DOHA, The Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA) and Katara Cultural Village held a press conference on Sunday to brief media on the 2019 edition of Katara Beach Volleyball Open to begin on Tuesday.
The event will bring together 64 teams from 28 countries.
The QVA President Ali Al-Kuwari said that local organizing committee has completed its arrangements for the tournament which runs from March 12-16 and which will take place at the Katara Cultural Village for the second year in a row.
Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tajin will be out to claim more hometown glory when they return to FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour action at the 4-Star Katara Beach Open.
In 2018 Cherif and Ahmed won their first World Tour medal with bronze. Later in 2018 they won bronze at the Vienna 5-Star and gold at the AVC Asian Beach Volleyball Championships.
The state of Qatar will be also represented by another team including Tamer Abdulrashoul and Ahmed Mahmoud.
On the other hand, Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen return to Doha to defend the gold they won in 2018, and the Dutch pair have been seeded seventh.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee