Germany claimed a straight sets victory over Ukraine to book their place in the final ©Getty Images

Hosts Germany will face Kazakhstan in the final of the sitting volleyball qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Duisburg.

Both teams claimed straight sets victories, with Germany running out 25-15, 25-18, 26-24 winners against Ukraine in the first of the semi-finals.

The result ended Ukraine’s winning streak in the competition and their hopes of reaching this year’s rescheduled Paralympics.

Kazakhstan, the only Asia-Oceania representatives among the six teams contesting the Paralympic qualifier, claimed an impressive 25-17, 27-25, 25-18 victory over Croatia to keep their 100 per cent record intact.

The opening match of the day saw Canada and Croatia end the group stages in style by producing the first five-setter of the tournament.

Canada secured the opening set and the third but they were unable to finish the job as Croatia came roaring back to complete a 17-25, 25-12, 22-25, 25-20, 15-12 victory.

Paralympic hosts Japan, world champions Iran, China, Russia, Brazil, Egypt and Bosnia and Herzegovina have already qualified for the men's event at the Paralympics, scheduled to take place in the Japanese capital from August 24 to September 5.

Qualification for the women's tournament was completed last February, before the pandemic struck.