Mikhailov and Muserskiy lead Russia for Tokyo2020 qualifications
Russia Volleyball national team will host one of the 6 tournaments of the FIVB International Qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Their head coach Tuomas Sammelvuo has chosen his 14 players.
Russia will play in Pool E in Saint Petersburg against Cuba, that will play without 3 returnees to the national team, Iran and Mexico.
The head coach of 2-time successive FIVB Nations League winners Sammelvuo has chosen these 14 players and among them are several players that skipped the 2019 FIVB Nations League, such as Mikhailov and Muserskiy.
Setters: Aleksandr Butko, Igor Kobzar
Opposites: Maksim Mikhailov, Viktor Poletaev
Middle blockers: Artem Volvich, Ilyas Kurkaev, Dmitriy Muserskiy, Ivan Iakovlev
Outside hitters: Dmitriy Volkov, Fedor Voronkov, Egor Kluka, Anton Semyshev
Liberos: Valentin Golubev, Roman Martynyuk.