2006 Men’s World Championship - Portugal
Portugal preparing to host World Championship tournament
with Russian competition
8, 2005 - The Portuguese national men’s side, coached by
Orlando Samuels, will carry out a period of training
with the Russian team of VC Neftyanik, who will be
visiting the country from May 8-15, in preparation for
the 2006 Men’s World Championship second round
tournament, which will be held from May 20-22 in Vila do
Four matches will be played between the two teams, which
will act as a great warm up to not only the 2006 Men’s
World Championship but also the 2005 World League, which
starts on May 27.
Pic: Portugal’s most recent performance in an FIVB
international tournament was the 2004 World League where
they finished 13th
Portugal will face Latvia, Austria and Estonia in
the World Championship tournament, with the winner
advancing to the third round where Serbia and Montenegro
and Greece and another second round side will be waiting.
The runner’s up with also advance but to another group,
where Russia, Poland and another unconfirmed second
round team await.