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2008 FIVB World Grand Prix Finals awarded to Yokohama, Japan
 

Ningbo, China, August 25, 2007 - The right of hosting next years FIVB World Grand Prix Finals has been awarded to Japanese city of Yokohama in the FIVB World Grand Prix Council Meeting here on Saturday.
The FIVB World Grand Prix Council Meeting was held Saturday morning in the Fuchun International Hotel of Beilun. It was decided in the fruitful meeting that the 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix will kick off on June 20th and the Finals will be held in Yokohama, Japan from July 9th to 13th.
The first weekend of the preliminaries will be played on June 20th to 22nd in Ningbo, China, Kobe of Japan and Poland. The second legs are slated for June 27th-29th in Russia, Italy and Hong Kong, China with the third legs to continue on July 4th-6th in Bangkok of Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Macau, China.
Seven teams, namely China, Japan, Brazil, the United States, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Poland, have already qualified for the 2008 edition of the World Grand Prix with two more teams from Asia and three more from Europe to be decided through qualification tournaments this September.

 

  
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