan Martinez, Luciano Palonsky, Nicolas Lazo and Luciano Vicentin, opposites Bruno Lima and German Johansen, middle blockers Martin Ramos, Agustin Loser, Joaquin Gallego and Nicolas Zerba and libero Santiago Danani. Read more here.

Brazil meanwhile train in Doha, Qatar before traveling to Japan for the World Cup where they first take on Canada. Their team for the tournament includes setters Bruno Rezende and Fernando Kreling; opposites Alan Souza and Felipe Roque; middle blockers Lucas Saatkamp, Mauricio Souza, Isac Santos and Flavio Gualberto; opposites Ricardo Lucarelli, Yoandy Leal, Douglas Souza and Mauricio Borges, and liberos Thales Hoss and Maique Nascimento. Read more here.

In Europe, Italy coach Gianlorenzo Blengini has announced his players for the World Cup after the South European team were knocked out of the European Championships following their loss to France in the quarterfinals.

The Italian team features setters Riccardo Sbertoli and Francesco Zoppellari, outside hitters Oleg Antonov, Oreste Cavuto, Dick Kooy and Daniele Lavia, opposites Gabriele Nelli and Giulio Pinali, middle blockers Simone Anzani, Davide Candellaro, Matteo Piano and Roberto Russo and liberos Fabio Balaso and Nicola Pesaresi. Read more here.

2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup - Men's rosters