2002 World League
World League 2002
The FIVB World League Council, meeting in Lausanne, (WC
24 Sept.) confirmed that Brazil would host the 2002 World
“It is very important for us,” said Brazilian
Volleyball Federation President, Mr Dr. Ary DA SILVA GRAÇA
FILHO after the announcement.
“Last year we increased three per cent against football
in Brazil – and as we won this year [the World League], I
felt it was a very good opportunity to show to the Brazilian
public our winning team, and gain a few more percentage
points against football,” he said
Also determined at the Council meeting were the sixteen
teams, dates, pools and prize money.
The sixteen teams that will compete for the US$15 million
dollars in prize money are Brazil, Argentina, China, Cuba,
France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands,
Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.
The 2002 World League will consist of a six-weekend
Intercontinental Round played in sixteen countries, starting
28-30 June, 2002, (then 5-7 July, 12-14 July, 19-21 July,
26-28 July and 2-4 August), with the World League Finals to
be held in Brazil, 12-18 August 2002.
The Intercontinental Round will consist of four pools of
four teams (sixteen teams), with twelve matches for each
team; two matches each weekend for six weekends. There will
be three home matches and three away matches.
The World League Finals will consist of two pools of four
teams (eight teams), playing a total of sixteen matches,
including semi-finals and finals.
The pool play for the finals will be held in two cities
in Brazil, with the semi-finals and finals held in one city
(cities to be confirmed).
The four Pools for the Intercontinental Round will be:
Pool A - Brazil, Poland, Argentina, Portugal
Pool B -
Italy, Spain, China, Venezuela
Pool C - Russia, Cuba,
Pool D - Yugoslavia, France, Greece,
Note: Pools and dates are subject to final confirmation
by FIVB in January 2002. The 2 cities for the finals will be
selected in January 2002