Volleyball - Lisbon, Portugal, May 17, 2013 – In preparation for their 2013 World League participation, the Portugal men’s national team will take part in a training camp in Bulgaria from May 22 to 29. The team will then travel to Finland to play their first match of the World League against the host country. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Gatineau, Quebec, May 16, 2013 – Team Canada have won a tune match up against Turkey in preparation for the 2013 FIVB World League Tournament. Canada will kick-off the World League tournament at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City with two matches against The Netherlands on May 31 and June 1. The Canadians play their four other home matches at the He... Read full news
Volleyball - Tokyo, Japan, May 15, 2013 - Gary Sato says he is ready and relishing the challenge of reviving the flagging fortunes of Japan's men's national team after the American's appointment earlier this year as coach.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, May 15, 2013 – The countdown to the start of the 2013 World League season has begun. In just two weeks, the opening match of the competition will be played in Finland when they host Portugal on Friday, May 31. A total of six pool C matches will take place on the opening weekend of May 31 to June 1, with Canada hosting The Net... Read full news
Volleyball - Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 10, 2013 – The Salta Province House in Argentina will serve as one of the stops of the 2013 FIVB World League intercontinental round.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, May 9, 2013 - Following the announcement of the squads for the 2013 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World League, Italian volleyball legend Andrea Zorzi casts his eye over the teams and predicts who are the likely front runners.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, May 3, 2013 – Champions Poland will defend their title with the same squad which won the country’s first World League title last year in Sofia, Bulgaria with the exception of legend Pawel Zagumny as all 18 World League teams confirmed their squads for the 2013 edition, which starts on May 31.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, April 25, 2013 - Canada will face Turkey in three matches next month in Gatineau and Kingston, Ontario, in an important tune-up for the World League men’s volleyball tournament which starts on May 31.... Read full news
FIVB - Lausanne, Switzerland, April 18, 2013 - In 1990, Andrea Zorzi was part of the Italian men’s national volleyball team that took part in the inaugural World League. The format and structure of the World League has evolved remarkably since then, as have the number of tournaments in the volleyball calendar. FIVB.org took the opportunity to sit down wit... Read full news
Volleyball - Colorado, USA, April 1, 2013 – USA beach volleyball star Matt Fuerbringer has joined the US men’s volleyball team staff as an assistant coach, as announced by new coach John Speraw.... Read full news
Volleyball - Colorado Springs, USA, March 25, 2013 - John Speraw, a two-time Olympic assistant coach for the US men's volleyball team, has been named the program's coach for the next Olympic Games quadrennial culminating at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.... Read full news
Volleyball - Montpellier, France, March 21, 2013 – Louis-Pierre Mainville of Notre-Dame-de-l’Isle scored 18 points and Dustin Schneider was a standout in the setter position as Canada’s Fulltime Training Centre (FTC) team defeated Montpellier of the French Pro A league 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18 in a men’s exhibition volleyball match on Thursday.... Read full news
The city of Mar del Plata in Argentina will host
the Finals of the 2013 World League from July 17 to 21 in the Islas
Malvinas competition hall, which seats around 8’000 spectators.
The host city and country have an extensive history of organising volleyball events having staged the FIVB World League Final Round in 1999, the 2002 FIVB Men’s World Championships and three FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Opens from 1998 to 2000. In 2010 the city of Cordoba played host to the World League Finals.
Pools A and B will feature the top 12 teams in the world, while pool C will consist of six teams to complete the total of 18.
The Finals will feature the top two teams from pools A and B, the winners of pool C and the host nation. As Argentina is in Pool A and is already among the qualified teams, the best ranked team of pool A – not already qualified – will be selected.
At the Finals in Sofia in 2012, the Poland team led by coach Andrea Anastasi, picked up their first ever World League title after overcoming USA 3-0 in the final. Cuba collected the bronze medal, their first since 2005, while hosts Bulgaria were also on impressive form as they finished fourth.
Intercontinental Round: May 31-July 14, 2013
Finals in Mar del Plata, Argentina: July 17-21, 2013