GROUP 3 FINALS
BURSA, TURKEY - JUNE 28 & 29
Following the an intense few weeks of Intercontinental Round matches in
Poolsl F & G, Cuba won the
gold medal at the World League Group 3 Finals after a hard fought win
against hosts Turkey in a
thrilling marathon of five sets 3-2 (24-26, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 16-14).
China claimed third position after they beat Slovakia 3-1 (21-25, 39-37, 25-23, 25-19).
Host Country: Turkey
Turkey is located in Anatolia and the Balkans, adjacent to the Black
Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia. It also borders the Mediterranean Sea
and the Aegean Sea, between Greece and Syria. Turkey is an old hand at
holding international volleyball tournaments, having hosted various
European senior level tournaments as well as age-group championships.
The 2013 FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship was held in Turkey for ten days, and was the first edition of the tournament that featured 20 teams. Ankara was also the host of the 2011 FIVB Girls Youth Volleyball World Championship in August 2011 which saw the participation of 16 teams in the tournament.
Host City: Bursa
Bursa is located in the northwest of the Anatolian area of Turkey,
southeast of the Marmara Sea. It is the one of the most populous cities
in Turkey, with a population of over 2.5 million, and one of the
country’s most industrialised metropolitan centres.
While this is the first time it will host a final of the FIVB World League, the city of Bursa has hosted matches of the 2013 CEV Volleyball European League for women.
Venue: Cengiz Göllü Volleyball Hall
The Cengiz Göllü Volleyball Hall is a first-class sporting venue named
after Cengiz Göllü, a former head coach of Turkey women’s national team
who dedicated most of his life to volleyball and was officially opened
in June 2013.
The sports hall is expected to seat 7,600 people during the Group 3 Finals of the 2014 FIVB World League. The Hall includes a press meeting room, press working areas, and working rooms for international delegates. Plans include the construction of a hotel and a center for dry-land training and physical conditioning.
Match Schedule – Group 3: Semifinals – Group 3
Match Schedule – Group 3: Finals – Group 3