Lausanne, Switzerland, May 20, 2017 – Poland will begin their defence of the FIVB Boys Under-19 Volleyball Championship title against France following the draw for the 2017 edition of the tournament that will takeplace in Bahrain from August 18-27.
The ceremony took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Manama on Saturday and the tournament will be held at Isa Sports City in Manama.
International Volleyball Federation official Ramon Suzara conducted the draw in the presence of Bahrain and Arab Volleyball Association president Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahrain Volleyball Association vice-president Jehad Khalfan.
Poland will start in Pool B, against Brazil, Cuba, Japan and France, while hosts Bahrain were placed in Pool A, with the USA, Puerto Rico, Egypt and Tunisia.
Argentina, silver medallists in 2015 have been drawn in Pool C, along with Russia, China, Korea and Turkey.
Pool D features Iran, European heavyweights Italy, Mexico, China and the Czech Republic.
Pool A – Bahrain, USA, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Tunisia
Pool B - Poland, Brazil, Cuba, Japan, France
Pool C - Argentina, Russia, Chile, South Korea, Turkey
Pool D - Iran, Italy, Mexico, China, Czech Republic
The matches will be played on two courts at the Isa Sports City with matches starting at 12.30pm (local time, GMT 10.30am) each day.