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Dutch hoping for World League return


The Netherlands will be hoping to qualify for their first FIVB tournament since the 2010 World League

Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 17, 2012 – The Netherlands will be hoping to add to their European League success earlier this year when they aim to return to the FIVB Volleyball World League through the 2013 qualifiers.

The world No. 41 clash with the Dominican Republic, ranked 45th in the world, across two matches in Rotterdam on August 24 and 25 and will be keen to bounce back after a few years of underperforming.

"The World League is an expensive competition, but after consultation with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the National Olympic Committee and the national federation, we decided to register for this competition, " said Michel Everaert, sports director at Nevobo.

Coach Edwin Benne was delighted with the decision.

"The team put on a great performance at the European League and is ready to go perform at the highest level,” he said.

Before tackling the Dominican Republic, the Dutch will have three warm-up games against European rivals Finland this Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


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