2014 FIVB World League calendar updates
Switzerland, March 24, 2014 – The FIVB has announced the following updates to
the FIVB Volleyball World League calendar for Group 2.
It is the first time the FIVB’s premiere event will feature such a large number of 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, 12 from 1992-2000 and 2004-05 and then 18 in the 2013 edition.
Pool A features two of the most successful countries in the 24-year history of
the World League with world No. 1 and nine-time champions Brazil along with
eight time winners Italy, 2012 champions Poland and the rapidly improving Iran.
Pool C features first time participants Belgium along with Canada, Australia and Finland while Argentina, Germany, France and Japan are in Pool D. Pool E features the Netherlands, Korea, the Czech Republic - who return to the World League after making their only previous appearance in 2003 - and Portugal.
On the women's competition front, Ankara, Turkey was confirmed as the host of pool A for the FIVB World Grand Prix for matches taking place from August 1 to 3.
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