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FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAGUE
MEDIA GUIDE 2013
The whole of Poland is already dreaming of a gold medal
for the home team at next year’s World Championship,
but first they have a far more important goal in 2013:
the 24
th
World League. Poland begins the defence of
its title at the prestigious annual event, which is set
to keep the volleyball world on tenterhooks from the
moment the Preliminary Round gets underway on May
31
to the final on July 21, with the clash of the titans
against Brazil on June 7 in the capital Warsaw.
Last year’s surprise World League triumph triggered
huge celebrations throughout the country. It was,
after all, the first major international volleyball title
since their Olympic victory back in 1976. Poland is
once again among the hot favourites to win this year,
especially as only legendary setter Pawel Zagumny is
missing from last year’s winning team. Bartosz Kurek,
the Most Valuable Player of last year’s Finals, Zbigniew
Bartman, Marcin Mozdzonek and company are fired up
WORLD LEAGUE
PREVIEW
Three favourites, one debutant and plenty of drama