Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, March 5, 2014 – The FIVB Volleyball World League 2014 will see three Finals to conclude the competition and the respective venues – Italy, Australia and Turkey – are overjoyed at the prospect of hosting the very best of men’s volleyball. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, February 27, 2014 – The FIVB Volleyball World League 2014 is set for a grandstand finish following the confirmation of the host cities of the three Finals by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) on Wednesday as Florence, Italy for Group 1 (Pools A & B); Sydney, Australia for Group 2 (Pools C, D & E) and Burs... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, February 25, 2014 – A dream fixture between the two most successful teams in World League history, Brazil and Italy, will open the FIVB Volleyball World League 2014 on May 23 following the confirmation by the FIVB of the timings and venues of the Intercontinental Round matches on Tuesday.... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, February 6, 2014 – With 28 teams in the running for the 2014 World League title, the Intercontinental Round calendar for this year’s tournament contains a packed schedule of matches beginning the weekend of May 23 to 25. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, February 6, 2014 – Following the release of the FIVB World League Intercontinental Round calendar, the FIVB is pleased to announce the opening of the 2014 FIVB World League page on FIVB.org. ... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, January 1, 2014 – Defending champions Russia and 27 challengers: the FIVB Volleyball World League heralds a new era in 2014. The unique competition, which features the world’s top volleyball teams and has been thrilling fans around the world since 1990, will be bigger than ever for its 25th anniversary. Rather than the previ... Read full news
Volleyball - Lausanne, Switzerland, December 1, 2013 – The FIVB World League Council confirmed during its annual one-day meeting at the FIVB head office in Lausanne, Switzerland on Sunday an exciting and ground breaking structure for the FIVB Volleyball World League 2014 with the FIVB’s premier annual men’s volleyball event expanding from 18 countries to 28 for... Read full news
The excitement and action of the World League is set to get more intense this year as the 25th edition of the FIVB World League sees the competition increase from 18 to 28 teams split into seven pools of four teams each.
It is the first time the FIVB’s premiere event will feature such a large number of teams having had 16 teams from 2001-2003 and 2006-2012. The World League featured eight teams in its inaugural year in 1990, 10 in 1991, 12 from 1992-2000 and 2004-05 and then 18 in the 2013 edition.
This year, Pool A
features two of the most successful countries in the 24-year history of
the World League with world No. 1 and nine-time champions Brazil along
with eight time winners Italy, 2012 champions Poland and the rapidly
In Pool B are defending champions Russia, 2012 silver medallists USA, fourth-placed team at last year’s World League, Bulgaria and four-time runners-up Serbia.
Pool C features first time participants Belgium along with Canada, Australia and Finland while Argentina, Germany, France and Japan are in Pool D. Pool E features the Netherlands, Korea, the Czech Republic - who return to the World League after making their only previous appearance in 2003 - and Portugal.
Last year’s 13th place finishers Cuba are joined in
Pool F by World League debutants Tunisia, Turkey and Mexico whilst Pool
G sees Puerto Rico return after making their only appearance in 2011,
China and Spain return after last appearing in 2010 and 2008
respectively while Slovakia will make their World League debut.
and last year’s European champion, Russia will be looking to notch up
another victory in their already impressive portfolio of gold medal
wins. In 2013 Russia became the third country after Brazil and Italy to
win three or more World League titles after an impressive 3-0 win over
nine-time winners Brazil in the Final. Italy completed the podium with a
bronze medal - their first World League medal since 2004 with a 3-2 win
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