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Japan welcomes back FIVB Men's World Grand Champions Cup

 

From November 19 to 24, Japan is the proud host of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup, which will take place at the Kyoto Prefectural Gymnasium and the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. 

Japan has hosted every edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup, which is held every four years, since its inception in 1993.

The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup features a total of six teams per gender, with the hosts Japan being joined by the continental winners from Asia, Europe, NORCECA and South America, along with an additional country selected by the FIVB, host broadcasters NTV and hosts the Japan Volleyball Association. Africa do not have an automatic spot in the tournament after finishing the 2012 Olympic Games as the lowest ranked confederation amongst the five.

In August, three-time winners Brazil won their 29th South American title to become the first team to qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup. The world No. 1 and two-time defending champions have participated in every edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup (Japan being the only other nation to do so also) and are the most successful nation going on to win in 1997, 2005 and 2009 with silver medals to their name in 1993 and 2001. Italy and Cuba (2001) are the only other two countries to have won the event.

The last edition of the tournament was in 2009 with Brazil coming away with the men’s title for the second consecutive time after remaining unbeaten.



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