FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship 2014

Press release

South America Women's Championship all set to start in Peru


Brazil is looking to keep the Championship title and secure a place at the Women's World Championships in Italy next year and the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan this November.

Ica, Peru, September 16, 2013 - The 30th South America Women's Championship begins today and will run until September 22. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and hosts Peru, will be fighting for one of two spots at the Women’s Volleyball World Championship that is scheduled to take place in Italy next year and the vacancy reserved for the continent at the World Grand Champions Cup that will take place in November this year in Japan.

The second vacancy at the 2014 Women's World Championship will be filled by the winner of the Confederacion Sudamericana de Voleibol (CV) Championship in October, comprising the four teams who placed second to fifth in the South America Women’s Championship.

Brazil, winner of the last edition of the South American Women’s Championship in 2011, have already arrived in Ica as the title favourite. The team led by José ‘Zé Roberto’ Guimarães have taken part in the Championship 28 times having won 17 gold and 11 silver medals.  The only year Brazil did not take part in the Championship was in 1964.

Brazil’s 19 year old Gabi, one of the stars of the season, is excited to play her first South America Women's Championship with the senior team. "It's great to play again in Peru. It's my first time playing for the team, but I have taken part in many competitions in this country. The fans here are very passionate. They always fill the gym, which is great for volleyball. This is a very important tournament for us and we have come to earn our vacancies for the World Championship and the World Grand Champions Cup, "said Gabi.

Luis Linares, President of the Peruvian Federation (FPV), appealed to fans to come to the Coliseum to encourage the team: “We hope to have a successful tournament and Ica has proven it can organise events of this magnitude and we call on the fans to experience the excitement that this international event brings," said the chief executive of the FPV.

The Peruvian team coach was surprised by the large number of journalists on his team’s arrival into the country and expects there to be as much enthusiasm on the court. "Peru has always been strong in volleyball and we expect your support in the coliseum," said the Korean Hong-Sun Jin.

Team captain Vanessa Palacios spoke on behalf of her colleagues who hope to give fans what they are looking for.  "On behalf of all my colleagues, we appreciate the welcome and we are committed to earning victory by focusing on each game we play. We are motivated by the encouragement of the public who are expected to attend in large numbers."

Schedule of games South America Women's Championship

18 September (Wednesday)

15:00 pm: Brazil-Chile
17:00 pm: Argentina-Colombia
19:00 pm: Peru-Venezuela

19 September (Thursday)

15:00 pm: Argentina-Venezuela
17:00 pm: Brazil-Colombia
19:00 pm: Peru-Chile

20 September (Friday)

15:00 pm: Venezuela-Chile
17:00 pm: Brazil-Argentina
19:00 pm: Peru-Colombia

21 September (Saturday)

14:00 pm: Colombia-Chile
16:00 pm: Brazil-Venezuela
18:00 pm: Peru-Argentina

22 September (Sunday)

13:00 pm: Argentina-Chile
15:00 pm: Colombia-Venezuela
17:00 pm: Peru-Brazil

 


Download highresolution

 Language(s)
   English

| More

More press releases

   
29.08.2014 18:06:48
Countdown to World Champs gains momentum in Trieste
Trieste, Italy, August 29, 2014 – “It’s really exciting - also from my personal point of view - to host in Trieste the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World C... More...
23.08.2014 08:20:17
FIVB Women's team wrap up Grand Prix, turn focus to World Championships
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 23, 2014 – As the top women’s volleyball teams in the world wrap up their FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix run, fans can... More...
21.08.2014 23:32:08
Trieste looks forward to hosting world's best teams
Trieste, Italy, August 21, 2014 – The countdown to the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 has started. With just one month remainin... More...
21.08.2014 23:14:06
Top fund manager reveals volleyball background
Trieste, Italy, August 21, 2014 - Marcello Clarich, who currently chairs a well-known banking institution, the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena, h... More...
18.08.2014 16:37:50
Fans in Bari show their passion
Bari, Italy, August 18, 2014 - The local Organising Committee of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 in Bari has initiated a con... More...
16.08.2014 20:44:28
Trophy tour lands in Copacabana beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 16, 2014 – Copacabana Beach had a special attraction on Saturday, as the FIVB Volleyball World Championship trophies ma... More...
14.08.2014 10:24:06
1998: Hat-trick gold winners Italy and Cuba successfully defend their titles
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 14, 2014 - In 1998, the two FIVB World Championships were held in the same country again for the first time in 24 years.... More...
14.08.2014 00:22:30
Leading scientist Mauro Giacca impatient to see World Championship matches in Trieste
Trieste, Italy, August 14, 2014 - Mauro Giacca, who is the Managing Director of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (IC... More...
07.08.2014 09:50:20
1994: Cuba and Italy claim World Championship titles
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 7, 2014 - Russia and reunified Germany lined up under new names for the first time at the 1994 FIVB Volleyball World Cha... More...
05.08.2014 14:45:47
Saori Kimura: A volleyball icon on a mission
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 5, 2014 - Saori Kimura has a mission: to make the many Japanese volleyball fans happy by winning a major event. Japan wo... More...