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Press conference kicks off World League in Poland

The press conference in Warsaw kicked off the 20th edition of the World League
Lausanne, June 8, 2009 - A press conference to inaugurate the 20th edition of the World League was held last week in Warsaw, Poland.

The conference was attended by Polish Volleyball President Miroslaw Przedpelski, World League Director in Poland Natalia Kostulska, Polkomtel S.A. Corporate Communication Director Dariusz Matuszak, Polsat Television representative Jerzy Mielewski, Polish National Team player Wojciech Grzyb, and Krzysztof Stelmach, second coach of the Polish National Team. 

"The World League will be very important for our new Polish National Team Coach Daniel Castellani, because it will be the first competition under his supervision," said Przedpelski. "The main aim of this tournament is to build the team, to test new young players and give them the occasion to present their capabilities.

"I am sure that the level of the competition will be very high and as always the atmosphere on the tribunes will be amazing," Przedpelski continued. "I hope that the Poles will win promotion to the finals in Belgrade.

Grzyb said the team will do its best to reach Belgrade, but that it will not be easy. "The rivalry among blockers just to break into the team will surely be very tough, but it only motivates me to work even harder," Grzyb added.

Lódz, Wroclaw and Bydgoszcz will be the host cities during the group phase in Poland, where the hosts will play Brazil, Venezuela and Finland.

All matches featuring Poland will be televised live on Polsat TV. The other matches will be broadcast on Polsat Sport, Polsat Sport Extra and Polsat Sport HD.

  
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