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World League becomes centre of attention in Mexico

Sports Palace venue of Mexico City getting ready for the FIVB World League

Mexico City, Mexico, June 5, 2014 – With Mexico set to make their FIVB Volleyball World League debut in only a matter of days, their matches against Tunisia, Turkey and Cuba are drawing great interest across the country.

The action at the Sports Palace Juan Escutia in Mexico City begins on Friday June 6 when Mexico play Tunisia and Turkey face Cuba. A day later Tunisia and Cuba begin proceedings before Mexico take on Turkey and then to complete the three days of action Turkey and Tunisia go head-to-head before Mexico meet Cuba on Sunday June 8. 

“Staff of the Mexican Federation, collaborators and volunteers has been preparing 24-7 to get everything ready for this competition,” Jesus Perales Navarro, President of the Mexican Federation said.

“The event has generated great expectations and we are fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead as we make our debut in the World League and as a host city.”

As well as the World League Mexico will also feature in this year’s FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Poland, so they are keen to hone their skills over the coming weeks. 

It also means that the coaches and players have been in high demand with local media outlets. Tunisia, Turkey and Cuba all arrived earlier in the week, so by the start of competition the excitement is likely to be at fever pitch. 

“We are pleased to welcome our fellow competitors, hoping them the best,” Perales added. 


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