Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships kicks off in Ninh Binh hinh anh 1A photo of the match between Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza, Japan (white) with Air Force, Thailand, at the Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships 2017 (Photo: VNA)

Ninh Binh (VNA) – The Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships, hosted by the northern provinces of Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh, opened in Ninh Binh on June 28.

It drew participation of 13 top volleyball teams in Asia, including Canberra Heat from Australia, China Beijing Baic Motor from China, Yan Chai from Hong Kong (China), Sarmayeh Bank from Iran, Al-Bahri from Iraq, Toyota Gosei Trefuerza from Japan, Altay from Kazakhstan, Al-Arabi from Qatar, the teams of Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Taiwan (China), Air Force from Thailand and the Vietnamese team.

The teams are divided into four groups and will compete in a round robin format. The winner will represent Asia at the 2018 World Volleyball Men’s World Championship.

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After the opening ceremony, the match between Vietnam and Al-Bahri of Iraq took place.  

This is the first time Vietnam has hosted the annual event.

The tournament runs until July 6.-VNA