An outstanding Bulgaria beat European Champions, Serbia, on a tie-break, eliminating them from the race for Tokyo 2020. The Olympic qualifiers, which are taking place in Berlin, saw Silvano Prandi's team reach the semi-final along with France, who beat the Netherlands 3-2.

This is the timetable of matches

Thursday 9 January: Semi-finals 

- 5 pm Slovenia vs France, 8.10 pm Germany vs Bulgaria

Friday 19 January:

- 8.10 pm 1st Place Final