Men’s Olympic Games Volleyball Tournament

July 24
12:00am GMT
Canada
Canada
Italy
Italy
Indoor
Men
July 24
2:05am GMT
Brazil
Brazil
Tunisia
Indoor
Men
July 24
5:20am GMT
Argentina
Argentina
Russia
Russia
Indoor
Men
July 24
7:25am GMT
Japan
Japan
Venezuela
Indoor
Men
July 24
10:40am GMT
Iran
Iran
Poland
Poland
Indoor
Men
July 24
12:45pm GMT
France
France
USA
USA
Indoor
Men
July 26
12:00am GMT
Iran
Iran
Venezuela
Indoor
Men
July 26
2:05am GMT
Russia
Russia
USA
USA
Indoor
Men
July 26
5:20am GMT
Italy
Italy
Poland
Poland
Indoor
Men
July 26
7:25am GMT
France
France
Tunisia
Indoor
Men
July 26
10:40am GMT
Canada
Canada
Japan
Japan
Indoor
Men
July 26
12:45pm GMT
Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Brazil
Indoor
Men
July 28
12:00am GMT
Canada
Canada
Iran
Iran
Indoor
Men
July 28
2:05am GMT
Tunisia
USA
USA
Indoor
Men
July 28
5:20am GMT
Argentina
Argentina
France
France
Indoor
Men
July 28
7:25am GMT
Poland
Poland
Venezuela
Indoor
Men
July 28
10:40am GMT
Italy
Italy
Japan
Japan
Indoor
Men
July 28
12:45pm GMT
Brazil
Brazil
Russia
Russia
Indoor
Men
July 30
12:00am GMT
Canada
Canada
Venezuela
Indoor
Men
July 30
2:05am GMT
Brazil
Brazil
USA
USA
Indoor
Men
July 30
5:20am GMT
Japan
Japan
Poland
Poland
Indoor
Men
July 30
7:25am GMT
Argentina
Argentina
Tunisia
Indoor
Men
July 30
10:40am GMT
Iran
Iran
Italy
Italy
Indoor
Men
July 30
12:45pm GMT
France
France
Russia
Russia
Indoor
Men
August 1
12:00am GMT
Canada
Canada
Poland
Poland
Indoor
Men
August 1
2:05am GMT
Brazil
Brazil
France
France
Indoor
Men
August 1
5:20am GMT
Russia
Russia
Tunisia
Indoor
Men
August 1
7:25am GMT
Italy
Italy
Venezuela
Indoor
Men
August 1
10:40am GMT
Iran
Iran
Japan
Japan
Indoor
Men
August 1
12:45pm GMT
Argentina
Argentina
USA
USA
Indoor
Men
August 3
12:00am GMT
TBC
TBC
Indoor
Men
August 3
4:00am GMT
TBC
TBC
Indoor
Men
August 3
8:00am GMT
TBC
TBC
Indoor
Men
August 3
12:30pm GMT
TBC
TBC
Indoor
Men
August 5
4:00am GMT
TBC
TBC
Indoor
Men
August 5
12:00pm GMT
TBC
TBC
Indoor
Men
August 7
4:30am GMT
TBC
TBC
Indoor
Men
August 7
12:15pm GMT
TBC
TBC
Indoor
Men

Qualified Teams / Pools

Pool A

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Canada
Canada
0
0
0
0
Iran
Iran
0
0
0
0
Italy
Italy
0
0
0
0
Japan
Japan
0
0
0
0
Poland
Poland
0
0
0
0
Venezuela
0
0
0
0

Pool B

Team
P
W
L
PTS
Argentina
Argentina
0
0
0
0
Brazil
Brazil
0
0
0
0
France
France
0
0
0
0
Russia
Russia
0
0
0
0
Tunisia
0
0
0
0
USA
USA
0
0
0
0

Potential Men’s Volleyball Medal Winners

Brazil aiming for record Olympic medal

Sitting at the top of the men’s volleyball world rankings is Brazil and Poland. Brazil is a force to be reckoned with this year, as with most years, and is back to win the gold medal for the second year in a row. If Brazil wins any medal this year at Tokyo, they will be the nation with the most Olympic medals in the men’s indoor volleyball competition. What helps set Brazil apart from the others is the depth of their bench. They have great outsides like Yoandy Leal, Ricardo Lucarelli Souza and Maurício Borges. So definitely watch out for them.

France to overcome tournament jitters?

France is a really good team, but they tend to not perform well when it comes to big tournaments. At Rio 2016, the last Olympic Games, they didn’t even make it to the quarterfinals and were eliminated just after the preliminary rounds. But this year, they have a lot of great players like Benjamin Toniutti in the setter position and Nicolas Le Goff in the middle blocker position. They also have Jenia Grebennikov, one of the best liberos in the world and Earvin Ngapeth, who seems to always perform better on the national team than on club teams. If they are able to perform in this high-pressure competition, then they might have a chance to win gold.

Is it Poland’s time?

And who could forget Poland? Being the reigning World Champion since 2014, this team is a force coming in hot into the Olympics. They’ve secured the fifth place position at the last four Olympic Games, so maybe this year will be the year for Poland to win the gold medal. Their starters are really good, but their bench is what puts this team in the running. They have Wilfredo Leon, who just smashed the all-time VNL serving record with 13 aces in one match, and Kamil Semeniuk, who’s new to the team, and a great addition to the outside position.

Can Iran be Tokyo’s darkhorses?

Iran is another one to watch out for. Even though they haven’t made too many waves in the world of volleyball, they have some of the top setters in the world: Saeid Marouf and Mohammad Taher Vadi.

Iran also has a lot of experienced players along with some younger players who can make some big plays, but it’s all about having them connect. Like the Canada women’s national team, Iran is working with a new coach, so if they are able to mesh together, Iran could be in the running for a medal.