Chile scored a historic first win at a Volleyball Challenger Cup competition to reserve the first spot in Saturday’s semifinals of the 2023 edition that got underway in Doha on Friday. Ukraine marked their Challenger Cup debut with a quarterfinal victory to advance to the semis and stay on track towards the big goal – winning the trophy and the ticket to the men’s Volleyball Nations League 2024 that comes with it.
The remaining two semifinalists will emerge later on Friday. The third quarterfinal, between Thailand and hosts Qatar, starts at 17:00 local time (14:00 UTC). Three hours later, at 20:00 (17:00), Türkiye and Dominican Republic will take to the court in a battle for the last vacancy among the best four.