The team draw for the 27th Summer Universiade took place at the Korston Hotel and Mall on Saturday, April 6. It was one of the most anticipated events of the HoD Meeting programme. The team draw determined what national teams will compete against each other in such spectacular team sports as football, volleyball, basketball, water polo, rugby 7, and field hockey. As we reported earlier, being the host of the Games, Team Russia was seeded No 1 in Group A.
The men's basketball competition will be played in four pools, with Russia, Germany, Ukraine, South Korea, Estonia and Oman in Pool A, Serbia, Romania, Japan, Mexico, Philippines and Mongolia in Pool B, Canada, USA, Czech Republic, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Sweden in Pool C and Lithuania, Finland, Brazil, China, Chile and Norway in Pool D.
The women's teams will play in four pools as well, with Russia, Sweden, Poland and Mongolia in Pool A, USA, Brazil, Czech Republic, and Belgium in Pool B, Chinese Taipei, Canada, Japan and Hungary in Pool C and Australia, Finland, China and Ukraine in Pool D.
The outcome for the men's football tournament is as follows: Pool A - Russia, China, Mexico, Ireland; Pool B - Japan, Uruguay, Ukraine, Turkey; Pool C - Great Britain, Italy, Malaysia, Algeria; Pool D - Brazil, Canada, France, Peru.
12 women's teams have entered the football tournament. They will play in three pools, with Russia, South Korea, Chinese Taipei and South Africa in Pool A, China, Canada, Mexico and Ireland in Pool B and Japan, Brazil, Great Britain and Estonia in Pool C.
Here are the team draw results for the men's volleyball tournament: Pool A - Russia, South Korea, USA, Hong Kong, Estonia; Pool B - Ukraine, Thailand, Japan, Oman, Algeria, Latvia; Pool C - Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, China, Poland, Macau; Pool D - Canada, Czech Republic, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Chile.
The women's volleyball teams will play in four pools, with Russia, Poland, USA and Czech Republic in Pool A, Brazil, Canada, Norway and Algeria in Pool B, China, Chinese Taipei, Slovakia and Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Pool C and Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Chile in Pool D.
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