Team rosters confirmed for women's volleyball


Italy and USA train at the Maracanazinho ahead of the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as the FIVB confirms the final rosters of all 12 women's teams in the event

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 4, 2016 - The FIVB Control Committee confirmed all teams and players eligible as entered by their respective National Federations and National Olympic Committees ahead of the women's volleyball Olympic Tournament of Rio 2016.

The Preliminary Inquiries held at the iconic Maracanazinho which will host all the matches beginning on Saturday 6 August, finalised all the rosters of the 12 participating teams.

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According to the official Olympic Games regulations teams are allowed 12 players, in contrast to most international competitions were up to 14 players can be registered.

Check out the final rosters:

Pool A:

Pool B:
The Netherlands
Puerto Rico

Competition opens on Saturday morning at 09:30 local time with the huge Asian derby between classic rivals Japan and Korea, in a rematch of the London 2012 Olympics bronze medal game.A total of six matches a day are scheduled during pool play, with genders alternating by day.


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