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Update: Changes to the World League calendar

 
Cuba's players celebrate at the 2012 FIVB World League
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2013 – The FIVB has announced an update to some match times in this year's Volleyball World League calendar.

Match 35 between Italy and Cuba on Sunday, June 16 will now take place at 18:00 GMT (20:00 local time). 


Match 62 between Italy and Iran on June 30 will take place at 17:00 GMT (19:00 local time).

This year’s edition of the World League sees the competition increase from 16 to 18 teams split into three pools of six. It is the first time the World League will feature 18 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 and then 12 from 1992-2000 and 2004-05.

Pools A and B were determined using the serpentine system based on the world rankings as of August 13, 2012. Pool C features teams ranked as the next best four in the world rankings after the 12 teams in Pool A and B in addition to wildcards Japan and Portugal. 

The top three world ranked teams in each pool will play three matches at home and two away with the bottom three world ranked teams playing twice at home and three times away. The customary World League format of two teams playing twice over the course of a weekend returns after the 2012 edition experienced change due to the congested pre-Olympic Games calendar.

The World League Finals will take place in Mar del Plata, Argentina from July 17 to 21.

Click here for the previous calendar update. 

Click here for more information on the World League





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