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Forty teams in Brazil for sixth WUC Beach Volleyball Championship

An arena with capacity for 1,800 spectators has been built at Pajuçara Beach where the tournament will be played
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 11, 2012 – The sixth World University Beach Volleyball Championship will be held in Maceió (Alagoas), Brazil, from September 12 to 16. Some 40 teams from 17 countries representing the Americas, Europe and Asia are lined up to participate in this FISU event.

"This is the first time that Brazil is hosting an edition of the FISU WUC Beach Volleyball, one of the technically strongest competitions on the FISU calendar,” said Luciano Cabral, president of the Brazilian Confederation of University Sports (CBDU) and vice-president of FISU. “And to stage this event in Maceió, one of the birth cities of Beach Volleyball in Brazil, will be even more special."

The WUC will be played at Pajuçara Beach, where an arena with capacity for 1,800 spectators has been built. Alongside the games, a series of cultural activities and sports clinics will take place involving children, local youth and residents of the capital of Alagoas.

The 2012 WUC beach volleyball matches will start September 12, but the Opening Ceremony is scheduled for September 11. Players from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Paraguay, Japan, Poland, China, Slovakia, Thailand, Russia, Spain, United States, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria and Chinese Taipei are confirmed to compete.

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