Cuba, Russia featured in live 'Match of the Week'
Olympic champions Russia (13 points) cannot afford to slip up against the win-less Cubans when they travel to Havana for matches on Friday and Saturday. Hot on their heels and ready to pounce are Serbia (10) and Germany (seven).
The specially selected ‘Match of the Week’ is available to the World League’s host broadcasters as well as other TV channels. The match will be aired live and on-demand on FIVB Web TV.
The FIVB launched the “Match of the Week” initiative in 2008 to further spread volleyball into regions where the sport has the potential to grow. The programme allows for broadcasters to televise for free, one match from each week of the FIVB’s premier annual tournament for men.
In total there will be seven matches - one more than in previous years - distributed by IMG free of charge to the host TV Broadcasters of the 18 participating countries. The matches will include English commentary and will be shown live and on demand on the FIVB Web TV, geo-blocked only in countries where respective rights have been sold.
The remaining “Match of the Week” games include:
Week six will feature Serbia again, this time taking on
Italy in Novi Sad on July 6 at 18:00 in Pool B. In week 7 fans
will be able to watch one of the biggest rivalries in volleyball when Brazil
host USA in a Pool A match in Rio de Janeiro on July 13 at 13:00. All times are
Find live scores for all 2013 FIVB World League and tournament results below: