Poland defeated France 25-21, 25-19, 25-20 for a second successive victory in Gdańsk ©FIVB

World champions Poland remain on course to reach next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo after secuing a second straight win at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Men's International Olympic Qualification Tournament.

There are six places at the 12-team tournament at Tokyo 2020 on offer this weekend, with each of the pool winners earning their Olympic tickets tomorrow.

Poland are hosting Pool D at the Ergo Arena in Gdańsk and made it two wins from two in a 25-21, 25-19, 25-20 victory against France.

Slovenia kept their hopes of reaching the Olympics alive with a 25-23, 25-16, 26-24 win against Tunisia.

They trail Poland by three points but could leapfrog them at the top of the group with a commanding victory.

Argentina secured a second successive win in Pool F as they defeated Finland 25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 26-24 at Beilun Sports and Arts Centre in Ningbo.

Hosts China were defeated in five sets as Canada won 24-26, 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 17-15.

At Rotterdam Ahoy, hosts The Netherlands defeated Belgium to secure a second successive Pool B victory ©FIVB
At Rotterdam Ahoy, hosts The Netherlands defeated Belgium to secure a second successive Pool B victory ©FIVB

At Sibur Arena in Saint Petersburg, Iran won 25-18, 25-17, 27-25 against Mexico to maintain a 100 per cent start to Pool E, as reigning European champions Russia won 25-18, 26-24, 27-25 against Cuba.

Iran and Russia will face a winner takes all clash to not only top the group tomorrow, but seal their ticket for Tokyo.

Brazil and hosts Bulgaria will playoff for one of the Olympic tickets after both countries secured their second Pool A victories at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna.

Brazil won 25-12, 25-19, 25-14 against Egypt to move top of the pool before Bulgaria joined them on six points by defeating Puerto Rico 25-20, 25-22, 25-12.

A similar situation awaits three-time Olympic champions the United States and The Netherlands in Pool B.

The Dutch won their second match at Rotterdam Ahoy 25-22, 25-21, 25-20 against neighbours Belgium to move to five points.

A straightforward 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 win saw the US jump above their hosts to six points ahead of tomorrow's pool decider.

Serbia lead Pool C after winning 25-22, 25-19, 25-13 against Cameroon at Palaflorio in Bari, Italy.

Italy fought back twice to see off Australia 21-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, 15-13 to keep their Olympic qualification hopes alive.

They will play Serbia in the pool decider tomorrow, with the winner securing their place at Tokyo 2020.