Cancun-Qatar's duo of Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan qualified to the third round of FIVB Cancun Hub - 1st event to conclude on Tuesday.
In the second round, Younousse and Tijan defeated Russia's Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Viacheslav Krasilnikov 21-12 19-21 15-10 to set a third-round show down with Italy's Adrian Carambula and Enrico Rossi.
The three 4-star Cancun Hub tournaments will help clarify which teams are likely to end the qualification period for the Olympics, on June 13, inside the top-15, and earn a berth for their country at the Games.
The FIVB confirmed that the Qatari duo of Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan are among the top 15 teams in Men's Provisional Olympic Ranking issued on March 15.
The Qataris are ranked No. 14 in this Olympic race and under the current qualification system, the top 15, with few exceptions, are assured Olympic berths.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee