Poland get set to defend Hubert Jerzy Wagner title
The hosts will be aiming to repeat their success from 2012 when they defeated Germany, Argentina and Iran in the round-robin competition in the city of Zielona Gora. This is the first time that the tournament will include current Olympic champions, Russia.
The tournament, held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland, has been previously hosted by the cities of Olsztyn, Lodz, Bydgoszcz, Katowice, Zielona Gora, Ilawie, Osterode, Elblag.
The matches will serve as preparation for the 2013 CEV VELUX EURO Volley Championship that will be organised by Poland and Denmark from September 20 to 29. Each country will host two preliminary pools with four nations in each, while the semi-finals and the final will be played in Denmark. It is the first time that both nations host a European Championship.
Along with the hosts, the other countries participating in the 2013 CEV VELUX EURO Volley Championship are defending European Champions Serbia as well as Russia, Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Belgium and Turkey.
11th Hubert Jerzy Wagner Memorial tournament schedule (*)