Men's Club World Championship line-up nearing completion
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 14, 2013 – The line-up for the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship is beginning to take shape, with five of the eight places at the competition now filled. The finals will take place in Brazil from October 15 to 20 this year.
Italian club Trentino, who finished eighth in this year’s European Champions League, go through automatically as defending champions.
The Italians have won the men’s title for the last four years, continuing the outstanding tradition of Italian volleyball which has seen Italian clubs win all eight men's world titles. Trentino’s Osmany Juantorena has been MVP at the last three tournaments.
Both Kalleh and Lokomotiv will be making their debuts in the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship, which first started in 1989, ran annually until 1992 and then restarted again in 2009.
As hosts, two Brazilian clubs are guaranteed a place in the Championships although which clubs will only be determined once the organisers are decided.
Meanwhile, the NORCECA representative will be appointed by the confederation since NORCECA does not have a continental club competition.
The Women’s Club World Championship will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, from October 8 to 13 with six teams participating.
To date Africa’s Kenya Prisons, Vakifbank Istanbul from Europe, Unilever Volei from South America, and Guangdong Evergrande from Asia will join hosts Volero of Zurich at the international event this year. NORCECA will appoint its representative at the end of May.