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.
The 2014 FIVB World League section will provide all
the latest news and information in the lead-up to the tournament as well as match results and analysis during the Intercontinental Round and Final matches. Background information on the teams and personalities involved in addition to photos
from every match will also be included here.
And to help keep on top of the action each week, a dynamic calendar of the Intercontinental Round matches can now be downloaded.
Nine time World League winners Brazil will begin their bid for this year’s World League title on the first weekend of pool play when they take on last year’s bronze medallists, Italy. Olympic champions and defending World League title holder Russia will take on Serbia in their first away match of the tournament in the second weekend of the Intercontinental Round.
Russia became the third country after Brazil and Italy
to win three or more World League titles after an impressive 3-0 (25-23, 25-19,
25-19) win over nine-time winners Brazil in the 2013 FIVB Volleyball World
League final in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
The FIVB’s premier annual men’s volleyball event will expand from 18 countries to 28 for the first time ever this year.
The FIVB World League featured 16 teams from 2001-2003 and 2006-2012, eight teams in its inaugural year in 1990, 10 in 1991 and then 12 from 1992-2000 and 2004-05. Last year’s edition of the World League featured 18 countries.
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