Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) unveils the 7th edition of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Aspire Beach Volleyball Qatar Master 2018, which will be held from 27 to 30 November at Aspire Park. The event is jointly organised by the Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA), the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) and AZF.
At least 16 teams have already confirmed their participation: three teams from Qatar; Australia, Iran, Japan, Oman, Kazakhstan and Thailand will each send two teams; and New Zealand will send one team. The number of participants is expected to increase in the coming days.
Springboard for International Competitions
The Aspire Beach Volleyball championship, according to Mohammed Salem Al Kuwari, General Coordinator of the championship at QVA, is set up in preparation for future tournaments, including the upcoming World Championship in Germany, and to obtain extra points in the rankings. The Qatari Beach Volleyball Team has advanced in the Asian ranking (top place) and even in the world ranking (10th).
Nasser Ahmed Al Meer, Captain of the Qatar National Beach Volleyball Team, said that tournaments held in Qatar give players the encouragement and aspiration to compete in the international stage. More than 12,000 fans are expected to attend this edition of the AVC Aspire Beach Volleyball Qatar Master 2018.
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